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Security Technical Designer, Architecture & Design Technology


This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted February 2, 2018.

PSP Investments is one of Canada’s largest pension investment managers, with $135.6 billion of assets under management as at March 31, 2017. We invest funds for the pension plans of the Public Service, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Our skilled and dedicated team of more than 750 professionals manages a diversified global portfolio including stocks, bonds and other fixed-income securities, and investments in Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Private Debt. Our business offices are in Montreal, New York and London. Our head office is in Ottawa.

PSP Investments is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy to recruit and select applicants for employment on the basis of their qualifications, with emphasis on selecting the best qualified person for the job. PSP Investments does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable law.


Working within the Architecture & Design Technology team, the Security Technical Designer plays a leadership role for the direction and technical coordination of corporate security technology platforms, in collaboration with the IT security architecture team. He/she is accountable for the quality of the design and integration of solutions that meet technological and operational security guidelines. He/she steers and works in synergy with operational teams to implement environments.He/she also participates in efforts to diagnose and return operations to normal during breakdowns and/or more complex incidents, when required.


  • Participates in the identification, selection and development of security solutions.
  • Participates in and advises analysts on solutions for creating and configuring environments that comply with project-initiative requirements.
  • Collaborates with and guides operations analysts and administrators to achieve an adequate technical solution for all parties that balances objectives related to security, architecture, operations, functional needs and project essentials.
  • Ensures that technical specifications are duly documented and approved by the parties involved.
  • Ensures that the integrity of operational solutions and risks of incidents caused by planned changes are managed properly according to user services goals.
  • Identifies the impacts of changes to PSP’s environments and documents solutions.
  • Delegates responsibilities to analysts and administrators on the operations team.
  • Manages the capacity and performance of assigned environments.
  • Clearly understands the needs of assigned initiatives.
  • Understands the interaction between systems under his/her control and other PSP systems.
  • Moderates debates and facilitates collaboration within teams.
  • Proactively manages technical risks and develops solutions for assigned platforms.Identifies technical problems for these platforms and takes charge of developing solutions for them.
  • Defines the knowledge transfer strategy and ensures its implementation by operations teams.
  • Actively participates in implementation activities and provides post-implementation support.
  • Keeps abreast of technical trends and best practices in his/her areas of responsibility.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Professional security certification, a definite asset


Minimum eight to ten years of relevant technical experience, of which five years (minimum) were spent:

  • As a security technology specialist
  • In an infrastructure and security project delivery context
  • Working in a highly virtualized environment using VMware technologies
  • Working in a technological environment in which Microsoft technology was dominant

Experience in operations required

  • Experience in integrating solutions in the financial sector, an asset

Knowledge & Skills

  • The incumbent has practical experience in a large proportion of the fields below and has demonstrated a strong ability to learn and apply new subject matter throughout his/her career.
  • Good understanding of internal and network protocols, operating systems and common technologies, including: Windows, Azure, Office 365, Linux, VMware, Citrix, Cisco and AirWatchMastery of authentication and access management technologies such as: Active Directory, Azure AD, ADFS and WorkspaceOne
  • Understanding of several security technologies: CheckPoint, Splunk ES, Symantec EP, CrowdStrike, Nexpose and MS PKI
  • Understanding of cryptography principles and their applications (signatures, fingerprints, certificates, nonrepudiation, digital rights protection, etc.)
  • Knowledge of identity and access management (IAM) and privileged access management (PAM) technologies and approaches
  • Understanding of system hardening concepts and processes
  • Up-to-date knowledge of cloud and mobile technologies and solutions that secure these technologies
  • Good knowledge of environments virtualized under Microsoft operating systems
  • Knowledge of ITIL methodology
  • Bilingual (French and English)
  • Results-oriented, solid analytical and summarizing skills
  • Constructive and creative approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to meet difficult goals within a technically dynamic and constantly changing business environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Good leadership skills
  • Solid verbal and written communications skills for both specialized and general audiences
  • Dynamic, autonomous, quick learner and motivated by new challenges
  • Proactive person with a strong sense of initiative
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
  • Strongly focused on satisfying internal clients and meeting high quality standards

Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 6-9 years


Salary: N/D

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