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SOC Operator (12 Month Contract)



Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

SOC Operator (12 Month Contract)

At Interac, we design and deliver products and solutions that give Canadians control over their money so they can get more out of life. But that’s not all. Whether we’re leading real-time money movement, driving innovative commerce solutions like open payments for transit systems, or making advancements in new areas like verification and open banking, we are playing a key role in shaping the future of the digital economy in Canada.

Want to make a lasting impact amongst a community of creative thinkers, problem solvers, technical gurus and high-performance application developers? We want to hear from you.

Reporting to the Team Lead, SOC the SOC Operator will support the implementation of workstreams that assess the current state of the organization, drive continuous improvement and increase organizational effectiveness. They will use analytical thought to contribute to enterprise strategic initiatives.

This role is for a 12 month contract.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Monitoring network and information systems, and responding to security alerts and notifications of potentially malicious activity;

  • Identifying, reporting, and investigating / escalating potential security incidents;

  • Conducting initial triage including performing an impact assessment of detected events;

  • Escalating events for further investigation by SOC Analysts;

  • Perform tuning of SIEM filters and events correlation to ensure continuous monitoring improvements

  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of effective and efficient SOC standard operating procedures;

  • Maintain awareness of evolving threats, trends, and technologies; and perform knowledge sharing with other members of the team

  • Assisting in information security risk assessment activities

  • Assisting in security investigations, training and awareness exercises

  • Other related tasks as required

You bring:

  • Graduation with a degree from a post-secondary educational program with specialization in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security Program; or a related discipline; OR

  • Minimum of one (1) year of practical experience within the last five years, directly related to the functions of this role; and.

  • NS GIAC GSOC, Network+, Security+ or other cyber security certification.

  • Government of Canada Secret (Level II) or eligible to obtain one

  • Must be eligible to work for Interac Corp. in Canada in a Full Time Capacity

Skills & Requirements:

  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills

  • Ability to work autonomously with attention to detail

  • Ability to communicate effectively and write concisely and clearly

  • Knowledge of ITIL is an asset

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

  • Awareness of the following areas: security information and event management (SIEM) platforms, intrusion detection system technology, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing tools, exploits, and techniques

  • Knowledge of security and network devices, both physical and virtual technologies e.g. IDS, Firewalls, VPN, etc.

  • Understanding of networking protocols and TCP/IP

  • Knowledge of information systems hardening i.e. operating systems, network devices, and application security

  • Knowledge of incident response methodologies e.g. NIST, SANS

  • SANS GIAC GSOC, Network+, Security+, or other security certification would be an asset

  • Willing and able to work 24x7 shift rotation

Interac requires employees to complete a background check that is completed by one of our service providers. We use this service to complete the following checks:

  • 5-year employment verification;
  • Canadian criminal record check;
  • Education verification;
  • Canadian ID cross-check;
  • Public safety verification; and
  • Credit inquiry
  • Social Media check

How we work
We know that exceptional people have great ideas and are passionate about their work. Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:

Connection: You’re surrounded by talented people every day who are driven by their passion of a common goal.

Core Values: They define us. Living them helps us be the best at what we do.

Compensation & Benefits: Pay is driven by individual and corporate performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks.

Education: To ensure you are the best at what you do we invest in you