Manager, Security Operations

Greater Toronto Area, ON
Product Development – Security /
Full-time /
KUBRA is looking for a talented Manager, Security Operations to join our Information Security team!

As the Manager of Security Operations you will be the first line of defense by modeling and leading the security team efforts in preserving the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all KUBRA systems and services. You will lead the cyber incident response function 24x7, provide leadership in managing firewalls and the unified threat management component of firewalls, provide guidance to business units with PCI DSS compliance and controls that can be implemented to maintain compliance, participate in maintaining 99.9+% availability of all client side production services, and manage and enhance the security processes and technologies to identify, deter, investigate, and remediate security events.

This is a hybrid role based out of our office in Mississauga, ON.

What you get to do everyday

    • Manage and enhance the vulnerability  and penetration testing program, process and report accurate metrics that can help  support teams to reduce the threat  
    • Serve as an SME on threat intelligence and conduct research on emerging threats and identify and deploy solutions to prevent against such threats 
    • Manage the SIEM platform and lead the efforts to fine tune it’s capabilities and enhance the scope of the platform 
    • Provide leadership in managing the firewalls and the unified threat management components on the firewalls 
    • Lead the security operations team to be the owner and manage the end point security process and technologies that includes Anti-Virus, Host based IPS, EDR and Advanced threat Protection features 
    • Manage the operational components of application security e.g. SAST, DAST and WAF technologies and processes 
    • Manage the schedule and participate in on call duties by carrying Cell phone or Pager on rotating schedule and provide initial response within 15 minutes. Resolve or escalate after hour’s production issues within two hours. (24x7x365), as needed 
    • Train KUBRA employees and contractors on security and privacy best practices 
    • Contribute to maintaining and updating KUBRA’s security, privacy and crisis Management policies 
    • Develop systems, software and skills to stay ahead of emerging threats.  
    • Participate in security and IT regulation audits. Examples include client audits/RFPs, SOX, SSAE18 and PCI 
    • Participate in architecting security solutions for new product development and existing infrastructure of Kubra 
    • Act as a liaison between Security  and IT Operations 
    • Guide the development and enhancement of the Privileged Access Management program 

What kind of person should you be?

    • Previous experience managing in security operation center  
    • Previous experience in an information security advisory role 
    • Experience in Technology Risk Management processes 
    • Prior experience as an Information security architect is a huge asset 
    • Experience with Application security 
    • Ability to work with little or no direct supervision  
    • Can advise business on information security and privacy matters 
    • Excellent computer skills including a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  
    • Ability to take initiative and work proactively under minimal supervision  
    • Superior organizational skills with a meticulous attention to detail  
    • Ability to prioritize and successfully complete tasks while working under pressure in a fast-paced environment   
    • Solid multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage and balance large volumes of work  
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to exercise judgment when dealing with problems or issues that may arise  
    • Team-player with strong interpersonal skills and a professional attitude capable of fostering strong working relationships with all levels of staff within the organization as well as external contacts 
    • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential material  
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal  
    • Ability to plan, research topics and be creative 

What skills do you need?

    • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in an IT security related position 
    • 5+ years of experience in Systems/Network Administration 
    • 5+ years of experience with Windows Clients/Servers
    • 2 + years of Linux experience (ESX VMware -MS Virtual Servers, SAN) 
    • 4+ years of experience with Windows SQL and/or MySQL 
    • Experience with Palo Alto and CISCO firewalls 
    • Experience with Symantec endpoint protection agent 
    • Experience with Firemon, Qradar, Nessus, Metaspolit, Fortify and Barracuda technologies
    • Familiar with backup tools/procedures: considered an asset  
    • Worked in a PCI Level 1 environment 
    • Knowledge of Canadian and US privacy laws 

    • Certifications, preferred but not required:
    • PCI QSA/ISA (strongly preferred) 
    • CISSP (preferred) 
    • OSCP (preferred) 
    • CISM (preferred) 
    • CISA (preferred) 
    • PMP (preferred) 
    • CIPP (preferred) 
    • TOGAF (preferred) 

What can you expect from us?

    • Award-winning culture that fosters growth, diversity and inclusion for all
    • Paid day off for your birthday
    • Access to LinkedIn learning courses
    • Continued education with our education reimbursement program
    • Flexible schedules
    • Free unlimited access to our refreshment stations (fully stocked with tea, coffee and other beverages)
    • Two paid days for volunteer opportunities
    • Well-being days

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While we value the skills and experiences listed in our job requirements, we also recognize that talent comes in many forms, and welcome applications from candidates who meet most but not all specified requirements. If you possess a strong desire to learn and grow in a dynamic work environment, apply now!

KUBRA is a fast-growing company that delivers customer communications solutions to some of the largest utility, insurance, and government entities across North America. KUBRA offers billing and payments, mapping, mobile apps, proactive communications, and artificial intelligence solutions for customers. With more than 1.5 billion customer interactions annually, KUBRA services reach over 40% of households in the U.S. and Canada. KUBRA is an operating subsidiary of Hearst.
Our office is small enough to allow creative individuals to flourish, yet large enough to provide long-term stability. We place a tremendous amount of responsibility on our team members to be productive, focused and self-motivated. We offer a casual work environment, competitive compensation and a stellar benefits program.