Sheridan College

Senior Information Security Analyst

Job Description

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Faculty/Department: Information Technology
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Payband: NK
Reference Number: 18/A/07
Hiring Range: $73,454.60 - $78,054.51

Salary Range: $73,454.60 - 91,818.25
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Reporting to the Director, Information Security and Compliance, the Senior Information Security Analyst supports the overall security strategy, policies, and procedures at Sheridan and will collaborate with leaders and clients on solutions to mitigate risks and enhance system security.  The incumbent performs security audits, investigations, risk analysis, and application-level vulnerability testing and reviews.  The Senior Information Security Analyst is a key contributor in developing security awareness materials, security presentations, and information security training sessions. 


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Providing input into infrastructure investments that impact security;
  • Representing the Information Security & Compliance department on the assessment teams for large, complex projects to co-ordinate information security activities in order to ensure that project meets target dates;
  • Performing the daily security maintenance and activities for Sheridan’s enterprise systems (Sitecore, PeopleSoft, C-Cure, etc.);
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on Sheridan Information security activities, compliance and performing risk assessments
  • Understanding potential threats, vulnerabilities, and control techniques and communicates this information to departmental system administrators and management when necessary;
  • Participating in technology research and solution testing security capabilities
  • Assisting Sheridan units as necessary to investigate security breaches and pursue associated disciplinary and legal matters;
  • Informing Sheridan faculties and departments about information security best practices, procedures and policies
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.




The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: 

  • 3year diploma/degree in Information Systems Security, Information Assurance, Computer Science or a related field of study along with a minimum of 3 years of progressive industry experience in information security, including experience with Internet technology and security issues (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience)
  • Preference will be given to individuals who meet the requirements for a recognized certification/accreditation for Information Systems Security (CISSP or SANS GIAC designation) or other recognized security certification/accreditation
  • Must have demonstrated experience with advising and influencing senior management or IT management and have familiarity with various desktop computer applications to prepare reports, project plans, and presentations.
  • Must be an articulate, consensus building, and persuasive individual with outstanding interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills as well as project management skills to manage and execute large high impact projects with tight deadlines.
  • Must also have excellent time management and organizational skills to effectively manage and execute multiple concurrent projects and tasks.
  • A security and criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.


Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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