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Enterprise Security Architect

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Remote - Canada, CA Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5 Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7H-0W5 Regina, SK, CA, S4S-6X3 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Kitchener, ON, CA, N2G-1H6 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Ottawa, ON, CA, K2E-7W5 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1

Company: Wawanesa Insurance


We’re proud to give our employees the flexibility to choose how and where they want to work. In this role, you can decide whether your preference is to work from home (remote), work from the office or a hybrid of time spent at both. You may work from any of the following locations: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador and/or the Yukon.

The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, founded in 1896, is Canada’s largest mutual insurer, with $3.9 billion in annual revenue and assets of $10.5 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon; Wawanesa Life, which provides life insurance products and services throughout Canada; and Western Financial Group, which distributes personal and business insurance across Western Canada. With more than 5,700 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million policyholders in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa is thrilled to be named one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes for 2022. This certification recognizes us as a leading employer and reinforces that we’re a company that values our people for who they are and the work they do to support our customers, communities, and brokers. Wawanesa is also a Manitoba Top Employer for 2022 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.

We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience and advancement on a growing team.


Job Overview

This role designs and develops new systems, applications, and solutions for enterprise-wide systems and networks. Ensures system security needs established and maintained for operations development, security requirements definition, security risk assessment, systems analysis, systems design, security test and evaluation, certification and accreditation, systems hardening, vulnerability testing and scanning, incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning. Integrates new architectural features into existing infrastructures, designs cyber security architectural artifacts, provides architectural analysis of cyber security features and relates existing system to future needs and trends, embeds advanced forensic tools and techniques for attack reconstruction, provides engineering recommendations, and resolves integration and testing issues. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain current state security architecture models and artifacts 
  • Identify key business and technology drivers that impact application architectures, such as end-user requirements, existing application environment (including legacy and packaged systems), and non-functional requirements.
  • Evaluate alternate approaches and develop target state architecture models 
  • Provide leadership and direction guidance to solution delivery teams to ensure solution design and security aligns to the target state architecture
  • Provide leadership and direction guidance on the secure adoption and operation of cloud computing platforms 
  • Ensure architectural compliance of solutions to enterprise architecture standards 
  • Participate and provide architectural guidance in the construction, modeling, and design of prototypes, proofs of concepts and working models of complex or new design elements.
  • Ensure that all aspects of the solution design and security meets the requirements of the business by participating in conceptual and physical design, participating in design reviews and approving/signing off on design deliverables.
  • Ensure proper and effective reuse of application and technical services, patterns, frameworks and standard tools and templates in the proposed solution
  • Design external system interface architecture, including appropriate application of techniques and standards such as service-oriented architecture, web services, etc.
  • Create and maintain system security architecture design standards 
  • Develop enterprise Security architecture roadmaps 
  • Mentor and lead other analysts 


  • 3 to 5 years of Information Services / Information Technology Security architecture experience
  • 5 to 10 years full life cycle solution design 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science
  • Experience with enterprise application integration 
  • Experience in comprehensive modeling for applications, services, systems and data 
  • Experience designing, developing, and implementing large scale cloud native applications 
  • Experience implementing, configuring and integrating enterprise commercial off the shelf software
  • Expert knowledge and experience with designing and delivering solutions 
  • Sound knowledge and experience with design patterns, service-oriented architecture, solution frameworks, technical patterns and technical services
  • Must be able to balance the long-term ("big-picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions and drive actions that are consistent with long-term goals
  • Strong business sense with the ability to translate complex business requirements into technology solutions
  • Expert analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage and prioritize a busy workload and multiple large projects
  • Strong interpersonal and contract negotiation skills, able to effectively deal with both internal and external clients
  • Experience designing, developing, and implementing large scale n-tier applications using Java technologies is considered an asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of integration platforms 
  • Related Information Security certifications


Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets. 

Wawanesa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is equitable and inclusive for all. Wawanesa provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s protected status: race/ethnicity, colour, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family or marital status, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, or any other protected status. Accommodations are available upon request throughout all aspects of the selection process. Candidates requiring accommodations may contact, in confidence,


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