IT Operations Security Specialist

Montreal - Quebec - Canada - Life Sciences & Health Care - Research Facilities - Safety - Academic Bachelor

We’re hiring an IT Operations Security Specialist for our client, a global sports foundation, to join their team. This is a permanent position.

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Tori Pearson, Account manager

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About this role


  • Responsible for daily security operations tasks for internally-managed systems;
  • Collaborate with other members of the IT/ADAMS team and follows the direction established by IT Senior Management;
  • Support business functions in the definition and implementation of security controls, processes, and tools to comply with IT security policies and manage information security risks;
  • Monitor daily system events, maximum system availability and service quality;
  • Take proactive measures to manage all perimeter security equipment or associated components which may be interrupted or affected as a result of threats or vulnerabilities;
  • Establish a strong automation SecOps culture;
  • Implement and manage automated security pen testing solutions;
  • Implement and manage effective SIEM dashboard based on elk stack;
  • Develop documentation associated with maintenance releases and keep them updated;
  • Participate in developing standards, guidelines, best practices and metrics as directed;
  • Assist in evaluating new requirements, technical design and standards;
  • Manage the daily internal development team requests for changes to their security infrastructure and liaise where deemed necessary with Lead Counsel, Privacy and Data Governance;
  • Prepare changes for security devices such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, identity access management etc.;
  • Participate in new integration projects and services and prepare implementations;
  • Review and interpret security alerts and provide diagnostics in the management of incidents to support end-users;
  • Coordinates the handling and resolution of the IT security incidents or security breaches and reports to Lead Counsel, Privacy and Data Governance;
  • Depending on the nature of the security threat, assess and develop mitigation measures to ensure that appropriate treatment is applied, and ensure that end-users are informed;
  • Evaluate new security technology and emerging threats and provide recommendations to strengthen infrastructure;
  • Configure, install, manage and maintain security devices and provide general information and recommendations based on security best practices;
  • Providing information security training to staff, as requested or required;
  • Observe security management best practices;
  • Maintain up to date IT security policies and related procedures, guidelines, and other supporting documentation;
  • Conduct or participate in IT security policy audits as directed.

About you


  • University or College degree in Computer Science; 5 years of equivalent industry experience in the information systems field;
  • Knowledge of AWS & Azure is a must;
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting security solutions including authentication, authorization, encryption and audit capabilities as part of an overall system design;
  • Experience in the implementation, daily management and troubleshooting of firewalls from multiple vendors;
  • Experience in daily management and troubleshooting of intrusion detection and prevention systems (IPS);
  • Experience in troubleshooting security solutions including authentication capabilities, authorization, and encryption as well as securing device access;
  • Strong knowledge of Active Directory and Windows servers, Linux;
  • Strong knowledge of Firewalls and Networking;
  • Scripting knowledge (PowerShell, Ruby, Python);
  • Understanding of NIST, ISO 27001, ITIL, SAS70 (or 5970) and/or other compliance frameworks;
  • Knowledge of offensive and defensive security operational tactics;
  • Knowledge of security information events management (SIEM);
  • Excellent oral and written skills in one of the two official languages (English/French) and very good command of the other official language; Additional languages would be an asset.

What we offer

Why apply through Brunel? Finding the next step in your career can be a full-time job in itself. We manage the process for you, from submitting your resume, to coordinating interviews, to extending offers, and assisting with on-boarding. Let us get you going so you can get on with the job.

About us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Over 40 years, we’ve created a global network of interesting clients and talented individuals working together through a vast array of services.


  • Vacancy number: PUB262214
  • Location: Montreal
  • Market: Life Sciences & Health Care
  • hours per week: 40
  • Branch: Research Facilities
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Safety
  • Closing date: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Tori Pearson

Account manager Brunel Canada - Calgary

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