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South Africa WC Cyber Associate 3

  • Location
    (SOUTH AFRICA) and Cape Town
  • Job Reference
  • Functional Area/Experience
    IT / Fresh Graduate

Job Description & Qualifications

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 

If you want to be part of an organization where technology, processes, change management and people all share an equal part you should join our team! We are looking for people who are interested in the Microsoft Ecosystem.

In addition to the above, you will have an opportunity to work across all aspects of Cyber, Technology and business solutions

The opportunity

EY’s cyber security practice is one of the fastest growing areas of the business with significant ambition for the future through additional recruitment and acquisition.

EY is looking for experienced team members who can advise organisations on how to manage their security appropriately.

The role will see you providing specialist advice as part of large multi-discipline EY engagement teams working on the likes of cyber transformation and migration, supporting specific security engagements reviewing a client’s cyber maturity, advising on improvement roadmaps, assessing a client’s compliance with industry leading practice standards, or optimising cyber defence operations. We value flexibility and breadth of experiences and you may also provide support to other cyber disciplines such as identity and access management, data protection or ‘next generation’ security operations. 

You will work with colleagues both in South Africa, the Rest of EMEIA and globally to develop new and innovative solutions and specific industry propositions that solve client problems/issues and integrate with their overall IT delivery and support strategy.

Your key duties and responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Work across a portfolio of cyber security engagements with our clients, responsible for the day to day delivery of engagement activity contributing to the achievement of quality, time and budget targets
  • Creating high quality reports as part of a team, for review by engagement and project leaders.
  • Identifying sales opportunities and working with senior practice leaders and market leaders in the creation of proposals and marketing material
  • Leading and developing junior team members by sharing knowledge, acting as mentor and coach to them and leading by example
  • Creating thought leadership and market materials for selling and promoting EY cyber security offerings

Ideally, you’ll have:

  • Security related qualifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISMP, ISO27001 lead implementer or auditor, MBCI or IAPP. We value practical experience so welcome applications from those who do not hold, or are still working towards their qualifications.
  • Key delivery experience in the following security disciplines cyber strategy, transformation and compliance
  • Key sector experience in one or more of the following: Government & Public sector / Energy & Utilities / Retail and Consumer products / Financial Services – Banking & Insurance 
  • Professional services experience working with market leading organisations in the delivery of their cyber solutions

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Professional experience delivering cyber security either in an operational or consulting role
  • High level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions, and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to develop impactful written presentations and participate effectively in meetings with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to work under limited supervision (‘self-starter’) in unstructured environments
  • Experience working with others in the development and delivery of complex solutions and/or proposition development

What we look for

We’re interested in passionate leaders with a strong vision and a desire to stay on top of trends in the Cyber Security space. If you have a strong passion for helping businesses protect their digital assets, this role is for you.

What we offer

Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

Continuous learning: personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future.

Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

At EY, you’ll be rewarded and recognised based on your performance and our comprehensive benefits package can be tailored to your individual needs.

We hold a collective commitment to foster an environment where all differences are valued and respected, practices are equitable and everyone experiences a sense of belonging.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build!

Job Skills/Competencies Required

  • Ambition to develop a career within EY specialising in cyber security
  • Ability to develop and deliver high quality output against stated project objectives and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work under limited supervision (‘self-starter’) in unstructured environments
  • Strong interpersonal skills, comfortable working with a diverse range of personalities across client and partner organisations
  • Be professional, quickly establishing personal credibility and demonstrating expertise
  • Be a good communicator with the ability to contribute assuredly to security discussions with peers
  • Be a team player who is not only looking to enhance their own career but recognises the value of teamwork, facilitating and encouraging collaboration amongst team members
  • Take a practical approach to solving issues and gaining client agreement
  • Be able to analyse complex problems and to deliver insightful, practical and sustainable solutions.
  • Be confident and effective in recognising and managing potential issues during client assignments
  • Structure and manage projects which meet client expectations and mitigate any risks or issues

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