IT Network and Security Engineer

  • 233 Ikorodu Rd, Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Full-time

Company Description

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc. (MUTUAL), has evolved into a conglomerate consisting of value-adding companies with diverse interests in various sectors of the Nigerian economy through investments, strategic alliances and partnerships. Today, MUTUAL is a leading brand in the Nigerian Insurance industry and well-capitalized with a team of highly trained professionals, a respectable Board and access to the International Insurance Market.

MUTUAL is the flagship of insurance in Liberia and also runs a full-fledged insurance operation in Republic of Niger, where we commenced business in January, 2014.

At MUTUAL, we pride ourselves in delivering excellent services to all our stakeholders.

Job Description

  • Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments including systems software,  hardware, peripherals and configurations.
  • Designing and implementing new network solutions and/or improving the efficiency of current networks.
  • Installing, configuring and supporting network equipment including routers, proxy servers, switches, WAN accelerators, DNS and DHCP.
  • Configuring firewalls, routing and switching to maximize network efficiency and security
  • Maximizing network performance through ongoing monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving network and security related problems.
  • Maintaining, configuring, and monitoring virus protection software and email applications.
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hotfixes and security configurations to the latest firmware releases.
  • Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring and upgrading security measures for the protection of the organizations data, systems and networks.
  • Troubleshooting security and network problems.
  • Responding to all system and/or network security breaches.
  • Ensuring that the organization's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls.
  • Participating in the change management process.
  • Testing and identifying network and system vulnerabilities.
  • Identifying current and emerging technology issues including security trends, vulnerabilities and threats and keeping up to date with developments in IT security standards and threats.
  • Conducting proactive research to analyse security weaknesses and recommend appropriate strategies
  • Monitoring network usage to ensure compliance with security policies.
  • Performing penetration tests to find any flaws.

Qualifications

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure, hardware and Security including cloud security.
  •  Ability to think through problems and visualize solutions.
  • Ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot network infrastructure devices, including wireless access points, firewall, routers, switches, controllers and other security devices.
  • Knowledge of application transport and network infrastructure protocols.
  • Ability to create accurate network diagrams and documentation for design and planning network communication systems.
  • Ability to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technology and products using documentation and internet resources.
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff within and outside of IT and outside the organization.

                   A self-starter able to work independently but comfortable working in a team.

                  Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

                  Dependable and flexible when necessary.

                  Network security experience.

                  LAN and WAN experience.

·                Cloud Security experience.

 IT Network and Security Engineer Education and Training

  • A degree in Computer, Engineering related qualification.
  • Professional Qualification: Certifications such as CCNA (Routing & Switching), CCNA Security
  • Cloud Security certification is an advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in a corporate environment.

Additional Information

Candidates must reside in Lagos, Nigeria.