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.

Senior Network Specialist

BCNET is looking for a Senior Network Specialist. If you want to build your experience while making an impact in a fast-paced and highly engaged environment, we want you to become part of our team! 
 

Our core values are:

Collaborative - We achieve more by working together
Responsive - We commit to service excellence
Innovative - We deliver creative solutions

 

BCNET is one of the leading shared services organizations in research and education networks. We offer technology services and solutions enabling world class research and education anywhere in British Columbia by harnessing the collaborative spirit of our members. As a not-for-profit shared services organization, we continuously engage with our stakeholders to explore, develop and deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs of our members. 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. Our work environment is diverse, collegial and entrepreneurial.

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Closing Date: 4PM Vancouver time, July 29

​​​​HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to careers2@bc.net 
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with our Core Values” and "your suitability for this role"  in your cover letter.  

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

 

Network Services Manager Position Description
​​​​Reports to:
Network Manager

Primary Functions
Reporting to the Network Manager, the Senior Network Specialist’s primary responsibility is to implement a managed firewall service for BCNET members across the province, and work with the Network Services team to provide advanced technical expertise, design recommendations, implementation, and operation of network services. The position collaborates internally with IT & Cybersecurity Services, Shared Systems & Technology, and Client Services. The position collaborates externally with local, provincial, and national stakeholders (members, sector representatives, industry, and government) to ensure network activities are coordinated and executed to serve our members. The Senior Network Specialist will execute the primary function by adhering to our values of collaboration, innovation, and responsiveness.

Job Duties and Tasks:

  • Responsible for developing a sustainable and robust data network architecture for BCNET reflecting the business needs, including ongoing operational support, monitoring, capacity planning, troubleshooting systems, service level, and availability requirements.    
  • Researches and analyzes network activity and problems, recommends network design changes/enhancements, and directs the implementation of software or hardware changes to rectify any network deficiencies or to enhance network performance.      
  • Analyzes new and emerging trends in network architecture and technologies, evaluates alternatives, participates in selections, and completes feasibility studies.    
  • Build and maintain a multi-tenant managed firewall service to be available at 7 points of presence.
  • Leads the short-term and long-term network engineering, capacity planning, and designing of network infrastructure and services to meet user requirements.      
  • Assesses and designs facilities for network management including software tools and procedures including service level monitoring, incident tracking mechanisms, change management, network data collection, and performance evaluation.      
  • Collaborates with other technical staff in short-term and long-term network engineering, designing, and planning of the BCNET network infrastructure and network services.    
  • Ensures the operational stability of the BCNET network by providing advanced technical expertise and analytical capabilities.      
  • Participates in projects and network services within BCNET and CANARIE.    
  • Maintains a peer technical expertise liaison with vendors, suppliers, and BCNET member organizations.  
  • Provides advice to senior management on network architecture advancements, and makes strategic methodology, development, and major expenditure recommendations.    
  • Makes presentations at local, regional, national and international conferences and workshops as well as to partner institutions.      
  • Maintains appropriate professional designations and up-to-date knowledge of current information technology techniques and tools.    
  • Is available during off-hours in order to assist in handling emergency network problems and planned maintenance activities.  



Qualifications and Skills:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science or a relevant discipline.
  • 8+ years of technical experience  
  • 2+ years of leadership experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.    
  • 2+ years recent network design experience at a senior level in a large enterprise or service provider network
  • 4+ years recent firewall implementation experience.
  • Advanced technical certification such as Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching, CCIE, Juniper Internet Specialist or Professional (JNCIS, JNCIP), or demonstrated equivalent.      
  • Deep knowledge of routing and switching (OSPF, BGP, MPLS, VRFs, policy routing, optical networking), network security (firewalls, IDS/IPS, SSL VPN,   IPSec), traffic engineering & shaping, packet capture and analysis, network design (IPv6, multicast, virtual networks), and network management systems.      
  • Experience with automation and scripting in   linux   environment and working knowledge of tools and processes such as Python, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, SDN, APIs, DevOps.  
  • A very high level of technical expertise and problem-solving abilities and must be able to effectively resolve unusual and highly complex technical problems.      
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities and work under pressure to meet time sensitive and mission critical deadlines.      
  • Ability to take initiative and work with limited direction.      
  • Ability to mentor and coach technical staff and teams, and act as a resource. 
Senior Cybersecurity Analyst

BCNET is looking for a Senior Cybersecurity Analyst. If you want to build your experience while making an impact in a fast-paced and highly engaged environment, we want you to become part of our team! 
 

Our core values are:

Collaborative - We achieve more by working together
Responsive - We commit to service excellence
Innovative - We deliver creative solutions

 

BCNET is one of the leading shared services organizations in research and education networks. We offer technology services and solutions enabling world class research and education anywhere in British Columbia by harnessing the collaborative spirit of our members. As a not-for-profit shared services organization, we continuously engage with our stakeholders to explore, develop and deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs of our members. 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. Our work environment is diverse, collegial and entrepreneurial.

​​​​
Closing Date: 4PM Vancouver time, August 12

​​​​HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to careers2@bc.net 
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with our Core Values” and "your suitability for this role"  in your cover letter.  

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

 

Network Services Manager Position Description
​​​​Reports to:
Manager Cybersecurity & IT

Primary Functions
We are looking for a highly motivated Cybersecurity Analyst to join our dynamic team. The position will be initially focused on coordinating and delivering a collaborative cybersecurity incident response service to our members, including incident response plans, playbooks, and real time table top exercises. The work that you will focus on will help BCNET’s members to quickly respond to cybersecurity incidents and minimize the time to incident resolution which will have a lasting positive impact on our membership.   The role also includes responsibilities for helping to protect the BCNET organization by employing a range of technologies and processes to prevent, detect, and manage information security threats. As Senior Cybersecurity Analyst, you’ll assist in developing cybersecurity services for BCNET’s members and you’ll have the opportunity to help grow an organization that works with a member community of public, post-secondary, research institutions, and key stakeholder groups.

Job Duties and Tasks:

  • Keep up to date with the latest security and technology developments
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people and organizations
  • Research/evaluate emerging cybersecurity threats and ways to manage them
  • Assess planning for disaster recovery
  • Monitor for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorized, or illegal activity
  • Manage network intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Analyze security breaches to determine their root cause
  • Test and evaluate security products
  • Based on gap analysis and other testing, design or upgrade security processes
  • Use advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities
  • Identify potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption
  • Investigate security alerts and provide incident response
  • Liaise with stakeholders concerning cybersecurity issues and provide future recommendations
  • Generate reports for both technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders
  • Assist with the creation, maintenance, and delivery of cybersecurity awareness training
  • Ensure the security and integrity of BCNET servers
  • Perform server or appliance installations, troubleshooting and documentation
  • Implement best practices to meet approved standards, procedures for cybersecurity
  • 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:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have required documentation to work in Canada (please confirm in your cover letter).
  • Have a technology diploma/degree and 3-5 years of progressive experience in Cyber Security.
  • Have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people and organizations.
  • Be a superior communicator who values feedback and knowledge from others, and proactively shares information.
  • Be comfortable speaking publicly.
  • Office/Microsoft 365 PowerShell and security experience.
  • Kali Linux testing experience
  • Experience analyzing security incident information to determine their root cause
  • Have experience with Change Control processes and procedures.
  • Be able to monitor performance and troubleshoot security alerts.
  • Able to verify and recommend IT cybersecurity, hardening practices, and security management tools.
  • Have relevant cybersecurity certifications.
  • Experience with SIEM or similar technologies.
  • Experience conducting an internal gap analysis.
  • Has used CSET, CSAT or similar tools.
  • Good knowledge of IT Security Frameworks (NIST, CIS, ISO 27001).
  • Assist in the development of Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis.

 

Desired:

  • Have some understanding of Database systems (i.e. MySQL & PostgreSQL)
  • Windows automation tools (i.e. PowerShell, DSC) and other automation tools (i.e. Ansible, Puppet, Chef)
  • COBIT5 Fundamentals.
  • Forensics investigation and analysis of security incidents.
  • Infrastructure systems and system logging.

 

Assets:

  • Familiarity with Jira, Wiki, and Confluence applications.
  • Experience with other scripting tools like Perl, Python and/or Velocity.
  • Experience working within the higher education or public sector.
  • Experience with SOAR tools.
SIEM System Administrator

BCNET is looking for a SIEM System Administrator. If you want to build your experience while making an impact in a fast-paced and highly engaged environment, we want you to become part of our team! 
 

Our core values are:

Collaborative - We achieve more by working together
Responsive - We commit to service excellence
Innovative - We deliver creative solutions

 

BCNET is one of the leading shared services organizations in research and education networks. We offer technology services and solutions enabling world class research and education anywhere in British Columbia by harnessing the collaborative spirit of our members. As a not-for-profit shared services organization, we continuously engage with our stakeholders to explore, develop and deliver solutions that meet the evolving needs of our members. 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. Our work environment is diverse, collegial and entrepreneurial.

​​​​
Closing Date: 4PM Vancouver time, October 14

​​​​HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter by email to careers2@bc.net 
1.  A cover letter is REQUIRED for your application.
2.  Please describe “how your experience aligns with our Core Values” and "your suitability for this role"  in your cover letter.  

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

 

Network Services Manager Position Description
​​​​Reports to:
Manager Information Technology

Primary Functions
The candidate for the position of SIEM Systems Administrator is required to understand network protocols and patterns of behaviors. SIEM System Administrator would work with BCNET’s IT and Network Services to ensure the security of the management network and related infrastructure. Document work through helpdesk and change management software and other means. The SIEM Systems Administrator is responsible for helping to protect the BCNET organization by employing a range of technologies and processes to prevent, detect and manage information security threats.

Job Duties and Tasks:

  • Working with the BCNET Manager, Information Technology and as a member of the IT team deploy, maintain and upgrade SIEM systems, as well as Vulnerability Scanners, Logs Management
  • Monitoring server infrastructure activity and connectivity, troubleshoots, diagnoses and resolves server security problems; Manage network devices, intrusion detection and prevention systems and VPN access;
  • Recommend and install appropriate IT Security tools and countermeasures and support the development of an Incident Response Plan;
  • Assessing server infrastructure problems and developing solutions and implementation plans for resolutions with vendor equipment or software suppliers and maintaining a peer technical expertise liaison with vendors and suppliers;
  • Advising and makes recommendations to the technical life cycle planning implementation and upgrade security measures and controls within the BCNET SIEM system
  • Employing technical expertise and representing BCNET and Network Services, Client Services, Shared Systems and Technology in developing, maintaining, and communicating solutions with BCNET staff and customers;
  • Triage, analyze and prioritize security events, incidents and documentation tasks; Maintain documentation for both policy and auditable standards
  • Working independently to see operational projects to completion and works collaboratively with peers and team members to meet objectives;
  • Participating in the development of best practices, standards, procedures and quality objectives across the SIEM infrastructure and platforms;
  • Maintaining 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:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or have required documentation to work in Canada

  • Two to 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

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