Specialist: Network Security in Lagos, Nigeria

at Vodacom

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • Produce designs and network architectures based on Fortinet  (FortiGate 200b, 1240b, FortiManager, and FortiAnalyzer) as well   Cisco ASA security platforms.
  • Build and support firewall related administrative and or infrastructure systems.
  • Respond to trouble tickets and perform high- level troubleshooting on network security devices.
  • Perform in-depth troubleshooting of customer – related issues as needed.
  • Work closely with other team members to integrate firewall / security devices into the overall network design.
  • Work with Customers to activate services and assist with problem resolution when required.
  • Participate in projects of any scale.
  • Implement proof of concepts and derive results from consistent testing methodologies and measures.
  • Research and certify the operation and compatibility of hot fixes (patches), new versions of vendor provided applications and appliances, across a variety of hardware and software platforms.
  • Maintain and administer firewall and general network security standards, documentation, processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for producing technical documentation associated with each implementation.
  • Develop and maintain environmental supporting documentation.
  • Follow defined Change, Problem and Incident management processes.



  • Collaborate with various divisions within Operations department and come up with strategies for network evolution.
  • Act as a mentor for the less experienced engineers within VBN.
  • Make recommendations for network improvement.



  • A Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related discipline with cumulative grading equal to or greater than Second class Upper division ( 2-1).
  • Relevant Cisco and network security certifications will be a strong advantage
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the design , setup and support of Fortinet Product Suite and Cisco ASA Firewall and Network Security Platform.
  • Excellent knowledge of Networking and IP-Protocols at CCNP level is mandatory.
  • Knowledge and understanding of information security principles and practices.
  • Working experience on event log monitoring of security devices i.e. intrusion detection/ prevention systems, firewalls, VPN, ACS, and application level firewalls, content filters.
  • Knowledge of intrusion detections systems and understanding of advanced security protocols and standards, vulnerabilities, threats , security breaches over networks, devices, servers , and desktops.
  • Experience with security practices on Intranets and Extranets.
  • Knowledge on Operating systems i.e. Windows, Linux. Along with OS vulnerabilities, switching, routing, wireless networking.
  • Review logs and reports of all in-place devices, whether they be under direct control (i.e., security tools) or not (i.e. workstations, servers, network devices, etc.). Interpret the implications of specific activities.
  • Understanding of networking protocols TCPIP, SMTP, FTP, HTTP, SNMP, Syslog, SSH etc.
  • Possession of Fortinet Security certifications (FCNSA and FCNSP) is a strong advantage.
  • MS-Office skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with tight deadlines and to build up good team relations.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and capable to supervise teams in field and within the office.


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