Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is Canada's premier nuclear science and technology organization. CNL has been a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology through its expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology and engineering.
CNL's 3500 highly skilled employees deliver a range of nuclear services from research and development, design and engineering to specialized technology, waste management and decommissioning.
CNL's cyber security research team conducts leading edge research in cyber security of instrumentation and control systems in the nuclear industry and for critical infrastructure.
Digital security concerns and evolving standards and regulations are driving demand for safe and secure solutions by both business and industrial consumers.
Unlike IT systems, industrial control systems are often bound by strict regulatory requirements and rigorous change controls that introduce complexities, risks and costs that are substantially higher for any modernization or modification and therefore requires specialists in Instrumentation & Control (I&C) systems with cyber security expertise.
CNL is looking for an experienced Cyber Security Research Scientist / Engineer who has a keen interest and experience in cyber security as applied to instrumentation and control systems.
Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Applied Mathematics from a university of recognized standing, or membership in an engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualification for membership in that organization.
Higher education (MSc, and / or PhD) is an asset.
Ten (10) years of relevant experience in I&C systems technology, or information security / cyber security technology is preferred.
Specialized knowledge / expertise in a particular area of cyber security would be an asset (e.g., machine learning, secure system design, vulnerability assessments, wireless security).
Strong technical problem solving skills, ability to make recommendations on technical issues, and prepare work plans with minimal supervision.
Significant practical knowledge and hands-on experience with :
I&C domain protocols and standards such as MODBUS and OPC
Design and implementation of control system network architectures
Programming PLCs, HMI SCADA systems such as Siemens, Allen Bradley and Triconex
Specifying field instrumentation, PLC and SCADA hardware, and wiring design
Recognized industry standards and guidelines
Knowledge and / or experience with cyber security technologies a strong asset (e.g., intrusion detection systems, forensic analysis tools, next generation firewalls, application control, whitelisting, AV, encryption, automated auditing, analytics), and advanced persistence threats, zero day exploits, malware attack vectors and threat intelligence.
Since it is recognized that applying cyber security solutions to I&C systems is experience that candidates may lack,a demonstrated interest in the area combined with an ability to learn quickly, have strong self-
motivation and enthusiasm for the work, and an ability to pay attention to detail and have good organization skills, will be considered.
CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.