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Manager - Cyber Security Strategy & Transformation

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
5 days ago

You've got big plans. We have opportunities to match, and we're committed to empowering you to become a better you, no matter what you do.

When you join KPMG you'll be one of over 219,000 professionals providing audit, tax, advisory and business enablement services across 147 countries.

With the support to do things differently, grow personally and professionally and bring your whole self to work, there's no limit to the impact you can make. Let's do this.

The opportunity :

Our Vancouver and Victoria team are looking for a highly motivated Cyber Security professional at a Manager level to join our team! As a member of KPMG Canada's cross-functional Cyber team, you will be dedicated to enabling our clients' cyber transformation journey through service delivery leadership, advisory, and support.

A career within our Cybersecurity Services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients implement an effective cybersecurity program that protects against threats, propels transformation, and drives growth. As companies pivot toward a digital business model, exponentially more data is generated and shared among organizations, partners and customers. We play an integral role in helping our clients ensure they are protected by developing transformation strategies focused on security, efficiently integrate and manage new or existing technology systems to deliver continuous operational improvements and increase their cybersecurity investment, and detect, respond, and remediate threats.

KPMG's Cyber team has received tremendous investment and has been identified as a transformational part of the firm to deliver growth over the next five years. This is an excellent opportunity for those that are looking to stay ahead of the curve and work in a firm with unparalleled career progression opportunities.

At KPMG we continue to be a virtual first work environment; however, this role is required to be located in Vancouver or Victoria, BC. The team looks forward to representing KPMG and growing our practice locally through industry events and client meetings when safe to do so.

Find out more about KPMG Cyber Strategy & Governance and Transformation .

What you will do

As a Manager, you'll lead and work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for leadership, oversight, and successful delivery of cyber security transformation engagements serving multiple clients across various industries;
  • Consult to understand our clients' key challenges and advise/ propose practical and cost-effective solutions to remedy or solve our clients' cybersecurity challenges, and effectively manage risk across multiple layers of the technology architecture stack;
  • Hands-on participation in the digital and technical aspects of engagements including design and implementation;
  • Champion one or more technical service offerings such as threat risk assessments, threat modeling, identity access management, IT asset and vulnerability management, cyber maturity assessments and transformation roadmap development and execution;
  • Active involvement in the business development activities such as participating in the local business community and developing relationships with clients to increase awareness of the firm's services. Identifying and assisting in pursuits including developing marketing materials, proposals, presentations and research;
  • Contribute to team development through engaged mentorship and knowledge sharing to help them grow their consulting skills, professional brand, and technical acumen. Manage the performance and development of team members;
  • Work collaboratively across KPMG service lines to provide holistic support to our clients;
  • Engage in and contribute to the innovation, growth and enhancement of KPMG Cyber services;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, existing clients, and prospective client organizations.

At times, business needs arise and team members are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their job. Likewise, people need time to devote to personal matters, and our approach to flexibility provides for this.

What you bring to the role

  • 8+ years of experience in cyber security consulting and/or technology operations including recommending applicable cyber security solutions within mid to large level organizations;
  • Industry relevant designations such as CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, ITIL, PCI QSA, CIPP/C, TOGAF, or SABSA;
  • Experience with operational implementation of recognized security frameworks such as CIS (top 18 and benchmarks), ISO27k, NIST CSF and/or 800-53, Secure Controls Framework;
  • Knowledge of security risk management practices including security architecture, vulnerability and patch management, identity access management (IAM), cloud security, privacy, etc.;
  • Experience implementing business resilience strategies to minimize the impact of a cyber incidents, including designing and updating cybersecurity strategies, roadmaps, and target operating models within a business context;
  • Experience effectively communicate and present cyber security strategies, solutions, and insights to stakeholders at various levels;
  • Experience developing reports in a clear, organized structure catering to a mix of technical and managerial stakeholders;
  • Experience in a leadership role, providing engaged mentorship and knowledge sharing to the team and junior level consultants.

Desired experience, certifications, and abilities:
  • Working knowledge of IT technologies and practices (DevSecOps, IAM, CI/CD) within an Azure, AWS and/or ServiceNow environment;
  • Experience with secure cloud migrations;
  • Knowledge of ZeroTrust security practices and principles;
  • Scripting or programming experience in Ruby, Python, Shell/BASH scripting, Java, C/C++, C#, Perl, or equivalent;
  • Experience with cyber threat modelling and kill chain analysis ;
  • Experience in business development activities;
  • Post-secondary education in a related discipline or relevant experience.

What makes you stand out:
  • You have fine-tuned your leadership skills and are comfortable leading diverse teams, overseeing a variety of engagements, as well as managing and coordinating expectations of stakeholders.
  • You see the big picture both as a consultant and as an internal contributor. You are motivated to create solutions that are practical and cost-effective solutions that are relevant to your clients' objectives and challenges. You're also a self-s tarter that takes initiative to contribute to the overall performance and success of the practice.
  • You have developed a reputation as a knowledgeable professional in your area, possess a solution orientated and analytical mindset, and enjoy guiding others through complex and at times ambiguous challenges;
  • You are an exceptional communicator, both verbally and written, with the ability to deliver professional communications, presentations, reports and documentation.
  • You have developed a strong professional brand and presence in Cyber Security community, and regularly contribute to and participate in events.

Learn more about where a career at KPMG can take you.

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KPMG is committed to the health and safety of our people, clients and communities. With this commitment in mind, KPMG complies with all public health mandates (provincially and/or federally, as applicable) and has implemented various safety measures, including a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. KPMG's COVID 19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated if they wish to or are required to attend a KPMG office and/or other congregate settings in the course of their duties (such as client sites or third-party venues).

As this role requires occasional or consistent attendance at a KPMG office and/or congregate setting, the successful candidate must be fully vaccinated (i.e. have received all doses that are recommended by Health Canada, including any boosters) and must provide KPMG with proof of vaccination. KPMG will provide reasonable accommodation if the successful candidate cannot be vaccinated due to grounds protected by human rights legislation in their province of employment.

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