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Cybersecurity and Privacy, Manager

Montreal, QC
Full Time
3 days ago

Line of Service





Cybersecurity & Privacy

Management Level


Job Description & Summary

A career within Cybersecurity and Privacy services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients implement an effective cybersecurity programme that protects against threats, propels transformation, and drives growth. As companies pivot toward a digital business model, exponentially more data is generated and shared among organisations, partners and customers. We play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing transformation strategies focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
  • Pursue opportunities to develop existing and new skills outside of your comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent effective team working, even during times of change and uncertainty.
  • Coach others and encourage them to take ownership of their development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
  • Develop a perspective on key global trends, including globalisation, and how they impact the firm and our clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties
  • Focus on building trusted relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

  • As a Manager - Security Architect, you will join our growing Cyber Resilience practice to meet our clients' demand for high quality, independent advice and delivery capability focusing on security architecture.  We are looking for dynamic personalities with a passion for Security Architecture who understands what it means to be change agents in transforming businesses.

    In return, we will surround you with the best people in the business, the environment in which to challenge yourself and learn, and clients who appreciate their need for excellence and change.

    The primary responsibilities are to:
  • Establish credibility and relationships with prospective clients by demonstrating technical and industry knowledge in security architecture and identify opportunities for assistance.
  • Lead or assist in business development activities including sales, proposals, and building and maintaining sustainable client relationships.
  • Manage the end to end delivery (including project economics) of multiple security architecture projects comprising of multiple resources and teams and ensure the quality of deliverables and clients are satisfied with the work.
  • Work with security vendors to understand their solution offerings and advise clients on appropriate technologies.
  • Assist with the staff and operational management of the Security Architecture practice, including:
  • Acting as a technical reference point for security architecture.
  • Mentoring and developing junior staff as required including supplying formal evaluation and feedback.
  • Provide thought leadership and direction for the Security Architecture practice and contribute to the Intellectual Property of the firm by driving the development of toolkits, methodologies, accelerators and training.
  • Maintain a credential set that establishes technical expertise.
  • Help recruit, retain and develop the team by bringing superior leadership skills.

  • This position may require some travel and will be based out of our Toronto Office.  Other locations in Canada may be available.

    General Requirements:

    Demonstrable ability in the following areas is required for this position:

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work.
  • A minimum of 8 years in information and cyber security in roles such as:

  • −    Developing and implementing enterprise security strategy.
    −    Developing security architecture and/or enterprise architecture frameworks (e.g. E2AF DoDAF, SABSA, TOGAF, Zachman) and supporting processes/workflow.
    −    Development of security solution requirement and strategic roadmaps.
    −    Selecting, designing and implementing security solutions through to operation, ideally in multi-supplier/multi-platform environments.
    −    Developing high level and detailed budgets and resourcing plan for implementation of security solutions.
    −    Developing communications and change management plan in support of large scale security implementations.
    −    Delivering security architectures as part of a broader enterprise or IS/IT architecture.
    −    Interpreting and applying appropriate standards, policies, regulatory requirements and threat/risk assessment in the definition of security architectures.
    −    Hands-on configuration, customization and/or operation of security solutions (e.g. DDOS, IAM, DLP, SIEM, Security Analytics, Forensics, Advanced Malware Protection, Directory Services, IPS/IDS, WAF, Next-Generation Firewalls).
  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Engineering or Business.
  • Technical designations such as CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CEH, CGEIT, ITIL, PCI QSA, CIPP/C, TOGAF, SABSA or CISM.
  • Solid mix of business and technical capabilities, and the ability to communicate complex technical and risk management issues to senior executives within the context of their business.
  • Ability to develop and manage senior-level relationships, identify security architecture opportunities with clients and propose solutions that meet the clients' needs.
  • Strong project management, facilitation and delivery skills.
  • The ability to manage engagement financials and risk.
  • The ability to manage a number of concurrent and complex security architecture projects, meet deadlines and manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Strong leadership qualities when working in a team and the ability to be recognized as the subject matter expert in a given field when our client requires.
  • The ability to be seen as a role model for junior members of the team and provide guidance and coaching to the team.
  • Clear, articulate and confident written and verbal communication skills, including client reports and presentations, papers and articles.
  • Demonstrable presentation skills, including the ability to speak in public.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.
  • Prior Big 4 or leading system integrator experience is a plus.
  • Open to travel requirements.

  • Why you'll love working for PwC

    We want you to love every (if not, almost every) minute of your career, having said this, we get it. Each life stage we go through comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you through a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits, so regardless of your situation, there's something for everyone.

    Leading benefits for our permanent staff  include:
    A competitive compensation package
    Sponsored investments, pensions and saving plans with matching firm contributions
    Flexible working
    PwC FlexBenefits, for personalised medical & dental coverage, including enhanced mental health benefit 
    Every day recognition and real time appreciation through our rewards and recognition program 
    Dress for your day with our flexible dress environment
    Health, wellness and fitness perks
    Family-friendly benefits, including maternity and parental leave policies and support networks to help you prepare for your successful return to work
    Adoption/surrogacy benefits
    Back-up child and elder care support
    Career defining project work and international experience
    Development opportunities including learning on the job, formal learning, learning from others and access to "Vantage" our digital learning system
    Award winning programs including "Women in Leadership" and "Enhanced Pursuit Program"
    A coach to help develop skills, diversify experiences and achieve career aspirations

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    PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.

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