Security Engineer (Senior Infrastructure Specialist)
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Winnipeg, MB
Our Story

We are proud to announce that Canada Life will become our company brand under which our three companies service – Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life.

Together, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have been in the business of keeping promises for over a century. The new Canada Life brand combines the strengths of all three – so we can better deliver on our purpose: To improve the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians.

We are excited about this journey. To find out more about our story, click here

What we’re building:
An important part of putting our customers at the centre is ensuring that we provide quality IT services and support to the business which arms them with the tools required to better service our customers.

We are building a new Security Engineering team who will work closely with Global Information Security Office and other Infrastructure and Application Technology teams to design and deploy Security services. Our Security services defend global enterprise, including business units, customers and shareholders from external and internal threats. Our team consists of highly motivated, innovative, and tech-savvy engineers that design and deploy security technologies using agile delivery methods and automation.

What you’ll do:
The Senior Security Infrastructure Specialist (Security Engineer) is responsible for designing, deploying, and operationalizing security technologies on projects. He or she will also provide technical leadership by researching and conducting proof-of-concept on emerging technologies to determine business fit.

Provides technical consulting on the capabilities and limitations of the security technologies
Leads the validation and practicality of new technologies through rapid prototyping
Researches and evaluates technologies/products and make recommendations
Works with vendors to finalize detailed technical specifications for hardware and software
Installs hardware and/or software in test and production environments
Tests and evaluates security technologies against established criteria
Builds or enhances security technology infrastructure components, and integrates 3rd party components, using standard tools (batch languages, programming languages, etc.)
Unit and system tests all technology deliverables, and supports business acceptance testing
Implements all deliverables with the highest possible quality (that is, fewest implementation defects)
Participates in the creation of project deliverables (estimates, schedules, risk assessments, etc.) as a project team member
Makes design decision within the bounds established by project, portfolio, site and enterprise architectures
Ensures that components are engineered in accordance with the use to which they will be put (for example, backups may need to be both reliable and high performing, but restores may only need to be reliable)
Contributes to creation and maintenance of security technology roadmaps
Conducts technical health assessments of the security technologies
Some travel maybe required

Who you are:
A degree or equivalent education in a related discipline such as Computer Science, Business Computing, Engineering, or Commerce. Security certification will be an asset as well
Minimum 7 years experience designing, integrating, and implementing end to end application, infrastructure, and security solutions in a large organization
Proven skills in designing and deploying multi-platform solutions
Broad knowledge of industry technology and directions, and specific knowledge in security and infrastructure technologies such as web servers, application servers, Intel, AIX, integration technologies, workstation technologies, database technologies, network technologies, IAM technologies, Cloud Computing, Automation, IPS/IDS, DDOS, Firewalls, Cryptography, Endpoint Security, WAF, Network, , VPN, MFA, SIEM, Vulnerability Management, etc.
The incumbent should have skills and knowledge in capacity planning, disaster recovery planning, product/service lifecycles, service management and a strong focus on customer service
Experience in performance tuning complex infrastructure solutions; knowledge of performance and monitoring tools will be an asset
Attention to detail and effective planning and organizational skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated initiative (self-starter) with the ability to influence others
Proven history of both technical and management skills
Good working knowledge of ITIL practices and processes
Strong leadership, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience working in a team environment
Strong desire to implement change and make a contribution to the organization
Proven history of making appropriate decisions and recommendations
Good knowledge of Agile, Dev Ops, and PM methodologies

What really sets you apart:
Accreditation in Security such as CISSP or equivalent
Dev Ops or Agile Experience
Experience in Scripting / Automation

What you’ll like about working here:
We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth. We provide a total rewards package that is competitive and consistent with our core values. Our variable incentive and compensation programs support our performance culture by rewarding our high achieving teams and individuals. Our health and dental benefits are flexible and comprehensive to suit a variety of needs.

We also offer an employee pension plan, a share purchase plan, group RRSPs, discounted home and auto insurance and preferential rates for home mortgages.

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Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness in our head office facilities. If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.

Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.

Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.