Senior IT Security Analyst

House of Commons - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Language Profile

Bilingual Imperative (English / French)

Reading comprehension: Intermediate level (B)
Written expression: Intermediate level (B)
Oral interaction: Intermediate level (B)
Your Challenge

Reporting to the Manager of IT Security Operations, the Senior IT Security Analyst will is responsible for providing technical expertise and analysis support. He/she is also accountable for providing senior level expertise in the development and implementation of plans to test the viability of IT security across all HoC systems and technologies, and the ongoing review and assessment of the security information and event management systems and tools within the Security Operations Centre (SOC) required to monitor and detect cyber threats, incidents and events. The incumbent plays a lead role in the identification and assessment of cyber events and incidents, and the development of the mitigating actions to contain and eradicate threats. He will evaluate and assess emerging security threats and vulnerabilities and work with Enterprise Architect and IT Security Strategist to identify appropriate controls. He/she is also responsible for leading the conduct of IT forensics in the context of investigation into infractions or allegations of criminal activities involving information technology, unauthorized access to House information assets or other inappropriate activities. The incumbent plays a senior specialist role on the Security Incident Response Team to address urgent and emergency responses to the most severe incidents, intrusions, attacks, etc. involving House technologies, services and information assets.

Top reasons to join our organization:
  • Attractive salaries and benefits
  • Work-life balance / Flexible schedules / 35-hour work week
  • Resources to promote well-being
  • Learning, professional development and advancement opportunities
  • Downtown Ottawa: a vibrant place to work!
  • Cafeterias exclusive to employees
  • Gym located on-site
The organization:
Digital Services and Real Property is considered a fulfilling and innovative workplace that Members of Parliament and partners trust to help them achieve their full potential. DSRP provides and supports products and services for Members of Parliament, the House of Commons Administration and their partners. We have a close relationship with our clients and, as in most IT environments, our work is fast-paced and ever-changing.

Digital Services and Real Property gives you an inside look at Canada’s political scene.

A degree from a recognized university in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field.
Minimum of 5 years in a cybersecurity analyst position;
Experience with common IT Security tools with a focus on SIEM operations and products;
Experience in the conduct of system and technology audits and testing;
Experience identifying, analyzing and recommending solutions to address security events and incidents;
Experience in recognizing the anatomy of an attack and in recognizing typical security scenarios and issues, as distinct from other forms of traffic;
Experience in managing cyber incidents through countermeasures and mitigation strategies;
Experience in the planning and conduct of forensic analysis and investigations.
Technical certifications including but not limited to: CISSP, CEH, CCSP, GCED, GCIA, CCNP, etc.
Experience with cybersecurity tools such as Ecosystem, Tenable, McAfee system etc.

Selected candidates will be evaluated against the Information Services Competency Profile – Analysts / Programmers.

The purpose of this recruitment and selection process is to staff the position of Senior IT Security Analyst on a temporary basis and to establish a pool of potential candidates who may be considered for temporary or indeterminate positions requiring similar competencies at the House of Commons. Placement decisions will be based on one or more of the following criteria; Depth, breadth and type of work-specific experience. Further assessments of additional, new or already assessed qualifications or competencies may be further assessed based on work-specific requirements.
Essential Information
Selected candidates who do not have valid second language evaluation (SLE) results will be assessed.
Candidates having acceptable combination of relevant education, training and experience in the field could also be considered.
Please note that only applications submitted through our Career Portal will be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) on November 18th, 2019.
Please save a copy of the notice of job opportunity as well as all related documents. Once the closing date has passed,these documents will no longer be available.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Recruitment and Selection at before the closing date and time of the recruitment and selection process. We will respond to enquiries within 24 hours (excluding statutory holidays and weekends).
The House of Commons is committed to an inclusive workplace that ensures full and equal access to employment, development and advancement opportunities for current and future employees.
Relocation and travel expenses incurred during the recruitment and selection process are the applicant's responsibility.
A variety of assessment tools may be used to assess candidates.
The masculine form is used in documents for the sole purpose of simplifying them: it is not discriminatory in any way.