Cyber Range Trainer/Specialist

Ryerson University - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst

Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst (Catalyst) helps Canadians and Canadian companies seize the opportunities and tackle the challenges of cybersecurity. The Catalyst collaborates with industry, governments and academic partners, and leverages the full expertise and capabilities of Ryerson University’s staff and faculty. The Catalyst is a not-for-profit corporation owned and operated by Ryerson University and based in Brampton, ON.

This Fall, the Catalyst will be launching a one-of-kind Cyber Range which will:

Deliver cutting edge, interactive cybersecurity training to enhance the skills of a broad group of learners including academic, industry and public sector;
Provide cross-sector, multi-disciplinary training in an interactive, simulated environment for individuals and team exercises;
Create and test different approaches and strategies by researching and engaging in real world scenarios in a safe and secure environment;
Provide opportunities to entrepreneurs looking to test their product and recalibrate as necessary to help ensure a market-ready product;
Afford opportunities for applied research and innovations in cyber operations

The Opportunity

As the Cyber Range Trainer and Specialist, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing cybersecurity synchronous and/or asynchronous training programs,workshops, scenarios, tools, and resources to targeted learners to enhance skill development and knowledge on cyber security practices for the Catalyst. Using your technical, research and analysis skills, you will test, collect metrics and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs to make recommendations and implement improvements and changes to systems, programs, processes, products, and services as required.

As the cybersecurity technical trainer, and subject-matter expert on Cyber Range products and services, you will lead the design, development and implementation of the Cyber Range infrastructure and platform including maintenance and administration. You will co-create, promote, and market the Cyber Range’s products and services to potential purchasers, targeted sector clients, entrepreneurs, and researchers to generate business, and create awareness of the Catalyst Cyber Range’s expertise and programming.


To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:

Completion of a Post-secondary degree is required in Computer Science/Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, or an equivalent degree or related program; Masters’ degree is an asset;
Minimum five (5) years’ experience in system administration including scripting experience (Linux/Windows); Cloud services (AWS/Azure/GCP); programming/scripting languages, with particular focus on Python
Experience delivering IT and cybersecurity instructional workshops
Experience developing eLearning strategies, instructional design, and familiarity with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Content Management Systems (CMS)
Experience in the design, development, and maintenance of scenario-based and branching eLearning (e.g., Adobe Captivate) modules, including related instructional materials
Certifications in cybersecurity CISSP preferred. Consideration in certifications such as Red Hat Certified System Administrator, AWS, Microsoft Azure Administrator and Google Cloud Platform.
Knowledge of instructional design methodology, principles, and adult learning theory including conducting a needs analysis to determine learning objectives
Knowledge of design, management and secure data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud and use of cybersecurity best practices, policies, and procedures
Knowledge of various technologies including XML, HTML, learning management systems (D2L, Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, and others)
Ability to design and develop training workshops, learning aids, tools, technical scenarios targeted to corporate and professional audiences (technical, non-technical)
Strong technical knowledge of Internet technologies
Excellent presentation, facilitation, and demonstration skills
Superior project management, multi-tasking skills and ability to meet deadlines
Excellent oral and writing communication skills
Excellent conceptual thinking and design skills
Ability to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to trouble-shoot and resolve IT technology problems
Advanced Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Premier Pro, etc.), Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint), and e-learning authoring tools (Articulate Storyline).

Additional Information

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Reports To

Director, Partnerships

Vacancy Type


Employee Group


Start Date


End Date

August 2, 2021

Hours of Work


Grade and Step


Salary Scale

$80,490 - $128,575

Posting Date

May 28, 2020

Closing Date

June 10, 2020

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead for support during the selection process.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.
Applications will only be accepted online through Ryerson's careersite.