Security Architect- Bilingual
Montreal, Quebec
1d ago

Reporting to the Director of IT Security Services, the main network security architect is responsible for develop and lead the network security architecture methodology in line with business, compliance, risk management needs, and in accordance with Cogeco's security management framework.

Person designs and implements the internal and external network security architecture model as well as the roadmap. This person

provides guidelines and writes security standards, actively contributes to securing project deliverables and acts as as an expert in solving technical challenges.


1. Define, design and implement the network security architecture.

2. Set up architectural patterns to secure networks "by design".

3. Work closely with officers responsible for security in subsidiaries and business units

4. Identify weaknesses, potential vulnerabilities and network risks in collaboration with the Risk and Governance Department of CCSD (Corporate Cyber ??Security Department)

5. Secure the networks according to the identified risks and the security requirements mentioned in the Security Documents

6. Design network architectures that are highly resilient in the face of technological threats

7. Ensure that contributions are made in accordance with Cogeco's security management framework, documentation standards and approved security benchmarks (NIST CSF, NIST 800, CIS Benchmark, ITIL, FAIR)

8. Secure the networks according to the identified risks and the security requirements mentioned in the

9. security.

10. Analyze and assess requests for exceptions to security requirements, propose mitigating measures if required

11. Design SMART security solutions (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound)

12. Harmonize and standardize network security across all business units

13. Identify and map the networks used by the systems and keep them up to date over time

14. Work in close collaboration with domain experts and operational security teams

15. Actively contribute to the development of security policies and standards

16. Contribute to the Safety Roadmap

17. Act as an expert in the resolution and analysis of security incidents involving networks

18. Manage escalations in accordance with the issue resolution process

19. Ensure compliance with planning and the quality of architectural deliverables

20. Identify potential network issues and propose solutions collaboratively

21. Collaborate with the Vice-Presidency of Internal Audit on a regular basis

22. Collaborate in the design and improvement of contribution processes

23. Ensure customer satisfaction for each contribution

24. Ensure constant collaboration with operational security teams and that of the CCSD

25. Support management decisions and the strategic security plan

26. Ensure constant collaboration with operational security teams.

27. Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills.

28. Ability to work in a team and negotiate with multiple stakeholders.

29. Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize tasks.

30. Innovative thinking, autonomy and resourcefulness.



  • Baccalaureate, Diploma or Certificate recognized in Computer Security
  • CCSP, CISSP, Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Cisco Certified Internetwork expert (CCIE Security written) certification is a plus

  • 15 years of IT experience, including 10 years in IT Security
  • 5 years of experience in network security architecture
  • 5 years of experience using and implementing at least 4 of the following tools : CISCO, Radware, Paloalto, Fortinet, Checkpoint, Citrix Netscaler
  • Experience in a Telecommunications company and a plus

  • Strong experience in securing internal and external networks
  • Strong architectural experience in networks : LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi, TCP / IP, VoIP, Cisco Routers / Switches, VMware NSX, Network Monitoring
  • Strong technical knowledge in routing and switching protocols including TCP / IP, STP, EIGRP, BGP, IPSec, MPLS, SD-WAN, QoS and complex routing protocol configuration
  • Strong knowledge of platforms : Windows, Linux, Virtualization (VMware / vRA, Hyper-V, PowerVC, Citrix)
  • Strong experience in isolation and micro segmentation (physical and virtual) : Firewall, ACL, Web Filtering
  • Strong experience in MPLS network architecture and Internet Backbone
  • Experience in securing network security (SSL, AES, VPN, etc ...)
  • Experience in CDN network architecture (content delivery management)
  • Experience in telephone and cellular network architecture
  • Experience in network virtualization
  • Experience in managing authentication certificates
  • Architectural experience : Zero Trust Model
  • Experience in automation of systems and processes
  • Experience in designing network monitoring and alerting systems
  • Strong knowledge of security standards (NIST CSF, NIST 800 Series, FAIR, CIS Benchmark, ITIL)
  • Knowledge of applicable legal and regulatory environments (Protection of personal information, Regulation of listed companies (52-109), Protection of telecommunications infrastructures)
  • Good interpersonal skills, communication and organization
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Strong ability to understand business needs and potential issues in terms of security and compliance
  • Strong Ability to establish good working relationships with others and work in a team.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion with confidential information.
  • Experience in the coordination of several projects,
  • Excellent ability to draft security operation documents and processes (FR / EN)
  • Strong ability to multitask and efficiently in a fast paced and constraining environment
  • Ability to manage complex technical and / or interpersonal issues
  • Ability to be creative in resolving issues
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual French / English
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