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Security Consultant – Firewall Go Back

iON United Inc. is one of Canada’s most trusted cybersecurity solution providers. Founded in 2003, our experienced team delivers best-in-class advisory, technology, and managed services for securing IT, OT, and cloud environments. With consecutive year-over-year growth, we foster meaningful relationships through meaningful work by helping organizations make informed risk management decisions. Recognized for growth by Canadian Business magazine six times and The Globe and Mail in 2021, we continue to build and support a customer community on the leading edge of technology. Cultivating a culture of performance and accountability has earned us a renowned reputation and continues to attract Canada’s best talent to work alongside the nation’s top clients. Our focus on cybersecurity allows the organizations we partner with to maintain their focus on growing their business, We Protect the Brands You Know.™

iON Security Consultants are a key part of the iON team, responsible for designing, implementing, configuring, managing, supporting and troubleshooting various security solutions provided by the company. The successful candidate will provide security expertise, technical acumen and customer service skills as a member of a team delivering security products and services to our customers.

The IT Security Consultant will be involved in projects, managed service and support activities as required by iON customers. As an IT Security Consultant, you will use your security and technical knowledge in the context of our customers’ business requirements to provide an exceptional level of service, helping them to benefit from our solutions and improve their overall security posture. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of security technologies on multiple projects in diverse customer environments ranging from mid-size organizations to large enterprise environments. You will be a part of a dynamic team that uses expert knowledge to solve the problems of our varied customers and help ensure their security.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and support security solutions using technology from multiple vendors
  • Requirements analysis and solution design considering best practices and industry standard guidelines
  • Develop documentation including proposed design, detailed procedures, playbooks, operational metrics reports and as-built documentation
  • Assess existing environments and recommend improvements and remediation
  • Respond to and appropriately addresses support calls, incidents and requests
  • On occasion, be available for after-hours assistance and project work
  • Travel to, and working from, client sites may be required

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least 3 years’ experience in IT security operations / implementation using a variety of security technologies
  • Very good knowledge of TCP/IP and network fundamentals
  • Extensive hands-on experience installing and operating firewalls and related technologies such as VPN, SSL, content inspection and threat detection/prevention
  • Experience with technologies to include Palo Alto and CheckPoint, with strong focus on Palo Alto
  • Palo Alto PCNSE certification is highly desirable, along with any other Palo Alto certifications
  • Experience in any of the following technologies is also advantageous: F5, Forescout, Qualys, Proofpoint, and Okta
  • Understanding of DNS, HTTP, and load balancing
  • Ability to identify customer requirements, recommend architecture and design and implement security solutions
  • Knowledge of security frameworks and standards such as NIST, CSC 20, ISO 27001 etc.
  • Security assessment, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing skills are an asset
  • Virtualization and cloud skillset in a security context is also desirable
  • Familiarity with other security concepts such as AAA, identity and SSO
  • Ability to work from home in an iON approved home office

Desirable Skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Effective communicator of technical and business information, both verbal and written
  • Proven troubleshooting and problem-solving ability
  • Strong customer service
  • Motivated to learn and grow, able to learn new technologies
  • Ability to assess risk and identify threats
  • Can mentor and assist junior staff members
  • Vendor or industry certifications are an asset
  • Own a vehicle and the ability to drive to client sites as required

Additional Information:

  • iON has a mandatory vaccination policy for new employees and contingent workers that requires you to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine against COVID-19.
  • As a requirement of this position the successful candidate must satisfy and receive clear results for a Criminal Record Check.