Systems Security Engineering Team Lead – Halifax, Ns


Dovre Group is pleased to present the following opportunity: Systems Security Engineering Team Lead. This is a permanent full-time role located in Halifax, NS.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of experienced senior security specialists to build the security assurance case for the CSC program.
  • Responsible for planning and tracking of all systems security engineering scope and assignments.
  • Develop key security management plans, policies, procedures, and provide support / input into broader related program plans.
  • Provide regular reporting / support to management for status on team activities, risks, issues, etc.
  • Provide technical guidance and advice with respect to the translation of stakeholder needs and system requirements into technical security mechanisms and system architecture.
  • Support the development of security test plans and procedures to support evaluation and commissioning activities.
  • Identification, design, coordination, conduct and evaluation of various forms of security testing such as penetration testing, red team testing, and other vulnerability assessments.
  • Modeling of physical security for the CSC ship to support design analysis, audits, etc.
  • Provide leadership / support to technical risk assessment activities as part of the design and development process, including, but not limited to architecture and configuration.
  • Support to infrastructure teams for physical security considerations.
  • Support to supply chain teams for security considerations.


Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and other formal training.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ relevant work experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience leading security teams.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following areas:
  • Team Leadership, coaching, mentoring skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Stakeholder management skills (internal and external / customer)
  • Cybersecurity and physical security (product and facilities)
  • Security Management
  • Security Risk Management / Threat Assessment
  • Familiarity with relevant ISO and NIST systems engineering and security standards (e.g. ISO-15288, NIST 800-160).
  • Problem solving skills and ability to lead and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Certified CISSP in good standing, or able to complete CISSP in near term.
  • All successful candidates must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CPG), Canadian Government Security Clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Computer Science, Engineering, or closely related Cybersecurity / technical domain.
  • Physical Security Professional (PSP)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certifications in technical network architecture / design
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the following areas:
  • Project Management
  • Systems Security Engineering
  • Systems Security Architecture
  • Security Design Principles – Network, IT, OT, and ICT Security Design
  • Principles of secure software architecture, design, and development and coding standards.
  • Security testing and validation (i.e. VA, Pen Test, FAT etc.)
  • Plan development – e.g. Developing Security Test Plans and Procedures
  • Quality Management
  • Application of ITSEC best practices
  • Experience implementing security risk management frameworks
  • Working knowledge / application of NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), 800-37, 800-30, 800-53 (rev 5), 800-53A, 800-160, NIST IR 7620, ISO 28000, ISO 9001, ISO 31000 Risk Management.
  • o Security Assessment and Authorization Experience (e.g. ITSG-33)
  • o Generation of artefacts for Authority to Operate (ATO)
  • o Developing Security Test Plans and Procedures
  • o Physical Protection System (PPS) Design (i.e. CCVE, Access Control etc.)
  • o Use of systems engineering related tools (i.e. DOORS, CAMEO)


Dovre Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from anyone meeting the requirements for this position.

Our Client is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Programs;
  • RRSP matching program;
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements;
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development;
  • Growth and progression opportunities within the company;
  • Relocation costs (if applicable).


For more information about the position above or working for Dovre Group, please contact:

Geanine McGrath

Cherie Taylor

Natasha Hanlon



Job ID: #27768