Analyst Network Security Operations

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Canadian National Railway

Montreal, Quebec (QC) Posted on Fri, 6 May 2022 09:10:16 GMT Competitive Salary Permanent Full Time Source: Canadian National Railway

At CN, we work together to move our company-and North America-forward. Be part of our Information & Technology (I&T) team, a critical piece of the engine that keeps us in motion. From enterprise architecture to operational technology, our teams use the agile methodology to automate and digitize our railroad ensuring our operations run optimally and safely and our employees can focus on value-added tasks. You will be able to develop your skills and career in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!

Job Summary

The Analyst Network Security Operations is responsible for providing support to the Network Security Operation team by implementing configuration changes to the network security policies. In addition, the incumbent researches, analyzes, resolves, communicates and coordinates feedback to the appropriate levels of any emerging security issues.

Main Responsibilities

Network Security Operations

· Support Network Security Operation activities

· Participate in real-time network security event monitoring and response

· Implement changes on network security devices following established change management process

· Provide second-level, detailed threat and vulnerability analysis based on data collected from network security devices

· Provide support for Incident Response (IR) investigation when analysis confirms an actionable incident

· Research and analyze events to determine classification, correlation, and root cause of problems

· Identify emerging threat tactics, techniques and procedures used by malicious cyber actors and publish actionable threat intelligence for business and technology management

· Assist with root cause analyses for events and incidents when underlying issues are unknown

· Apply and ensure compliance with all appropriate security standards and adherence to regulatory access management controls

· Create and maintain accurate process documentation

Working Conditions

The role has standard working conditions in an office environment with regular workweek from Monday to Friday and is eligible to participate in CN's flexible work from home policy. The role requires minimal travel.



Information Technology and Network Security

· Minimum 5 years of overall IT work experience

· Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience providing hands-on technical expertise with network security firewalls deployed in large corporate environments

· Experience with Palo Alto Next Generation Firewall, Prisma Access and Cloud bases solutions

· Experience with Cisco ISE and Network Access Control (NAC)


· Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or equivalent

· Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

· Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) + Security

· Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA) and Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)


· Inspires others with impactful communications and adapts to the audience through speech and writing

· Applies analytical thinking

· Innovates through problem solving

· Knows the business and stays current with industry trends to elevate expertise and work

· Demonstrates organizational abilities

· Collaborates with key internal stakeholders to enable higher productivity

· Works independently with little supervision

Technical Skills/Knowledge

· Strong knowledge of core security technologies including NGFW, IDS/IPS, SIEM, AV and the TCP/IP protocol suite

· Ability to analyze captured data to perform incident response and identify potential compromises to customer networks

· Knowledge of threat hunting, including Network Capture and traffic analysis, IDS/IPS functionality, log review and analysis and correlation of events in SIEM

· Knowledge and troubleshooting with BGP, OSPF and EIGRP routing protocols

· Knowledge and troubleshooting with IPAM (DNS, DHCP)

· Knowledge and troubleshooting in deploying and supporting VPN technologies

· Knowledge and troubleshooting with WAN optimization technologies

· Knowledge and troubleshooting with QOS

· Knowledge and troubleshooting with Vulnerability Management

· Knowledge and troubleshooting with URL filtering/Web Proxy technologies

· Knowledge and troubleshooting of authentication mechanisms

· Knowledge and troubleshooting of Linux and Windows platforms

· Knowledge and troubleshooting of monitoring platforms and scripting (Perl/Python)

About CN

CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada's Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

For internal candidates, note that the grade level of the position will depend on the employee's experience.

CN requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof as a condition of employment. The Company's vaccination mandate extends to employees of our wholly owned subsidiaries as well as CN's contractors, consultants, agents and suppliers and anyone who accesses CN properties in Canada.

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

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