Senior Security Assurance Analyst

Closing Date: 
November 21, 2018

Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)

Calgary, AB (primary)
Edmonton, AB

Other coursework completed

Job Type:  
Permanent Full-time

We can transform banking, reimagine it, make banking work for people. We’re on a journey  to make meaningful impacts on an industry that has the power to transform a person’s life. When we talk about transformation at ATB Financial, we’re not just talking about pie in the sky ideas, we’re listening and collaborating to bring those ideas to life. To put it simply, we’re on a mission to reinvent how banking can support people's lives. We’re going to  provide meaningful solutions to problems, deepen our connection with customers and while we’re at it, transform ourselves from the inside out. 

We need collaborative visionaries and executors who are eager to listen to our customers in order to do things other banks wouldn’t do. We’re building a team of relentless, passionate and inquisitive ATB transformers to build our bench strength in disrupting ourselves before we get disrupted. 

Want to be a part of our story? If you’re looking for an organization where you can use your talents to do remarkable things, you may be the alpha to our beta and we encourage you to read on.


We’re invested in transparency being a key part of our recruitment process, so we encourage you to check out and join our Team Transformation Talent Community on LinkedIn to gain real insight on our culture and what it's really like to be an ATB Transformer. You can check it out and join us at

Also, to learn more our work and the transformative projects we have on the go connect with us at

Senior Security Assurance Analyst

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Penetration Tester to join the Cybersecurity and Security Assurance team.
This position is responsible for performing all forms of complex, technical, security assessments of customers’ information technology systems (including Internet, Intranet, Applications, Hosts, Firewalls, Mobile applications etc.). You must have extensive penetration testing experience.
We are looking for someone with curiosity – who thinks differently about problems and looks for new angles in challenging situations.  What tech have you explored recently?

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Perform security reviews of architecture and application designs, as well as application source code reviews

  • Perform mobile, complex application, infrastructure, as well as social engineering assessments and penetration testing

  • Exploit vulnerabilities to gain access, and expand access to remote systems

  • Document technical issues identified during security assessments

  • Assist with building, hardening, and maintaining systems used for security assessments and penetration testing

  • Research cutting edge security topics and new attack vectors

  • Assist with improvements for ATB’s security practices, including the continuous enhancement of existing methodology and reporting formats, as well as training collateral.

  • Communication of findings/innovations internally, to ATB colleagues (via papers/reports)

  • Demonstrate the ability to be an industry expert

  • Mentor to team members


At least 5 years’ experience in penetration testing

  • Strong Unix, Windows and networking security skills

  • Strong, professional, manual penetration testing experience above and beyond running automated tools

  • Ethical hacking and intrusion prevention experience

  • At least one of the following certifications – CEH, OSCP, CISSP, CREST, OSCE, OSCW

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and preferably report writing experience

  • In depth networking knowledge – MPLS, BGP, OSPF, IPv6, TOR

  • Development experience – C/C++, C#, VB.NET, ASP, PHP, Java, Python or Ruby

  • Strong report writing and presentation experience

  • You must be a self-starter with drive and the determination to succeed

  • This role is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to excel within the cybersecurity industry!


  • You focus on impact over hard work: what isn't of a concern is the hours you work, but your results and impact on team members and customers

  • You like to solve difficult problems, together: no one said transforming banking was going to be easy, but we’re collectively reimagining it and there are no solo heroes welcome

  • You operate with a mentality of Build-Measure-Learn: our agile mindset is not just for our technical teams, it's a mindset that every one of us is asked to operate from. We move fast, we make mistakes but we measure the impact, learn, grow and change as a result 

  • You focus on 10X and leave the incremental thinking at home: if something doesn't have significant impact, you are the person to challenge whether or not it's worth doing

  • You do it with passion or not at all: you’re inspired by our purpose and you see the link between yourself and the work you are doing to transform banking 

  • You’re comfortable with being uncomfortable: we won’t always have the answers and change is a constant in our world. As a Transformer you trust in our vision and own an attitude of willingness and patience 

  • You keep the customer at the heart of everything you do: Empathy is a core driver in which you navigate the world. You don’t build products, processes and solutions for the sake of checking something off your checklist, you build with the end user in mind, openly engaging new ideas, listening with intent and making decisions with the desire to balance both compassion with logical reasoning.

As a team member with the Transformation team at ATB, you can expect: 

  • No day will ever be the same - we’re learning, iterating and making big steps towards our vision of transforming an entire industry, everyday

  • The ability to grow a career within an inspiring, impact focused culture where you are surrounded by changemakers and leaders that empower you to use your voice to make banking work for people

  • To be a part of the energy of an organization that is unlike any other, where you may pinch yourself on the daily and wonder how you got so lucky

  • Bragging rights! You get to call yourself a Transformer and an ATBer and know you play a direct role in helping us become a cutting edge financial institution (it’s going to feel more like a technology company, but either way it’s hella cool.) 

 And being part of ATB Financial you get:

  • An excellent benefits and pension package, opportunities for career advancement, and a financial institution that’s leading the way in change – now you’re talking about a career with a company that allows you to grow. 

  • Amazing benefits for your everyday banking, mortgages, loans and investments needs.

  • Be a part of an award-winning employer-of-choice – we have the best of the best working for Albertans.

If you want to know more, read our employer reviews visit our Glassdoor page.

Online applications are preferred. ATB Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the high number of resumes we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

If your application is shortlisted, we might ask you to participate in a digital interview.

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