BCNET Careers

We’re a small dynamic team that loves what we do, and thrive on our ability to make a difference for our higher education member community in British Columbia. Our work environment is diverse, collegial and entrepreneurial. 

We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, and complete range of benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, healthcare coverage and wellness allowance.

Cybersecurity Analyst I

Reports to:

Chief Technology Officer

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Cybersecurity Analyst assists BCNET’s Senior Cybersecurity Specialist to assess BCNET member organizations’ cybersecurity postures against national standards, and to develop cybersecurity roadmaps that address the sector’s areas of greatest need. The Cybersecurity Analyst is responsible for helping ensure that security best practices are adhered to for assigned infrastructure, and using best practices. Use and implement server management tools to monitor and create benchmark cybersecurity performances. Assist developing/planning cybersecurity services for BCNET’s Members.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to careers2@bc.net
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with our Core Values” in your cover letter.  

 

CLOSING DATE:

The posting will be closed at 4:00 PM (PT) on November 19, 2021.

Thank you to all candidates but only those shortlisted will be contacted.
 

Job Duties and Functions:

  • Working with the BCNET Manager, Information Technology and as a member of the IT team, provide first and second level security support and to ensure cybersecurity best practices.
  • Keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments.
  • Research/evaluate emerging cybersecurity threats and ways to manage them.
  • Assist in the planning for disaster recovery in the event of any security breaches.
  • Use Microsoft 365 and other BCNET security tools to monitor for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorized or illegal activity.
  • Test and evaluate security products.
  • Based on Gap analysis and other testing design new or upgrade existing security process.
  • Use advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities.
  • Identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption.
  • Investigate security alerts and provide incident response.
  • Monitor identity and access management, including monitoring for abuse of permissions by authorized system users.
  • Liaise with stakeholders concerning cybersecurity issues and provide future recommendations.
  • Generate reports for both technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders.
  • Monitor and respond to 'phishing' emails and 'pharming' activity.
  • Assist with the creation, maintenance and delivery of cybersecurity awareness training for colleagues.
  • Give advice and guidance to staff on issues such as spam and unwanted or malicious emails.
  • Ensure patch, maintain the security integrity of the BCNET server is occurring.
  • Utilizing existing toolsets to perform server or appliance documentation tasks and security procedures;
  • Implement of best practices, approved standards, procedures for cybersecurity across the infrastructure and platforms;
  • Occasionally required to provide after-hours on-call support on a rotational basis and be available off-hours to work on emergency server infrastructure problems, maintenance, or project activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Must

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have required documentation to work in Canada (please confirm in your cover letter).
  • Have a technology diploma/degree and two years of progressive experience in Cyber Security.
  • Have ITIL Training - Certification preferred.
  • Capable VMware virtualization skills.
  • Office/Microsoft 365 PowerShell and security experience.
  • Have an understanding of AD, LDAP, Radius, DHCP, DNS.
  • Have experience in working in an environment requiring robust Change Control processes and procedures.
  • Be able to monitor performance and troubleshoot security alerts using tools instructed to use.
  • Know the fundamentals of IT security, hardening practices, and security management tools.
  • CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals or an equivalent.
  • Firewall, experience.

Desired:

  • Understand scripting and command-line tools such as PowerShell to administer Windows servers.
  • Linux bash, vi, vim and CLI common commands.
  • Have some understanding of Database systems (i.e. Mysql, PostgreSQL,).
  • Have security skills for LAMP and IIS and other web server products Have experience in effectively presenting technical solutions to customers.
  • Have an SSCP Certification, CEH certification or  SANS GSEC.
  • Windows automation tools (i.e. PowerShell, DSC) and other automation tools (i.e. Ansible, Puppet, Chef).
  • Some experience with SIEM or similar technologies.

Assets:

  • Familiarity with Jira, Wiki, and Confluence applications.
  • Linux administration skills.
  • Experience working within the higher education.
SIEM Systems Administrator

Reports to:

Manager, Cybersecurity

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The candidate for the position of SIEM Systems Administrator is required to understand network protocols and patterns of behaviours. SIEM System Administrator would work with BCNET’s IT and Network Services to ensure the security of the management network and related infrastructure. Document work through helpdesk and change management software and other means. The SIEM Systems Administrator is responsible for helping to protect the BCNET organization by employing a range of technologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage information security threats.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to careers2@bc.net
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with our Core Values” in your cover letter.  

 

CLOSING DATE:

The posting will be closed at 4:00 PM (PT) on November 19, 2021.

Thank you to all candidates but only those shortlisted will be contacted.
 

Job Duties and Functions:

  • Working with the BCNET Manager, Information Technology and as a member of the IT team deploy, maintain and upgrade SIEM systems, as well as Vulnerability Scanners, Logs Management.
  • Monitoring server infrastructure activity and connectivity, troubleshoots, diagnoses and resolves server security problems; Manage network devices, intrusion detection and prevention systems and VPN access;
  • Recommend and install appropriate IT Security tools and countermeasures and support the development of an Incident Response Plan;
  • Assessing server infrastructure problems and develops solutions and implementation plans for resolutions with vendor equipment or software suppliers and maintains a peer technical expertise liaison with vendors and suppliers;
  • Advising and makes recommendations to the technical life cycle planning implementation and upgrade security measures and controls within the BCNET SIEM system.
  • Employing technical expertise and represents BCNET and Network Services, Client Services, Shared Systems and Technology in developing, maintaining, and communicating solutions with BCNET staff and customers;
  • Triage, analyze and prioritize security events, incidents and documentation tasks; Maintain documentation for both policy and auditable standards.
  • Working independently to see operational projects to completion and works collaboratively with peers and team members to meet objectives;
  • Participating in the development of best practices, standards, procedures and quality objectives across the SIEM infrastructure and platforms;
  • Maintaining appropriate professional designations and up-to-date knowledge of current information technology techniques and tools;
  • Occasionally required to provide after-hours on-call support on a rotational basis and be available off-hours to work on emergency server infrastructure problems, maintenance, or project activities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

Must

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have required documentation to work in Canada.
  • Two to five years of relevant experience in an operational Systems/network administrator, Network security engineer, IT Security environment.
  • Windows, Unix and Linux Operating Systems.
  • TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching, firewalls, VPN.
  • Good Python, Bash, and PowerShell scripting practices.
  • Experience developing SIEM correlation rules, reports and dashboards to detect emerging threats.
  •  Solid understanding of events, related fields in log records and alerts reported by various data sources such as Windows/Unix systems, IDS/IPS, AV, HIDS/HIPS, WAFs, firewalls and web proxies.
  •  Understanding of regular expressions, development of custom parsers.
  •  Experience with firewalls, routers, switches and other network devices.
  • Experience with virtualization systems like VMware ESXi, KVM or MS Hyper-V.
  • College diploma or university degree in computer science or related fields or a suitable combination of education, experience, or other relevant training.

Desired:

  • Hands-on experience investigating common types of attacks such as brute-force, phishing, DDoS and data exfiltration.
  • Vulnerabilities and Information Risk assessments.
  • Good knowledge of IT Security Frameworks (NIST, CIS, ISO 27001).
  • Forensics investigation and analysis of security incidents.
  • Penetration testing of applications and infrastructure.
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) or other IT security certifications.

Assets:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
  • Experience with other scripting tools like Perl, Python and/or Velocity.
  • Familiarity with Jira, Wiki, Confluence and Puppet applications.
  • Automation tools (i.e. Ansible, Puppet, Chef).
  • Experience working within the higher education.

 

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