Note: This position does not necessarily require an Engineering Degree – please refer to the education requirements.
Besides being a hub of collaboration and innovation, Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is one of Canada’s key security and intelligence organizations. For 70 years, CSE has been committed to the safety and security of Canada and Canadians. CSE plays an integral role in helping to protect Canada and Canadians against foreign-based terrorism, foreign espionage, cyber-attacks, kidnappings of Canadians abroad, attacks on our embassies and other serious foreign threats. CSE also provides a better understanding of global events and crises, helping to further Canada’s national interests in the world. Are you interested in contributing to such an important mandate? If so, apply today!
Reference Number: 47442-CSE(OC)2019 Closing Date: 2020-03-31
In support of CSE’s mission, successful candidates are responsible for the assessment of cryptographic devices and systems that protect Canadian voice and data communications, and provide advice & guidance and support to Government of Canada (GC) clients.
Successful candidates also provide emission security (EMSEC) research, advice & guidance, testing and facility evaluation services, as well as PCB (printed circuit board) design and electronic manufacturing.
Activities may include:
Test and evaluation of cryptographic hardware, software and networking equipment in a lab environment
Design, development and prototyping of security solutions
Emission testing of facilities and products
Printed circuit board (PCB) layout and manufacturing
Domestic and international travel
CSE – IT Security Advice and Guidance link
All jobs are located in Ottawa, Ontario
Term and/or indeterminate positions can be staffed from this process, with a one (1) year probation period.
UNI-06 level: $70,268 TO $82,670
UNI-07 level: $78,000 TO $91,763
UNI-08 level: $83,250 TO $97,943
UNI-09 level: $89,303 TO $105,060
These positions are currently eligible for a market allowance ranging from $5,809 to 12,103 annually.
The salary and market allowance are under review.
Graduated as a Technologist from a recognized post-secondary institution in a 3-year electrical, networking security, electronic, computer engineering, or related discipline, technology program, OR
Certification by Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) combined with courses pertaining to the position, OR
University degree from a recognized University in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer/Software Engineering, or related discipline, OR
Certified Technician with at least 7 years of experience in the disciplines mentioned above can apply for UNI 6/7 levels, OR
Applicants who have basic professional/occupational training along with specialty/advanced training and 10+ years of experience, who feel they have the necessary experience and/or assets may also apply.
Specification, design, analysis, testing, or integration of hardware or software or communication products/systems/protocols, OR
Experience in any of the following areas: networking, telephone, VoIP, COMSEC, EMSEC/TEMPEST or RF/wireless, OR
Interacting with clients to provide IT Security solutions to meet their needs.
Experience with COMSEC theory, doctrine, installation, modification and maintenance practices.
Specification, design, testing, or integration of wireless products/systems/protocols.
Application and project design using Wireshark, LabVIEW, VHDL, Java, C++ or C.
Skills in using industry standard CAE/CAD tools for electrical engineering and PCB application (e.g. Mentor Graphics, SPICE, Cadence, etc)
Use and maintenance of laboratory test equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzer, logic analyzer, bit error rate tester, traffic generators, etc).
High reliability soldering skills and certification ( IPC-610)
Knowledge of printed circuit board layout techniques and guidelines.
Knowledge of EMC design guidelines for PCBs and systems.
A subset of these competencies will be assessed based on the position being filled.
Knowledge of Communications Technologies
Knowledge of Information Technology
Telecommunications (Data and Voice) Networks
Cognitive Thinking Skills
Various Language Requirements
Who Can Apply:
Canadian citizens who qualify for a Top Secret security clearance; conforming to CSE’s standards.
Candidates must have no criminal record. The screening process involves a security interview, a polygraph test, a psychological assessment, and a background investigation covering a minimum of your last 10 years history, including credit and financial verifications.
Why join CSE?
CSE has been named among the top employers in the National Capital Region
Attractive compensation and benefits package (insurances, pension)
State-of the art new building, encouraging collaboration, agility and innovation
Flexible hours, compressed work week
Complimentary on-site 24/7 fitness centre, and access to fitness classes for a minimal fee
Nearby access to banking, daycare, shopping, movies etc.
Access to exceptional career development opportunities
How to Apply:
Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet each EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE criteria. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being screened out of the selection process.
If you meet these requirements, you may submit your candidacy online by clicking “APPLY” at the bottom of the page.
CSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups. CSE offers an assessment process which will accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities. If you may need such accommodation, please advise us.
CSE is a separate organization and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). The organization has its own values-based staffing regime and as such, has the flexibility to determine qualifications for positions and how these qualifications will be assessed in a selection process.
Candidates must be able to provide proof of education credentials.
Overtime and standby duty may be required.
The market allowance does not from part of an employee’s salary. This allowance is negotiated through the collective bargaining process.
We thank all applicants for their interest in CSE. However, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.