Data Security Engineer

Date: 2 Feb 2024

Location: Stellenbosch, GT, ZA

Company: Capitec Bank Ltd

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We're on the lookout for energetic, self-motivated individuals who share our passion for service in the banking industry. To be part of the journey, follow the steps below:

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Who we are

We're a bank, but we're more than that too. We believe that banking is about people and that there's a simpler way to bank, and that by helping our clients manage their financial lives better, we enable them to live better.

Why Choose Us

At Capitec, we offer our best by being a CEO in every situation - we always put the Client first, act with Energy and take Ownership. Picture yourself in the heart of a dynamic, data-driven setting where you can harness the power of your experience to make a real impact.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our organization's data assets across various data states, including structured and unstructured data, data at rest, data in transition, and data in transaction. This role will involve designing, implementing, and maintaining data security solutions to protect against threats and vulnerabilities, along with deep knowledge of data security products and associated concepts. This role will enable the successful candidate to make business and innovative decisions, leveraging the agility of cloud.

Join Us in Becoming the Best Bank in the World

We appoint people for their potential and continuously look for talented, driven individuals to help us innovate and evolve the banking industry. That's why we focus on finding the right people for the right jobs. If you are looking for a rewarding role, in an exciting fast paced environment, where you will work with new and disruptive technologies, receive exposure to various architectures and business processes - you should apply today!

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.



  • 7+ years’ experience in Infrastructure, Software Development, DevOps or Security
  • 4+ years design and implementation of highly available, enterprise-scale public Cloud infrastructure.
  • 3+ years in AWS with focus on Security & IAM
  • 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

Conditions of Employment

  • Clear criminal and credit record
  • A valid driver's license and own vehicle is required

Capitec is committed to diversity, applications to this position will strictly be considered in support of our employment equity goals.