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Specialist, It Security – Operations


This is a Full-time position in Longueuil, QC posted May 10, 2022.

No other bank is doing what we do.At BDC, we help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy.

Our mission is to help Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, capital and advisory services.

We”re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs.

We”re also dedicated to our employees.




There”s a reason we like to work here, and we think you”ll like it too.

Join BDC and help make a difference!Diversity.



They”re more than just words for BDC.

These concepts are foundational to our success and to our ability to attract, retain, mobilize and develop the right talent, as well as to offer a healthy, professional and collaborative environment.

We are committed to cultivating and preserving an environment where all employees can thrive, and, for over a decade, we have been recognized as one of Canada”s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada”s Best Diversity Employers.

In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran”s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, beliefs, experiences, and more.POSITION OVERVIEWThe Specialist, IT Security Operations is responsible for the day-to-day security activities to ensure BDC”s technological environment is well protected.

He or she gathers and analyzes information on BDC”s technology, making recommendations and resolving security issues as required.Maintain quality and stability of telemetry coming from various log sources, investigate alerts and with heavy emphasis on Container security.CHALLENGES TO BE METDevelop, deploy, and maintain tools and process related to periodic security monitoring and to tasks involving security operations with concentration in, but not limited to Linux, Container infrastructure (Kubernetes, Docker, K8, Tanzu) as well as Cloud computing infrastructureStay abreast of Linux and Container Infrastructure capabilities and security as they evolve.

Build well-designed, testable, efficient monitoring use cases using tools such as SYSLOG telemetry, Aquasec, Sysdig, Stackrox etc.Analyze incoming security events based and raw telemetry, network, endpoint, SaaS, and log sources expediently, consistently, and accurately for abnormal eventsWork closely with IT operations and other teams to implement and continuously improve controls efficiency for vulnerability management and secure configuration in the cloud.Regularly verify and analyze all systems and application logs in to identify suspicious activity and recommend solutions to eliminate or mitigate risks.Build, run, and own infrastructure and automation to detect, contain, and eradicate security threats.Develop alerting and detection strategies to identify malicious or anomalous behavior.Develop new and novel defensive techniques to identify or counteract changes in adversary techniques and tactics.Take part in verifications and structured security assessments of BDC”s technological environment to ensure that it is protected and complies with established security standards; prepare documents for distribution and provide technical support to the teams responsible for the computer environment.Help resolve complex security issues, investigations, and cyber advisories in order to improve methods for ensuring the safety of BDC”s technological environment.Help identify security solutions for various BDC systems.Participate in the development and evolution of technological environment security directives, processes and standards and participate in the development of the procedures needed to implement and maintain them.Perform other related duties as assigned.WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FORMinimum eight years” experience in IT, five of which in network and/or securityMust have solid experience with Linux security and foundational level of experience with ContainersExperience with tools such as Container security tools such as Aquasec, Sysdig or Stackrox is highly preferred or fast knowledge ramp up to any of this is a mustExperience with at least one of each leading SIEM and EDR tools: Splunk, Azure Sentinel, Qradar, Carbon Black and Crowdstrike is preferredAny of the following certifications: GSEC, GPPA, GCIA, GCWN, GMON, GCDA, OSCP is preferredExperience with logging and monitoring systems: Splunk, Qradar, SYSLOG etc.Familiar with cyber frameworks such as ATT& CK, Cyber Kill Chain andDiamond ModelExperience in a Security Operations Center (SOC) or Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT), preferably in security monitoring and security incident responseExperience with infrastructure automation, configuration management, and developer workflows.Experience with Kubernetes and general container security management is highly desirableDetailed understanding of securing the end-to-end image/container lifecycle from image build to production deploymentUnderstanding of CVE how to identify and remediate Linux ContainersExperience in DevSecOps principles and tools for container security management and in detail level on Namespace, Container and PodsLeadership, autonomy, vigilance, team spirit, ability to see the big picture, and discretionAbility to simplify complex issuesKnowledge of open-source platformsSense of priority, understanding of issues, criticality, and impactStrong working knowledge of networking technologiesStrong experience with Windows platformOpen-source knowledgeAbility to share information with peers and transfer knowledgeAbility to handle multiple requests and manage prioritiesAbility to translate and integrate theory into the specifics and tactical realities of IT operationsAbility to effectively communicate in both official languagesWith us, you”ll be able to achieve the work/life balance you”re looking for, with competitive working conditions and above-market flexible benefits.

This includes modern workspaces to work from when you are in our offices, and, for some specific positions, the ability to work remotely, on reserve, and/or within your community.Important Point to ConsiderVaccination Policy for COVID-19: The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues, clients and of the community are a top priority for us.

Effective November 8, 2021, BDC requires that all employees and consultants be fully vaccinated.

A solemn declaration will be requested to this effect.While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted.

If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email us at, and include your full name, the best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.