Cyber Security Architect
Irving Shipbuilding
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
3h ago


Irving Shipbuilding, located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, or 35 Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth, NS, B3A 4Y8, is part of the J.

D. Irving Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company's primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces.

Irving Shipbuilding is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defense and the Canadian Coast Guard.

The company's commitment to health, safety and care for its employees and the environment is an integral part of its business.

Reporting to the Team Lead, Security Assurance you will be responsible for the system security engineering for the Canadian Surface Combatant Project, including but not limited to the following :

  • Support the development of the security posture for the Canadian Surface Combatant through Cybersecurity Architectural and Engineering decision for the CSC baseline architecture.
  • Reviewing architectural and engineering documents to meet cyber requirements for naval systems including :
  • Ship Systems Security Plan for the CSC platform and combat systems
  • Ship Security Architecture
  • The Security Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Security Assessment Plan and Associated Reports
  • Ship Systems Design Description
  • Mission Protection Needs
  • Mission Needs for Security
  • Supporting security control design and solution planning on all identified CSC systems, noting that the structure of this design process aligns with NIST SP 800-160 Considerations for a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems.
  • Conduct security assessments of the security of systems design and provide recommendations to mitigate threats vectors.
  • Liaise with Canadian government security agencies
  • The role will also include working with engineering teams in both the combat systems group and the platform systems group to incorporate security mechanisms and devices to satisfy security requirements and manage cybersecurity risk to the ship mission assurance.

    Working collaboratively in the Systems Engineering team, you will provide guidance and advice to subcontractor teams on how to use security controls to satisfy security outcomes to manage risk to ship mission assurance.

    You will assist in choosing appropriate ways to verify and validate the security designed into the ship systems.

    Qualifications :

  • Degree or other tertiary qualifications in an Engineering Discipline, Computer Science, Math, Physics or equivalent
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in the following fields :
  • Network or Industrial Control Systems maintenance or design
  • Security Architecture Design experience for enterprise networks, operational technology, marine systems or equivalent
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Certified Information System Security Professional or equivalent would be considered an asset
  • Security assessments using NIST SP 800-53A
  • Information system security or system security engineering experience using NIST 800-160
  • Systems or software engineering using ISO 15288 standard
  • All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.

    S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

    Key Responsibilities :

  • Applying techniques and guidance from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for System Security Engineering (NIST SP 800-160) as well as other NIST document (i.
  • e. CSF, 800-37, 800-53, 800-61, 800-82, 800-161 and 800-171)

  • Assisting design teams with architecting and engineering cybersecurity solutions for Navy Combat and Platform Systems.
  • Based on security assessments of ship systems assist design engineers and make recommendations on which security controls to implement to best address cyber risk posed by threats to information systems, control systems, and operational technology.
  • Identify and document security architectures at the system and ship (system-of-systems) levels
  • Identify and document security operations required to maintain security posture
  • Developing, maintaining and reviewing technical cybersecurity architectural and engineering documentation such as security documentation such as the system security categorization, system security architecture and system security design specification
  • Support creating cybersecurity test and evaluation plans and procedures or system security
  • Develop plans, procedures and processes as required in support of program requirements
  • Provide accurate status reports on assigned activities to the Team Lead Security Assurance
  • As required, assist in security and risk assessment of systems and subcontractors
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with internal (Shipyard Production, CSC Program, Combat System and Platform Engineering personnel) and external stakeholders (subcontractors and Canadian government representatives)
  • Support a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm and proactive behavior within the Security Assurance team
  • What We Offer :

  • Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary commensurate with the experience of the Candidate and benefits package including but not limited to medical, dental and vision.
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