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Advisor, IT Security Business Architecture

June 15 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Technology, IT, Consulting, Business analyst, Consultation, Business analyst, Systems architect, Design, Security, Continuity, Risk
Montreal, QC

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level


As an advisor in IT security business architecture, you help protect IT hardware, software and information against modification, destruction and unauthorized disclosure, as well as ensure authentication and access control by designing, administering and maintaining proven security systems. You analyze IT systems and oversee the development of protective measures to back up, restore and secure systems.

You lead and influence development projects and complex, highly innovative strategic initiatives involving multiple sectors. You help develop and recommend strategic directions and business positions. Your initiatives require extensive knowledge of your field.

You make recommendations on the planning and execution of operationally and conceptually complex projects and initiatives that require comprehensive analysis and understanding of the organization and line of business. Coordination is critical, so you interact with stakeholders working in a wide range of other fields. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.

You serve as expert advisor and subject matter expert, as well as resource person and coach for senior management and decision-making bodies.

General Information on the Position

Additional responsibilities

  • Participate in strategic planning related to security
  • Document, prioritize and monitor security initiatives
  • Monitor the risk ecosystem and observe the security field
  • Document and monitor developments in the field's control effectiveness capabilities
  • Ensure that maturity targets are reached in relation to various control frameworks (ISO27002, NIST, other)
  • Monitor the security field
  • Ensure alignment with the three-year strategic planning and the investment plan
  • Follow the 360-degree vision of the security tools related to the field
  • Define and produce performance indicators for the field
  • Lead the prioritization committees for the field

Other working condition

  • Number of jobs available : 3


  • Bachelor's degree in information technology or in a related field
  • A minimum of eight years of a relevant experience
  • Experience in governance, application protection, information protection and workstation protection
  • Experience in cryptography, infrastructure security, and identity and access management

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Interpersonal Savvy, Strategic mindset

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal network