• Information Technology Security Analyst II

    Job Location CA-ON-Toronto
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/2/2018 1:21 PM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    Who we are:


    Great-West Life is a leading Canadian insurer, focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 125 years, our customers across Canada have trusted us to provide for their financial security needs and deliver on the promises we have made. Together with our subsidiaries London Life and Canada Life, we serve the financial security needs of 13 million people across Canada.


    At Great-West Life, we believe in improving the financial, physical and well-being of all Canadians. The foundation of our strategy is placing the customer at the centre of everything we do.  A key element of this strategy is transforming the customer experience.


    What we’re building:


    The Information Services Division is a global organization providing technology-enabled business solutions and support. As an Information Security Analyst II you will be part of the first line of cyber defense, working with I.S. and business partners to help them understand and mange information security risks and comply with the organizational information security policies. You will support the delivery of analysis-based cyber security services to our internal client across a GLOBAL enterprise including threat intelligence and vulnerability assessments.


    What you’ll do:

    • Manage technical research of evolving security threats and vulnerabilities
    • Collect, evaluate and assess the risk of identified security threats; recommends appropriate action
    • Execute detailed threat risk assessments
    • Provide security consulting to IS and Business partners
    • Lead the technical validation and analysis of security best practice against existing standards
    • Interpret and align business/I.S. requests to the appropriate I.S. security standard
    • Conduct research, develops/recommends, and implements new/changed I.S. security standards
    • Prime the collaboration of I.S. technical subject matter experts to ensure appropriate technical requirements are built into all I.S. security standards
    • Conduct vulnerability assessments
    • Analyze all security related reports and data to identify threat and vulnerability patterns and provides risk mitigation strategies to the GISO
    • Spearhead the identification of security related infrastructure data to be used for input to the security management reporting


    Who you are:

    • Completion of a Bachelor degree from a university or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience as an Information Technology professional with at least two of those in Information Security or a related field
    • Advanced knowledge of security technologies (e.g., SIEM, IDS/IPS, Firewalls)
    • Completed, working towards or willing to attain Information Security Certification (e.g. CISSP, CISM)
    • Excellent communicator including demonstrated presentation and negotiation skills
    • Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and build trust
    • Have strong analytical ability
    • Experience in risk assessment methodologies
    • Experience with controls-based management of risk, including knowledge of one or more control frameworks (e.g., COBIT, ISO27001)


    What really sets you apart:

    • Knowledge of the information security risks in current and emerging enterprise technologies


    What you’ll like about working here:


    We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.  We provide a total rewards package that is competitive and consistent with our core values. Our variable incentive and compensation programs support our performance culture by rewarding our high achieving teams and individuals.  Our health and dental benefits are flexible and comprehensive to suit a variety of needs.


    We also offer an employee pension plan, a share purchase plan, group RRSPs, discounted home and auto insurance and preferential rates for home mortgages.


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    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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