Senior Security Operations Analyst

St Catharines, Ontario, Canada; Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

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Meridian Credit Union

We offer personal banking, credit cards, and financial services to improve our Members' lives. Around here, banking is different.

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Why Meridian?

At Meridian our aspiration is to integrate our purpose into everything we do for people, the planet, and communities. We believe that our greatest opportunity is to create opportunity and meet people where they are.

Factor us into your next career opportunity. We want you to grow with us and have an experience that’s different. This is a place where you can expect the unexpected. 

Find our story here: About Meridian

The role:

As the Senior Security Operations Analyst, this role will monitor, analyze, and provide recommendations and solutions to security incidents within the organization. The Analyst will be the first point of contact for all information security incidents.

The Senior Security Analyst assists with the development and continuous improvement of the Security Operations program for the organization. The Senior Security Operations Analyst is responsible for the oversight of monitoring security events, providing insight and investigative services for key security processes and security threats.

Your role as a Senior Security Operations Analyst, you will:

Security Monitoring & Incident Response

  • Develop, execute and improve on Meridian’s Information Security Monitoring and Incident Response capability, procedures and processes
  • Identify security trends and provide strategic technical guidance and recommendations to support Meridian’s Security protection, detection and response capabilities
  • Provide intrusion detection/prevention, incident response and in-depth analysis and prioritization of security incidents
  • Provide Incident Response escalation support to security operations analysts including analysis and resolution
  • Monitor reported information security events on a daily basis, and ensure critical events are immediately escalated and documented in order to quickly respond and protect against threats to the organization’s information assets
  • Provide on-call support and after hour Security Event monitoring and response under a 24/7 Security Operations environment

Security System Administration and Maintenance

  • Manage, maintain and administer Meridians Enterprise platform of Information Security systems & controls
  • Develop, maintain and execute on system & application maintenance plans for all Information Security Monitoring and Alerting systems
  • Ensure Meridians Security Systems and controls are operating in compliance with Meridians defined policies and standards
  • Working with Vendors and 3rd parties develop an understanding of critical systems capabilities, perform upgrades, and identify opportunities for strategic improvements of Meridian’s security system platforms


  • Monitor information security data sources for emerging threats and perform in depth threat analysis to identify risks and mitigations.
  • Advise analysts on operational best practices and security principles
  • Other duties as assigned


How you will succeed:

  • 5+ years of experience in Information Technology including 3 to 5 years of Information Security experience with enterprise security system solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of operations system and network security weaknesses, vulnerabilities and remediation
  • Specific experience with developing, maintaining and managing Enterprise Security Event management systems
  • Capability to perform tasks with minimum supervision with the enthusiasm and tenacity to motivate self to meet and exceed goals and targets
  • Effective organization skills with an ability to quickly prioritize and adjust style and plan when faced with unexpected situations
  • Strong time management skills – able to prioritize and plan workload, to meet deadlines in a dynamic fast-paced environment, and to adapt to changing business needs with innovative solutions

Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • A very high level of technical problem-solving skills are required in working with in-depth data analysis to make sound business judgements to implement solutions based on business requirements and industry security best practices
  • Determines when to involve senior staff in resolving complex or sensitive security incidents and/or problems
  • Critical Security related events and incidents would be diagnosed, correlated and analyzed utilizing experienced problem-solving approaches and skills


  • Strong technical communication skills are required for communications with IT staff and technical subject matter experts, in articulating Security events and incidents across various technical operational areas
  • Strong non-technical communication skills are required for communication with Management and staff across the organization regarding security incidents and vulnerability remediation issues


Join us! Our team works in a hybrid environment at 3330 Bloor Street West, Toronto OR 75 Corporate Park Drive, St. Catharines.

Meridian has a remote work policy that allows flexibility for employees to work remotely but also requires regular time in the office for purposeful meetings to collaborate, innovate and build effective relationships with your team, your colleagues and your leader which is very important to us.

What's in it for you?

  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success.
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to delight your candidates and clients.
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top organizations around the world
  • Hybrid work arrangements with in-person office time to collaborate, innovate and form relationships with your colleagues
  • This isn't your typical "corporate" job. We work hard and we have fun.

Our story:

Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union, and second largest in Canada, helping to grow the lives of our more than 360,000 Members. Meridian has more than 75 years of banking history and is 100% owned by its members. With 89 retail branches and 15 Business Banking Centers across Ontario and $ 30B in assets under management, Meridian offers a full range of financial products and services to its retail, business banking and wealth members. With over 2000 employees and corporate offices located in Toronto and St. Catharines, Meridian has a track record of creating and delivering innovative new offerings and is committed to investing in the communities that we serve. Our plan is to build on our momentum as we deliver on our purpose - helping our members achieve their best life.


Our Commitment to You:

Meridian is committed to promoting an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to employing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities and Members in which we live and serve.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

Thank you for your interest in Meridian Credit Union.

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Tags: Banking Compliance Incident response Intrusion detection Monitoring Network security Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: Career development Team events

Region: North America
Country: Canada

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