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IT Security Engineer

Number of Available Positions: 1

Location: Ottawa

Experience Level Required: Fresh

Volunteer: Internship: Co-Op: Contract:
Casual: Part Time: Full Time:
JOB PURPOSE: To ensure more security by protecting system boundaries, keeping computer systems and network devices hardened against attacks and securing highly sensitive data.


Disclaimer: This position is unpaid. If you are applying for a co-op, please confirm from your college prior to submitting your application.

  • Test the organization software, firewalls and firmware for vulnerabilities 
  • Enhance the security system on a continuous basis 
  • Identify and define system security requirements 
  • Analyze security systems  
  • Find cost- effective and efficient solution to cyber security complications 
  • Develop best practices and security standards for the organization 
  •  Ability to assist the team members with cybersecurity, software, hardware or IT requirements 
  • Monitor and investigate security breaches 
  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information 
  • Design computer security architecture and develop detailed cyber security designs 
  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols 
  • Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices 
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks 
  • Ensure that the company knows as much as possible, as quickly as possible about security incidents 
  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement 
QUALIFICATION: Bachelor’s degree in IT or Computer Science related discipline 
  • 1-2 years of minimum experience in the cyber security / volunteering and internships are also considered 
  • Certifications of such as CISSP or CISM is an asset  
  • Experience in building and maintaining security systems 
  •  Proven work experience as a System Security Engineer or Information Security Engineer 
  • Hands on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc 
  • Experience with network security and networking technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools 
  • Experience with MS Teams a plus 
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to solve problems as they arise 
  • Fluent in English and French 
  • Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security 
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols 
  • Familiarity with web related technologies (Web applications, Web Services, Service Oriented Architectures) and of network/web related protocols 
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure 
  • Knowledge of Office 365 
  • Disaster recovery test results 
  • Mean time to patch 
  • Risk assessment scoring 
  • Virus infection activity (real time notification) 
  • Monitoring and response 
  • Access management 
  • Should be detail oriented  
  • Must be curious and perceptive, seeking out potential weaknesses 
  • Natural ability to work under pressure 
  • Must be a continuous learner to invent solutions 
  • Should be patient and persistent with the dynamic problems 
  • Training (Office 365, Cyber Security, and the virtual environment)
  • Mentoring and Coaching in the area of volunteer work
  • Reimbursement of exam fees when successfully earned the pre-approved professional certification (certain conditions applies)
  • Fixable hours and Working Virtually
  • Able to obtain a reference letter from ENCADE on the hours reported in approved time-sheet
  • Regular appraisal evaluations of skills with suggestions for improvements
  • This volunteer work / internship can be reflected on academic credits whenever applicable and accepted by the educational institution
  • Addition to the PDUs of the project management certification requirement
  • 10 Hours a week minimum
  • Weekly time sheet reporting
  • Display a positive and respectful attitude
  • Work with honesty and integrity
  • Represent the organization in a responsible manner
  • Take initiative
  • Perform their jobs to a reasonable, acceptable standard
  • Deliver results
  • Maintain good attendance
  • Be dependable and responsible
  • Be a good team player
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner, even when off duty
  • Follow set policies and procedures when dealing with problems or issues
We look forward to having you in our fantastic team  

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