Sr. Cyber Security Architect

Information Technology
Oil & Gas
Calgary, Alberta
Job ID:
Swastik Ramachandra

Our class leading Energy client is looking for a Senior Cyber Security Architect to join their team for a one year contract position in their downtown Calgary office.

Job Responsibilities/Description:
•    Provide expert security consulting within a complex, fast and ever-changing, IT environment with the goal to enable security-by-design
•    Facilitate and support threat modelling exercises, architecture review and attack scenario analyses
•    Support the creation of cyber security reference architecture and other security artifacts for multiple systems including IAM, cloud, system hardening, software security and continuous security monitoring
•    Provide tactical and strategic direction as well as detailed remediation guidance to help projects and solution architects achieve acceptable security postures
•    Ensure risk considerations are addressed at each stage of the system development life cycle (covering agile mode as well)
•    Assist with improving the our cyber security practices, including the continuous enhancement of existing methodology and reporting formats, as well as technical security assessment processes.
•    Research cutting edge security topics and represent the team on architectural assurance committees, including the solution review board (SRB) 

Skills – REQUIRED:
•    5+ years of cyber security experience with at least 3+ years’ experience developing and implementing security architecture and solutions within the software security and/or infrastructure security domain
•    Minimum of 2 years of threat modelling experience and architectural risk assessment
•    Hands-on, in-depth understanding of the architecture of infrastructure components, applications and related technologies (Web applications, mobile technology, identity and access management, cloud system components)
•    Extensive experience assessing risks and analyzing web and infrastructure vulnerabilities
•    Good understanding of software development processes, integration of security assessments into the security development life cycle (SDLC), and OWASP guidelines for application security
•    Self-starter with drive and determination to succeed
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills with report writing experience 

•    Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and tactfully with both business-oriented executives and technology-oriented personnel
•    Strong Linux, windows and cloud security skills
•    Experience with ethical hacking and intrusion prevention
•    Knowledge of prevalent operational security tactics and techniques (vulnerability exploits and countermeasures, remote access trojans and related persistence techniques, social engineering, etc.)
•    Interaction with multiple teams (IT architecture, Operations, application development, etc)
•    Ability to identify systemic security issues based on the analysis of vulnerability and configuration data.
•    Ability to share meaningful insights about the context of an organization’s threat environment that improve its risk management posture.

Other skills deemed necessary for team or project compatibility:
•    Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
•    Excellent interpersonal skills
•    Project Management
•    Participating in sprint review or retrospective meetings

Education/Certification Requirements
•    A completed post-secondary education with emphasis on computer science, electronics,  information technology, cyber security or related discipline plus 5+ years of experience or 7+ years of combined training and working experience
•    CISSP and one or more of the following security certificates will be a plus: CISSP-ISSAP, CISA, CRISC, SABSA, CSSLP, GPEN, OSCP, and Cloud Solution Architect or Security Specialty (AWS, Azure, GCP).

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