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Cloud Security Engineer

Date: 24-Mar-2021

Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

Purpose Statement

  • To provide cloud security expertise to build out and maintain resilient, scalable, cost effective and high performing Cloud solutions that will assist Capitec to become the best bank in the world.



  • 5+ years’ experience in Infrastructure, Software Development, DevOps or Security
  • 3+ years design and implementation of highly available, enterprise-scale Cloud infrastructure.
  • 2+ years in AWS with focus on Security
  • Of introducing cloud security technology (start-up) in an environment – processes, principles etc.
  • Design and hands on troubleshooting background on AWS Platform (Azure or GCP will be advantageous).
  • Experience working in a DevOps environment.
  • Experience developing and supporting infrastructure and cloud security capabilities for micro services-based architectures.
  • Experience working with CI/CD tools.
  • Experience with authentication and Authorization technologies and protocols (LDAP, Kerberos, AD, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, SAML).
  • Experience working with scripting and provisioning tools like Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation or equivalent.


  • 2+ years in AWS with focus on Networking 
  • Experience in a financial services or banking organisation
  • Infrastructure security
  • Experience in engineering data pipelines using Big Data technologies such as Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Storm, etc.
  • Experience with ELK, New Relic or similar on Public Cloud Platforms.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience working in a fast paced Agile/Scrum environment (Atlassian Stack).

Qualifications (Minimum)

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in AWS Foundation or Cloud Computing

Qualifications (Ideal or Preferred)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or Engineering - Other



  • Basic understanding of at least one high-level programming language (GoLang / .net / Java)
  • Advanced scripting skills in at least one interpreted language (Bash/PowerShell)
  • Design and deployment of highly available, enterprise-scale Cloud infrastructure.
  • Advance knowledge of infrastructure concepts, technologies and patterns. (SDLC, IaC)
  • Practical, working knowledge of:
  • Developing and delivering systems on AWS Platforms (Azure or GCP will be advantageous).
  • Supporting and enhancing build and release processes through automation using a combination of processes and existing tools.
  • Understanding of Cloud Security technologies and best practices.
  • Understanding of Networking in Cloud environments.


  • Previous experience in a Devops role and incorporating security controls in the build process.
  • Experience in engineering data and/or security log pipelines using Big Data technologies such as Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Storm, etc.
  • Understanding of modern software engineering patterns, including those used in highly scalable, distributed, and resilient systems.
  • Ability to deliver long-term, repeatable IaC solutions that incorporate directly into an overall CI/CD process.
  • Knowledge of JSON templates, PowerShell, CLI’s, Shell, Python.


  • Communications Skills


  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Working with People
  • Relating and Networking
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Analysing
  • Learning and Researching
  • Creating and Innovating
  • Planning and Organising
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Adapting and Responding to Change
  • Coping with Pressures and Setbacks

Additional Information

  • Clear criminal and credit record
  • Ability and willingness to work in an open plan environment
  • Willingness to work or be available overtime and / or weekends if required
  • A valid driver's license and own vehicle is required
  • Willingness to travel nationally if and when required
  • Willing and able to use own home as a formal office / base of operations (including space for ad hoc storage of paperwork, stock, etc.)

Capitec is committed to diversity and, where feasible, all appointments will support the achievement of our employment equity goals.