Number of Positions: 2
Language: This role operates in English.
Our Information Technology team aspires to be a leader in applying technology to power business strategies. We connect concepts with solutions to create value and efficiencies for our clients, employees, and communities. Our success is driven by our skilled and diverse team who are passionate about excellence, innovation, and agility. The Enterprise Security Architect is a seasoned expert who takes leadership of and performs the necessary analysis and design tasks related to the development of an enterprise architecture for Information and Data. As the primary subject matter expert and consultant to senior client and IT management, the Enterprise Security Architect partners to develop architecture designs and innovation proposals that address operational imperatives and/or provide a competitive advantage to the organization. Transforming traditional IT organizations that are under pressure from digital disruptors requires superb technical, communication, and organizational skill. The Enterprise Security Architect provides security consulting and conducts formal risk assessments on infrastructure, applications and processes, adhering to our security governance framework of policies, standards and guidelines, to innovate and support the digital transformation with internal and external stakeholders and partners.
What you’re responsible for:
Participate in key project design reviews as part of the methodology process to ensure infrastructure and application designs adhere to enterprise security guidelines and standards.
Analyze the current environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend solutions for improvement; analyze business trends and strategy to derive applicable architecture.
Analyze security industry best practices and market trends, determine their potential impact on the enterprise, and provide leadership for adapting to our business. Evaluate emerging technologies and suggest suitable controls. Be responsive and decisive on adjusting architecture as customers' requirements, market conditions and technology evolve.
Partner with IT Solutions Delivery to facilitate the evaluation and selection of hardware and software technology and product standards, as well as the design of standard software and solution configurations.
Ensure existing data/information assets are identified, stewarded and leveraged across the enterprise. Balance the need for access to information against security and performance requirements.
Ensure information security is built into enterprise architecture solutions to address all identified risks to assets within the organization, meet regulatory and legislative compliance while ensuring security solutions are leveraged across the organization.
Prepare Security advisory on existing technology platforms. Provide assistance and support to the Enterprise Security Risk, Governance, Compliance and Operations functions.
Provide advisory services for security risk mitigation.
What to expect:
You will be subject to a Criminal Record and Consumer History background check as a condition of employment, in the event you are the successful candidate.
To be successful:
You have an innovative mindset to improve operational efficiencies and ability to influence change, with a primary focus on client needs.
You use critical thinking skills to recognize assumptions, evaluate arguments, draw conclusions and proactively propose solutions.
You have strong communication skills to clearly convey messages and explore diverse points of view.
You build trusting relationships and provide guidance to support the development of colleagues.
To join our team:
Bachelor's degree in Business or Computer Science along with at least 8+ years direct information security architecture experience.
CISSP Certification is required. Other certifications such as GIAC, GCSEC, SANS technical certifications, TOGAF and SABSA are considered an asset.
Experience writing proposals and translating complex solutions into simple business terms that demonstrate the value of architecture management initiatives.
Deep understanding of key information security tools and concepts such as IAM, SSO, IPS, wireless security, firewalls, vulnerability management, penetration testing, VPN, PKI, LDAP, AD SAML and SIEM, along with an understanding of information security frameworks.
What we offer:
Training and development opportunities to grow your career with one of Canada’s Best Employers.
Flexible work options and paid time off to support your personal and family needs.
A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and a supportive workplace culture.
Paid volunteer days to give back to your community.
A comprehensive total rewards package, including competitive salary, bonus, pension and benefits.
Interested in applying?
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