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Requisition Number:  6228
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  3 years

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  August 2, 2021 23:59 EST

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IT Security Monitoring Specialist (Azure)

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


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What you will do 
As an IT Security Monitoring Specialist for the cloud (MS Azure), you provide vital Bank-wide security services, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the Bank’s information assets by using a portfolio of IT security tools within Azure.  Based on your skills and knowledge of Azure, you will also help guide the expansion of cloud (MS Azure) security monitoring practice by recommending and evolving the cyber security monitoring governance model, adapting it to the cloud and on-premises environments.  You will also review and validate emerging cloud threats, help with the creation of cloud detection engineering use cases, follow established alert and investigation methodologies, recommend process improvements, recommend new cyber capabilities for the cloud, and assist in the cyber incident response process for the cloud.


In addition, you will:

  • review cloud security alerts to determine their severity and escalate if required
  • perform IT security monitoring and incident response to IT security incidents for the cloud
  • detect, analyze and implement approved security safeguards to limit intrusions and incidents
  • respond to IT security incidents and perform threat analyses, as directed
  • work with industry organizations, Bank stakeholders, business partners and technology teams to develop cyber security defensive techniques and best practices for the cloud (MS Azure)


What you need to succeed
This position requires that you have:

  • thorough understanding of MS Azure 
  • proven understanding and in-depth knowledge of MS’s security portfolio, including MS Sentinel
  • thorough understanding of enterprise systems and infrastructure, network-based services and client/server applications
  • proficiency in analyzing and quantifying computer security risks for vulnerabilities and incidents
  • excellent communication skills and ability to document and explain technical details clearly and concisely



  • comprehensive knowledge and experience with host-based investigation and EDR tools
  • direct experience in analyzing security events using event aggregation and correlation systems, including SIEM capabilities
  • familiarity with information technology infrastructure library (ITIL) concepts and practices
  • experience in programming/scripting languages 

Your education and experience
This position requires a college diploma or a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related discipline with three or more years of work experience in the field of information and technology security, with a concentration on information security


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English or French essential
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Secret 
  • You will work remotely from any location within Canada while the Bank operates under mandatory telework. Flexibility for remote work for the duration of the term may be granted.
  • There will be no relocation assistance provided
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted virtually.  


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $80,258 to $94,421 (job grade 16)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (5 to 7% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (10% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service


We strive to make our policies, programs and workplace more inclusive, respectful and barrier-free. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. #LI-POST