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Senior Cloud Operations Engineer, IT Security

June 28 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Information Technology, Training, Technical writer, Documentation, Systems architect, Design, Security, Continuity, Risk
Pickering, ON

Do you want to be part of a team helping to strengthen every community across Ontario? Are you interested in seeing the importance of your work firsthand? Do you have a passion for big data and cloud computing – and know the benefit of using  data to improve business practices?

Become a Senior Cloud Operations Engineer, IT Security

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is made up of a team of experts who understand local communities and assess every property in Ontario. What we do provides the very foundation that municipalities use to base the property taxes needed to pay for the services we use every day. Learn more >

Our Information Technology team works closely with each department across the business to design, build and deliver innovative solutions that help make MPAC an international leader in the property assessment industry. The way we think about technology is different, and our teams are proud to share their knowledge and contribute to meaningful, technology-enabled success stories that enhance operational intelligence and customer service delivery. We tackle complex problems collaboratively in an agile environment, and are committed to ensuring MPAC technology is consistently available, scalable, performance-based and secure. We're a group of forward-thinking and talented professionals who stay ahead of the game by using open source technology, cutting-edge cloud computing, advanced analytics and predictive and machine learning models.

Here's what you will do as part of the team:

  • Secure MPAC's Cloud-based solutions to ensure the security posture is maintained and enhanced moving forward;
  • Management of key AWS security controls such as IAM, Security groups, WAF & Shield, GuardDuty, Certificate Manger, Security Hub, Detective, Macie to name a few;
  • Ensure that Cloud solutions developed are aligned to Cloud best practice blueprints, playbooks, security and compliance requirements;
  • Provide technical support to junior staff and to the agile development teams;
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams (e.g. Operations, Development and Quality Assurance) to enforce and maintain and enhance the security posture;
  • Design and maintain security dashboards, metrics and analytics and use state of the art monitoring tools to gather insights and then act upon the results use state of the art monitoring tools to gather insights into the security posture; and
  • Create and execute test strategies to validate security controls to ensure the posture is maintained and enhanced.

Here's what you will need to succeed:

  • Completion of a college diploma or university degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field required;
  • Professional Cloud Security Certification;
  • 7-10 years of progressive development experience in a senior technical capacity;
  • At least 3 years of team lead experience, with a demonstrated ability to coordinate and lead a team of technical staff;
  • Advanced knowledge of cloud architecture and application deployment on AWS including operating systems, security, networking, and cloud native services;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities requiring flexibility, time management, multi-taking and on-going prioritization of work;
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills to interpret information, troubleshoot technical issues and develop creative solutions;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to liaise with clients, vendors, project teams and peers and to prepare project reports, briefing reports and systems documentation; and
  • Perform duties off hours and on an on-call basis as required.

Nice to have:

  • CISSP, CCSP, AWS Certification

What's in it for you:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Great corporate culture
  • Flexible work
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Strong focus on learning, professional accreditation and mentorship
  • Leading edge technology

Full time MPAC employees also enjoy: competitive benefits package, defined benefits pension plan, three weeks' vacation to start, parental leave top-up and more.

Additional Information:

Posting number: MPAC-179-21
Number of positions:  1
Location: MPAC Head Office, Pickering
Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week
Employment type: Full-time
Branch: IT Security     
Department:  Information Technology
Position level and salary:  ITA7 $96,785
Area of Search: Open

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