Security Engineering and Operations Lead


Full Time Executive-level / Director USD 59K - 142K *
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About Us

Swvl is a revolutionary idea that was born from passion, loyalty, and persistence to face all challenges that come our way. It started with an observation turning into a realization; too many cars on the streets, wasting our limited resources: time, space, and money.

Swvl became the first 1.5 billion unicorn in the Middle East to list on NASDAQ and is currently the 2nd best-funded startup in the MENA region. With a presence and operations in up to 22 countries worldwide and a vision to be active on 6 continents.

Our main goal is not just to facilitate commuting, but a hunger to strive for solutions, encourage the contribution of youth in innovation, and inspire change.

We are looking for an engaged and enthusiastic Engineer to join our team of talented engineers that share a common interest in distributed systems, their scalability and continued development.

About the Tribe

The Security Tribe is responsible for the overall cybersecurity program at SWVL. We are building a team that will set the strategy and execute on the security needs for the company partnering across the enterprise to build a risk aware environment. We oversee the security program while providing the expertise and the tooling to enable our engineers to build secure products and operate various security operations to ensure the security of our environment and take the lead when things go wrong.

About the Job

The Security Tribe is looking for a proven security leader to build and lead the Security engineering and operations function at SWVL. We are looking to build out our security engineering and operations functions starting with detection and response, vulnerability management and visibility across our cloud and user footprints.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Build and lead the security engineering and operations team and function at SWVL
  • Create the vision for hiring strategies, technology, and security processes in this space
  • Build and lead a team of high performing analysts and engineers
  • Build, lead and operate the incident response plan
  • Build and operate the detection and visibility capabilities for the technology footprint 
  • Establish a vulnerability management program
  • Partner with other technology teams to ensure that they have the appropriate security controls and capabilities in place to effectively monitor and protect the environment and respond to incidents when they occur
  • Analyze and optimize security alerts and drive maturity through orchestration and automation
  • Engage and oversee third parties that provide security services to augment internal staff and capabilities


  • Strong technical background and experience in building and leading cyber security engineering teams and operations 
  • 8+ years of experience in security operations including threat detection, vulnerability management and leading Incident Response in cloud based environments
  • Management experience; hired and built high performing teams working in a fast paced environments
  • Robust technical understanding of the information security threat landscape (attack vectors and tools, best practices for securing systems and networks, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required for coordinating responses to complex incidents across the organization with many stakeholders
  • Technical security background and understanding of network fundamentals and common Internet protocols
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and clearly to both technical and non-technical staff and influence extended stakeholders to drive results
* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey at
Job perks/benefits: Startup environment
Job region: Worldwide/Anywhere
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