Jun 5, 2016

Security Manager , Africa

Employer: Uber
Location: Based In Johannesburg , Africa

Military of law enforcement background is a big plus

Job description
Uber is a Series E venture-funded startup headquartered in San Francisco, California. We are a global mobility and logistics technology platform: our flagship service allows users to request quality, on-demand rides with a touch of their smartphone but we are rapidly developing new products. We are present in over 300+ cities worldwide, including over 50+ cities in EMEA with plans to rapidly expand in the region.

Uber is evolving the way the world moves in cities. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 340 cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.

The right person will thrive in an "all hands on deck" environment, loves finding solutions to people problems and can move quickly as a builder and do’er in a startup culture.

As a Security Manager - Africa, you will be responsible for the security of Uber’s people, properties, and assets throughout the Africa region. You will work cross functionally with local, regional and HQ leadership to execute on globally focused projects, and own the development and execution of all security processes and programs in region.


Oversee security operations for all locations and staff in Africa
Educate key stakeholders on security principles and implementation
Coordinate response and incident management to address threats towards company staff, assets & operations
Enable the Business growth in the Africa region by providing and managing a secure environment.
Manage the budget for all Physical Security spend in the Africa region
Implement processes and metrics
Maintain strong relationships and effective communication across all business operations
Develop and provide security awareness and education programs and materials

What You'll Need

8+ years experience in a security management role.
Recent hands-on experience throughout Africa is mandatory
Military of law enforcement background is a big plus.
Enthusiasm for solving problems and implementing creative solutions
Attention to detail in both written and oral communication
Ability to manage security challenges in a constantly changing fast paced environment
Experience managing contract security services
A well established professional network of security and police contacts within the region
Capable of fostering a culture of Trust, Honesty and Integrity
Travel required as needed to get things done
A passion for Uber!!


Employees are given Uber credits each month.
Ground floor opportunity with the team; shape the strategic direction of the company.
The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built. We’re not just another social web app, we’re moving real people and assets and reinventing transportation and logistics globally.
Sharp, motivated co-workers in a fun office environment.