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Specialist Information Security

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: CA

Company: Independent Electricity System Operator

INDEPENDENT ELECTRICITY SYSTEM OPERATOR (IESO)

Requisition ID: 17544
Location: Mississauga- Hybrid 
Temporary Assignment: Regular - 
Business Unit: Information & Technology Services


Why join us? 

You’ve got great skills. And you want to use them in an organization where you know what you do every day matters. We get that.
We also know that ensuring Ontarians have access to affordable and reliable power doesn’t happen by accident. So we give you the tools, flexibility and support you need to achieve your goals, and development opportunities to help you grow. You’ll thrive in a collaborative, team-based environment that values your unique skills and experiences – and recognizes that when you do better, we become even better too.  


Who we are 

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) works at the centre of the province’s power system, ensuring Ontarians have access to reliable and cost-effective electricity when and where they need it. We operate the province’s electricity grid 24/7, design, run and oversee the wholesale electricity markets, and plan and prepare to meet Ontario’s electricity needs – now and into the future.


 

 

The opportunity:

 

To coordinate, plan and/or organize the development and delivery of Information Security services and contingency planning and disaster recovery to business units in order to maintain the integrity of vital computer applications and information systems across IESO and to support executives and managers in fulfilling their due diligence responsibilities regarding Information Technology Security.

 

 What you'll do:

 

  • Oversee/monitor access logs and privileges.
  • Deliver or conduct the delivery of Information Security and contingency planning and disaster recovery programs for business units/departments across IESO.
  • Contribute to the development of Information Security standards and procedures for business units consistent with corporate security objectives and generally accepted and leading edge Information Security practices and professional security standards and in coordination with IT Process Development Leaders and the Information Security Manager.
  • Deliver the Information Security programs, including Information Security framework for applications, tools, anti-virus, encryption and fire walls, implementation support, identification of system vulnerabilities, system assessments, Information Security advice and consultation, business resumption planning and disaster recovery planning.
  • Review and assess all requests for Exception and/or Exemption to policy.
  • Provide input to supervision on all areas of Information Security.
  • Contribute to the development/delivery of awareness training and general Information Security education.
  • Investigate all identified security breaches, or concentrated attempts at breaching IESO security.
  • Report the results of Technical Information Security assessments with conclusions, recommendations for improvement, planned management actions, follow-up status to Supervisor/Management Team.
  • As required, will lead projects, assign work, resolve problems and assess performance.
  • Review new and updated systems/applications to ensure that security is configured properly.
  • Work with business units to determine data classification and ownership/custodianship.
  • Ensure there are adequate security tools available for performing system reviews.
  • Report the results of technical IT Security assessments with conclusions, recommendations for improvement, planned management actions, follow-up status to Manager - Information Security, and business leaders.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the areas of legal, regulatory, corporate requirements, technological developments and best practices in the Information Technology and Corporate Security field.
  • Will have access/handle confidentiality issues, requiring high level of trust and integrity.
  • Perform other duties/tasks/projects as required or assigned.

 

What you need to succeed:

  • Requires a sound knowledge of computer science, information technology and telecommunications systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, in order to deal with end-users, review/input on procedures, standards and/or methods; and design/deliver training.
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired either through the successful completion of a university degree in the area of Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent.
  • Requires experience coordinating/analyzing enterprise security systems on a diverse set of computing platforms, operating systems and applications, especially Windows NT and UNIX.
  • Experience with networking products, large package and systems implementation.  Previous experience as part of a large multi-disciplined project, and with systems vendors, which requires having sound project management skills.
  • A period of over 8 years, up to and including 10 years is considered necessary to gain this experience.


What’s in it for you

•    A comprehensive total rewards program, including best-in-class benefits and a flexible workplace 
•    A challenging, fast-paced and collaborative team environment, where your perspectives and experiences matter 
•    Leaders who support your growth and success through regular feedback and coaching
•    The opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry

Deadline:  August 2, 2022

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At the IESO, we know that achieving great results depends on embracing diversity by attracting, developing and retaining people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We do this by ensuring our recruitment and advancement policies are fair and equitable, and by creating an accessible and inclusive environment – one that values every team member’s unique skills and experiences and ensures they have the support they need to achieve their potential. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know. 

We thank you for your interest in a career at the IESO, but we will only contact those candidates selected for an interview. 

Note: The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada and will be subject to a background check.

The IESO commenced its 6 month Hybrid Work Model Pilot Program on March 28th, 2022. The Model allows for remote working up to three days per week, based on business needs. When working in the office, you will be located at xx

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