Cloud Security Operations Engineer (Available Across Canada – Contract or Permanent) – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Cloud Security Operations Engineer (Available Across Canada – Contract or Permanent)

  • Job ID: 2022-18376
  • # Positions: 1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Years of Experience: 5
  • Job Industry: Computer Hardware and Networking, Computer Software, Technology Services

Putting people first, every day

BDO is a firm built on a foundation of positive relationships with our people and our clients. Each day, our professionals provide exceptional service, helping clients with advice and insight they can trust. In turn, we offer an award-winning environment that fosters a people-first culture with a high priority on your personal and professional growth.

Your opportunity

Our technology team, BDO Lixar, brings 20+ years of experience providing end-to-end technology and modern workplace solutions in data & AI, cloud & cyber, and business & customer-facing applications. Our team of 500 technology professionals is expanding our data-driven services from coast-to-coast and beyond, to help our clients adapt, adopt, and grow.

BDO Lixar is looking for a Cloud Security Operations Engineer to join our growing team, with the ability to work remotely from anywhere in Canada. As a Cloud Security Operations Engineer, you will utilize your cloud security, software, systems engineering, and operations background to support large-scale, fault-tolerant systems. Your role is to support our clients and the security, reliability, and maximum uptime of their Cloud Platforms.

You will own the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Technical Support Analysts, Site Reliability Engineers, Platform Engineers, Cloud Architects, and Cloud Security Professionals
  • Work as part of the team managing our clients’ public cloud environments (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform)
  • Manage, maintain, and administer security monitoring & alerting systems and processes, ensuring ongoing visibility into the security of our clients’ environments
  • Develop, maintain and execute on system & application maintenance plans for all Information Security Monitoring and Alerting systems
  • Provide first level Security coordination of Cloud Security event and incident response of incidents and to escalate incidents as appropriate
  • Develop and execute automated remediation activities for patching and continuous hardening of images and systems to adhere to best practices
  • Monitor reported information security events on a daily basis, and ensure critical events are immediately escalated and documented in order to quickly respond and protect against threats to the organization
  • Work with client teams to facilitate the simulation of threat scenarios, with the goal of improving effectiveness of security controls, detection, and monitoring.
  • Effectively liaise and communicate with the cloud operations group, internal customers, security operations center, key business stakeholders and management regarding information security incident events and trends
  • Refine and automate the security operations processes to improve the incident investigation and triage efficiency
  • Demonstrate and promote best practices for teams using our cloud platform by creating educational material and by helping to host cloud native educational events. Create educational documentation on how-to’s and best practices

How do we define success for your role?

  • You demonstrate BDO’s core values through all aspect of your work: Integrity, Respect and Collaboration
  • You understand your client’s industry, challenges, and opportunities; clients describe you as positive, professional, and delivering high quality work
  • You identify, recommend, and are focused on effective service delivery to your clients
  • You share in an inclusive and engaging work environment that develops, retains & attracts talent
  • You actively participate in the adoption of digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace
  • You grow your expertise through learning and professional development.

Your experience and education


  • Intermediate to senior-level experience managing cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform
  • Intermediate to senior-level experience monitoring and searching though data with Splunk
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex security incidents, events and advanced attack techniques
  • Intermediate to senior-level experience building/provisioning/automating infrastructure resources in cloud environments
  • Intermediate to senior-level experience automating security response plays with Python
  • A relevant degree or certificate in Security, Computer Science or a comparable field of study, or equivalent practical experience
  • A background in PaaS/SaaS environment practices, including: maintaining SLAs, load-balancing, high availability, operating system patching, networking, and security management/patching
  • Strong technical understanding in a variety of hardware and software platforms (Linux & Windows)
  • Experience with the operational aspects of systems such as monitoring, centralized logging, and alerting with relevant tools
  • Experience working with Python and PowerShell
  • Above average performance. You are competitive and passionate. You thrive on challenge and have a proven ability to set ambitious but achievable goals and surpass them
  • A team player: you will be the type of person that brings that approach to your work. You will have a proven ability to build, grow, and maintain relationships both internally and externally


  • Certifications in information security, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud
  • Creativity, energy, and passion for leveraging technology to transform our clients’ businesses; the belief that automation is the only way and the ability to talk for hours as to why
  • A good understanding of modern, cloud centric architectures and DevOps principles

Why BDO?

Our people-first approach to talent has earned us a spot among Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022. This recognition is a milestone we’re thrilled to add to our collection of awards for both experienced and student talent experiences.

Our firm is committed to providing an environment where you can be successful in the following ways:

  • We enable you to engage with how we change and evolve, being a key contributor to the success and growth of BDO in Canada.
  • We help you become a better professional within our services, industries, and markets with extensive opportunities for learning and development.
  • We support your achievement of personal goals outside of the office and making an impact on your community.

Giving back adds up: Where company meets community. BDO is actively involved in our communities by supporting local charity initiatives. We support staff with local and national events where you will be given the opportunity to contribute to your community.

Total rewards that matter: We pay for performance with competitive total cash compensation that recognizes and rewards your contribution. We provide flexible benefits from day one, and a market-leading personal time off policy. We’re committed to supporting your overall wellness beyond working hours, and provide reimbursement for wellness initiatives that fit your lifestyle.

Everyone counts: We believe every employee should have the opportunity to participate and succeed without barriers. Through leadership by our Chief Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Officer, we are committed to a workplace culture of respect, inclusion, equity, and diversity. We recognize and celebrate the valuable differences among each of us, including race, religious beliefs, physical or mental disabilities, age, place of origin, marital status, family status, gender or gender identity and sexual orientation. If you require accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us.

Hybrid new normal: As a hybrid workplace, all BDO personnel are expected to spend some of their time working in the office, at the client site, and remotely unless accommodations or alternative work arrangements are in place. To protect the health and safety of our people, clients, and communities, we may require all partners and employees to be COVID-19 fully vaccinated in order to enter a BDO office. Individuals that cannot be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved vaccine due to medical reasons or another protected ground under Human Rights legislation may request an accommodation.

Ready to make your mark at BDO? Click “Apply now” to send your up-to-date resume to one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists.

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Thank you to all applicants that apply. We will contact you if you are selected for a personal interview. No phone calls and/or agencies please. If you are applying for this role, you should have current legal working rights in Canada. As part of our interview process, you may be subject to background inquiries.