Job Description


Great-West Life is seeking motivated individuals with a true passion for cyber threat detection.


Are you looking for an opportunity to help build a world-class cyber detection and response security operations capability? Are you interested in making a real difference? As an Information Security Event Management Centre (iSEMC) Level 2 Analyst, you will:

  • Monitor, detect, and analyze potential intrusions in real time and through advanced analytics of security-relevant data sources

  • Respond to confirmed incidents, by coordinating resources and directing remediation efforts

  • Provide situational awareness and reporting on cybersecurity status, incidents, and KPIs to business units

  • Ensure operating security technologies such as IDS/IPS and data collection/ analysis systems are configured and operating effectively

 Your highly detail-oriented analytic skills and technical knowledge will be focused on monitoring multiple sources of security event information to identify suspicious activity and provide triage, initial investigation and documentation of potential incidents. Other accountabilities of this role include security reporting, gathering threat intelligence and attending CIRT meetings.  The ISEM Centre Analyst reports to the Director of Security Event Management and will work under the Associate Manager of Security Event Management for the iSEM Centre.  This position will be located in Winnipeg.


The Information Services (I.S.) Division is a global organization providing technology-enabled business solutions and support to Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life, Irish Life, Investors Group, and Mackenzie Investments.


The Information Security Event Management Centre (iSEM Centre) is a team reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer and provides cyber detection, incident response and threat intelligence services.


What you’ll do:

  • Monitoring and Analysis of Information Security Events   

  • Information Security Threat Alerting

  • Information Security Reporting

  • Audit, Compliance, and Oversight Services

  • Vulnerability Assessments

  • Customer Support 

What you bring:

  • Certificate or degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of four years experience as an Information Technology practitioner or in another I.S. related function

  • Experience using trouble ticketing systems (e.g. BMC Remedy)

  • Knowledge of network protocols (e.g., IPv4/IPv6/TCP/UDP/DNS/HTTP)

  • Knowledge of major operating systems (e.g., Windows, AIX, Linux)

  • Knowledge of security technologies (e.g., SIEM, IDS/IPS, EDR, Firewalls)

  • Ability to read and interpret network diagrams and packet captures

  • Experience in doing triage, investigation and remediation of security events received via tools such as SIEM, IPS, IDS, EDR, etc

  • Demonstrated teamwork skills

  • Demonstrated ability to set goals and deliver results

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to effectively manage change and stress

  • Excellent verbal and written communicator

  • Highly motivated and detailed oriented

  • Self managed and team oriented

  • Strong customer service orientation

What makes you stand out:

  • Two or more years of direct experience in Information Security, including some of: threat management, vulnerability assessment, monitoring and investigations

  • Experience as a SOC analyst

  • Experience with SIEM products

  • Experience with scripting and coding (e..g, Perl, VBA, Power Shell)

  • Experience with problem/incident and change management response

  • Familiar with ITIL processes

  • Experience with writing or developing procedures and processes

  • Completed, working towards or willing to attain Information Security Certifications (e.g. CISSP, Network , Security , SANS GCIA and GCIH)We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.*LI-AC1


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Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.