Senior IT Security Specialist

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Information Technology
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description

Company Profile

Shemu Group is a conglomerate company composed of Shemu PLC, Asveza Ethiopia Retailing Share Company other functional private limited companies with a fast growth track record. The Companies in the group engaged in manufacturing (liquid soap, bar soap, Edible oil and shortening products), retail service providing, printing, trading and engineering. Based on this, our sister Company, Shemu Management Consultants PLC want to hire competent, energetic, enthusiastic and capable applicants for the post we have.

Major responsibilities 

Senior information security specialist is responsible for creating security measures to protect an organization's computer system and network. As a senior information security analyst, you should have an understanding of how the information security of your organization works and how advanced it is.

Main Purpose of the job

  • Create security requirements and configuration within the network  

  • Run security audits and create a list of policy recommendations  

  • Staying current and up to date on IT security and security standards to bring best practices 

  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations and improvements 

  • Protect the system against illegal access or alterations  

  • Design, implement and maintain system firewalls, antivirus for servers and end users and data encryption programs. 

  • Monitor, identify, and investigate company-wide computer networks for security issues, weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and prevent any breaches before occurring 

  • Need to ensure all software we used are adequately secured 

  • Supervise the system for any suspicious intranet and extranet activities and/or traffic  

  • Provide training and guidance to colleagues on strategies and policies and follow ups for effective and sustainable security  

  • Create a plan for recovery and how to continue with production without interruption  

  • Updating software with the latest security patches and ensuring the proper defenses are present for each network resource. 

  • Capable to regular ethical hacking capabilities & penetration testing 

  • Document security breaches and assess the damage they cause  

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, IT, Computer Engineering or related field. 

  • 5+ years or relevant experience of which 2 years as a Senior security Officer  

  • Good experiences on Linux, windows servers, firewall routers and switches configuration 

  • Certification in one or more of the below certifications  

  • CCNA, CCNP, HP, Microsoft server administrator, Linux, UNIX server administrator, FORTINET 

  • Have a deep knowledge of Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 

  • Deep understanding of patch management with the ability to deploy patches in a timely manner while understanding business impact. 

  • Great communication skill in both Amharic and English  

  • Ability to articulate and document in a clear and expressive language   

  • Critical thinker and self-motivated to learn new things 


  • Competitive salary 
  • Canteen Service
  • Voice call package
  • Unlimited internet package with internet apparatus   
  • Service vehicle for two major routes 

How to Apply

Interested applicants who fulfill the stated requirements can submit their application letter, CV, and relevant credentials with non-returnable photocopies in person within ten  (10) consecutive working days  to Shemu Group Corporate Office located around Kaliti Total, in front of Kaliti Metals  Factory, Shemu Group Corporate Office 2nd floor Or through email stating “ Application for "Senior IT Security Specialist ” in the subject line through email  [email protected]  in a single pdf file attachment.

Email applicants who do not follow the application instruction will  NOT  be considered. 

Shemu Management Consultants PLC

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