Head, Networks
A Leading Financial Holding Company in Africa
Lagos, Nigeria
16h ago
source : Fuzu

Job Overview

Supervise and oversee all aspects of Network hardware. This includes maintaining network security patches, configuration, and security programs and systems.

Qualifications & Experience


First degree in Computing Science, Engineering, Operational sciences or (any other discipline with strong Information Systems component and / or relevant IT Service Management certification)

CCIE certification

Minimum of 8 years IT Operations experience in a technology environment


CCNA Security, CISSP, ITIL and other professional qualification will be an added advantage

Key Responsibilities

Monitor Network Security status using Cisco Security- Monitoring Application and Response System (CSMARS) and other security monitoring tools.

Carry out all suggested response actions to threats upon detection of a security breach or network attack

Ensure proper functioning of all Security Devices (Checkpoints, ASA, PIX Firewall, IPS, Routers)

Review logs of Security devices (Checkpoints, IPS, ACS, ASA, PIX Firewall)

Coordinate the regular changing network devices passwords

Carry out network security audit, periodic vulnerability assessment and network penetration

Testing (ethical hacking) using tools such as Qualys guard and NMAP

Generate and send Network Security Reports (daily, weekly, monthly)

Manage Remote connections (VPN management)

Monitor and enforce compliance with network Security policies bank wide

Research and suggest improvement initiatives with regards to Network Security

Lockdown of all network devices and new equipment’ before deployment

Configuration of Network Security features for new branch equipment (IP Sec site-site VPN, Identity Based Network Service (IBNS), Port Security, SNMP V3, etc.)

Remote Access Security configuration for new users / groups with access levels / permissions

Security impact assessment for every new network activity and mitigation strategy implementation

Monitor and ensure the security of Wireless Network

Perform other duties as assigned by Team Lead, Networks & Communications Management

Skills / Competencies

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

Good knowledge and understanding of banking operations. Good and Strong Working Knowledge of Cisco Router, Operating

Experienced in firewall management.

Strong Network Troubleshooting Skills.

Relationship management

Issues management

Integrity and honesty

Technology Innovation

Issues management

Methods, standards creation

Generic Skills

Ability to make sound and logical security judgments.

Demonstrated leadership and personnel / project management skills.

Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.

Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Able to conduct research into issues as required

Supervisory Skills

General administration

General managerial / administration

Team building / conflict management

Leadership / Coaching / Supervisory / Influencing

Organization and coordination

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