Security Analyst

Technology & Security · St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Department Technology & Security
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Commensurate with experience and education

90% of drug candidates fail, delaying help for people in need. We’re on a mission to change that.  Sequence Bio is a drug target discovery company. We are a committed team united in our purpose to discover the true signals of disease and accelerate the development of life-changing medicines. By coming together across diverse skill sets and backgrounds, we’re achieving something incredible that can only happen at Sequence Bio. If you are looking for meaningful purpose in your work — to be a part of something that can make a lasting impact — consider joining our growing team of local and global experts. 


Overview of the Role

The Security Analyst reports to the Director of Security and Infrastructure and is in the front line for defending the organization when it comes to the security of our infrastructure, network and operations. They are the eyes on glass for our existing threat and vulnerability monitoring program, as well as being a key player in implementing new processes and technology to enhance the security of Sequence Bio. Working closely with the technology team, they will help to ensure Sequence Bio maintains an effective security program to protect all sensitive information and infrastructure for the organization. 


Ideal Candidate

  • Experience analyzing events or incidents to triage the issue or find the root cause.
  • Ability to translate inbound triage requests into actionable, team-specific work items and repeatable runbooks.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Degree or diploma in a technical field, ideally with a focus on information security, or 2+ years of equivalent experience in a security or customer support role.
  • Flexibility in adapting previous experience to fit the needs and culture of our unique team.
  • Broad exposure to security disciplines and understanding of models and principles behind core security concepts.
  • Experience with, or understanding of, networking fundamentals and concepts.
  • Experience with, or understanding of, securing workloads in AWS or other cloud environments.
  • Experience with, or understanding of, scripting and automation fundamentals and concepts.
  • Certifications that would be an asset but not required. These could include:
    • Security +
    • GIAC or equivalent
    • AWS or other cloud focused certifications
  • An appreciation for the latest technology tools, and basic proficiency with and/or willingness to learn business intelligence tools (e.g. Salesforce, Google Docs, Slack, etc.).


Main Business Functions

  • Triage and track potential threats and alerts from multiple sources and spot trends.
  • Conduct and document the entire incident life cycle, managing and coordinating security incidents, escalating, and providing other support.
  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement.
  • Develop and implement new technical solutions, tools and processes to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and ensure the privacy and security of all Sequence Bio’s systems.
  • Develop new creative  approaches to accelerate threat detection, response, and remediation of security incidents in a cloud based organization.
  • Work with our Technology Team to produce best-in-class security policies, procedures and technology.
  • Update security policies and supporting documents.
  • Implement process and technology to protect and monitor all corporate devices.
  • Educate employees on process, procedures and security software and solutions to ensure adoption and knowledge. 
  • A commitment to flexible working hours during peak project deployment is required.
  • Other duties as required by your team lead(s) or the executive team.
  • Willing to take initiative and create and take on new responsibilities as our company continues to grow.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Working at Sequence Bio

Ethics, Privacy & Security

Ethics, privacy and security excellence is rooted in everything we do at Sequence Bio. We are  transparent about our information sharing policies and practices, and are committed to returning benefits to Newfoundland and Labrador. All our employees must uphold the company's commitment in all they do.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Sequence Bio is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recognize the importance and value of a diverse workforce and we are committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all employees.


Culture and Benefits

Sequence Bio is one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2022! We were selected because of our commitment to employee benefits, our flexible people-first policies, training and development opportunities for our team, our leadership in gender diversity, and much more. 




Location: Remote 

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education

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  • Location
    St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Department
    Technology & Security
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    Commensurate with experience and education