Cyber Defense Specialist - Jumia (Full time)

Are you eager to work in a team environment and share knowledge? Do you like problem analysis and solving? Do you have a solution oriented and proactive attitude? Jumia Porto Tech Center is for you!

What you will be doing:

The Cyber Defense Specialist will work closely with the SRE team to maintain, monitor and respond to various notifications from monitoring systems to improve the security posture of Jumia ecosystems. The candidates in this position will find themselves exposed to and working with Cyber Threat Landscape, Security Controls improvement and Incident Handling activities.

  • Identify opportunities to improve security and implement the tools necessary to execute improvements considering full automation. 

  • Proactively identify and remediate security risks introduced by the cloud platforms, or as flagged by vulnerability scanning software.

  • Implement solutions necessary to address security audits and compliance efforts on our cloud platforms.

  • Knowledge of SOX, PCI DSS, and GDPR is highly desirable.  

  • Ability to dive deep into software configurations and logs to recommend security-based improvements.

  • Work closely with development teams to ensure we are considering security when architecting and building new features/applications.  

  • Ensure that solutions are engineered with operational efficiency and security by design.  

  • Build automation frameworks and systems to improve security by design mentality on current CI/CD systems.

  • Participate in on-call for security incident response.

  • Provide Executive level non-technical analysis to effectively illustrate the potential impact of weaknesses identified to various audiences.

  • The creation of secure system lifecycle standards and secure coding standards based on the threat landscape and industry best practices.

What we are looking for:


  • Proven expertise on security.

  • 3 years of Cloud Operations / Infrastructure Engineering experience.

  • Strong hands-on experience on public cloud platforms on at least one (Google, AWS or Azure).

  • Strong system administrator experience with Linux and Windows operating systems.

  • Experience with auditing and logging tools such as AWS CloudTrail or ELK.

  • Experience with Monitoring and reporting tools such as DataDog, New Relic, Zabbix and Graphite/Grafana.

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or relevant professional expertise.

  • Fluent in both written and spoken english.



  • Ability to debug and optimize code and automate tasks. 

  • Understands the concepts of public cloud Infrastructure 

  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.

  • Experience with automated configuration management and deployment using tools such as Ansible and Python.

  • Experience with vulnerability scanning software such as Tenable, Qualys, AWS Inspector, and any code scanning or audit highly desirable.

  • Experience with DevSecOps (Automation of security controls in the CD/CI environments) with Git and Jenkins

  • Experience with managed Kubernetes in the cloud.

  • Experience working in a hybrid environment is preferred.

About Jumia

Jumia is a leading e-commerce platform in Africa. Our marketplace is supported by our proprietary logistics business, Jumia Logistics, and our digital payment and fintech platform, JumiaPay. Jumia Logistics enables the seamless delivery of millions of packages while JumiaPay facilitates online payments and the distribution of a broad range of digital and financial services.

We are fueled by the belief that technology has the potential to transform everyday life in Africa, for the better. We built Jumia to help consumers access millions of goods and services conveniently and at the best prices while opening up a new way for sellers to reach consumers and grow their businesses.

Jumia counts over 5,000 people across more than 10 countries, a diverse group of talent with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, driven by a common ambition to help build the digital future of Africa.

Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, offering excellent opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where Jumia steps in. We are currently looking for talented people with a passion for emerging markets and Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey.

Jumia in Porto

At Jumia Porto Tech Center we boast over 16 different nationalities. We have around 350 employees from several business areas, from IT, to Finance, to HR. The IT team represents 75% of it, so as you can see we are a major tech company, and as a Tech company, we share an innovative spirit. At Jumia PTC you will work under the most updated technologies and work methodologies. We are great fans of Agile philosophy and we aim to keep things simple but smart. Also, for Jumia, technology relates with improvement for our world. We see technology as something we need to put purpose into. Our mission is to leverage technology to improve everyday life in Africa and we do it  by delivering convenient and affordable online services to consumers, helping them fulfill basic everyday needs. And while we’re present in Africa, we get to take African economy online, helping small and large businesses grow and reach new consumers. This is what drives our day to day decisions. :)

We are looking for great people to join our amazing teams and celebrate our achievements. At Jumia we work hard, but we do Tech With Purpose!

We offer you a career with

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment

  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world

  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures 

And even more for our Jumees

  • Attractive bonus scheme

  • Free access to Udemy for Business for an unlimited training experience

  • A great work life balance: hybrid work week; additional vacation day in December

  • Caring perks: individual private health insurance, dental insurance, discounted gym membership, parental bonus

  • Fun at work: company events, quarterly team building, drinks and snacks.