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Security Engineer

  • Employer: PPI Management Inc.
  • Office: 210-4370 Still Creek Drive
  • City: Burnaby
  • Province: British Columbia
  • Job category: Not Evaluated (Job Family)
  • Job ID: JR10008264
  • Job type: Permanent Job Full time
  • Apply before: 2021-05-14

Company Overview

iA Financial Group is the fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada and offers a wide range of products for all stages of life and to meet the needs of clients across its vast sales network. Founded in 1892, iA Financial Group’s stability and solidity make it an employer of choice that invests in its employees and their development over the long term.

With operations across Canada and in the United States, iA Financial Group and its over 5,000 employees work hard every day to offer the best service to over four million clients.


PPI company overview:

Shaping Dreams Into Legacies

PPI elevates independent financial advisors to the next level.

Supporting advisors with market leading expertise and technology, we empower them to build the best solutions for their clients through proprietary tools, a comprehensive product suite, unparalleled life insurer relationships and competitive compensation.  A tireless supporter and advocate for Canada’s insurance advisors, PPI offers national resources through a network of local offices from coast to coast.

Unparalleled resources. At your command.

Our business culture is guided by our core values, grounded in a powerful belief in the enhanced value of life insurance. We are also strong advocates for the essential value of insurance advisors to further the goals of their clients. For PPI, this means doing everything in our power to open new markets for advisors and enable their practices to prosper and thrive.

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To maintain PPI’s exacting level of service, we are looking for a Security Engineer to join our Burnaby Team.   

Security Engineer

The Security Engineer works closely with the Infrastructure and Information Security teams to establish and maintain network security and performance by implementing process and systems, documenting procedures/policies/systems, troubleshooting network problems, and monitoring the network environment to ensure system security, availability and reliability.

Security responsibilities include assisting with the identification of and responding to security events, documentation and implementation of policies for cyber security, disaster recovery and business continuity needs, while assisting in the migration of non-compliant environments to compliant environments, as well as implementation of procedures and methods for auditing and addressing non-compliance to information security standards.

What you will do:

  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of PPI’s:

    • Cybersecurity systems and controls

    • security technologies, including Firewalls, IPS/IPD, vulnerability scanners, SIEM system, etc.;

    • IT management infrastructure including the automation of IT tasks, standard build, monitoring and paging, managed patch deployment, managed application deployment and Funk Proxy Remote Control.

  • Assist with keeping PPI’s IT/Cybersecurity documentation up-to-date.

  • Assist with the documentation of PPI’s security and IT policies.

  • Assist with reporting on PPI’s security posture.

  • Assist with mitigating/resolving identified security vulnerabilities.

  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair Tier 3 level technical issues.

  • Respond, mitigate and recovery assigned security events.

  • Assist with compiling monthly security reports and updating KPIs.

  • Assist with testing and scanning for vulnerabilities and documenting results.

  • Assist with monitoring for security breaches.

  • Maintain field expertise through additional training as needed.

  • Travel to various PPI locations to assist with network and computer systems during moves or upgrades, as required.

  • Additional projects and network-related responsibilities as requested and assigned.

Who you are:

You are an experienced, qualified Security Engineer with proven skill as a creative problem-solver and an ability to troubleshoot IT technical problems at a Tier 3 level.  You have exemplary interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships and work harmoniously with multiple teams.   

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills with a proficiency in documentation and the ability to handle multiple priorities and move between projects continuously.

You maintain an open-minded approach and have demonstrated flexibility and adaptability in the face of ambiguous situations, shifting demands and challenging work environments.

You maintain exemplary ethical standards and a have a proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the highest level of discretion.

What we are looking for:

  • Degree in computer sciences or related discipline required

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a related capacity, preferably in a financial services or insurance environment

  • Demonstrated proficiency with scripting, preferably PowerShell

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with security technologies:  Firewalls, IPS/IPD, vulnerability scanners, and SIEM System, including firewall rule building and maintaining

  • Hands on experience with monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytic tools

  • Experience with Cybersecurity Frameworks such as OSFI or NIST Cybersecurity Framework

  • Must be able to travel

  • Bilingualism (English and French) beneficial but not required

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Your resume may be used for other vacancies.

Working at iA Financial Group

We consider our employees to be our most important investment and we have a lot to offer them. Find out more about iA.

Our Commitment

iA Financial Group is committed to having an equal access employment program and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and disabled persons. Any use of the masculine form is to simplify the text and includes the feminine form.

Also, we are committed to fostering a workplace that promotes diversity and inclusion. We can provide accommodation in our recruitment and selection processes to applicants with disabilities where required. Please contact your Recruiter, or send an email to