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Senior Program Manager to support several key cyber security and infrastructure initiatives for a municipal government client

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Jan 23, 2023
Job End Date: Jan 22, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 125432
Location: Toronto
Our valued public sector client is seeking a Senior Program Manager to support several key cyber security and infrastructure iniatives!

Initial 1-year contract in North York, ON (mostly remote - occasional on-site presence required, with a strong chance of an optional 1 year extension).

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for supporting various cyber security and infrastructure iniatives which will be focused on improving the organizational security posture across several focus areas such as identity and access management, Microsoft 365, Cloud (Azure) Security, IT network and infrastructure security, application security, business continuity planning, disaster recovery readiness, etc.

  • Work closely with program sponsor to determine project scope and vision.
  • Participate and lead in RFx documentation, develop program timelines, and lead Advisory/Managed Services vendor selection process
  • Collaborate with program sponsor, Principal Architect, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, +/-10% budget, and timing for new initiatives.
  • Organize and coordinate programs and provide strategic guidance to teams and project managers.
  • Plan, Design, and Implement key projects under the Organizational Security Program working closely with the Project Managers.
  • Manage project partnerships with external vendors, contractors, service providers, Senior Management teams, and other internal/external stakeholders.
  • Participate in developing project plans by producing project work breakdown structures, project charter & schedules and by ensuring implementation, contingency, risk management, communications, quality assurance & staffing plans are completed.
  • Participates in project meeting. Prepare Program status updates, issues and risks reports for project status update meetings when required.
Must-Have Skills:
  • 10+ years of experience as a project/program manager managing complex cyber security projects/programs
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft core cyber security software applications
  • Previous experience leading intiatives tied to Identity and Access Management (MFA enhancements), Cloud Security, O365 Security Controls, Build and Deploy Intiatives (Infrastructure and Networks), and the development of Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery plans.
  • Proven experience in setting up a Security Governance framework
Nice-to-Have Skills:
  • Knowledge in Azure Sentinel, CyberArk
  • PMP or other relevant project/program management certifications
  • Experience with projects within the public sector and/or unionized environments