Senior Network Specialist

  • Company:
    People First HR Services
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:
    IT

A financially strong and growing company, People Corporation continues to be on a growth trajectory across Canada. Since 2006 we have acquired numerous companies and increased the workforce to over 1000 employees. Technology plays a critical role in this growth as does the integrity and security of our information assets. People Corporation is now recruiting for a Security Analyst to be hands-on in rolling out, enforcing & maintaining Information Security policies, standards, procedures, and information protection technologies.

This key position requires demonstrated experience in designing, maintaining, and supporting Enterprise Communications Infrastructure components across a diverse group of geographically separated companies. Areas of focus for this role would encompass current and future Network Topologies, ISP/carrier services, VoIP/SIP related technologies, contact center, and UC solutions, Firewalls, VLANs, wireless, Switching, Proxy Servers, and network endpoint protection. If you’re a Network and/or Telecommunications professional who is passionate about and excels in areas of Digital Transformation and having the opportunity to shape an evolving Enterprise-wide communications and security practice, then consider this opportunity with our organization.

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform assessments and analyses of current hardware & software solutions and vendor-managed services.
  • Maintain and provide reporting on Key Risk Indicators and Key Performance Indicators as it pertains to usage/capacity planning and maintenance of all Corporate Network and Telephony (VoIP/SIP) Infrastructure.
  • Participate in vulnerability scans, patch management, conduct regular monitoring, and provide assistance in security audits.
  • Participate with business units, business operations, and technology teams for incident response, remediation, and root cause analyses.
  • Act as the point of contact for technical escalations and outages related to network/telecommunications, conducting additional technical investigations and engaging with vendor support where required.
  • Evaluate and recommend upgrades, new solutions, and processes in collaboration with IT Infrastructure and Operations leadership.
  • Support the ongoing development of business continuity/disaster recovery plans.
  • Assist with the delivery of information security awareness training programs, integrations of merger and acquisition IT environments, and other IT Transformation efforts.
  • PREFERRED EXPERIENCE & SKILL SET

  • 7-10 years in IT Infrastructure with a minimum of 5 years of leadership roles focused on data, system, network, telecommunication, and/or cybersecurity.
  • Completion of post-secondary education in Computer Science or Technology, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Familiarity with various Network and Telecommunications Infrastructure HW and SW and providers (e.g., next-gen firewall, IPS/IDS, MFA, Endpoint Protection, FortiNet, Cisco, HP/Aruba, Avaya, Nortel, CCaaS solutions, Session Border Controllers, and more).
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Canadian and US-based service providers for Internet, Phone, MPLS/VPLS/LAN-C/SD-WAN, and/or other WAN connectivity providers.
  • Results and solutions-oriented, with hands-on experience building and implementing new processes and best practices in IT Networking and Communications.
  • Strong diligence and attention to detail with the ability to navigate in an ever-evolving business and technical environment.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with a strong customer-service focus and sense of urgency.
  • Ability to operate strategically and/or operationally, as the situation requires.
  • Ability to travel within Canada and the US as required
  • Completion of SSCP, CISSP, CCNA, CCNP, or similar certifications would be considered an asset.
  • About People Corporation

    People Corporation is a publicly traded national provider of innovative group benefits, group retirement, health, wellness and HR consulting solutions. We have a diverse team of experienced professionals with industry-specific expertise and employ over 1000 professionals in 47 offices across 9 provinces and 2 territories. We are now the largest group benefit consulting firm and the largest third party benefits administrator in Canada. We have 22 sister companies who consult and partner with 10,000 clients across a wide range of industries.

    We’re a driven, entrepreneurial and fast growing company and are motivated by the service and commitment we provide to our clients, our partners and our employees.

    Our core values are focused on: Integrity, Accountability, Creativity, Communication, Respect, Innovation, and Teamwork

    To submit your candidacy, please email your resume in confidence to Dan Perera at uperera@peoplefirsthr.com