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IT Security Specialist

Department: IT 
Position: IT Security Specialist 
Location: Saskatoon, SK 


Who we are: 

IRD is an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) company and a world leader in the highway traffic management and in-vehicle systems solutions industry, specializing in traffic data collection, weight enforcement, commercial vehicle operations, toll, and safety. Over the past 40 years, IRD has diversified both from a market and geographical perspective. IRD Systems are designed and built by a multidisciplinary, customer-focused team which fuses core IRD technology with integrated computing and communications technologies. 


Position Purpose: 

As the ITS Security Specialist, you will be responsible for the secure operation of the in-house computer systems, servers, and network connections. This includes checking server and firewall logs, scrutinizing network traffic, establishing, and updating virus scans, and troubleshooting. You will also analyze and resolve security breaches and vulnerability issues in a timely and accurate fashion and conduct user activity audits where required. 


We are looking for someone with the following: 

A driven team player who is innovative enjoys a good challenge and solving problems, and a creative thinker.  Hands-on knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software and data encryption. More specifically we are looking for someone with the following experience: 

  • Working technical knowledge of networking, operating systems, protocols, and standards 

  • Broad hands-on knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, data encryption, and other industry-standard techniques and practices. 

  • Knowledge of applicable practices, statutes and regulations relating to data privacy and protection 

  • In-depth technical knowledge of Windows and Linux system administration. 

  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration/protocols. 

  • In-depth technical knowledge and experience with network entities. 

  • Knowledge of applicable practices and laws relating to data privacy and protection. 


Qualifications needed: 

  • Diploma or Degree in Computer Science  

  • 3-5 years of related experience 

  • CISSP 

  • CISA 


If this opportunity sounds exciting to you and you'd like to learn more, then we want to meet you! 

IRD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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