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Engineer – Senior Security

November 21 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Information Technology, Engineering, Programming, Development, Analyst, Security, Continuity, Risk, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, System administrator, Data analyst, BI, Mining, AI
Mississauga, ON

Permanent, full-time position

If you're an IT security best practices champion with a commitment to keeping current on trends in the industry, this is a great time to lead by example at Peel Regional Police – one of Canada's most progressive police services – and share your expertise with our team as we continue to work on a variety of interesting, transformational IT projects.

As a Senior Security Engineer within our ITS Infra and Data Centre Ops Department, you'll coordinate and lead the design, implementation and monitoring of security controls, in compliance with Peel Regional Police (PRP) security policy, and in support of the Information Technology security strategy. This will include the creation of security procedures, processes and reports in support of these controls.


  • Comprehensive benefit program, including employer-paid Health/Dental and Life Insurance, with 100% employer paid premiums
  • Defined OMERS Pension Plan
  • Schedule that promotes work-life balance
  • Health and wellness programs for you and your family
  • Fitness facilities available on-site to all employees free of charge
  • Tuition reimbursement program to support continuing education
  • Free learning and training programs available


More specifically, as a Senior Security Engineer, you will:

  • Be responsible for the management of security systems, including security configuration, and tuning of security alerts to maximize the overall effectiveness of security technologies (e.g. Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM), vulnerability management, end-point protection, firewall technologies, etc.).
  • Participate and provide security guidance on projects, ensuring adherence to security policy and security best practices. Conduct research and keep current on IT security trends in the industry and provide guidance to IT staff.
  • Perform security assessments, including vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, security policy compliance and Threat Risk Assessments (TRA) on PRP systems, applications and data.
  • Lead security incident response activities, including coordination of incident handlers, forensic analysis of systems and security logs, remediation of incidents, and generation of final incident reports.
  • Collect required audit information and provide audit reports in support of internal investigations.


In the role of Engineer – Senior Security, you will apply the following education, experience and skills:

  • A university degree in Computer Science or Information Security or equivalent.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation.
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC), EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (ECIH) and GIAC Certified Incident Handler (CGIH) designations are preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five (5) years' related experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CIS Critical Security Controls.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of implementation/administration of products in the area of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Hardware Security Modules (HSM), Virtual Private Networking (VPN), Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), End-point protection (Antivirus, application whitelisting), Vulnerability Management tools, Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Windows PowerShell.
  • Effective oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated presentation and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical, research and problem-solving skills.
  • Valid Ontario Driver's Licence (Class G) with full driving privileges.


  • You must have received, or be scheduled to receive the approved full dosage of COVID-19 vaccination by date of application, in accordance with the recommendations of Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health

The salary range for this permanent, full-time position is $63,395 to $106,814 per annum and is complemented by a comprehensive benefit program, including employer-paid Health/Dental and Life Insurance; and the OMERS Pension Plan. OMERS is a defined benefit pension plan that provides a pension at retirement based on earnings and years of service in the plan. Both the employees and the employer contribute to the pension plan.

Peel Regional Police is committed to ensuring the health and wellness of its employees and offers many programs and services in support of work-life balance and both personal and professional wellness. From wellness protection for you and your family, to state-of-the-art fitness facilities available to you free of charge, to structured programs to nurture your intellectual, physical and emotional wellness, we've got you covered.

Our Vision: A Safer Community Together

Peel Regional Police, the second largest municipal police service in Ontario, polices the cities of Mississauga and Brampton, with a population of almost 1.4 million residents, and Pearson International Airport, which saw an estimated 13.3 million people pass through in 2020.

Peel Regional Police is acknowledged as one of Canada's most progressive police services. A proactive approach to problem-solving, a dedication to professional excellence and a reputation for making the community a better place in which to live and work – these are the hallmarks of Peel Regional Police.

Qualified persons should apply online at, referencing Job ID #303332, by Sunday, November 28, 2021. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted via email. No agency contact and/or referrals, please.

Applicants in consideration for hire shall be subject to a thorough background investigation that includes, but is not limited to, police checks with local, provincial and out-of-country law enforcement agencies, if required, education credentials, credit and financial inquiries, and personal and work references. network