Security Systems Administrator

Cybera is looking for a full-time Security Systems Administrator to join our team in Calgary. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with a strong understanding of network protocols and system behaviours. The Security Systems Administrator will work directly with Cybera's Network and Dev Ops teams to ensure the security of Cybera's network and related infrastructure.The workload is highly dynamic, so the individual must possess great flexibility and be able to meet tight deadlines under short notice. If you eat and breathe technology and are a team player that thrives in a fast-changing, multi-hat-wearing environment, please introduce yourself!

A PDF of this position description can be found here.


Responsibilities and Duties:

As part of the Cybera team, you will:

  • Plan, implement, maintain, and upgrade security measures and controls — such as deploying, maintaining and upgrading security incident event management systems, and manage intrusion detection and prevention systems

  • Analyze and prioritize security events and incidents

  • Maintain documents for both policy and auditable standards

  • Recommend and install appropriate IT security tools and countermeasures

  • Provide security awareness training to other stakeholder groups

  • Coordinate security plans with third party vendors


Mandatory Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge and experience with SIEM infrastructure and systems. E.g. OSSIM, Security Onion

  • Knowledge and experience with common network security solutions E.g. next-generation firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention platforms, virtual private networks

  • DevOps / Agile mentality

  • The ability to handle sensitive situations with discretion and maintain confidentiality

  • Very strong verbal and written English communication skills


Desired Skills and Competencies:

  • Two to five years of relevant experience in an operational IT Security environment, such as SOC or CSIRT

  • In-depth knowledge of security event management, network security monitoring, log collection and correlation

  • Windows, Unix and Linux operating systems

  • Software programing and scripting practice

  • Solid understanding of the TCP/IP stack, Layer 2, and Layer 3 networking

  • Hands-on experience investigating common types of attacks, such as brute-force, phishing, DDoS and data exfiltration

  • Experience with conducting vulnerabilities and information risk assessments

  • Knowledge of IT security frameworks (NIST, ISF, ISO 27001, et cetera)

  • Experience with forensics investigation and analysis of security incidents (how and why a security breach or a compromised system occurred)

  • Good understanding of social engineering practices used by malicious actors

  • Experience with penetration testing of applications and infrastructure


Certifications and Education:

  • College diploma or university degree in computer science or related field(s), or a suitable combination of education, experience, or other relevant training.

  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) (desired)

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (desired)


How to Apply:

We welcome you to introduce yourself. Send a resume and cover letter with your thoughts on why you would be a great addition to our team to:

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No relocation costs will be offered.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income or family status of that person or of any other person.