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Senior Security Systems Administrator

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Remote - Canada, CA

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

Job ID: 6005 

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 one of Canada’s largest mutual insurers, with over $4 billion in annual revenue and assets of $12 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 Canada. Wawanesa proudly serves more than two million members in Canada and the United States. Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy. Learn more at

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

The Information Services organization at Wawanesa Insurance provides value to our customers by contributing to the goals of the business through leadership in the development and effective delivery of information technology services. 
We continue to initiate strategic projects that will enable our business community to achieve their goals.  As a result of these initiatives, we are growing our team!  Consider this exciting, challenging Winnipeg based opportunity:
Under general supervision, this job contributes to Wawanesa’s success by ensuring security systems are performing optimally and in accordance with corporate policies, security standards and recognized industry best practices. 
Job Responsibilities

  • Works with the information security team to develop strategies and plans to enforce security requirements and address identified risks.
  • Detecting and assessing technology threats and incidents and determining their impact to Wawanesa's business operations, employees or facilities
  • Perform investigation and escalation for complex or high severity security threats or incidents
  • Assist in defining and driving strategic initiatives
  • Proactively identify and assist with implementation of products and tools to ensure security of our infrastructure and applications, collaborating with all areas of technology to harden our environment
  • Contributes to the planning of application and infrastructure vitality
  • Conducts technical health assessments of the security technologies
  • Performs system maintenance activities across multiple environments/technologies
  • Creates and maintains documentation to support systems within area of responsibility
  • Researching, evaluating information-security-related hardware and software
  • Solution design using the existing technology portfolio
  • Installs hardware and/or software in test and production environments for information security systems
  • Configuring security systems, analyzing security requirements, and recommending improvements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 7 years of Information Technology/ Services related experience, previous Information Security experience is an asset
  • Working knowledge of mainstream operating systems including: Windows, AIX, and Linux
  • Working knowledge of network protocols including: IPv4, IPv6, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, IPSEC and SSL
  • Broad knowledge of technologies such as: Web Servers, Application Servers, Virtualization Infrastructure, Cloud Infrastructure, Automation/Integration technologies
  • Proven skills in deploying multi-platform solutions
  • Good working knowledge of ITIL practices and processes
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to analyze system requirements and apply structured troubleshooting techniques
  • Works well in a team setting and treats others with respect and courtesy
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to perform comprehensive reviews
  • Knowledge of the following would be considered an asset: Identity & Access Management technologies, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Firewalls, Cryptography, Endpoint Security solutions, Multi-Factor Authentication technologies, Security Information & Event Management platforms, Vulnerability Management Platforms
  • Certified or working towards an Information Security certification with ISC² (CISSP), SANS GIAC or ISACA, Security plus, Network plus is considered an asset



Wawanesa is proud to be one of Manitoba's Top Employers for 2023 recognizing that we are an exceptional place to work!

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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