Security Specialist Cloud Operations

Security Specialist Cloud Operations

N/A Id: 15828 - Contract

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters is seeking a Security Specialist Cloud Operations to join our client in Edmonton, AB.


Why work with our client?

  • Competitive rates
  • Centrally located
  • Transit accessible



  • Managing and supporting Cloud Security Operations – Including, but not limiting to :
    •  Azure security center, Sentinal, Defender, In tune, etc..
  • Perform threat-hunting, analyzing and managing potential IS Security Incidents.
  • Performing risk assessments, and preparing recommendations to mitigate the risks.
  • Monitoring security safeguards, events, and policy compliance in the cloud and on premise, making timely corrective action to resolve issues, and escalating complex concerns to the Operations Security Manager.
  • Providing technical maintenance, tuning and ongoing updates/upgrades of the security infrastructure and tools to ensure information and technology safeguards remain available and reliable
  • Providing input for both cloud and on premise information security strategies, plans, and directions, ensuring an appropriate understanding of the business and establishing relationships and heightened awareness across the organization
  • Developing and implementing:
    • Deliverables within the context of the information security framework. Ensuring delivery of optimal results against appropriate performance metrics.
    • Security standards, processes, and procedures.
  • Maintaining situational awareness regarding threats to the business’ information and technology.
  • Performing investigative undertakings in-line with standards of the position, legal, and stakeholder directives.
  • Consulting with clients and reviewing processes with a goal to improve security safeguards and processes to ensure performance targets are maintained or exceeded.


Top Skills Required

  • An understanding of cloud computing and security.
  • Experience with cloud services providers including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web   Services and Google Cloud.
    • Assist in infrastructure design on premise and on the Cloud (inclusive of container security architecture, data security architecture, network security architecture, and operational security architecture) - Azure security center, Sentinal, Defender, In tune, etc..
    • Experience with PaaS, IaaS and SaaS Security
    • Experience working with cloud applications, infrastructure and security components.
  • Accreditation in information security certification such as the ISC² CISSP or SSCP; ISACA’s CISM or CISA; or the SANS GIAC or equivalent.
  • An understanding of security management frameworks (ISO 27001, ISO 27002, NIST (CSF), SOC1/SOC2 and Cobit) and related regulatory requirements.
  • An understanding of computing infrastructure, communications, information, operational processes, and safeguards.
  • A solid background in the Unix, Linux and Windows operating systems and Networking protocols and technologies. e.g. TCP/IP, Firewalls, Routers
  • Experience working with IS Operations Security Tools. e.g. Security Information Event Management, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Application Control, Web Filtering
  • An understanding of security risks and impacts, including preparation of risk assessments, information security reviews and penetration tests, and development of security infrastructure design and risk appropriate security safeguard recommendations.
  • Experience in performing penetration testing for on premise and cloud systems to identify and detect possible weaknesses and risks and provide analysis and recommendation for remediation and mitigation.
  • Strong understanding of vulnerabilities management methodologies.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada


Why work with us?

  • Build a long-term relationship with an experienced recruitment expert
  • Access to the ‘hidden’ job market – opportunities across Canada that aren’t posted on job boards
  • Get a high-level understanding of market dynamics affecting your industry
  • Gain insight into the culture of the company you’re applying for before submitting your profile


About Us

IT/IQ Tech Recruiters provides contract and permanent IT recruitment services to employers across Canada. We have a specialized approach to recruiting, segmenting our recruitment teams into specialty practice areas focusing on Development, PMO, Infrastructure and BI/CRM/ERP skill sets.

This approach enables our recruiters to become specialists; they know the market and work hard to understand each candidates’ capabilities, goals, career ambitions and quickly present them with the best possible opportunities.  We are committed to helping candidates develop their careers and to helping our clients grow their business and complete important projects successfully.


We create opportunities for IT Professionals to empower business.