Manager, Cybersecurity


Alberta Innovates (AI) is seeking a Manager, Cybersecurity, to deliver cybersecurity services and functions across Alberta Innovates and its subsidiaries InnoTech Alberta and C-FER Technologies. This hands-on technical and leadership position will oversee the growing Cybersecurity team as we improve the organization’s overall security posture through the rollout of new technologies, adoption of new cybersecurity policies and procedures, and expansion of the Cybersecurity Education program.  Fundamentally, this position will enable the organization’s business operations in a secure and efficient way.


Are you our next Manager, Cybersecurity? You would be a good fit for this position if you have: 

  • A solid technical background in cybersecurity, including knowledge of network security, encryption, penetration testing, security incident response, and vulnerability management.
  • Experience leading cybersecurity teams, providing technical guidance, mentorship, and coaching team members.
  • A solid understanding of risk management principles, compliance frameworks and regulatory requirements relevant to cybersecurity.
  • Experience securing cloud-based services.
  • Experience developing Identity Access Management processes in an enterprise setting.
  • Have experience working alongside and collaborating with IT Managed Service Providers (MSP) and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP).


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 Director, Information Technology Operations, the Manager, Cybersecurity will apply their extensive technical cybersecurity experience and leadership experience to grow, mature, and expand the current Cybersecurity program. Currently, this position is expected to be tactically involved in daily cyber operations. As the Cybersecurity team’s operations and procedures mature over time, this position may evolve into a more strategic and oversight-focused role.  


The successful incumbent will be accountable for (but not limited to) the following: 

  • Threat Analysis and Monitoring: Work with contracted cybersecurity vendors (MSSP) to continuously monitor for potential threats, analyze security events, and investigate incidents to ensure timely detection and response.
  • Identity and Access Management: Develop policies and procedures to ensure secure, repeatable, and auditable operations.
  • Security Tool Management: Oversee the deployment, configuration, and management of security tools such as SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), NGFW (Next Generation Firewalls) and endpoint protection platforms.
  • Vulnerability Management: Conduct vulnerability assessments, prioritize vulnerabilities based on risk, and coordinate remediation efforts with relevant stakeholders to ensure the organizations security posture.
  • Security Incident Response: Develop and maintain security incident response plans, coordinate incident response efforts during security breaches or incidents, and conduct post-incident analysis to identify areas for improvement. (
  • Security Awareness and Training: Provide guidance and support to educate employees on cybersecurity best practices, conduct security awareness programs, and facilitate training sessions to enhance the overall security posture of the organization.
  • Talent Development: Recruit, develop, and empower cybersecurity professionals, fostering a culture of learning and growth.
  • Performance Management: Set clear expectations, provide feedback, and recognize achievements promptly.
  • Risk Management: Conduct assessments, track risks, and develop mitigation strategies to protect the organization.


Educational Requirement:

  • Post-secondary Diploma or bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer systems technology, Information technology, related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Certification in ITIL Framework is an asset.
  • Possess or working towards a Cybersecurity certification like Certified Information Systems Security Professions (CISSP); Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH); or CompTIA Security+ preferred.


Experience and Qualifications we are looking for:

  • 8+ years of combined experience in information systems security, IT Infrastructure, Network Operations, and IT architecture.
  • 2+ years in a leadership position (management or team lead).
  • Experience implementing cloud-based services, technologies, and platforms.
  • Broad knowledge of IT architecture tools and methods.
  • Experience working in a professional Microsoft environment (Windows, M365, Azure, etc.).
  • Experience with portfolio management, program management, or project management.
  • Proven ability to work with business unit leaders to understand where the business is going and build plans to align and support getting them there.


Skills Required:

  • Operate with a sense of urgency to drive business results and deliver successful IT projects.
  • Ability to communicate complex architectural and security concepts in plain language.
  • Strong planning, priority management, and time management skills.
  • Rapidly acquire comprehensive knowledge of business requirements and processes, while effectively acting as a liaison between technical and business stakeholders.
  • Ability to extract business needs and functional requirements to implement appropriate technologies and programs.
  • Capable of influencing others, creating buy-in, and maintaining high customer satisfaction and trust.
  • Proficient in establishing and managing strong business and technical partnerships.
  • Skilled in documenting architecture and security using various tools and methods.
  • Adept at being a change advocate and leveraging multiple strategies for implementation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously while ensuring partnerships remain intact.
  • Excellent verbal, written, listening, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service focus and a "can do" attitude.

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.