About Jumia:

Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.


Our platforms consist of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets. Through our online platforms, consumers can access a wide range of physical and digital goods and services, fashion, electronics, beauty products and also hotel and flight bookings or restaurant delivery.


With over 5,000 employees in more than 10 countries in Africa, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact for Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation. 


Jumia in Porto

At Jumia Porto Tech Center we boast over 16 different nationalities. We have around 350 employees from several business areas, from IT, to Finance, to HR. The IT team represents 75% of it, so as you can see we are a major tech company, and as a Tech company, we share an innovative spirit. At Jumia PTC you will work under the most updated technologies and work methodologies. We are great fans of Agile philosophy and we aim to keep things simple but smart. Also, for Jumia, technology relates with improvement for our world. We see technology as something we need to put purpose into. Our mission is to leverage technology to improve everyday life in Africa and we do it by delivering convenient and affordable online services to consumers, helping them fulfill basic everyday needs. And while we’re present in Africa, we get to take African economy online, helping small and large businesses grow and reach new consumers. This is what drives our day to day decisions.

We are looking for great people to join our amazing teams and celebrate our achievements. At Jumia we work hard, but we do Tech With Purpose! At Jumia, we are always looking for new talent!

The Cyber Defense Product Owner role will be exposed to all facets of product development, collaborating with engineering teams to deliver security capabilities delivering product requirements, prioritizing feature development, and ensuring a successful go-live. Define how the product will evolve in the form of a product roadmap.

Working with SRE teams will ensure our software and systems engineering are built and run large-scale, distributed, and fault-tolerant systems, with the maximum security.


What you will be doing

  • Act as an accountable individual driving success, adoption, and transparency of cybersecurity across the organization
  • To engage engineers, executives, and operators across the enterprise through tools, processes, and education to successfully drive cybersecurity adoption
  • To advocate for security by presenting cybersecurity capabilities as a profit center
  • Capture, organize and report on security data to executive leadership to enable data driven decisions. It is the product managers of cybersecurity’s job to root around and make sure all the security data gets sent to the appropriate log collectors
  • Balance cybersecurity product roadmap based on reducing enterprise risk, providing frictionless employee experience, and maintain a focus on the customer
  • Manage business and conflicting priorities with the ability to maintain stakeholder commitments
  • Ensure business as usual processes are documented and updated on a regular basis
  • Provide detailed status reports to senior management and cybersecurity community


What we are looking for


  • Degree, CET or equivalent in a computer-related subject
  • 3+ years of previous experience as a business analyst, management consultant, or similar role and/or 5+ years of experience as Project Manager/Product Manager
  • Previous hands-on or project experience in data-driven departments
  • Experience with Agile methodologies
  • Enthusiastic and with a collaborative attitude
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to take initiative, use consultative skills, and build strong, productive relationships
  • Skilled in plan creation, and documentation practices
  • A hands-on mentality and a structured way of working
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Fluency in English



  • Understands the concepts of public Cloud Infrastructure
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive
  • Analytical judgment and decision-making skills
  • Must be able to deal positively with pressure


We Offer 

  • A unique experience in an entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
  • A unique opportunity of having strong impact in building the African ecommerce sector
  • The opportunity to become part of a highly professional and dynamic team
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders 

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