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Senior Enterprise Architect Cyber Security

Requisition ID:  171856 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  IT Security 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%

Job Type:  Full-Time


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Nova Scotia; Alberta; British Columbia; Ontario; Québec  

City: Stellarton / Calgary / Vancouver / Mississauga / Montreal

Location: Foord St. Office, Bureau de Québec, Calgary Office, Tahoe Office, Vancouver Office 

Postal Code: B0K 1S0 


Our family of 134,000 employees and franchise affiliates share a collective passion for delivering exceptional shopping experiences and amazing food to all our customers. Our mission is to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our employees. We are a family nurturing families.  


A proudly Canadian company, we started in a small town in Nova Scotia but we are now in communities of all sizes across this great country. With over 1500 stores in all 10 provinces, you may know us as Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawton’s Drug Stores or another of our great banners but we are all one extended family. 


All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.


We are a growing Canadian company and market leader in grocery and pharmacy nationally and in communities across the country, with an opportunity to impact more than 20 banners and 1500 stores. Our family of over 134,000 teammates and franchise affiliates are on a mission to nurture the things that make life better – great experiences, families, communities, and our teammates. 

Ready to make an Impact? 

We’re expanding our Cyber Security team as we embark on a five-year transformation to bring our Security capabilities to the next level. Watch our Director of Cyber Security, Angela Mathies, discuss our exciting work and why she chose Sobeys:

You are a builder, influencer, and change agent

In this exciting role, you will be developing and maintaining a 5-year roadmap covering all cyber security domains including defense-in-depth, network security, identity and access management, cloud security, data security, application security, cyber security analytics, endpoint security, security orchestration and automated response (SOAR), and compliance. This involves monitoring & tracking cyber security vendor/partner/MSSP ecosystem and identify opportunities to PoC/trial innovative new solutions that can further Sobeys interests.
You can identify the gaps between the future-state and current-state cyber security architecture at Sobeys and develop plans for moving toward the future state. This includes cyber security risk assessment and privacy impact assessment for new complex programs initiated at Sobeys all while developing repeatable standards and checklists for secure-by-design assessments.


Sobeys Inc. is investing big in technology – Join us and invest in your future

We are on a journey to completely transform how we do business, and we offer a hybrid work model with the opportunity for additional flexibility.

Join us and you’ll be working with:

•    Excited about developing cyber security requirements into multi-year, complex programs / projects to ensure security is embedded at the onset of any project 
•    Take pride in your ability to protect complex technology ecosystems from increasingly sophisticated threats 
•    Are confident in your ability to learn new technologies and easily adapt to a constantly evolving threat risk environment


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading Canadian company with a clear vision of their future in Cyber Security.  Are you ready to be part of this success story? #cyberatsobeys #DigitalatSobeys #LI-Hybrid


What you bring to the table:   


  • Able to communicate between cross-functional teams: 
  • Work closely with business units (Marketing, Finance, Operations, etc.) to understand short- and long-term security and privacy requirements
  • Work closely with legal/chief privacy officer, enterprise risk management, and internal audit to progress the roadmap on enterprise security controls
  • Work with Enterprise Architects and other IT leads to ensure security and privacy are built into the technology roadmap
  • Ability to analyze project, program and portfolio needs, as well as to determine the resources needed to achieve objectives and overcome cross-functional barriers
  • Monitor & track regulatory and industry developments around cyber security and privacy
  • Define principles to guide solution decisions for the enterprise
  • Define models, including solution patterns, to guide IT solution decisions for the enterprise
  • Prepare position papers for business opportunities
  • Collaborate on the implementation of EA through the organization; align on EA best practices, processes, and templates


What you have to offer: 

Mandatory Requirements:


  • Undergraduate degree in computer science or engineering
  • Minimum 10 years progressive work experience in Information Technology
  • Minimum 5 years of technical experience in cyber security
  • 2+ year as an Enterprise Architect or Solution Architect
  • Ability to effectively research emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products
  • Thorough understanding industry frameworks and standards including NIST, ISO, COBIT, PCI, etc.


Nice to Have Requirements:


  • Experience in security and privacy impact assessment for very large and complex architectures, desired
  • Ability to balance short-term results with long-term needs and to offer incremental approaches to achieve strategic objectives
  • Adept in threat risk modelling and attack surface assessments

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



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