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Job Purpose

This position exists to develop and implement computer network systems, efficiently, in timely manner and quality standards as per the defined policies and procedures to achieve departmental operational plans and developments.

Key Accountability Areas

Business Improvement:

  • Upgrade security systems by monitoring security environment; identifying security gaps; evaluating and implementing enhancements.
  • Develop a complete understanding of alfanar’s technology and information systems and design & implement IT, cloud & OT security solutions and policies and procedures in accordance with all applicable regulatory standards such as NIST, SOC2, ISA/IEC 62443, GDPR, IS027001, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with other teams to assess & architect newly proposed cloud technologies / projects / changes for their suitability from a security perspective & ensure those are security by design & privacy by design enabled.

Business Operations:

  • Responsible for designing and overseeing the configuration of secure enterprise network systems.
  • Evaluate, design, architect, test, deploy, configure, administrate, and maintain the alfanar systems security and configurations.
  • Design and define highly complex, critical, and diverse architectures for security devices, electronic data traffic, network access, cryptography, and access control.
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats & respond immediately to security-related incidents and provide thorough remedial solutions and analysis.
  • Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge & plan, research, and design robust security architectures for any IT project.
  • Perform or supervise vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments including OT solutions and infrastructure for new & legacy machines & equipment, HCM, ERP, SCADA & PLC/sensor technologies.

Best Practice:

  • Establish best practices and industry standard controls and baseline configurations for a variety of services, systems, devices, endpoints, data, and 3rd party solutions.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the IT Security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors.
  • Analyze and implement new security protocols and technologies.
  • Review and approve installation of firewall, VPN, routers, IDS scanning technologies for Cloud, & OT environments
  • Manage security solutions & balance CAPex & OPex investments with effective ROI.
  • Align organizational security strategy and infrastructure with overall business and technology strategy.
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements.

Security Management:

  • Manage security responsibilities, including firewalls, proxy systems, logging, and other security devices.

Policies and Procedures:

  • Apply network security policies and provide network security expertise to the company.
  • Maintain security by monitoring and ensuring compliance to standards, policies, and procedures; conducting incident response analyses; developing and conducting training programs.

Role Accountability

HR Proficiency:

  • Ability to recruit, recognize and cultivate high performers and expose them in order to create a robust second line of management.
  • Ability to recognize low performers and guide them to improve or release them.
  • Ability to treat subordinates equally without any discrimination.
  • Assessment criteria of subordinates is performance that leads to planned results.
  • Ensure availability of delegation of authority matrix to have sufficient delegations as per company policy.


  • Must take full responsibility for his operation as per the job description and the required deliverables from this position, taking into consideration the general company guidelines.
  • Able to anticipate problems and make the necessary proactive steps to prevent them
  • Ability to take necessary and proper timely decisions.


  • Deliver the required results in timely manner with required quality and cost.
  • Making a Tangible Difference:
  • Must make a tangible difference to his area of operation. and exceed business expectations.

Business Planning and Performance:

  • Able to transform the corporate goals into business plans.
  • Able to Plan, follow-up and execute those plans, whether they are annual or development plans.
  • Monitor the plan performance and initiate action to strengthen results and take the corrective action accordingly.
  • Provide periodic work progress reports.
  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling budgets and expenses to achieve the optimum cost efficiency.

Organizational Development:

  • Develop the organizational structure according to the current requirements taking into consideration future and development plans.
  • Ensure availability of job descriptions for all job roles and deployment.

Business Process Improvements:

  • Develop, coordinate well-defined written systems, policies, procedures, and seek automations opportunities as much as possible.
  • Should be conversant and able to navigate through IT solutions especially those relevant to his job and business.
  • Promote the automated systems and using them fully, to spread its culture.


  • Quality is considered as alfanar’s prime competitive advantage as such, managers are expected to act accordingly.


  • Adapt to new and alternative techniques, technologies, management structures, and business models.

Health, Safety and Environment:

  • Ensure a safe, secure, and legal work environment as per the standard regulations.

Academic Qualification

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or Any relevant field

Work Experience

6 to 10 Years

Technical / Functional Competencies

Security Architecture
Security Best Practices
Security Compliance
Security Controls
Security Design

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