BCNET Careers

We’re a small dynamic team that loves what we do, and thrive on our ability to make a difference for our higher education member community in British Columbia. Our work environment is diverse, collegial and entrepreneurial. 

We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, and complete range of benefits including a defined benefit pension plan, healthcare coverage and wellness allowance.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

The chief information security officer (CISO) will provide leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining BCNET’s cybersecurity strategy, guidelines, and policies. The CISO will play a key role in liaising with local, provincial, and national stakeholders (members, sector representatives, industry, and government) to ensure cybersecurity activities and projects are coordinated and executed to protect BCNET and our members. In this role, you will be a resource to our members in improving the effectiveness of their overall cybersecurity posture and endeavour to create a circle of trust. The CISO will execute the primary function by adhering to our values of collaboration, innovation and responsiveness.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to careers@bc.net
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with your values” in your cover letter.  

CLOSING DATE:

The posting will be closed at 4:00 PM (PT) on February 1, 2021.

Thank you to all candidates but only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Job Duties and Functions:

Policy: Develop and maintain information security policies, standards, guidelines and procedures

Education and Training: Coordinate the development and delivery of education and training programs on cyber security and privacy matters

Compliance: Serve as the compliance coordinator to provincial and national groups including: CANARIE, BC Government and other groups

Incident Reporting: Review and recommend incident reporting guidelines to address security incidents at BCNET and at our member institutions

Risk Assessment: Assist in the assessment of current state and identifying gaps to inform the development of cybersecurity strategy

Expert Guidance: Provide expertise to our members to guide the development and implementation of their cybersecurity programs and initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or have required documentation to work in Canada.
  • Minimum of 6 years progressive experience in information security and ten years in information technology 
  • Experience in developing information security policies
  • Experience in using information security frameworks
  • Experience in performing risk assessments and gap analysis
  • Experience with strategic planning for information security
  • Experience in presenting to executive leadership
  •  Professional certification, such as Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), is required and demonstrated knowledge of current information security policies, practices, procedures and tools
  • Working knowledge of and experience in the policy and regulatory environment of information security and privacy within the public sector
  • Excellent project management, written and oral communications skills
  •  A demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people and organizations
  • Verified, current criminal record check
  • University degree with concentration in computer science or other related discipline

Desired Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience in post-secondary environments
  • Experience with BC FIPPA
  • A master’s degree with focus on information security or business
  • COBIT 5 experience and/or training

Leadership Attributes

  • Superior communicator who values feedback and knowledge from others, and proactively shares information
  • The ability to focus on agreed upon outcomes and ensures objectives are met
  • Critical thinker and an inquisitive visionary who enjoys outward facing and broader perspectives
  • Confident, respectful and resourceful leader with entrepreneurial spirit
     

 

Category Analyst

If you are starting out in the procurement profession and are looking to build your experience while making an impact in a fast pace, highly engaged environment we want you to become part of our team!

BCNET has an opening for category analyst. This position will expose you to many areas of contract management, public procurement and would be a suitable opportunity if you are starting out in your career as a procurement professional.

This is an entry level role that supports contract management, reporting, analytical and administrative activities under the direction of our category manager. Duties include contract performance reporting, research and business case development, report and presentation development, project tracking and administrative duties while ensuring cost effectiveness commensurate with quality. All activities shall be in accordance with BCNET's standard practices, conflict of interest policy, related trade agreements and municipal, provincial and federal laws.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to careers@bc.net by 4PM PT, February 18, 2021
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with your values” in your cover letter.  

 

CLOSING DATE:

The posting will be closed at 4:00 PM (PT) on February 18, 2021.

Many thanks to all applicants, however only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 2021-02-18

Expected Start Date: 2021-03-15

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $47,500.00 per year

SUMMARY OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting:

  • Assist in the monitoring and reporting of various agreements and categories to measure and demonstrate benefits on sector-wide contracts
  • Assist in collection, interpretation and report on data and statistics obtained to measure supplier performance and category performance
  • Support the development of presentations, reports, summaries and other materials for internal and external purposes
  • Assist in the collection of various data related to bi-annual and annual spend, benefits, performance and other key performance indicators

Research and Business Case Development:

  • Support the research, analysis, and development of business cases for a variety of procurements
  • Monitor industry, economic and regulatory changes that may influence categories
  • Conduct internal and external research and data collection to analyze and define the current state and market conditions to support the development of category strategies and programs

Project Coordination and Administration

  • Scheduling and documenting minutes for various meetings with the supplier community, higher education members and other working groups
  • Support multiple procurement projects at various times
  • Support the category manager to track progress to the procurement planning and compile status reports for management and stakeholders
  • Assist in maintaining external and internal systems (e.g. intranet sites, customer relationship management systems, contract management systems) and developing processes to improve the environment of knowledge sharing and collaboration
  • Respond to member and market inquiries
  • And other projects as assigned by the category manager
  • Travels as necessary to member institutions and their communities around the province of British Columbia

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University or college degree in supply chain, operations and logistics, finance, business administration or relevant discipline, or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience
  • Certificate in purchasing, diploma in supply management or related training would be considered an asset
  • Minimum of two-years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience

SKILLS:

  • Strong research and data analytical experience
  • Ability to analyze data and resolve problems, identifying key information, and all relevant issues
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office with strong competency in Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with team members, collaborators, and members
  • Ability to work effectively while managing multiple tasks
  • Ability to understand and apply policies, procedures, and instructions

COVID-19 Precautions

BCNET Staff members are temporarily working remotely due to COVID-19, although individual staff may occasionally go to the office as required. Worker health check is required before entering the workplace; while onsite, social distancing / mask wearing rules are enforced. No visitors.

SIEM Systems Administrator

As a SIEM system administrator, you will understand network protocols and systems behaviours. It is anticipated that you will perform in a SIEM system administrative environment by acting as the first point of contact for all security-related incidents that impact BCNET. You will work with our IT and network services teams to ensure the security of the management network and related infrastructure, as well as document work through helpdesk and change management software.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to careers@bc.net
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with your values” in your cover letter.  

 

CLOSING DATE:

The posting will be closed at 4:00 PM (PT) on February 22, 2021.

Thank you to all candidates but only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Job Duties and Functions:

  • Works with the manager of information technology and as a member of the IT team, deploys, maintains and upgrades SIEM systems, as well as vulnerability scanners and logs management.
  • Monitors server infrastructure activity and connectivity, troubleshoots, diagnoses and resolves server security problems. As well, manages network devices, intrusion detection and prevention systems and VPN access.
  • Recommends and installs appropriate IT security tools and countermeasures and supporting the development of an incident response plan
  • Assesses server infrastructure problems and developing solutions and implementation plans for resolutions with vendor equipment or software suppliers, as well, maintains a peer technical expertise liaison with vendors and suppliers
  • Advises and makes recommendations for the technical life cycle planning implementation and upgrade security measures and controls within the BCNET SIEM system
  • Employs technical expertise, while representing BCNET network, client services and shared systems and technology services in developing, maintaining, and communicating solutions with BCNET staff and customers
  • Triages, analyzes and prioritizes security events, incidents and documentation tasks; maintains documentation for both policy and auditable standards
  • Works independently to see operational projects to completion and collaborates with peers and team members to meet objectives
  • Participates in the development of best practices, standards, procedures and quality objectives across the SIEM infrastructure and platforms
  • Maintains appropriate professional designations and up-to-date knowledge of current information technology techniques and tools
  • Occasionally required to provide after-hours on-call support on a rotational basis and be available off-hours to work on emergency server infrastructure problems, maintenance, or project activities

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: 

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or have required documentation to work in Canada
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in an operational Systems/network administrator, Network security engineer, IT Security environment
  • Windows, Unix and Linux Operating Systems
  • TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching, firewalls, VPN
  • Good Python, Bash, and PowerShell scripting practices
  • Experience developing SIEM correlation rules, reports and dashboards to detect emerging threats
  • Solid understanding of events, related fields in log records and alerts reported by various data sources such as Windows/Unix systems, IDS/IPS, AV, HIDS/HIPS, WAFs, firewalls and web proxies.
  • Understanding of regular expressions, development of custom parsers
  • Experience with firewalls, routers, switches and other network devices
  • Experience with virtualization systems like VMware ESXi, KVM or MS Hyper-V
  • College diploma or university degree in computer science or related fields or a suitable combination of education, experience, or other relevant training

DESIRED

  • Hands-on experience investigating common types of attacks such as brute-force, phishing, DDoS and data exfiltration.
  • Vulnerabilities and information risk assessments
  • Good knowledge of IT security frameworks (NIST, CIS, ISO 27001)
  • Forensics investigation and analysis of security incidents
  • Penetration testing of applications and infrastructure
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) or other IT security certifications

ASSETS

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Experience with other scripting tools like Perl, Python and/or Velocity
  • Familiarity with Jira, Wiki, Confluence and Puppet applications.
  • Automation tools (i.e. Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
  • Experience working within the higher education

 

COVID-19 Precautions

Our staff members are temporarily working remotely temporarily due to COVID-19; individual staff members may occasionally go to the office as required. Worker health check is required before entering the workplace; while onsite, social distancing / mask wearing rules are enforced. No visitors.

Network Administrator

As the network administrator, your primary responsibility is to work with our network services team in the operation and development of services for our members––BC’s public, post-secondary institutions. Reporting to the BCNET network manager, you will collaborate with our internal technology services teams such as IT, cybersecurity, client services and shared systems and technology.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to careers@bc.net
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with your values” in your cover letter.  

 

CLOSING DATE:

The posting will be closed at 4:00 PM (PT) on February 22, 2021.

Thank you to all candidates but only those shortlisted will be contacted.

 

Job Duties and Functions:

  • Monitors network activity and connectivity, troubleshoots, diagnoses and resolves network problems
  • Advises and recommends the automation of monitoring and alerting of network systems
  • Plans, designs, codes, implements, and maintains network applications, tools, and scripts. These applications, tools, and scripts streamline network operations such as bulk configuration changes, system health checks, and reporting
  • Assesses network system problems and develops solutions & implementation plans in consultation with other team members
  • Performs in-depth troubleshooting using knowledge of network & server administration, internet protocols, database architecture, application configuration, details analysis of statistics, logs, and tools.
  • Coordinates problem resolution with vendors
  • Generates reports on usage metrics and overall systems & applications performance indices using industry-standard methodologies to ensure compliance with service level commitments.
  • Maintains appropriate professional designations and up-to-date knowledge of current information technology techniques and tools.
  • Participates in the development of best practices, standards, procedures and quality objectives across the infrastructure and platforms.
  • Stays abreast of new technologies and practices.
  • Required to provide after hours on-call support on a rotational basis and work off-hours to support maintenance activities, project activities, and resolve emergency problems.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: 

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or a relevant discipline.
  • Professional, Associate, or technical certification such as CCNA, JNCIA, JNCIS, or other demonstrated equivalent in routing, switching, or network security.
  • Working knowledge of ITIL and/or COBIT frameworks.
  • 2 years of experience working with WAN and LAN technologies including BGP, ISIS, JunOS.
  • Experience working in a network services environment and in network support applications for enterprise IP LAN/WAN networks, large campus enterprise, or service provider networks.
  • Service oriented with exceptional customer relations skills.
  • Ability to think at scale and automate processes.
  • Experience automating device configuration and management.
  • Experience in a higher education or public-sector environment is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written is required – meet and present to technical teams & peer groups and write clear & well-structured documents.
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.

 

COVID-19 Precautions

Staff members work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19; individual staffers may occasionally go to the office as required. Worker health check is required before entering the workplace; while onsite, social distancing / mask wearing rules are enforced. No visitors.

Procurement Services Specialist

We are looking for a highly motivated Procurement Services Specialist to join our dynamic procurement team. In this exciting role, you will liaise with our members and stakeholders, develop strategies to increase participation in sector-wide contracts, support contract onboarding, and work closely with members to identify and manage the public, post-secondary sector’s long-term procurement planning.

The Procurement Services Specialist will engage and develop strategies to grow our member’s (BC’s public, post-secondary institutions) participation in procurement contracts, support their onboarding to contracts and work closely with members to identity and manage the sector’s long-term procurement planning.

You will build collaborative relationships with institutions and suppliers, educate and advise institutions on the full potential of BCNET contracts and services, provide strategic guidance regarding public procurement practices, and act as liaison between the institutions, suppliers and BCNET.

You are adept at communicating with various external stakeholders, such as committees, member-led working groups and institutional departments to enhance our support programs, member satisfaction, and grow contract participation. You actively assist members to develop, execute and sustain their objectives as they onboard to new procurement contracts/solutions.

You have a knowledge and understanding of public procurement processes, change management and are a highly effective communicator.

Who are our members?

Our membership is made up of British Columbia’s 25 public, post-secondary institutions.

Here’s the impact you will have and what we’ll accomplish together:

The role reports directly to the Chief Procurement Officer, and you’ll work collaboratively with our stakeholders, suppliers and procurement teams to build a strong procurement community, increase adoption of our procurement contracts that will maximize efficiencies and enhance service quality for higher education institutions in British Columbia.

How you’ll do it:

  • Trusted partner: applies procurement expertise to proactively build relationships with members and influences them to adopt and participate in BCNET contracts
  • Collaboration: demonstrates superior client services qualities to foster a highly engaged procurement community
  • Change Management: leads cross-functional teams to develop and implement numerous procurement category strategies

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to careers@bc.net
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with your values” in your cover letter.  

CLOSING DATE:

The posting will be closed at 4:00 PM (PT) on March 8, 2021.

Thank you to all candidates but only those shortlisted will be contacted.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

You will manage member engagement to:

  • Build relationships and influence members to adopt and participate in BCNET contracts;
  • Provide input and advice to support the effective growth, development and management of the BCNET Procurement Services portfolio;
  • Offer procurement support and advice;
  • Correspond with members on the progress of their onboarding process;
  • Deliver solutions to improve member collaboration, satisfaction and experience with Procurement Services;
  • Conduct regular member meetings, create agendas, organize, facilitate, and issue materials as required;
  • Provide support with agreement onboarding activities/processes.

You will develop communication and planning to:

  • Foster a highly engaged procurement community to enhance and build awareness of agreements and grow member adoption;
  • Organize category committees and working group meetings;
  • Ensure meeting minutes are recorded accurately, including all resolutions/decisions/actions, as well as communicate to the relevant groups, and organize properly for future reference;
  • Coordinate forums, webinars and other outreach programs to support the awareness and onboarding of new contracts;
  • Support two-way communication between members and contracted suppliers to provide input for strategies on institutional change management and onboarding activities;
  • Establish/maintain a formal communication process and timeline for member feedback and contract assessment.

In category planning and reporting, you will:

  • Supervise the category analyst in the coordination of various business cases, reports, presentations, committee, working group and project team meetings;
  • Establish and lead cross-functional teams to manage the development and implementation of various category strategies by understanding sector needs through data collection and working group sessions to refine and develop programs;
  • Gain consensus of the working groups through business cases;
  • Develop category strategies with members and rolling procurement projects to be addressed over mid to long-term horizons;
  • Deliver the procurement category strategies which generate benefits and achieve financial savings targets through the application of insight and analysis including:

In contract management, you will:

  • Work with contracted suppliers and review supplier performance activities through regular cadence;
  • Work with the procurement officer by participating in the preparation of pre-tender and tender documents in conjunction with the working group;
  • Oversee ongoing contract management support activities;
  • Lead projects as directed by the Chief Procurement Officer;
  • Attend conferences, tradeshows, and information seminars as necessary;

Travel as necessary to member institutions and their communities around British Columbia based on B.C.’s provincial health guidelines.

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree, with a focus on business administration or commerce preferred
  • 3 - 5+ years of experience in procurement and contract management; SCMA designation preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated experience in developing service and/or business plans
  • Demonstrated experience in communication and relationship management
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered

Required Skills

  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to thrive at handling multiple projects
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Customer service oriented
  • Strong business acumen

 

COVID-19 Precautions

Staff members work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19; individual staffers may occasionally go to the office as required. Worker health check is required before entering the workplace; while onsite, social distancing / mask wearing rules are enforced. No visitors.