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Senior Security Architect

KPMG Canada
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Closing date
26 Oct 2023

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At KPMG, you'll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

The Opportunity

KPMG Canada is looking for an experienced individual to fulfil the role of a Security Architect in our Information Technology Services team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has deep experience in multi-cloud technologies, security by design and DevSecOps to become a part of cloud security and modernization initiatives for CCoE & Customer Cloud Foundation

The Security Architect will work with architects and developers to provide practical security solutions & recommendations for multi-cloud-based platforms. The key objective would be to embed security within architecture life cycle for cloud native and modernized application systems

Security Architect will assist with technical security architectural requirements, Security Engineering and Security risk assessments for CCF and CCoE initiatives. The Security Architect will work in a collaborative fashion with team members including security analysts, project managers, solution architects, Business, and QA analysts. This individual will also provide technical consultancy and guidance, as needed, to other technology teams as well as internal business service lines.

What you will do

  • Responsible for embedding security requirements and objectives into architecture and DevOps as per business requirements, reviewing security in technical architectures for applications and products & services to ensure they meet security standards and creating security-embedded reference architectures that can be leveraged by technology functions across the firm to rapidly develop secure solutions in a multi-cloud environment
  • Act as a subject matter expert in areas pertaining to Cloud technology security across (but not limited to) Cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS and GCP with key focus on Azure and MSFT services. Provide security recommendations and SME guidance to Technology and Business teams for their design & development initiatives
  • Develop and maintain security architecture artifacts (models, templates, standards, and procedures) that can be used to leverage security capabilities in projects and operations.
  • Liaise with developers to assess security for Cloud application codes to determine confidentiality, integrity, or availability of the software
  • Coordinate with DevOps teams to advocate secure coding practices during the build phase, focusing on integrations & IaC aspects
  • Analyzing requirements for Cloud security tool and technology (SIEM, Endpoint Protection, Vulnerability Management, DLP, other)
  • Perform Security risk assessments for initiatives in Azure cloud under the umbrella of CCF and CCoE
What you bring to the role

  • 5+ years' experience with secure design and architecture for cloud and on-prem environments
  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related work experience, or equivalent
  • Previous security experience in a consultancy role collaborating with internal Technology, Project and Business teams
  • Understanding of information security standards/practices (e.g., CSA CCM, ISO, PCI DSS, NIST CSF, NIST 800:53 etc.), and aspects related to data security protection
  • Experience interpreting business, technology, and threat drivers, and develop practical security roadmaps to deal with these drivers
  • Experience in providing security recommendations by assessing and analyzing application security testing outcomes from Secure Code review, DAST & SAST
  • Ability to recommend DevSecOps practices while focusing on securing open systems solutions
  • Experience with application security & cloud security engineering, embedding security with CI/CD pipelines & secure coding practices
  • Applied knowledge of methodologies to conduct threat-modeling exercises on new applications and services
  • Experience in designing security for building cloud architecture with public cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS and GCP
  • Applied knowledge of Infrastructure as Code, Automation, and Orchestration
  • Some out of hours support maybe required
  • The ideal candidate will maintain one or more of the following certifications
    • CISSP
    • ISSAP
    • Microsoft Azure Security Technologies Certification
    • Azure Solutions Architect Expert Certification
    • CISM
    • CISA
    • CCSP

Keys to your success

KPMG individuals Deliver Impact | Seek Growth | Inspire Trust and understand that a diverse workforce enables us to deepen relationships and strengthen our business.

Providing you with the support you need to be at your best

For more information about KPMG in Canada's Benefits and well-being, click here.

Our Values, The KPMG Way

Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice. For more information about Inclusion, Diversity & Equity in Recruitment, please click here.

If you have a question about accessible employment at KPMG, or to begin a confidential conversation about your individual accessibility or accommodation needs through the recruitment process, we encourage you to visit our accessibility page.


Ready to make your mark?

Your aspirations and initiative make KPMG better. And we’ve got the opportunities to help support you on your journey to creating an impactful and meaningful career.

At KPMG, we’re by your side to support you to lead with innovation, collaborate with teams across audit, tax, advisory, enterprise, digital and business enablement services. Together, we will support your version of success as you make a positive and meaningful difference in your career.

Our diversity is what makes us so unique. Let’s bring together our unique perspectives and drive innovation so we can help you thrive.

Join KPMG and discover a career that will help you thrive, learn, and do work that matters.

Diverse Insights, Infinite Opportunities

Thrive with us

KPMG is proud to be situated and work on Turtle Island, the home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. As an organization we encourage our people, clients and communities to review the land which they occupy in recognition and to think about the ways we can move forward in reconciliation.

KPMG in Canada is committed to creating a respectful, inclusive, and barrier-free workplace where each individual can bring their whole self to work.

A diverse workforce is key to our success and we recognize that workforce inclusion, diversity and equity strengthens our business, enriches our culture, and enables us to deepen relationships with our clients, colleagues, and communities.

KPMG’s inclusion, diversity and equity goals are for the diversity of our people to reflect the diversity of the clients and communities that we work in.

We welcome all candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada where you are encouraged to come as you are.

Accommodations and Accessibility

Accommodation is based on the individual’s limitations and the requirements of the role. With that said, accommodation is very case specific. However, subject to the specific medical limitations and requirements of the role, some common accommodations may include:

  • Flexible work arrangements (Compressed work weeks, RWA, modification to start/end times)
  • Flexibility to take micro breaks during the day, as required
  • Technology supports (software, hardware)
  • Accessible Communication supports (how documents/materials are printed or accessed)
  • Office ergonomics (office equipment i.e. chair, mouse, keyboard, foot stools)
  • Realignment or Bundling work/accountabilities

If you have a question about accessible employment at KPMG, or to begin a confidential conversation about your individual accessibility or accommodation needs through the recruitment process, we encourage you to contact KPMG’s Employee Relations Service team for support at:

Email: | Phone: 416-777-8002 or Toll Free: 1-888-466-4778 Option 3

KPMG people networks

At KPMG, we have 30+ active People Networks across the country, who create a sense of belonging for our people including:

  • Black Professionals Network
  • Disability Inclusion Network
  • East Asian Network
  • Ibero-America Network
  • National Indigenous Peoples Network
  • Pride @ KPMG Network
  • Mental Health Network
  • Many Women’s Networks, including Women in Tech and Women in Law
  • Newcomers to Canada Network

Our People Networks serve as strategic inclusion partners in advancing our inclusion, diversity and equity strategy at the firm.

Proud to be an employer of choice

Our award winning culture and commitment to providing a supportive and innovative workplace for our people has been recognized year after year. As one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and a leader in our industry we consider these employer awards as milestone accomplishments in the success of our firm.

KPMG Canada

Top Employer for Young People: One of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People for 9 years

Cdn Top 100 Employer 2022: One of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 16 years

Diversity Employer: One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 15 years

Forbes: One of Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity, Forbes 2022

Slice Magazine: Ranked #3 Slice Magazines 2022 Canada’s 20 Best Employers

Learn more about why we were selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.

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