IT Security Analyst

Job Outline

The IT Security Analyst performs two core operational functions. The first is the day-to-day operations of the in-place security solutions while the second is the identification, investigation and resolution of security events detected by those systems. Additional tasks include involvement in the implementation of new security solutions, creation and/or maintenance of security policies, standards and procedures as well as conducting vulnerability audits / assessments. The IT Security Analyst is expected to be fully aware of the Company’s security goals as established by its stated policies, and actively work towards upholding those goals.


•            Monitor and maintain operational configurations of all in-place security solutions as per the established baselines

•            Conduct self-directed investigations into suspicious activity and work within the established security framework to initiate the incident response plan when needed

•            Monitor and evaluates risk performance metrics on key security issues and programs, recommend corrective action programs as appropriate and drives remediation items to completion

•            Recommend additional security solutions or enhancements to existing 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

•            Review logs, alerts, and reports of all in-place devices and assets. Interpret the implications of noted activity and devise plans for appropriate resolution.

•            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, baselines, guidelines, and procedures)

•            Work on and collaborate with IT team members on projects defined in the security project roadmap

•            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


•            College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science and/or 5+ years equivalent work experience

•            Information Security Certification / Accreditation considered assets

•            Knowledge and understanding of industry standards and frameworks (NIST, COBIT,OWASP)

•            Design, implementation, and maintenance of security controls in the following: firewalls, VPNs, SSL Proxy, IPS, hosts, SIEM Tools, mail gateways

•            Implementing and hardening systems (Windows, Linux)

•            Working technical knowledge of endpoint security including mobile device management, threat detection & analysis

•            Designing and implementing and/or maintaining secure IP network solutions

•            Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities

•            Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

•            Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills


We are supportive of workforce diversity and encourage internal/external applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply, please forward your resume to with the subject line Security Analyst.


Halifax, NS

Position Type

Full Time

Date Posted: December 20, 2021