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Requisition Number:  8492
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  2 years (extension/conversion possible)

Various locations, ON, CA

Remote Work:  Yes, within Canada
Closing Date:  December 5, 2022 23:59 ET

Diversity and Inclusion
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We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

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Security Architect (Remote - Canada)

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.


With our defined-benefit pension plan, benefits, and high flexibility for work life balance - find out more about why we are annually ranked as one of Canada's top employers:  Working Here - Bank of Canada


Cyber Security Architecture & Assurance

We are seeking candidates interested in becoming valued members of our architecture & cyber community! Reporting to the Assistant Director, Cyber Security Assurance, you will join a team tasked with developing and implementing new security architecture and assurances to meet the Cyber Risk Assurance process and cyber resiliency standards of internal and external facing Bank products and programs.


You will be provided with the autonomy to make decisions along with the opportunity to use innovative Enterprise Cyber Security tools and consistently learn as technology in the industry evolves.


Further, you will have the full support of your leader and team to learn, grow, and further your Cyber career through the Bank’s learning platform and opportunities to become a mentor (or mentee).


What you will do:

As a Security Architect, you become a member of an architecture and assurance community responsible for developing and implementing the new security framework necessary to meet the cyber resiliency standards of internal and external facing Bank products and programs.


More specifically, you will:

  • Guide IT Cyber Security team and our internal product development communities through risk management and cyber assessments
  • Establish frameworks to measure and report on the cyber risk and resiliency of critical components to the Canadian Financial System.
  • Collaborate with business groups to conduct cyber assessments when called upon.
  • Research and monitor innovative technology developments and industry trends.
  • Contribute to the evolution of our Cyber Security Risk processes, tools, and standards.
  • Hands on developing implementation guidelines and procedures for evidence confirmation


What you need to succeed

You are a great teammate, willing to communicate and work with colleagues or other architects to deliver end-to-end solutions. You are also a self-starter, capable of grasping new information and providing innovative solutions in a team environment.


In addition, you have:

Experience in:

  • Developing and implementing security policies and security technical standards
  • Security assessments, including translating into cyber risk governance and risk management systems and process
  • Architecture & design techniques and tools

Knowledge of:

  • Enterprise architecture & risk management frameworks
  • Cyber Security standards such as: NIST 800-53, ISO 27001/27002, SOC 2
  • Various cyber based concepts such as Identity and Access Management, Vulnerability and Threat Management, Zero Trust Architectures, Data Loss Prevention, etc.
  • Tool and techniques to secure cloud-based workloads


  • Previous experience in a financial, banking, and/or payments environment
  • Proven experience with cloud security (Azure preferred)

Your education and experience 

Your combined education and work experience demonstrate that you have the proficiencies and skills for the role.   We are ideally seeking candidates with a relevant degree/diploma and 5+ years of relevant experience.


What if you don’t meet every requirement?

We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. If you are interested in this position, but your experience & abilities do not perfectly align, we highly encourage you to apply. You may be a fit for the position and/or you could be a great candidate for other roles.


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of intermediate (level 3) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of functional (level 4) in second official language.
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Secret 
  • 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.  
  • The official title for this position is “Security Solutions Architect ” 


Remote Work / Hybrid Work Model #LI-Remote

For this position, should you not live within reasonable commuting distance of the office, you will be able to work 100% remote (within Canada) for the duration of this term. The Bank is conducting a trial of a hybrid working model which provides employees with the flexibility to telework for significant portions of each month. During the trial, employees will be expected to come onsite on those days when they are involved in activities that they or their leader feel are better conducted in person and to build connections with colleagues.  For the majority of employees, it is expected that onsite time will range from 5 to 10 days per month, depending on your role. 


Vaccination Policy

Please note that the application of the Bank’s Covid-19 Vaccination policy has been temporarily suspended, effective June 20, 2022.  As a result, you will not be required to submit verification of your vaccination status before starting employment with the Bank.  However, please note that the Bank reserves the right to reintroduce vaccination requirements in the future if necessary to respond to changing public health advice and\or government direction.


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 $97,395 to $121,740 (job grade 18)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% 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 #LI-POST