About Turaco:

It is existentially urgent to figure out a way to insure people who are not insured. Turaco’s mission is to free people from the fear of financial shocks. Our goal is to insure a billion people, doubling the number of people insured in the world.

Turaco is a fast-growing financial services start-up in Africa that is bringing a new model to health and risk financing for emerging customers. Turaco offers subscription-based insurance for the mass market bundled with regular transactions that people are already doing. Turaco works through business partnerships to offer affordable insurance products that add real value to people’s lives. At Turaco we value simplicity, communication and transparency and strive to transform the way insurance works. When it comes to claims, our goal is to pay out, and fast.

Turaco embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace - we’re building a team where our differences complement each other and make us stronger. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic.

Since launching in Feb 2019, Turaco has acquired 100,000+ end users. Over the next 24 months, that will grow to 1,000,000+ end users. We are growing very fast, and we’re looking for team members who can grow with us.

To learn more, visit www.turaco.insure

About the Role

We are seeking a skilled Security Quality Assurance Engineer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that our software is secure and free from vulnerabilities. You will work closely with our Software Engineers and Product Manager to identify and mitigate security risks throughout the software development life cycle.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct security assessments and testing of software applications to identify vulnerabilities and potential security risks.
  • Collaborate with development and Product teams to implement appropriate security measures and best practices throughout the software development life cycle.
  • Develop and maintain software security standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations related to software security.
  • Conduct security training and awareness programs across the organization.
  • Analyze security incidents and provide recommendations for remediation and prevention.
  • Work with third-party security experts to identify and remediate security risks.
  • Participate in security audits and assessments.
  • Continually review IT security.
  • Review API documentation shared by potential partners prior to implementation.
  • Develop and implement software testing strategies, plans, and procedures.
  • Perform manual and automated testing to ensure the functionality and quality of software products.
  • Analyze test results and identify areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with software developers to ensure that products meet security and quality standards.
  • Document and communicate issues, defects, and solutions to stakeholders.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest software development, quality assurance, and security testing trends and technologies.

Key Qualifications & Your Profile:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in software security analysis and testing.
  • Experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies and practices.
  • Strong knowledge of software testing automation tools and methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of industry-standard security frameworks such as OWASP, SANS, and NIST.
  • Familiarity with security tools such as static and dynamic code analysis tools, vulnerability scanners, and penetration testing tools.
  • Security certifications such as CISSP, CEH, CISM, or equivalent are a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for software security and a track record of delivering quality results, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Our Company Culture

Our company values are; Care and protect, Do the right thing, Have fun and Low ego. Our values inform the culture we have built at Turaco. Our work demands care and provides protection to our customers, we believe in honesty and taking initiative, having fun while working, and being humble at all times. If these words describe you, join us!

Total Compensation & Benefits:

Turaco offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We combine that with a mix of useful employment benefits like stock option plans and healthcare and a company culture that allows you to enjoy your work while making meaningful connections.