Specialist DevSecOps

Canadian National Railway - Montréal, QC (23 days ago)

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At CN, we work together to move our company—and North America—forward. Be part of our Information & Technology (I&T) team, a critical piece of the engine that keeps us in motion. From enterprise architecture to operational technology, our teams use the agile methodology to automate and digitize our railroad ensuring our operations run optimally and safely and our employees can focus on value-added tasks. You will be able to develop your skills and career in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!

Job Summary

This role will also be involved in the definition of DevSecOps practices, secure development, and process evaluation. As a DevSecOps specialist you will work collaboratively with the continuous integration and software engineering teams to deliver and operate development & test systems. You will help automate and streamline product operations and processes; build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations; and troubleshoot / resolve issues in our development, test and production environments and act on occasion in the role of a key systems administrator for various DevOps systems.

Main Responsibilities


Manage shared systems and services, docker orchestrator, service registry, secrets management and more.
Write production-quality tools to reduce toil for the engineering team and help automate the technical ecosystem to help us scale.
Assist other teams to utilize our observability tools and scripts to debug production systems.
Help shape the technologies used to solve some of our fundamental challenges (e.g. CI/CD, container orchestration, logging, security, etc.)



Minimum 7 years overall work experience
5+ years' experience in Software Development, DevOps, and Cloud
Experience designing, configuring, and deploying DevOps systems and tools
Knowledge of container security, especially Kubernetes, an asset
Multi-cloud experience including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, an asset
Experience with Agile and SAFe methodologies, an asset
Experience with the duties required of a SRE, an asset


Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or another relevant field
DevOps Certification an asset
Azure certification an asset
Google certification an asset
Security certification: e.g. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), GIAC Cloud Security Automation (GCSA), etc. an asset

General Skills and Competencies

Ability to define and organise an architecture security apparatus in reusable building blocks: patterns, services, components, capability models, etc.
Demonstrated capability to understand the security implications of complex business operations and how they are linked to technological solutions that provide practical risk mitigation and business enablement
Ability to derive security requirements from vaguely formulated business needs
Ability to interact with a broad cross-section of personnel to explain and enforce security measures
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Detail-oriented self-starter with a high level of commitment and personal motivation
Knack for prioritizing tasks and working in a fast-paced environment

Technical Skills

Strong knowledge of the processes, methodologies, tools and techniques, used for building large information technology systems in private and public clouds
Knowledge of standards, regulations and legislation governing Information Security, e.g. NIST, ISO 27001, OWASP
Knowledge of general IT security architecture and technologies including: service-oriented-architectures, mobile technologies including Mobile Device Management (MDM), data-centric design, advanced analytics, AI, Identity and Access Management (IAM) lifecycles, Digital Forensics, End Point Encryption, Encryption Key Management, Database Security, Enterprise Directory Services, IDS, IPS, Next Generation Firewall, Application Firewall, Enterprise Password Vaults, Cloud SaaS /PaaS/IaaS Security, SIEM, etc., an asset
Understanding of securing APIs, an asset
Knowledge of container security, especially Kubernetes, an asset

Additional Skills

Fluent in two or more of the following programming languages Python, Go, PowerShell, and Bash
Strong knowledge of CI/CD tools (Azure DevOps, Jenkins, GitHub Actions, etc.)
Strong knowledge of Docker and creation/maintenance of dockerfiles
Strong knowledge of Kubernetes and creation/maintenance of Kubernetes manifests
Experience with Helm and Terraform
Experience with Secret Managers (i.e. HashCorp Vault, Azure Key Vault, Google Cloud Key Management, etc.)
Experience in designing multistage pipeline flows including CI/CD/CT
Experience in administering Linux and Windows systems
Experience with security tooling and Identity and Access Management (IAM) including RBAC
Experience programing using API (RESTful, gRPC, GraphQL, etc.)
Familiar with backend server architectures using Service Oriented Architecture or Micro-services design methodologies
Ability to accurately estimate efforts of the tasks assigned
Ability to work on multiple projects in parallel and meet deliverables dates
Very good technical documentation skills
Strong communication, influencing and presentation skills
Leadership skills and ability to influence and guide others on integration and technical matters
Proven experience delivering technology projects involving multiple parties
Knowledge of IT security principles
Ability to clarify requirements and ensure solution meets business needs
Strong systems engineering knowledge
Ability to estimate efforts and costs required for delivery
Strong sense or prioritization for meeting deadlines
Strong knowledge how to monitor application and infrastructure
Knowledge in logs management, application monitoring, infrastructure monitoring
Knowledge of monitoring and logging for containers and orchestrators.
Strong knowledge in cloud computing (Azure, Google)
Knowledge of networking, security, and protocols
Knowledge of OAuth 2.0 OpenID Connect (OIDC) and SAML 2.0 a plus.
IoT experience a plus

About CN

As a leading North American transportation and logistics company, CN is a true backbone of the economy. With a team of approximately 25,000 railroaders, our focus is on moving both our company and the economy forward. We transport US$200 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors from resource to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a 20,000-mile network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN is the only Canadian company listed in the Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). Launched in 1999, the DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

For internal candidates, note that the grade level of the position will depend on the employee's experience.

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.