Senior Security Analyst – Information Technology


Location Name
Alberta Blue Cross - Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, CA
Date Posted Sep 17, 2019
Profession Information Technology
Career Level(s) Experienced (Non Manager)
Job Type(s) Permanent, Full Time
Education Level(s) Diploma, Bachelors
Job ID job-9642

Position Summary


Alberta Blue Cross has an opportunity for a Senior Security Analyst. You will be joining a team responsible and accountable for the management and governance of enterprise IT security.

While leading projects, setting direction and providing strategic oversight, the Security Services team implements, manages and executes a strategic security roadmap as well as provides operational security accountability.

The successful candidate will report to the Manager of IT Security Services and will act as a trusted cybersecurity advisor. The ideal candidate will have a compliment of both technical and business experience, with direct skills in vulnerability scanning, ethical hacking tools coupled with the foresight on how these tools are used in a corporate environment.

The candidate would have exceptional planning ability to leverage their experience within an IT environment and able to champion security initiatives independently using proven judgement and business understanding.


  • Perform and lead vulnerability management scanning exercises through to remediation.
  • Collaborate and engage with internal teams to assess security risk within all IT systems.
  • Proactively monitor and correlate publically announced vulnerabilities to potential threats to Alberta Blue Cross.
  • Communicate effectively with various IT technical and business teams.
  • Provide guidance required by staff and customers in implementing secure technical solutions.
  • Assist with compliance assessments for Alberta Blue Cross systems and our third-party system providers.
  • Mentor and coach team members in partnership with the Security Manager, with an end goal of retaining a workforce of the highest quality for both the team and the company.
  • Encourage and enforce quality control for all standard operating procedures used by the team.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce security risk along with options to remediate or mitigate risk.
  • Drive the development of policies, procedures, workforce, and standards that meet internal and external regulatory requirements.
  • Lead security projects through to operationalization with consideration of different business functions within the organization.
  • Lead the development of security training programs.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of simulation exercises, such as phishing tests, etc.
  • Promote awareness of industry events and regulatory changes as they relate to cybersecurity.
  • Collaborate with experts from various IT domains to lead security and forensics analysis.


  • A diploma or degree in a related technical discipline from a recognized institute.
  • 8-10 years of experience in a medium to large organization with a strong focus on IT security and governance.
  • Industry certifications, such as CISSP, CISM, and OSCP are considered an asset.
  • Must have a clear understanding of cyber threats that face all organizations today, with demonstrated experience in Threat & Vulnerability Management.
  • Commensurate experience with security and network tools used to deduce and detect threats.
  • Established experience in managing security operations across various technology platforms and user information stores.
  • Strong security incident management and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in written communication, organizational skills, and strategic thinking.
  • Highly adaptable to operate in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Experience in delivering a well-integrated security monitoring practice, which reinforces the concept of defense-in-depth.
  • Exemplary social skills with a strong emphasis on articulating technical topics into business language.
  • A strong understanding of common IT components that make up and organizations and how security changes can impact different levels of operations/applications.
  • Highly accountable, ethical, dependable and responsible.

Alberta Blue Cross offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to work in a challenging team-oriented environment. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. If you have the qualifications we are looking for, please apply online at

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