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Cyber Security Engineer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Lagos

Website 54 Gene

We aim to build genetic data sets that make landmark discoveries a reality.

Job Description

We are looking to hire a Cyber Security Engineer with an analytical mind and a detailed understanding of cyber security methodologies. Cyber Security Engineers are expected to have a meticulous attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines.

The Cyber Security Engineer must display an excellent understanding of technology infrastructures using Firewalls, VPN, Data Loss Prevention, IDS/IPS, Web-Proxy and Security Audits. Top candidates will be comfortable working with a variety of technologies, security problems and troubleshooting of the network.


Essential Functions 

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Engineer, plan, implement, manage, monitor and upgrade security measures for the protection of the Company’s data, computer systems, networks, applications, cloud and information.

  • Identify and define system security requirements; including identifying threats and developing suitable defense measures; evaluate system changes for security implications

  • Design security architecture and develop detailed cyber security designs 

  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols

  • Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices

  • Test and identify network and system vulnerabilities

  • Enable appropriate security controls to ensure the Company’s data and infrastructure are adequately protected

  • Develop technical solutions and high-level security tools to respond to security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks for continuous protection

  • Ensure timely reporting of breach and security incidents to Compliance & Data Protection Officer (C&DPO) and management; 

  • Work closely and collaboratively with other members of the Compliance & Data Protection department as well as the Technology & Engineering department to respond in a timely manner to all system and network security breaches

  • Monitor and investigate security breaches; manage and lead security incident response efforts; observe and respond to Intrusion Detection System cues and anti-virus alerts.

  • Monitor Company departments to identify any behavioral risks and security threat areas; working with the C&DPO in developing policies to ensure Company-wide culture of security. 

  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement

  • Perform regular Cyber security audits with recommendations for improvements

  • Be involved in implementing any privacy by design systems and reporting to the C&DPO

  • Train and drive security awareness and implementation across the organization

  • Stay informed and up to date with current news and global trends in cyber security


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proven work experience as a System Security Engineer or Information Security Engineer

  • Experience in building and maintaining security systems

  • Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security

  • Hands on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, penetration testing etc

  • Experience with network security and networking technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools

  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols

  • Familiarity with web related technologies (Web applications, Web Services, Service Oriented Architectures) and of network/web related protocols

  • Good problem-solving skills with attention to detail and ability to work under pressure while maintaining a calm demeanor

  • Excellent skills in written and oral communication

  • Cross-cultural competency; ability to work with a diverse, global team

  • English fluency; fluency in French is a plus

  • Ability to learn in a fast-paced work environment

  • Ability to coordinate and manage tasks and processes with minimal supervision

  • Strong sense of responsibility with keen attention to details 

  • Good communication skills

Education, Experience & Certifications

  • B.S or M.S degree in Computer Science and/or related field

  • 3 years minimum; 5+ years preferred work experience in the field of cyber security

  • Preferred experience in conducting audits to ensure no cyber security breaches

  • Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, swiftly changing entrepreneurial         environment; experience in a biotech start up, or rapidly growing companies, preferred

  • Experience working in a company based in multiple locations; global experience preferred


  • Authorization to work in the Nigeria, the United States, and/or the United Kingdom

  • Must live in one of the locations listed above

  • Valid international travel documentation

  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be required

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