Senior Cybersecurity Analyst

The Senior Cybersecurity Analyst will be accountable for the delivery of cybersecurity services including threat intelligence, detection, and response services to organizations in Canada’s research and education sector.

This is a full-time, permanent position that reports to the Director, Cybersecurity Operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviewing threat intelligence and data and alerts from various security platforms and providing detailed analysis, trending, and insights
  • Collaborating with delivery partners and end user organizations to analyze complex security events and incidents, provide incident response support, risk management, proposed mitigations, and support awareness
  • Identifying and prioritizing vulnerabilities and collaborating with to ensure threats are understood and triaged effectively
  • Implementing incident management processes to resolve risks and incidents in collaboration with delivery partners and end users
  • Supporting the onboarding to relevant platforms and initiatives, conducting health-checks, and proactively alerting management on impending operational issues
  • Providing recommendations for future projects, security tools, and applications
  • Documenting and refining security processes
  • Other related duties and responsibilities, as required
  • Travel may occasionally be required

The Ideal Candidate

To excel at CANARIE, you have a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively on teams and are also an energetic self-starter with the self-motivation to work independently. You have excellent oral and written communication skills, and can count time management, problem solving, and managing multiple priorities as your strengths. You also share a dedication to CANARIE’s core values: service, teamwork, innovation, quality, and integrity.

Relevant experience in publicly funded not-for-profit organizations is desirable. Bilingualism is preferred.

What You Bring

Education and Experience

  • College diploma or university degree, or a suitable combination of education, experience, or other relevant training
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in a Security Operations Centre or related environment
  • Minimum of 3 years of exposure to threat intelligence practices
  • Relevant security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM and CISA) are desirable


  • Understanding of cybersecurity risks to the academic sector
  • Experience documenting cybersecurity processes and playbooks
  • Ability to identify, analyze, document and report on relevant threats
  • Experience in identifying and mitigating network and end-point security issues
  • Proven understanding of patch and vulnerability management
  • Demonstrated ability to gain trust and credibility from internal and external stakeholders

Technical Proficiencies

  • Excellent understanding of networking protocols and TCP/IP
  • Working knowledge of the following:
    • MITRE ATT&CK Framework
    • Security of cloud and on-prem environments
    • Security platforms e.g., firewalls, SIEM, EDR, SOAR, sandboxing, etc.
    • Frameworks such as NIST, ISO etc.
  • Demonstrated understanding of attack activities such as network probing/scanning, DDOS, APT, malicious code activity, reverse engineering, malware analysis etc.
  • Strong working knowledge of security and network devices, both physical and virtual technologies e.g., IDS, Firewalls, VPN, etc.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite

Come Work with Us

We are committed to employment equity and encourage anyone who can contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives to apply. For applicants with disabilities, accommodation is available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process.

If this position seems to be the right fit for you, please send a note and your resume to [email protected], and include the position title in your subject.

We thank all applicants, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.