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Position Overview:

The Network Security Analyst is responsible for providing support of RioCan’s Networks and provides a vital role in the monitoring, escalation and remediation of security events. This role monitors security platforms to identify unauthorized use of Information systems, networks, databases, websites, and applications for corporate and shopping centre technologies. This position requires an individual who can analyze network and security infrastructures and requires exceptional communication skills and regular interaction with Tier 2 Service Desk Analysts and Senior Systems Engineers, business clients, auditors, and vendors.


  • Regular review, monitoring, and reporting on security and environment health.
  • Test and evaluate new technologies.
  • Work with Senior Systems Engineer to ensure security policies and procedures satisfy regulatory and compliance requirements.
  • Maintain adequate security administration procedures for all systems and technology infrastructure (including Firewalls, Intrusion Detection System, Remote Access, Routers, DMZ, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, and server security).
  • Analyze IT requirements and provide objective advice on the use of IT security requirements.
  • Regular review of overall Security Posture for all Information Systems technologies.
  • Ensure that information security changes are approved as per the Change Management procedures of Production Support and technology-enabled projects.
  • Assist in the development of emergency response procedures.
  • Provide third-level Service Desk ticket resolution, including supporting the business 7x24x365 and on-call support as needed.
  • Support after-hours and weekend deployments as required.
  • On-Going review, management, and security monitoring of RioCan's network & security posture.
  • Maintain Enterprise Standards within the facility to the specifications of the corporate standards, and compliance. This includes servers, desktops, network/security devices, and applications.
  • Assist management developing long-term strategic technical roadmaps, applying value add technologies, and efficient solutions.
  • Provide network and security guidance in the Corporate DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan) practice.
  • Frequent travel required between Toronto offices. Occasional travel to other office locations.
  • Lifting and racking of switches, routers, and firewalls.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualification Requirements:

  • University Degree or 3 or 4-year College Diploma in a relevant IT discipline.
  • 3 plus years experience as a Network Administrator and Security Analyst in a medium to large publically traded organization.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience working with incident response.
  • SSCP Certification or in progress to complete.
  • Understanding of industry standard firewall technologies, such as Juniper, F5, or Palo Alto.
  • Solid understanding of network infrastructure design, security and systems in general.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • An in-depth understanding of all areas of IT and how the IT department impacts the organization.
  • Knowledge of Information Security Management and Technology.
  • Knowledge of compliance, regulatory and audit requirements.
  • Knowledge of Internet applications, databases, Networks and firewall processes.
  • Self-starting independent thinker that possesses initiative, creativity and strong organizational, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and hold others accountable for their timelines and tasks.
  • Perform root cause analysis (RCA) and incident reviews.
  • Experience with Cisco Meraki, switches, wireless access points, firewalls, and monitoring devices.
  • Experience in Next Generation Firewall technologies; i.e. Palo Alto, F5.
  • Knowledge of Network & Security monitoring tools and technologies such as sniffers, NAC, security vulnerability scanners etc.
  • Understanding of network communication technologies; such as MPLS, VoIP, SD-WAN etc...
  • Knowledge of SIEM technologies; i.e. LogRhythm and NetMon tools etc.
  • Knowledge of OSI model & network communication protocols; such as TCP/IP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, IPsec & NAT.
  • Intermediate level of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP


  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert in Security and/or Routing/Switching (CCNP)
  • CISSP or CCSP Certification
  • Up to date and/or recent Microsoft certification (MCSA or MCITP or MCSE)
  • Darktrace Certified Analyst or hands-on knowledge of Darktrace Antigena
  • VMWare Virtualization training and/or certification.
  • Exposure to Microsoft Azure

RioCan brings together smart, talented people from diverse backgrounds, and creates spaces where we can all prosper.  People are at the core of who we are, and we respect that they have taken all kinds of paths to get here.

We are committed to creating an environment in which all employees are valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas. We value different voices and perspectives, and appreciate that unique backgrounds and identities make our organization stronger.

RioCan welcomes applications from all candidates and is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to meet your needs.