Application Security Analyst



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Multiple locations · Kenya · Lagos, Nigeria · Nairobi, Kenya · Kampala, Uganda · Johannesburg, South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a company where progress, and humility are valued as highly as technical excellence? At M-KOPA we drive change and spearhead fantastic customer experiences with a socially and environmentally conscious mission that echoes throughout the organization.

We are looking for an Application Security Analyst to join our Fraud Team. This role is Senior level, and you would be reporting to the regional head of Fraud.

Our fraud team is at the front line of establishing the facts of suspected fraud or other unethical business behavior including but not limited to device/product hacking. With a wide scope encompassing evidence gathering, investigation and taking part in the litigation process.


This role would involve performing vulnerability reviews of M-KOPA mobile, IoT and automotive devices, diagnosing possible hardware-based and software-based attacks, particularly for Android mobile phones and embedded systems and by extension assisting in forensic analysis of computers and laptops.

We foster autonomy and collaboration within and outside the team therefore you would be interacting with different stakeholders across fraud, forensics, and legal frameworks; documenting and tracking all analyzed M-KOPA mobile phones and sharing the findings with the relevant stakeholders. Additionally acting as an expert witness, presenting technical findings and fault analysis reports in the court of law.

This role is hybrid, allowing you to have a good work life balance with some of the onsite aspects of it involving frequent travel across the country to conduct on-site assessments, investigations, and court appearances.


Our expectation is that you would have a working knowledge of the Android operating system, applications and IoT devices. With experience doing penetration testing, vulnerability discovery or having been successful in bug bounty programs.

If you have a Certification in a cybersecurity discipline such as, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and an educational background in information security/computer science or a related field then this might just be the right fit for you.

Recognized twice by the Financial Times as one Africa's fastest growing company (2022 and 2023) and by TIME100 Most influential companies in the world 2023 , we've served over 3 million customers, unlocking $1 billion in cumulative credit for the unbanked across Africa.

At M-KOPA, we empower our people to own their careers through diverse development programs, coaching partnerships, and on-the-job training. We support individual journeys with family-friendly policies, prioritize well-being, and embrace flexibility.

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If the above is of interest to you, please apply.

M-KOPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

M-KOPA explicitly prohibits the use of Forced or Child Labour and respects the rights of its employees to agree to terms and conditions of employment voluntarily, without coercion, and freely terminate their employment on appropriate notice. M-KOPA shall ensure that its Employees are of legal working age and shall comply with local laws for youth employment or student work, such as internships or apprenticeships.

M-KOPA does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’, or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.

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