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Senior Cybersecurity Advisor

Apply now Job ID 33828410624 Date posted 08/04/2022

Primary Locations: Montreal, Quebec

Attendance: Hybrid

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time


National Bank is currently undergoing the most significant technological transformation in its history and has many career opportunities to offer. As a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, reporting to the Senior Manager, Unit Risk Management of the Infrastructure, Operations and Security Assets technology group, you be will part of a team of cybersecurity advisors responsible for assessing the risks of the solutions in the area of cryptography, IAM, security monitoring, threat and vulnerability management, network security management, cloud security and mobile security. 


Collaborating closely with development teams, product owners, security architects and other domain architects, you will be an integral part of the evolution and success of; (1) ensuring our IT assets and data are never compromised, (2) taking a client first / security first approach, and (3) cloud security strategy. 

Your role:

As a first line of defense, you will directly influence the security posture of the bank and influence the mindset to adopt cloud computing and leverage cloud provider tools, third-party vendor services and SaaS security solutions. You will show diplomacy and effective management of business IT relationships in proposing innovative security approaches that will improve the security posture of the bank.

  • Ensure that cyber risk considerations are considered at each stage of the infrastructure life cycle
  • Work with infrastructure asset managers, security product owners, development teams, sysadmins, DBAs,  domain, application and data architects to assess the risk posture of infrastructure,  applications and platforms
  • Produce, maintain and communicate indicators (progress, performance, risk, etc.)
  • Produce clear, succinct and comprehensive assessments outlining the initial and residual cybersecurity risk posture of given solutions.
  • Proactively propose solutions to reduce the risk of potential failures
  • Communicate, clarify and defend the results of your work to senior executives at risk committees.
  • Provide recommendations, based on existing policies and industry best practices and network security measures. 
  • Be an active participant to the security governance, security community of practice and instill a security first culture
  • Participate in the development of the documentation of policies, norms and standards for the security practices 
  • Work closely with security architects to apply security design patterns and roadmaps

Competencies required

  • Bachelor's degree related to the industry and six years of relevant experience or master’s degree related to the industry and four years of relevant experience 
  • Experience with governance, risk management, compliance processes.
  • Excellent knowledge and certification in security areas (e.g. CISSP)
  • Hands-on experience in security implementations
  • Hands-on experience in one of multiple of those topics: enterprise level Security Monitoring, Threat and Vulnerability management, Mobile security, Cloud security.
  • Hands-on experience with IAM, Active Directory, HPAM or Cryptography
  • Be a team player.
  • Ability to work in complex environments.
  • Bilingualism (spoken / written) French and English.
  • Experience using the Atlassian suite of tools.

Your benefits

Upon hiring, you will be eligible for a wide range of benefits. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer attractive benefits for you and your family:

  • Health and wellness program, including many benefits
  • Flexible group insurance
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Preferred banking services
  • Volunteer program
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual sleep clinic

These are just a few of the many benefits we offer. We've rolled out a number of additional measures to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing during the pandemic. 

We're putting people first

We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people.   Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives.

Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us,  and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees. 

We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodations, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us.

We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team?

Ready to live your ambitions?

JobField: IT

Unposting Date: 2022-08-18

Job Number: INF0015N

Posting Date: 2022-08-04

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