Senior Specialist, Security Architecture, CP3(340140)

Full Time
Toronto, ON
Posted Today
Job description
The Senior Specialist, Security Architecture will assist in the execution of the application security testing program that will serve to improve the security posture of Information Technology Infrastructure applications, servers and network applications. They will regularly conduct vulnerability and Security Architecture assessments, provide feedback on issues related to the execution of the program, assist with the creation of action plans, assist with the identification and tracking of risk remediation, provide advice on mitigation safeguards, processes and security best practices and act as a spokesperson on security related subjects.

Job Duties/Accountabilities:
  • Support the IT application security-testing program
  • Ability to configure, implement, and maintain security testing tools as well as the configuration of data sources for metric reporting/tracking
  • Perform security testing of applications, networks and infrastructures, including vulnerability assessments, and manual testing techniques
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts (Perl, Python, Ruby, shell)
  • Collaborate with various internal stakeholders as well as external partners
  • Produce security assessment reports and distribute to IT support teams for remediation
  • Ability to document and educate stakeholders on the findings
  • Ability to research, recommend, and implement changes to procedures and systems to enhance application and systems security
  • Provide feedback on operational and procedural documentation as required
  • Ability to serve as subject matter expert on IT security tools, polices, and controls
  • Able to create and deliver a cohesive security debrief / presentation to Executives
  • Take an active role in security-related audits and inquiries
  • Ability to keep up to date on the latest security regulations, advisories, alerts and vulnerabilities
  • Mentor and support junior specialist in their technical development


Critical Qualifications/Competencies:
  • Minimum of 5 years professional work experience in information security
  • A security based professional qualification desirable (e.g. CISSP, CISM, CISA, OPST, CEH, GPEN)
  • Experience with security testing tools and methodologies in conducting vulnerability and application security assessments
  • Ability to analyze IT solutions and technology infrastructure in order to identify and assess security vulnerabilities, threats, and risks
  • A proven track record of results and effectiveness in applications technical support, trouble-shooting and analysis, problem resolution, and service availability and reliability improvement roles
  • Think analytically and synthesize technical information from various sources
  • High level of personal integrity, and the ability to professionally handle confidential matters and demonstrate a high level of judgment and maturity
  • Excellent skills of verbal and written communications, relationship building, and influencing others
  • Hold or eligible to hold a Reliability Security clearance

Preferred Qualifications/Competencies:
Bachelor's degree in technology-related field, or in computer science with a specialization in telecommunications, or the equivalent work experience

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