Cyber Security Solution Architect & Practice Lead
Markham, ON
6d ago

Job Description

Note that ALL submitted candidates MUST have Canadian citizenship as they will need to get Secret Clearance. They have to have at least 10 years of experience in Canada.

This is a Data Center that supports Government clients in Canada and US.

Client is a technology solution provider that serves business and government clients across Canada, with offices in Ottawa and Toronto.

We share a common goal with each of these clients : their success. No matter how you measure it, we are dedicated to helping our clients achieve it.

In fact, our customer's success and peace of mind are the driving forces behind everyone and everything we do at Client.


  • Define end-to-end Cyber Security solutions that take into account the security architecture strategies to address current state environments and constraints for organizations of various sizes and verticals.
  • Analyze the viability of the solution to meet product timelines, budget and quality

  • Present solutions to the leadership team as well as the client stakeholders, both business and technical, as needed
  • Collaborate with InfoSec teams, translating higher level architectures into meaningful tactical plans that address full stack security requirements, implementation needs and ongoing operational compliance
  • Align standards, frameworks, and security controls with overall business and technology strategy
  • Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats
  • Design and implement security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge
  • Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Review current system security measures; recommend and implement enhancements Answer technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members;
  • recommend improved processes and provide mentoring to team members.

  • Prepares system security reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Partner with subject matter experts both within and outside the organization to properly implement security solutions that provide the necessary confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and data.
  • Design, develop and lead PoCs in collaboration with the professional and managed services teams to evaluate new technologies, tools and solutions
  • Manage the Security Services portfolio in terms of technology currency, business agility, technology evolution, business fit, opportunities to improve efficiencies and TCO Achieve Professional Services margin objectives by ensuring the following :
  • Drive business growth with the sales organization by identifying, evaluating, managing, and executing on strategic customer opportunities
  • Drive the creation of SOW's, proposals, reports, and deliverables for cyber security solutions with a focus on the both mid-market and enterprise segments
  • Ensure awareness and execution within technical organization of partner margin-enhancing programs as it relates to cyber security solutions.
  • Serve as initial escalation point for technology related pre-sales issues relating to cyber security solutions portfolio
  • Partner with sales team to proactively develop plans for professional and managed services with strategic accounts as it relates to cyber security solutions Qualifications.
  • Experience with IT Compliance and Audit Standards - ISO 27000 series, SOC and SSAE
  • Experience with Data Protection and Data Privacy - PIPEDA, GDPR, Privacy Assessments
  • Managed Information Security Policy and Regulatory Compliance implementation Governance and Compliance experience
  • Strong understanding of information technology security controls
  • Experience in Enterprise Risk Management frameworks.
  • Experience leading and managing IT Risk, Governance, Security and Audit framework
  • Experience with computer security procedures and protocols and experience with Security Information Event Management tools (SIEM), Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems (IDS / IPS), Next Gen Firewalls, Network Behavior Analysis tools, Endpoint Detection and Response products, and Network Detection and Response products
  • Experience with Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Cloud technologies (Aws, Azure, GCP) in implementation of Cloud based security controls.
  • Experience with vulnerability management and penetration testing systems, tools, practices, and procedures
  • Solutions Design experience - developing documentation, estimates, BoMs, proposals and high-level designs
  • Consultancy and Project Management experience Build and develop strong peer-to-peer relationships with our Sales and PS teams.
  • Drive the documentation and adoption of agreed standards within our deployments.

  • Business acumen - You are able to assist customers and sales teams in the identification of business requirements and use-cases and the positioning of the solutions to meet business objectives and budgets.
  • The ability to articulate and align the business value cyber security can deliver to the customer is essential.

  • Sales enablement - assist Sales people with guidance and education on the products and solutions across a range of customer sizes and types and inspire the team's capabilities
  • Act as a trusted adviser to customers through building knowledge of their environments
  • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills including demonstrated experience presenting technology recommendations from a business perspective
  • Understanding of the industry, market, customers, competitors, suppliers, partners and capabilities of the cyber security market.
  • Ability to travel an average of 25% of the time Experience.
  • 8 years of solution architecture experience implementing solutions on large projects with solid understanding on data, security, resilient systems design, integration and solution development via project implementations.
  • 5+ years required of a progressively successful career progression in cyber security related technologies.
  • 5+ years of success in consultative / complex technical sales and deployment projects and where necessary, managing various stakeholder relationships to get consensus on solution / projects
  • Previous success in sales and relationship-building roles
  • Experience in working with strategic partners is a must.
  • Must be able to present to large audiences at our customer events and be recognized as a technology leader
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience with program / projects involving complex integration of technologies / platforms across functional technical teams.
  • Ability to quickly evaluate options, make decisions and execute within an intense technology environment with multiple stakeholders. Other
  • BA / BS in Information Security, or a related field in combination with experience Accreditation Attain and maintain relevant accreditation(s) in one or more of the key areas
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP)
  • Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP)
  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) Nice to Have
  • TOGAF9 Certification NOTE : This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.
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