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GRC Security Officer



Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
Who We Are

Yoco was founded in 2015, and has since processed over R100 billion in digital payments for over 400,000 businesses in South Africa. We’re breaking down barriers and unlocking economic opportunities that enable people to thrive.

We have over 330 team members across our key hubs in South Africa and the Netherlands, all with a bias for boldness, and a passion for simple, progressive solutions. We believe in uniting different people to solve hard problems together.

Our mission of making society more equal takes a variety of people, with different backgrounds and points of view, so we can keep building solutions that work for and include everyone.

Yoco is growing, and as we grow we have compelling challenges ahead of us.

Growing means we’re enabling more self-employed people and businesses to thrive every day. It also means that ambitious problem-solvers with big ideas are challenged, stimulated and will thrive at Yoco.

We don’t stop pushing, we break things to rebuild, we challenge ourselves and each other. We’re constantly evolving — and we’re doing it fast.

Grow With Us.

Your home team at Yoco:

The security team at Yoco forms part of our rapidly growing Cloud Engineering & ICT function and is responsible for infrastructure, cloud, platform, application and security operations. Working closely with our expansion teams, our IT team and product delivery teams you’d ensure that our processes and systems are following best practices when it comes to security.

Similarly to the other teams which make up the function, one of the Security team’s key goals is to enable and contribute to a solid foundation on which all our products and services can be built upon. The teams strive to not be blockers and provide as much autonomy as possible to the areas they support and work alongside.

The role:

Working at one of the fastest-growing fintech’s in Africa means you’ll be solving some unique challenges that we’re faced with. Yoco seeks to identify a highly proactive and technical individual with proven talent in security risk and compliance, process development, policy or standard creation, and translating technical controls to actionable results.

The successful candidate will work alongside the rest of the security team to ensure policies, procedures, and guidelines align with regulatory requirements and security frameworks; assess internal and external risks; and ensure ongoing compliance with security governance and best practice.

You will work with other internal teams and external auditors to ensure Yoco meets it’s security-related compliance obligations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the Group Risk and Compliance program at Yoco as it relates to information security
  • Author and maintain security policies & standards
  • Be responsible for managing the PCI DSS and PCI PIN programme within Yoco
  • Work with relevant teams to review procedures and processes to maintain compliance
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders when there is a requirement to obtain certifications in new markets

Key Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of security-related industry best practice
  • Has implemented security-related industry standards
  • Has performed risk assessments and/ or gap assessments
  • Coordinated PCI-DSS and/or PCI-PIN security programs
  • Prior experience in the payments industry
  • Great attention to detail
  • The ability to distil complex requirements into something tangible for non-experts to understand

What’s Next

If you qualify for this position, and our mission and values resonate with you, please apply.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply and ask that you please send your application in English and help us reduce unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV.


The Yoco formula is a validated approach to work and a set of behaviours that create maximum value for our customers and help us grow.

Core Values - Our way of working to create value & grow

Core Behaviours - How we show up, engage & treat each other

Join us on a meaningful journey at Yoco, and help enable our merchants to thrive through Open Commerce!

  • Stay Connected
  • Make Space to Explore
  • Keep it Simple
  • Master your Craft
  • Get to know each other personally
  • Say what you think
  • Be courageous and focus forward
  • Don’t let ego get in the way

To support this, we have built a role-based organisation where every individual is given the space to focus and develop their innate strengths. Everyone at Yoco has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration and accountability at all levels. You will be working with a diverse, motivated and skilled team who will continuously stretch you as an individual. To learn more about our culture, subscribe to our Exposure Gallery.

Yoco is one of Africa's largest fintech companies. We enable small businesses to thrive through open commerce.

Founded in 2015 we have helped over 400,000 small businesses across South Africa accept card payments and access capital - often for the first time. We have over 330 team members across our key hubs in South Africa and the Netherlands, all working to deliver world class payments and software solutions to small businesses. We have raised $170M from some of the leading institutional investors in the world such as TPG, Dragoneer, Partech, Velocity, Quona, Raba, 4DX and many more.