Cybersecurity Architect
in Dartmouth, NS

Dartmouth, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: 21005254

Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada's shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years.
Since 2012, we have invested more than $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in North America. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 20 modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history. This year, we delivered the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years and we're just getting started.
We're growing our team with career-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada's shipbuilding industry and provide Canada's sailors with the ships they need to protect Canada's interests at home and abroad. Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants. We have built more than 80% of Canada's current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is seeking a Cybersecurity Architect.
This is a permanent full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ community. ISI encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter/resume portion of your application. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment where all employees feel supported and valued.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and other formal training and experience.
  • A minimum of three years' experience in the following fields:
    o Network or Industrial Control Systems maintenance or design
    o Security Architecture Design experience for enterprise networks, operational technology, marine systems or equivalent
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), or eligible and able to complete.
  • Security assessments using NIST SP 800-53 / NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).
  • Systems or software engineering experience using ISO 15288 / NIST 800-160.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, NATO Secret Clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
    Key Responsibilities:
    Reporting to the Team Lead, Security Assurance you will be part of a team responsible for system security engineering for the Canadian Surface Combatant Project, including but not limited to the following:
  • Support the development of the security posture for the Canadian Surface Combatant through Cybersecurity Architectural and Engineering decision for the CSC baseline architecture.
  • Reviewing architectural and engineering documents to meet cyber requirements for naval systems including:
    o Security plans for marine based combat and platform systems
    o Marine system security architecture
    o Security requirements traceability
    o Security assessment plans and reports
  • Supporting security control design and solution planning on all identified CSC systems, noting that the structure of this design process aligns with NIST SP 800-160 - Considerations for a Multidisciplinary Approach in the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems.
  • Conduct assessments of the security of systems design and provide recommendations to mitigate threat vectors.
  • Liaise with Canadian government security agencies
  • Applying techniques and guidance from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for System Security Engineering (NIST SP 800-160) as well as other NIST documents (i.e. CSF, 800-37, 800-53, 800-61, 800-82, 800-161 and 800-171).
  • Assisting design teams with architecting and engineering cybersecurity solutions for Navy Combat and Platform Systems.
  • Based on security assessments of ship systems, assist design engineers and make recommendations on which security controls to implement to best address cyber risk posed by threats to information systems, control systems, and operational technology.
  • Identify and document security architectures at the system and ship (system-of-systems) levels.
  • Identify and document security operations required to maintain security posture
  • Developing, maintaining and reviewing technical cybersecurity architectural and engineering documentation such as the system security categorization, system security architecture and system security design specification.
  • Support creating cybersecurity test and evaluation plans and procedures or system security.
  • Develop plans, procedures and processes as required in support of program requirements.
  • Provide accurate status reports on assigned activities as needed.
  • Assist in security and risk assessment of systems and subcontractors.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with internal (Shipyard Production, CSC Program, Combat System and Platform Engineering personnel) and external stakeholders (subcontractors and Canadian government representatives).
  • Support a culture of teamwork, enthusiasm, and proactive behavior within the Security Assurance team.
    The role will also include working with engineering teams in both the combat systems group and the platform systems group to incorporate security mechanisms and devices to satisfy security requirements and manage cybersecurity risk to the ship mission assurance. Working collaboratively in the Systems Engineering team, you will provide guidance and advice to subcontractor teams on how to use security controls to satisfy security outcomes to manage risk to ship mission assurance. You will assist in choosing appropriate ways to verify and validate the security designed into the ship systems.
    What We Offer:
    Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:
  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Programs;
  • RRSP matching program;
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements;
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development;
  • Growth and progression opportunities within Irving Shipbuilding and the larger network of the JD Irving group of companies.
  • Comprehensive relocation package
    Please be advised that some positions within our business have been designated as 'Safety Sensitive' where the employee holding the position has a heightened responsibility for their own safety or the safety of others due to the nature of the job. If this is the case, you will be informed in the interview process.
    For further details, please contact [email protected]
    To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
    Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.
    All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters. If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding.
    We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
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    Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.
    We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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