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PAM Specialist

Toronto, ON
Full Time
5 days ago
4100 Gordon Baker Road

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The Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) brings together our Cybersecurity, Fraud, Physical Security and Resilience Planning capabilities to address the ever-growing and increasingly complex global security environment. It is a highly collaborative effort that greatly enhances BMO's ability to rapidly prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from all security & crisis threats. This position offers a unique experience to learn from experienced leaders in the industry, join a team building the 21st century model for security and helping grow the good by protecting our customers and communities.

The PAM team within EIAM is currently comprised of a diverse group of 14 individuals and the primary responsibilities of the team are PAM intake, operations, and governance utilizing BMO's PAM platform and toolsets.

You will help build, redesign, and administer the Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM) program where lots of executive leadership and visibility is present. Opportunity for advanced learning and execute on industry leading PAM and IAM tools like CyberArk and SailPoint Assist in closure of multi-year audit findings utilizing PAM services across a large global enterprise Assist in automating BAU activities for EIAM.

Mandate of the role: Monitors, restores service, changes, supports and handles day-to-day activities 7/24/365 required to run the mission critical Information Security systems for BMO. Provides responsive customer service in support of cyber security.
  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Anticipates and reduces complexity for others.
  • Provides input into the planning and implementation of operational programs.
  • Develops and documents procedures and processes, conforming to the industry best practices and Bank's security regulations, policies and standards.
  • Assists in the preparation of end user materials.
  • Gathers and documents requirements for use in various audits, reports, & projects.
  • Monitors & maintains security tools and applications.
  • Creates activity reports for security tools and applications.
  • Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders in order to deliver on business objectives and to support operational activities for Information Security.
  • Develops an understanding of organizational interactions and complexity to engage with the appropriate matrix areas.
  • Actions service requests, transactions, queries etc. within relevant service level agreements.
  • Coordinates and facilitates incident management activities. Includes deploying changes to the production environment and engaging 2rd party providers contracted to the Bank during an incident.
  • Recommends approaches or changes to streamline and integrates security processes and systems in the organization, while considering Information Security methodology to improve overall efficiency.
  • Provides technical Information Security subject matter expertise.
  • Identifies opportunities to strengthen the capability of the Information Security organization at BMO, such as: sharing expertise to promote technical development and mentoring employees.
  • Stays abreast of industry technical and business trends through participation in professional associations, practice communities and individual learning.
  • Ensures consistent, high quality practices/work and the achievement of business results in alignment with business/group strategies and with productivity goals.
  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.
  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
  • Works independently on a range of complex tasks, which may include unique situations.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

*This role requires that you are able to work after regular business hours and on-weekends (Saturday and or Sunday)

*Remote on-call work will be required. Cadence is 1 week per month.

* You will carry a BMO issued cellular device that is dedicated to you (not shared).

  • 1-2 years Privileged Access Management operations experience with CyberArk PIM/PAS Suite which includes Vault, CPM, PVWA, PSM, DNA, and AAM components for servers, middleware, network, applications, and business services.
  • 1 year Privileged Access Management engineering experience with CyberArk PIM/PAS Suite which includes Vault, CPM, PVWA, PSM, and AAM components for servers, middleware, network, applications, and business services.
  • 1 year leveraging PAM API's to improve PAM user experience and management of credentials
  • Produce and maintain high-quality documentation of user interface documents and job aids, generate and maintain process and data flows
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize various programming or scripting languages such as PowerShell, C++, Python, JavaScript, etc --- What other languages do we use at BMO
  • Strong soft skills where complex technical solutions or directions can be communicated to individuals of various technical acumen
  • Holistic view of IAM (Authentication and Authorization, Policy Engine, Network and Endpoint Security)
  • Typically between 2 - 4 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in Business or Computer Science, or a related field of study or an equivalent combination of formal training, or industry / technical certifications or work experience.
  • Preference for candidates who have or are pursuing at least one certification in a related field, with strong preference for Information Security certifications from a well-recognized institution (e.g. (ISC)2, ISACA, SANS).
  • Experience in Information Security or with multiple areas of systems and computer operations (e.g. Identity & Access Management, IT operations, Certification & Key Management, Security Platform Administration, Security Incident Response).
  • Understanding and problem solving ability of information security issues within their business group - In-depth.
  • Partnering, communication, and negotiation skills to communicate effectively within the team and with technology and business partners - Working.
  • Understands the scope of complexity that exists in the operating environment and the ways which security platforms impact that environment.
  • Knowledge of Information Security support and operations concepts, practices, concepts, and technology obtained through formal training and work experience.
  • Knowledge of Information Security processes, procedures and controls - In-depth.
  • Knowledge of the technical and business environment and the corporate processes and procedures - In-depth.
  • Technical proficiency gained through education and/or business experience.
  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.
  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.
  • Influence skills - In-depth.
  • Data driven decision making - In-depth.

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As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one - for yourself and our customers. We'll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we'll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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