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IT Security Specialist

Alithya Canada Inc.

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted November 1, 2021.

IT Security Specialist


Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Please note that candidates must have an eligible work permit for Canada and be fluent in French. 

Do you want to experience the essence of a large organization in a company with a personal touch? Come and work with us! We are looking for creative, innovative, and collaborative people like you to join our team.

At the heart of Alithya’s values is the well-being of our employees and their families. That’s why we continue to follow the Public Health Agency of Canada’s recommendations closely. 

We remain close to you, while keeping our distance via Phone, Skype, Zoom or however you like. 

Take your ambitions to the next level

As a key member of the Corporate IT team reporting to the Enterprise IT Operations Director, you will be responsible for maintaining the security solutions’ effectiveness, as well as for helping to resolve requests and IT security incidents. You will investigate security incidents to help resolve issues in a timely manner. Additionally, you will be responsible for Vulnerability, Patch Management and Systems Hardening. You will also operate our Endpoint Protection platform and Physical Access systems, in accordance with the enterprise IT Security Polices and Standards.

  • Coordinate IT Security Incidents;
  • Assess and resolve IT Security Service requests;
  • Administer the following:
    • End-Point Security platform (ESET);
    • Vulnerability Management Solution (Tenable/Qualys);
    • Physical accesses (PDK).
  • Maintain mail filtering rules;
  • Adhere to Security Incident Process;
  • Promptly respond to IT security incidents and coordinate mitigation/resolution (Assess Risk, Containment, Mitigation, Remediation, Reporting);
  • Contribute to the implementation, adherence and review of the IT Security Policies and Standards;
  • Prepare management reports related to security (Incidents, Requests, Alerts, Breach, Leak, etc.);
  • Deploy Endpoint protection software on laptops and servers;
  • Deploy Endpoint vulnerability management agents;
  • Run scans and remediate identified vulnerabilities (Patch Management);
  • Manage Endpoint Protection alerts (Virus, Breach, Intrusion detection, security updates and patches, etc.);
  • Oversee adherence to security policy and standards (User, Computer, Infrastructure, Network, Premises).

When it just clicks!

Does this sound like you?

  • Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology;
  • Four (4) to five (5) years of System Administration experience;
  • Minimum three (3) years of working experience in IT Security related field;
  • Experience:
    • with the management of Endpoint Protection solutions;
    • in security incident management;
    • in patching systems;
    • in preparing management reports using data extract and Excel.
  • Knowledge of IT Service Management;
  • Strong analytical, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Networking and system administration skills;
  • Knowledge of security threats (malware, ransomware, etc.);
  • Excellent diagnostic skills (ability to diagnose issues/situations efficiently);
  • Understanding of the importance of IT security in an organization;
  • Self starter, problem solver, team player and motivated;
  • Capable of working autonomously and proactively;
  • Knowledge of ISO 27001 controls framework;
  • Security+, SSCP, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH or OSCP security certifications (assets);
  • Languages required:
    • French: 4/4 
    • English: 4/4



Life at Alithya

  • 37.5 hours per week;
  • Opportunities to develop and grow your career;
  • Work with diverse technologies, projects, clients and sectors;
  • Spend your days in a creative and innovative environment;
  • Share experience and knowledge as part of an agile and dynamic team;
  • A great balance between work and personal life;
  • Access to exciting educational opportunities (internal, conferences, events, courses, certifications, etc.);
  • Personal recognition of your important professional contributions;
  • Great cultural diversity across our teams.

Why join our team?

Because creativity, passion, integrity and wellness are the company’s core values, we are looking for people like you who are enthusiastic, innovative, open-minded, team players and eager to learn.

Working at Alithya is a chance to be part of an energetic, dynamic, and growing team of more than 2,000 professionals in Canada, the United States and France. Our diverse practices and the extensive major projects entrusted to us by our prestigious clients allows us to offer many high growth potential opportunities to our employees in well-established technologies.

Alithya Group is an advocate for workforce diversity and as such, encourages the participation of women in management roles. We belong to the 30% Club, which encourages women’s access to leadership positions.

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