Information Security Analyst

Alberta Innovates is seeking an Information Security Analyst to support the organization’s technical environments as they relate to the five functions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity framework: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. The successful incumbent will ensure the safeguarding of the organization’s data and intellectual property, and continuous development and enhancement of the cybersecurity programme.


Are you our Information Security Analyst? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Excel at performing digital forensic investigations on security breaches.
  • Enjoy identifying security risks through research and analysis and supporting the application of risk mitigation activities.
  • Have experience with, and understand the importance of a positive and effective relationship with internal and external stakeholders including the provincial government.


We are game changers

Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation.

Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.


Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Information Technology, the Information Security Analyst is responsible for (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Support the design and implementation of organizational policies and risk assessments.
  • Contribute to the identification of security risks through research and analysis as they relate to technology, architecture, policies and standards.
  • Supports the application of risk mitigation activities.
  • Reviews security reports, tickets and alerts and take required actions to resolved or mitigate the risks.
  • Perform digital forensic investigations on security breaches in accordance with established processes and procedures.
  • Participate in the planning and development of cybersecurity initiatives, policies and designs.
  • Perform security threat risk assessments on applications, systems and cloud services as required.
  • After-hour support or on-call activities as required.
  • Collaborate with other internal and external stakeholders including cybersecurity vendors, and managed service providers.
  • Contribute to the creation of a Disaster Recovery strategy for IT services and participate in disaster recovery activities.
  • Support the maintenance of the Business Impact analysis to ensure all applications and services are reviewed annually.
  • Play and active role in the investigation and recovery of systems and data as a result of a disaster.



  • Diploma in computer science, Information technology or related program. A degree is preferred.
    • A commensurate amount of education and experience will also be considered for the role
  • At least three (3) years combined experience in Information Technology roles like IT infrastructure support, network support, cybersecurity and/or cloud services.
  • One or more years of experience in cybersecurity operations: log analytics, forensics, risk analysis or monitoring.
  • At least one year of managing vendor services.
  • Cybersecurity certification: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Cert5ified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent is considered an asset.
  • Azure cloud experience
  • Private sector experience is preferred but a combination of private and public sector experience is ideal.
  • Ability to develop and maintain stakeholder and vendor relationships.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, listening, communications and interpersonal skills to convey concepts and information.
  • Operate with a sense of urgency.
  • Strategic planning and execution, creating roadmaps for improving security operations and capabilities.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Self-assured, confident and result-oriented


Why Alberta Innovates?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance. 

The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.