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Principal Security Consultant

Security Compass

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted February 20, 2018.

As a Principal Security Consultant, you will be expected to lead and manage teams of consultants on enterprise-wide security projects, spearhead strategic security engagements, and drive new initiatives within our security practices.

You will engage and build relationships with our clients to understand their security needs, scope solutions and initiatives, act as their security subject matter expert, anticipate their problems and ultimately help solve them. You are constantly ingesting security events and information and integrating it into your practices. You can relay that information to your colleagues and your non-technical family members with the appropriate degree of detail.

Candidates must be located in, or willing to relocate to, the Greater Toronto Area.

Education: bachelors degree or minimum 3-year college diploma in:

  • Software engineering
  • Computer science/electrical engineering
  • IT/system and network administration OR
  • Other applicable engineering disciplines

Soft Skills

  • Youre an expert at building and cultivating relationships with customers and colleagues
  • You handle adverse situations calmly
  • You can teach someone about anything without being an expert yourself
  • You can write executive summaries, Wikipedia entries, and fanfiction flawlessly
  • If getting this job were a problem, you have multiple, proven solutions already
  • Other people ask to work with you
  • Youre generous with your knowledge and patient with your subordinates
  • Ultimately, you know how to Get Things Done

Technical Skills

  • 8+ years of experience in an information security role (offensive or defensive)
  • Expertise advising clients on their short-term and long-term security strategy
  • Ability to anticipate and generate new business
  • Expertise in the execution and delivery of information security assessments
  • A deep understanding of the common network and software security vulnerabilities
  • OSCP, CISSP, CSSLP, or GIAC certifications an asset
  • Government security clearances an asset
  • Ability to work internationally an asset
  • Recommendations from one or more clients and/or colleagues an asset


  • You have a creative spark and a knack for innovation
  • You love to lead
  • You like to mentor your junior colleagues and inspire their career development
  • You can be trusted to be the sole security advisor to large corporations because they dont have one
  • You enjoy doing research and applying it to what you do
  • You relish the opportunity to flex your analytical muscle to solve unique problems
  • You are constantly fantasizing about the direction of the industry and how to adapt your practices to it
  • You can prioritize and assign resources efficiently

What We Offer

  • Regular company events.
  • Innovative and respectful work environment.
  • Time and budget for Learning and Growth
  • Regular participation in CTF events.
  • Encourage interaction with the security community by participation in security events such as conference and local chapter meetings.
  • Flexible work environment.

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Security Compass is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require any accommodation, please so that an inclusive and barrier free process can be provided to all applicants. All information provided will be addressed confidentially.

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