Staff Engineer
Cloud Security & Automation
Posted on 11/2/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Mobile app for fee-free financial services in Africa
Company Overview
Wave Mobile Money is a trailblazer in the financial technology sector, addressing the significant issue of financial inclusion in Africa by providing accessible, fee-free services. The company's robust mobile app, which allows for cash deposits, withdrawals, and both peer-to-peer and business payments, has gained millions of users in Senegal and Cote D'Ivoire, demonstrating its wide acceptance and effectiveness. Wave's commitment to making Africa a cashless continent, coupled with its user-friendly technology that simplifies transactions such as school fee payments, sets it apart in the industry and makes it an exciting place to work.

Company Stage

Later Stage VC

Total Funding





Dakar, Senegal

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

United Kingdom • United States
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Development Operations (DevOps)
IT & Security
DevOps & Infrastructure
Software Engineering
  • Proficiency in scripting languages like Python, Ruby, or JavaScript
  • Deep understanding of cloud services and their associated security challenges
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code tools (e.g., Terraform, CloudFormation)
  • Experience working in fast-paced regulated environments
  • Working knowledge of machine learning/LLMs and thoughts about how they may be able to support automation
  • Continuously assess and improve the security posture of our public cloud infrastructure
  • Design and implement cloud security controls in alignment with industry best practices
  • Collaborate with DevOps and CloudOps to integrate security into CI/CD pipelines and infrastructure as code processes
  • Drive automation initiatives across the security function, identifying opportunities to eliminate manual processes
  • Develop automation scripts, tools, and platforms to streamline security operations, and coach others to do the same
  • Collaborate with various internal teams to ensure security tools and services are integrated seamlessly with automation platforms
  • Keep abreast of emerging threats targeting public cloud environments and CI/CD tooling
  • Design and automate vulnerability assessment processes for our cloud infrastructure and CI/CD pipelines
  • Ensure timely remediation of identified vulnerabilities through automation or collaboration with relevant teams
  • Partner with engineering, operations, and business teams to foster a security-first culture
  • Act as a subject matter expert on cloud security and automation, providing guidance and consultancy to internal teams
  • Stay updated with the latest developments in cloud security and automation best practices
  • Contribute to internal training and awareness programs to enhance the organisation's cloud security posture
Desired Qualifications
  • A growth mindset, interested in personal development and trying new things
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • The ability to lead and inspire
  • A passion for doing things differently and challenging the status quo unafraid to ask difficult questions
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to collaborate with teams across different functions and levels
  • Comfort with being self-directed and taking ownership
  • Passion enthusiasm and resilience