IT Security Operations Analyst

Job Outline

ABM was created over 30 years ago when Cape Breton businessman, Joseph P. Shannon, purchased a small IT company in Dartmouth, NS. What started as a field services company reselling 3rd party Point of Sale (POS) systems, cash registers, field service repair and help desk support in the early 70’s, has grown to a multimillion dollar service provider delivering innovative solutions across multiple sectors including Retail, Healthcare, Logistics and Transportation, Insurance, Legal, Natural Resources, Public Sector, Communications, Financial Services and Energy. Today we proudly have points of presence and clients across North America providing solutions and offering services from Business & IT Consulting, Cloud Services, Field Operations, Lifecycle Management, Managed Services and Service Desk support.

As a member of our IT Security Team, you will be responsible to perform the core functions of operations and identification and detection of security breeches. Secondary tasks may include involvement in the implementation of new security solutions, participation in the creation and or maintenance of company security policies, standards and procedures as well as conducting vulnerability audits and assessments.  The IT Security Analyst is expected to be fully aware of the enterpris's security goals as established by its stated policies, and actively work towards upholding those goals.

Education / Experience

  • University Degree or College Diploma in the field of computer science and / or 3 years equilavent work experience
One or more of the following certifications (or equivalents of)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)
  • (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Key Attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written (English)
  • Proven analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment
  • Independently resolve problems and proactively communicate solutions
  • Ability to conduct research into IT Security issues and products as required
  • Ability to present ideas in a business friendly and user friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Team oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment
  • Must be able to gather, analyze, diagnose and communicate information clearly and effectively


  • Maintain up-to-date detailed knowledge of the IT Security industry including awareness of new or revised security solutions, improved security processes and the development of new attacks and threat vectors
  • Recommend additional security solutions or enhansements to exsting security framework to improve overall enterprise security
  • Perform the deployment, integration and initial configuration of new security solutions and of any enhancements to existing systems
  • Monitor and maintain operational configurations of all in-place security solutions as per the established baselines
  • Review logs, alerts and reports of all in-place devices and assets.  Interpret the implications of noted activity and devise plans for appropriate resolution
  • Conduct self-directed investigations into suspicious activity and work within the established security framework to initiate the incident response plan when needed
  • Participate in the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits
  • Provide third-level on call support for all in-place security solutions
  • Work within the enterprise security architecture for the creation and implementation of enterprise security documents (policies, standards, caselines, guidelines and procedures)
  • Work on and collaborate with IT Team menbers on projects defined in the security project roadmap

Technical Knowledge

Exceptional Knowledge relating to:

  • Designing and implementing and / or maintaining security controls in the following : firewalls, VPN's, SSL Proxy, Hosts, Load balancing, content scanners, mail gateways, AV
  • Implementing and hardening systems (Windows, Linux)
  • Working technical knowledge of endpoint security including mobile device management, treat detection and analysis including SIEM tools
  • Designing and implementing and / or maintaining secure IP network solutions
  • Technical knowledge and experience with solutions and techniqes related to identify and access management (SSO, MFA)
  • Strong understanding of Windows server / Client OS, 0365

If you want to be part of an innovative, home grown company with opportunity, we’d like to hear from you.


  • Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia