Security and Application Analyst – 2 positions

Position TitleSecurity and Application Analyst – 2 positions
Department/UnitNetworks and Systems
Posting NumberS252-22
Employee GroupDPMG
Position TypeRegular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment TypeFull Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE)1.0
Salary$60,571 – $81,947 per annum
Provisional StatementThis is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie UniversityDalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job SummaryInformation Technology Services (ITS) is dedicated to a constructive, team-orientated environment, gathering varied perspectives, sharing knowledge, and building effective partnerships that enable our partners to achieve their goals by advising, providing solutions, and delivering service excellence in alignment with the University’s mission and goals. Reporting to the Manager, Security Operations, the Security and Application Analyst is responsible for analysis activities assigned to address new and emerging requirements for security operations.
Key ResponsibilitiesResponsible for analysis activities assigned to address new and emerging requirements for security operations, including network security, application security, end user device security and Identity and Access Management for the University and ACORN.Provides investigation, research, review, and auditing methods and processes to architecture and design, construction and commissioning services for security, and related services function that are highly available, flexible, highly functional, reliable, and secure for students, staff, faculty and organizational clients.Plans and develops, on an ongoing basis, all security functions and major services including all transformation planning for data centers and internet based (cloud) computing and end user computing.Responsible for the life cycle management, configuration, and operation of security applications across central system and network infrastructure, Identity and Access Management and edge devices.Monitors security services for events or incidents and determines the correct course for investigation and remediation of potential issues.Reviews and maintains threat intelligence awareness and appropriate response. Documents playbooks and collaboration standards or processes for operational capacity.
NoteThe successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
QualificationsUndergraduate degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, plus five years’ experience in information security systems and implementation, preferably in a complex, multi-platform IT (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. A Master’s degree in Internetworking or Computer Science would be considered a strong asset. Industry certifications in Cisco networking and Microsoft software systems are preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others is key. Flexibility and creative problem-solving skills are vital to this role.
Job CompetenciesThe successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:- Respect & Inclusion
– Adaptability
– Communication
– Knowledge & Thinking Skills
– Change & Innovation
Additional InformationDalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application ConsiderationApplications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity StatementDalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies2
Open Date06/27/2022
Close Date07/12/2022
Open Until FilledNo
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