Network & Security Specialist
ABOUT THIS ROLE
Burlington Hydro Inc. (“BHI”) is seeking a Network & Security Specialist to join our IT team. You will report to the Director of IT & Business Transformation, responsible for BHI’s overall network (LAN/WAN/Wireless/Firewalls) administration and implementation of security controls to protect organization networks, systems, and data. In addition, you will be working on redesigning the corporate internal network on core, access, and distribution platforms. In this role, you will work closely with managed service providers to improve corporate security posture in compliance with Ontario Cyber Security Framework (OCSF). You have strong familiarity with frameworks such as NIST and ISO 27001. This role will also focus on information security risk assessments and third-party security assessments.
You are a strategic IT professional who understands business operations, networks and security and will utilize that knowledge to assist with implementing an effective security campaign. One of your key responsibilities is managing security operations using various tools to monitor and work closely with vendors to reduce risk to organizational assets and data. You will play an integral role in recommending and implementing appropriate security controls to protect the BHI information assets from unauthorized access and compromise/loss, mitigate cyber-related risks, and ensure the overall network and security posture is aligned with business needs. In addition, you must have the experience and confidence to recommend innovative technologies and effective solutions to address evolving security challenges and changing demands.
This is an onsite position at 1340 Brant Street, Burlington. Burlington Hydro currently offers eligible employees the opportunity to work remotely 1-day per week as part of the Hybrid Work from Home Program.
Design, implement, and troubleshoot the corporate network infrastructure, including core, access, and distribution layer network platforms.
Manage firewall policies, rules, and IPSec tunnels. Routers and network switches (layer 2/3) installation, configuration (including backup / restore) and security management.
Manage and configure the corporate wireless network, network security devices, VPN setup, RADIUS, DMZ and NAT configurations.
Use SIEM to create reports, dashboards, and queries for security requirements.
Implement security controls, defenses, and countermeasures to prevent attacks.
Conduct threat analysis, including researching evolving threats, and provide recommendations to improve overall security posture.
Maintain and manage policies for network access through vNets, NSGs and subnets in the Microsoft Azure environment.
Assist in creating information security policies and procedures to support the organization’s risk and information security governance program.
Work with security vendors regularly to protect against emerging threats and develop controls to protect against security breaches.
Assist in implementing information systems controls as per OCSF guidelines.
Identify risk areas and provide recommendations to improve the organization’s security posture, both for on-premises and cloud environments.
Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) and lead in implementing CIS best practices to strengthen the cybersecurity landscape for the organization.
Support the corporate Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCPDR) exercises and tests regularly.
All other duties as assigned.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
An undergraduate degree in Computer Science or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in network and security engineering or a similar technical role.
Preferred to have Industry certifications related to network and cyber security, for example, CCNP Security or similar, SSCP, Security+ or SNSA.
Experience in cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).
Experience working with Next Generation Firewalls (preferably Fortinet and SonicWall), Layer 2 / 3 core and access switches (Aruba, Cisco).
Experience working with wired, wireless, core, edge, and VPN routers.
Proficient with security standards, NIST, ISO, and CIS and how it relates to enterprise safeguarding.
Experience with the implementation of Network Admission Control (NAC)
Strong network and security expertise and can demonstrate a technical skill set to maintain and deploy network security technologies.
Experience working with various static and dynamic routing protocols for traffic flow controls and security.
Working knowledge and experience in network traffic analysis.
Strong knowledge of legislative requirements for security and privacy.
High-level interpersonal skills to successfully translate business requests to technology and security requirements.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
In-depth knowledge of network routing, switching, security devices, wireless and advanced threat detection toolsets.
Ability to be flexible, take initiative, and demonstrate accountability.
Intermediate interpersonal skills
Ability to work well within a team environment and participate in department/team projects.
Ability to translate business needs and problems into viable/accepted solutions.
Basic negotiating and persuasion skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, able to interpret business requirements and articulate them into models and concepts that plug into more significant scope projects.
WHO WE ARE
Established in 1945, Burlington Hydro is a local distribution company (LDC) serving the City of Burlington, with a total licensed service area of 188 square kilometres and a customer base of 68,500 customers (consisting of Residential, General Service, Street Light, and Unmetered Scattered Load customers/connections).
At Burlington Hydro, we strive to exemplify excellence in every aspect of our business. From the exacting work of our engineers and the professionalism of our customer service representatives, to our resilient operations crews and all those in-between, we work together to deliver value at every level of the organization. It’s a value proposition that lies at the very core of our company – caring for people and community, and caring about stewardship and sustainability – all with a commitment to continuous improvement in everything we do.
We rely on the skills and abilities of all of our employees to assist us in reaching our mission, goals and objectives. We put high emphasis on our Core Values and expect all employees to act consistently in accordance with those Values.
We care about our team, our work, our customers and our business. Our commitment to delivering quality service and providing a safe work environment govern all of our daily activities. Each member of our team has a responsibility to help one another achieve success, and satisfaction on the job. Vision and strategy are vital, but it's our people who create value.
Burlington Hydro is consistently voted as one of Hamilton-Niagara's Top Employers. We promote a culture that is performance driven, values centric, diverse, and inclusive. We’re always looking for good people who share the same values and want to combine their professional talents with a commitment to our goals.
To be part of our team, we look for candidates who:
Thrive in a dynamic team environment and resilient in the face of challenges or uncertainty
Are committed to safety and working as part of a team to ensure the highest standards of safety are upheld
Take the initiative, lead by example, demonstrate a positive attitude and respectful of diverse perspectives
Have a strong track record of excellence in all that they do
In exchange, we offer:
Safe working conditions
Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental) for you and your family
Defined benefits pension plan
Exciting career challenges
Training and development support
In accordance with Burlington Hydro's COVID-19 Vaccination Proof Policy, as a condition of employment, successful job applicants must provide an official QR code as proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date. This requirement is subject only to valid human rights-based requests for accommodation.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume by clicking here.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diversity & Inclusion: Burlington Hydro Inc. is committed to creating an inclusive workplace and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and those who may need accommodation to apply to join our team. Our commitment to excellence in diversity goes beyond promoting equity. By incorporating a variety of experiences and perspectives, we create opportunities for innovative solutions and maximize the impact of our work.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Burlington Hydro Inc. will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.