Job Description
Security Managing Consultant / Sr. Security Managing Consultant

Location: Markham or Montreal

We are seeking an experienced Information Security professional to join our Infrastructure and Endpoint Security consulting practice in Canada. IBM Infrastructure and Endpoint Security Services help to improve the security of the network and systems within the client IT infrastructure through ongoing assessments as well as around-the-clock managed and monitored security. The consultant acts as a trusted advisor to the client and leads the design and delivery for IBM security solutions as part of the delivery team.

This client facing role will act as the technical subject matter expert by conducting workshops and in-depth discovery processes as a member of a team of both internal and external parties. The role will be responsible for effectively communicating to the client and across teams, generating high quality technical artifacts and documentation to support architecture and solution designs, with the ability to articulate and convey concepts and details to all levels of recipients. The role must have the ability to work easily with diverse and driven teams and to work in a matrix management model.

Successful candidates will have excellent communication and articulation skills; would have worked in a similar consulting capacity on large scale projects performing the following
a) Leading the technical requirements gathering, establishing schedule and being the escalation point for any service architectural issues
b) The single point of contact for all architectural requirements of the project starting with transitioning and transfer into steady state (managed services)
c) Coordinate with the broader IBM Infrastructure Services Architectural team
d) Provide ongoing architectural oversight relating to security services throughout the term of the contract
e) Pre-sales support: Partner with IBM sales and solution design teams during pre-sales activities to help solution projects and win deals.

Successful candidates would have previously worked in one of the following capacities - Enterprise Security Architect, IT Security Architect, Infrastructure & Endpoint Security Architect or ConsultantConseiller délégué en sécurité/Conseiller délégué principal en sécurité-105249BR.

Ideally the candidate must have:

1) 3 or more years of experience in working in projects related to the Infrastructure & EndPoint Security core domain with demonstrated knowledge of:
-Access control and firewalls/UTM devices
-DMZ Architecture
-Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) systems
-Remote Network Access (VPN)
-Distributed Denial of Service Prevention (DDoS)
-Anti-Malware/Virus (AV)
-Web Application Firewall Protection (WAF)
-Email and Messaging Security (Hygiene)
-Web Content Filtering
- Vulnerability Management process / governance

2) 5 or more years in Network Security Consulting Skills / Expertise
-Comprehensive knowledge and experience in network and networking concepts including network security devices and services
-DMZ secure design and Business-to-Business (B2B) connectivity network design
-Isolation of public and private external interfaces
-VPN security configurations, and VPN plus private line ingress demarcations and policies
-Secure traffic isolation across common switch, firewall, and load balancing components
-Phased migration from existing Production to desired end-state, while maintaining security
-Cisco switches and firewalls, and firewall domains
-Virtualized networks including basics of Virtual Routing and Forwarding
-Understanding of Private Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) (PVLANs) versus standard VLAN partitioning Unified Threat Management (UTM), such as NetScaler
-Network Address Translation (NAT), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and the other network protocols
-Network design for identical DMZ component configurations across primary and DR sites
-Domain Name System (DNS) server placement security and optimization
-Cloud technologies and integration network architectures

3) CERTIFICATION: Security certification from Cisco or Checkpoint, CISSP or equivalent

4) Readiness to travel 50% annually

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • English: Fluent (written and communication)
  • Bilingual: English/French for Montreal location
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Canadian Permanent Resident
  • At least 5 years experience in architectural level design in infrastructure and endpoint security domain
  • At least 5 years experience in working in a professional services firm focused on network security projects
  • Basic knowledge in and experience working across diverse teams to facilitate solutions
  • At least 1 year experience in working with Security Practitioners
  • Basic knowledge in and experience working a structured solution design methodology

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 8 years experience in architectural level design in infrastructure and endpoint security domain
  • At least 8 years experience in working in a professional services firm focused on network security projects
  • At least 5 years experience in working in projects related to the core domain.
  • CAN Secret Clearance is preferred not mandatory.

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