Cloud Security Architect

  • Luno
  • Johannesburg
  • Mar 04, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description

About the team: 

The Cloud Security team at Luno is responsible for identifying security threats and improvement areas within our Cloud-hosted resources, and ensuring that we both strive to implement best practices everywhere and detect any deviations. This team works closely with Engineering and IT Operations to ensure the best security practices are followed in both areas of the business.

The Cloud Security team is looking for a Cloud Security Architect to contribute to the establishment and development of its function. We’re entering our next phase of growth on our mission to bring Crypto to the global mass consumer market. That means we know that we have big, complex (and exciting!) architectural and security challenges ahead of us. So we need you to work directly with other architects, Engineering management, engineers, Security, Product, IT Operations and wider to help us navigate architectural security challenges and help design the best possible path for our customers and our business. 

Your mission will be:

  • Contributing to our evolving systems and architecture strategy
  • Define cloud security policies and standards
  • Championing and designing for compliance, security, and data protection
  • Integrate early into the design process ensuring security remains front of mind in all solutions
  • Reviewing technical designs to identify possible security flaws early and make recommendations to mitigate identified security flaws
  • Documenting and diagramming our solutions, and building up our documentation base around decisions we have taken
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the business on matters related to security
  • Ensuring that appropriate governance and oversight is followed for key architecture and design decisions, upholding our standards, while complementing our Agile ways of working
  • Participate in the information security incident management process by contributing to the post incident analysis process to identify root causes and make recommendations for mitigation

A little about you:

  • At least 3 years experience architecting consumer-facing, highly scalable systems
  • Experience in designing systems in regulated markets (eg crypto, finance, gambling, health)
  • Experience designing solutions on Cloud platforms ideally AWS with the AWS Solutions Architect Professional certification being advantageous
  • Experience with designing solutions in containerised environments such as Kubernetes with Kubernetes certifications being advantageous
  • Deep understanding of security best practices on technologies mentioned above
  • Team player, willing to pitch in wherever needed
  • Understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • BSc/MSc/PhD in computer science or other technical discipline, or equivalent working experience

Don’t be put off if you don’t tick all of the boxes – they’re a guide based on what we’d love to see but we appreciate that excellent architects have diverse backgrounds.

Life at Luno:

  • A forward-thinking and ambitious team that values diversity, hard work, and the continuous quest for excellence.
  • The remote but reachable work policy gives you the freedom to choose between working from home or the office.
  • Improve body and mind, with excellent private medical insurance. 
  • Free training courses on Udemy and CodeAcademy.
  • Generous maternity/paternity and even paw-ternity for your furry friend.
  • Annual Inspiration Day.
  • A collaborative, friendly work community, with regular social events and virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts. 
  • Free lunch and snacks.
  • Free access to Headspace – a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music.
  • 0 fees with Luno from the day you start.*

*Offer only available on Luno Instant Buy, not Luno Exchange

About us:

Luno makes it simple to buy, store and explore crypto. More than 10 million people have chosen to invest in crypto with Luno using our platform, which is available on Apple, Android and as a desktop experience. We’ve enabled over $52bn of transactions and we securely store over $1bn for our customers around the world.

Our mission is to put the power of crypto in everyone's hands because we believe that giving people access to a robust and fair financial system is a basic human right. We are with customers at every step of their investment journey with clear, jargon-free information and an easy-to-use app experience that helps people get started from as little as $10.

In order to make crypto accessible to everyone, everywhere, we’re on the ground in more than 40 markets across North America, Africa, Asia and Europe. We are registered with all local financial intelligence authorities and proud of our strong Anti Money Laundry measures and world-leading compliance teams. All the crypto we store for our customers is regularly verified by independent auditors.  Luno is the trusted guide that will bring crypto to over 1 billion people by 2030.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.