The Security Analyst develops, implements, upgrades, integrates, tests, manages, and supports information security systems and applications. Perform real-time analysis and correlation of logs/alerts from a multitude of infrastructure, network, and security devices with a focus on the determination of whether said events constitute infrastructure, network, or security incidents. Responsible for researching and documenting various mitigation strategies. Provides information security education to the University community and prioritizes remediation of issues in a highly complex environment with critical uptime requirements.
The University has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s top employers in 2018. The main campus, located at the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core, gives you access to a range of services, including fitness facilities and popular food outlets. As an employee, you will be working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, respect and appreciation. To encourage you to feel at home, the University has created a work environment that promotes health and well-being and facilitates a healthy work-life balance.
Information Technology is a dynamic and collaborative environment. We are focused on prioritizing and optimizing technological investments that facilitate the best student experience, as well as the activities of faculty, researchers and staff. Our greatest strength are the people working with us. People like you, professionals eager to flex their intellectual muscle and achieve new heights in their career. Working here gives you access to a great IT environment, rich with a diverse range of platforms, products, and services. This is a place where innovative ideas are welcome.
In a nutshell: working here is challenging and rewarding. It’ll bring out the best of you. We want people that have the drive to advance IT in higher education. We have the technologies to keep your inner fires burning, and benefits that can help you sustain a better lifestyle. And all this minutes away from gyms, the Byward Market, downtown, and the Rideau Canal at lunch time for runners and skaters.
University degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS) or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum 5 years of experience in a complex and diverse IT environment demonstrating experience in IT security
in a multi-platform environment;
Experience with security technologies such as various monitoring and log aggregation platforms (Splunk is an asset), penetration testing frameworks, operating systems, vulnerability scanners, and endpoint security solutions;
Knowledge of various programming languages and scripting languages and of computing hardware, software and software development methodologies;
Experience with writing queries, parsing and correlating data, and various query languages (e.g. SQL);
In-depth analytical skills for complex problem solving – identification, diagnosis, resolution;
Experience with vulnerability scanning and reconnaissance methods
Knowledge of Incident Handling phases
Knowledge of the University’s information technology and security policies, procedures and standards would be considered an asset;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Information security certifications would be an asset (e.g.: SANS, EC-Council, ISC2)
Ability to work a flexible schedule including occasional weekends and evenings.
Bilingual: French and English, spoken and written
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. Priority will be given to regular non-unionized employees and to those who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).
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