Senior Consultant( IT Cyber Security Architect)

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Sia Partners

Sia Partners is a leading global management consulting firm and the pioneer of Consulting 4.0. With a team of more than 2800 high-level consultants in 18 countries, we support our clients in leading their transformation projects. Sia Partners is present in Canada with offices in Montreal, Edmonton, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, and is now expanding in Ottawa. Since its opening, the group has experienced strong growth, supported by its ability to build lasting relationships with its clients and to find innovative ways to deliver tangible results.

With a global footprint and expertise in more than 30 sectors and services, we optimize client projects worldwide. Through our Consulting for good approach, we strive for next-level impact by developing innovative CSR solutions for our clients, making sustainability a lever for profitable transformation.

From its conception, Sia Partners has adhered to the following missions:

Offer solid, value-creating advice based on profound analyses of our clients’​ businesses (competitive developments, regulatory impacts, and organizational redesigns)

Promote the management consulting ‘pure player’​ model, remaining independent from the IT industry

Gradually develop the company sector by sector, ever in pursuit of excellence

Convinced of the relevance of its positioning, Sia Partners boasts strong development and aims to become a leading independent management consulting company in Europe.

Sia Partners champions high-quality customized client service through its experienced consultants and subject matter experts playing hands-on roles. Our range of services in North America includes project management and business analysis specializing in long-term Strategic and short-term Tactical Advisory Services, Automation through RPA & AI, Regulatory & Compliance, Energy, Finance, Accounting, Operational & Market Risk Management and Governance & Control Environments.

Job Description

Looking for an IT Security Architect to assist with the completion of security architecture activities related to the PayMod solution to ensure architecture is aligned with client’s overall IT environments.

The key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Assess and understand current security architecture and posture and provide recommendations for improvement and risk reduction;
  2. Work closely with IT, Application, and data architects to develop an architectural framework and guiding principles that will define and maintain our future enterprise architecture;
  3. Plan and design an enterprise security architecture and document how the implementation of a new technology impacts the security posture of the current environment;
  4. Provide subject matter expertise to senior management and technical teams, and support the design, deployment, configuration, and monitoring/evaluation of a secure hybrid environment (on premises and cloud) in the areas of infrastructure (hardware, software, and networks), secure application development, and secure data management;
  5. Define and communicate security requirements with business and technical teams for new corporate projects and business operations;
  6. Perform security assessments, identify gaps, and provide recommendations to improve overall enterprise security and to ensure compliance with regulatory and security requirements;
  7. Research and propose new solutions (including cost and effort estimates) for Cloud Security, Network Security, Perimeter Defense, Identity and Access Management, Vulnerability Management, Secure SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), and other areas as required;
  8. Perform planning, deployment, testing, and documentation of new security solutions or enhancements to existing security solutions in accordance with security best practices and policies;
  9. Participate in the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, security audits, and Threat Risk Assessments, providing recommendations on risk avoidance, mitigation, and issue resolution;
  10. Implement recommendation actions and apply fixes to address gaps identified by assessments and compliance tools such as Azure/365 compliance centers, Microsoft Defender for Cloud and Qualys;
  11. Identify and prioritize system functions required to promote continuous availability of critical business processes and assist in planning, developing, and testing enterprise Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans;
  12. Participate in the creation of enterprise security documents (policies, standards, baselines, guidelines, and procedures);
  13. Provide input on security requirements to be included in requests for proposal (RFPs), statements of work (SOWs), and other procurement documents;
  14. Whenever required, manage enterprise security systems including but not limited to firewalls, VPN (Virtual Private Networks), IPS/IDS (Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems), Key Vaults, PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response), Antimalware, Vulnerability Scanners, network Terminal Access Point (TAP), SIEM (Security Information Event Manager), and PIM (Privileged Identity Manager); and
  15. Participate in investigations and troubleshooting of security-related issues, as required.


  1. An undergraduate or graduate degree in Information Technology or equivalent;
  2. Certification in one or more of the following: CISSP, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Global Information Security Professional (GISP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), or Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture (SABSA), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP);
  3. Strong knowledge of relevant industry standards such as ISO 27001, NIST, and ITSG-33;
  4. Previous relevant experience in IT security architecture; and
  5. Extensive Azure/O365/Dynamics/Power Platform Cloud experience is a must.
  6. Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert is a must

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. At Sia Partners, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Sia Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, remuneration, or discipline, are based solely on performance, competence, conduct, or business needs.


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