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Learning, Growth, and Passion

The culture of Security Compass is derived from one founding principle: to improve the state of software security. We offer challenging work and cutting edge research in an openly collaborative environment. We encourage you to explore ideas and test new theories.

Every member of our team is passionate about their work and provides clients with best-in-industry expertise and customer service. We believe that engaged and motivated employees lead to consistent satisfaction.

Benefits and Perks

  • Iconic representation of Flexible Schedule

    Flexible Schedule

    We support a healthy work/life balance. You have unlimited personal days to help manage your schedule.

  • Iconic representation of Learning and Growth

    Learning and Growth

    We provide a budget and environment dedicated to help you attain new skills and monthly sessions are entertained to showcase what you’ve learned.

  • Iconic representation of Hack Days

    Hack Days

    Developers are able to allocate 10% of their time to work on side projects of their choosing.

  • Iconic representation of Progressive Research

    Progressive Research

    Contribute to our research team in the fields that interest you! NFC, Drones and DDos are examples of what our team members are currently getting into.

  • Iconic representation of Friendly Events

    Friendly Events

    We have fun! Whether it’s movie night or playing paintball, dodgeball, or board games, it’s regular around here!

  • Iconic representation of Leadership

    Leadership

    Are you interested in being a team leader? We can help you prosper with our merit-based leadership program.

  • Iconic representation of Universal Acceptance

    Universal Acceptance

    Whatever your race, gender identity or sexual orientation, we welcome you to be a great part of our diverse culture!

  • Iconic representation of Workplace Democracy

    Workplace Democracy

    Our flat organization structure allows you to comfortably provide us with feedback through open doors and allows for greater innovation and communication.

Join the Team

Check out our list of available positions

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Experienced Developer (DDoS Strike)

Are you sick and tired of hearing about DDoS attacks that could have been prevented? Are you ready to have a material impact with a team that's actually making a big difference in helping companies defend against DDoS assaults? Join us at Security Compass, to help build our DDoS simulation service DDoS Strike.

We're looking for a smart, pragmatic software developer to join our downtown Toronto based team. Working with us means you will be making a positive impact on the security of systems which affect us all on a daily basis: financial, health, infrastructure, and others. Our developers interface directly with customers, take pride in ownership of the product, and have major input on what they work on.

All developers are able to spend 10% of their time working on a side-project of their choice to encourage on-going learning. Are you passionate about building real, production software? Come realize it here.

Must be able to commute into our downtown Toronto office. Telecommuting available two days per week.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Python
  • Network/Application Protocols & Security (OSI Model)
  • Network Programming
  • Some knowledge of Dev Ops/System Administration
  • Knowledge of how DDoS attacks work

Nice to Have

  • Knowledge of Cloud IaaS (ex. AWS, Azure)
  • Asynchronous Programming
  • Experience with any of the following libraries: Tornado, scapy, Apache-libcloud
  • Expert knowledge in DDoS attacks and mitigation
  • Experience setting up DDoS defences

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Human Resources Manager

We believe that a company culture that develops talent, enables creative thinking, and encourages diverse ideas is the foundation of our success. We also know that the approach that got us here won’t be enough get us to where we need to be. Our growth targets require extensive corporate change, as well as transformation and improvements in how we hire, support, and invest in our people.

That’s why we’re looking for an expert who can guide, lead, and inspire change in our Talent function, and have a positive impact on our workforce. With your support, we can ensure that Security Compass will remain a great place to work – not just now, but for years to come.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Be the first level contact for HR-related issues from all employees
  • Lead in the evolution of our organizational design, as well as the recruiting and retention of exceptional talent in all areas
  • Consult with leadership on management practices and keep us current, competitive and innovative with pay, benefits and people policies.
  • Ensures our policies and procedures are legally compliant
  • Oversee management of benefits administration
  • Develop and scale onboarding programs for all new employees
  • Partner with leaders and all people managers to keep our employees motivated and excited to be a part of our team.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of HR Generalist experience; familiarity with all areas of HR practice.
  • Previous leadership experience in an HR role at a fast-growing technology company is a major asset.
  • Expertise in employee relations, comp and benefits
  • Experience with having defined and executed on talent management (recruitment and retention) strategies
  • Sound knowledge of HR policies and laws
  • Excellent judgment and tact, including the ability to communicate tough messages respectfully.
  • The willingness and ability to perform both strategic and tactical HR tasks.
  • An excellent grounding in HR administration, along with a passion for people data and metrics.

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Senior Linux System Administrator

SD Elements is looking for a smart, pragmatic Linux System Administrator with interest in DevOps and a good understanding of commercial software deployment/development to join our team. Working with us means you will be making a positive impact on the security of systems, which affect us all on a daily basis: financial, health, infrastructure, and others. We've been out for just over 4 years and our clients already include some of the most recognizable brands on the planet, with the list expanding quickly.

We are looking for good candidates with experience bridging the three worlds of development and operations and enterprise customer support. Your role will be a key in integrating, deploying and supporting platforms for our enterprise customers. The role might involve up to 25% travel time in cases the work needs to be done in customer premises.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 3 years experience in operations, administering Linux machines.
  • Bash scripting and/or scripting experience with Python or Ruby.
  • Experience maintaining a consistent configuration across multiple servers using tools such as puppet, chef, or similar applications.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining web servers such as Apache and Nginx.
  • Experience with MVC platforms such as Django or Rails is a bonus.
  • Experience troubleshooting issues with the above technologies and other areas as needed, specifically when dealing with unfamiliar code.
  • Must be based in Canada or US. We are based in Toronto, but if you are able and interested in working remotely, we are open to it.

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Sales Engineer

Are you sick and tired of hearing about security breaches that could have been prevented? Are you ready to have a material impact with a team that's actually making a big difference in helping companies build secure software? Join us at Security Compass. We're looking for a sales engineer. We're growing fast and we want somebody to help make sure we match the correct blend of products and services with client needs. The sales engineer position will primarily be focused on pre-sales, with some hands-on post sales activities included.

As a sales engineer, you will work closely with the field & inside sales teams

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Focus on making sure we exceed customer expectations
  • Conduct remote & on-site demonstrations of our products (SD Elements, Computer Based Training) and discuss our services
  • Handle objections and provide relevant collateral from our knowledge base
  • Understand our sales process for all products and services
  • Pre-emptively identify areas of product improvement before they turn into support issues
  • Optionally, speak at conferences and write articles on topics of software security

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Passion and drive to improve the state of software security
  • Proven ability to learn very quickly with minimal guidance
  • Experience as a technical sales engineer, consultant or other client-facing technical role
  • Experience working directly with customers and helping them solve problems
  • Ability to travel up to 50% on weekdays
  • Located in North America, ideally close to an airline hub city

Nice to Have

  • Rudimentary knowledge of scripting or programming
  • Some experience using Python and/or Django
  • Familiarity with Linux environment/commands

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Security Consultant

As a security consultant, you will be expected to perform various testing activities and documentations pertaining to network and application targets. You will participate in projects in network and application security penetration testing, source code reviews, and threat modeling. You will also contribute to talks, articles, and whitepapers on leading topics of IT security.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 4 year undergraduate, university degree
  • 3+ years experience in IT security
  • Understanding of network and web application penetration testing and source code review
  • Ability to analyze root causes and deliver strategic recommendations during client reviews
  • CISSP, CEH, GIAC certifications an asset; other certifications valued as well
  • Proven ability to learn quickly
  • Outstanding problem solving ability
  • Creative thinking ability
  • Report writing and presentation delivery experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and professionalism
  • Passion for customer service
  • Willingness to learn and able to take constructive criticism
  • Enthusiastic, optimistic attitude
  • Desire to keep up-to-date skill set
  • Understanding of J2EE or .Net security practices
  • Understanding of how to integrate security into the Software Development Life Cycle
  • System Administration experience (e.g. maintenance of various operating systems, networking devices and customer support)
  • Software development experience
  • Experience in writing books, articles, or papers whitepapers on technical subjects

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Developer (Co-op / Intern)

Are you sick and tired of hearing about security breaches that could have been prevented? Are you ready to have a material impact with a team that's actually making a big difference in helping companies build secure software? Join us at SD Elements. We're looking for a smart, pragmatic software developer intern to join our downtown Toronto based team. Working with us means you will be making a positive impact on the security of systems which affect us all on a daily basis: financial, health, infrastructure, and others. We've been out for just over 4 years and our clients already include some of the most recognizable brands on the planet, with the list expanding quickly. Our developers interface directly with customers, take pride in ownership of the product, and have major input on what they work on. All developers are able to spend 10% of their time working on a side-project of their choice to encourage on-going learning. Are you passionate about building real, production software? Come realize it here.

General programming experience, attitude, aptitude, passion for the product, and interpersonal communication skills are more important than specific technical skillset.

Nice to Have

  • Django (what we build on)
  • Python
  • Application Security
  • Apache / Mod WSGI / Nginx
  • Postgres
  • Puppet
  • Java/.Net/C++ (for integration and content development)
  • RESTful web services

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Test Automation Developer (Co-op / Intern)

Are you sick and tired of hearing about security breaches that could have been prevented? Are you ready to have a material impact with a team that's actually making a big difference in helping companies build secure software? Join us at SD Elements. We're looking for a smart, pragmatic test automation developer intern to join our downtown Toronto based team. Working with us means you will be making a positive impact on the security of systems which affect us all on a daily basis: financial, health, infrastructure, and others. We've been out for just a few year and our clients already include some of the most recognizable brands on the planet, with the list expanding quickly. Our developers interface directly with customers, take pride in ownership of the product, and have major input on what they work on. All developers are able to spend 10% of their time working on a side-project of their choice to encourage on-going learning. Are you passionate about building real, production software? Come realize it here.

We are looking for someone to build on top of and improve upon our existing continuous integration and automated testing system. General programming experience, attitude, aptitude, passion for the product, and interpersonal communication skills are more important than specific technical skillset.

Nice to Have

  • Django (What we build on)
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • CasperJS
  • Jenkins, Travis CI, or other continuous integration tools
  • Application Security

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Director of Consulting Filled

We are looking for a leader to help maintain and improve customer satisfaction through the delivery of our security consulting services. The Director of Consulting is responsible for the recruiting, management and career development of consulting staff, for ensuring quality services delivery in all consulting engagements, and for overseeing the execution of tactical internal initiatives and process improvements. A secondary responsibility of the Director of Consulting is to work with key client accounts, together with Sales team, in order to develop custom professional services solutions.
This role is for somebody who thrives on wearing multiple hats and materially affecting the success of the organization they work in. You will work closely with consultants, liaise with clients, and generally ensure the smooth operations of the company's consulting practice.
We are seeking candidate in the Great Toronto Area (GTA) only.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Provide ongoing measuring, reporting and improving of delivery process to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Manage team of consultants, both during engagements and in terms of career growth
  • Promote services delivery best practices and knowledge sharing
  • Responsible for recruiting and growth of the consulting team
  • Support and implementation of corporate initiatives
  • Develop and maintain world-class consulting processes and personnel
  • Meet professional services revenue and profit targets
  • Support sales by acting as Technical Account Manager on key client accounts

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of combined consulting and consulting management experience
  • 5-10 years of experience as an information security subject matter expert.
  • 2-4 years of experience managing all aspects of a services business.
  • Demonstrated ability to grow and manage the technical personnel and processes associated with delivery of services
  • Ability to excel in a team environment
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving ability
  • Effective oral, presentation, and written communication skill
  • Well-developed leadership and business management skills
  • Results oriented and client focused with a commitment to excellence
  • Excellent knowledge of quality improvement processes
  • Excellent project management skills

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Chief Financial Officer Filled

We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to provide innovative financial guidance and solutions while promoting effective scaling of a business expected to grow over 100% in revenues year over year. As the CFO, you will be managing a dynamic Finance and Accounting Team whom we consider to be trusted partners within the company. You will be accountable for Financial, Administrative, Strategic and Risk Management operations.

This role is for somebody who thrives on wearing multiple hats, and materially affecting the success of the organization they work in. You will work closely with the management team and generally ensure the smooth operations of the company's consulting practice.

We are seeking candidate in the Great Toronto Area (GTA) only.

Core Competencies

  • Financial analysis & forecasting
  • Financial risk management
  • Technology domain understanding and aptitude for business management
  • Bookkeeping and project-based accounting for service delivery
  • Contract review

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Creation of historic and projected financial statements broken down by business unit across multiple countries
  • Overseeing and implementing budget process
  • Cash flow management
  • Spending prioritization decisions
  • Involvement of finance perspective in major decisions
  • Overall tax planning & overseeing tax preparation process
  • Sourcing and comparing debt & equity finance options
  • Preparing for audits
  • Sourcing and liaising with accounting advisors for tax, audit preparation, etc.
  • Leadership in corporate structure planning & executions
  • Grants and tax credits (SRE&D, IRAP, etc.).
  • Overseeing AP & AR
  • Execution of expense management process
  • Payroll administration
  • Consolidation of financials from 4 different companies from different countries.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 10+ years minimum progressive experience in accounting & finance with 3 of those years' as a controller, CFO or other financial leadership position
  • Comfortable working in a fast-growing, multi-office environment
  • Ability to think strategically while not being afraid to get hands dirty with low level work
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • A recognized accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA)
  • Well-developed leadership and business management skills
  • Results oriented focused with a commitment to excellence
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent task management skills
  • Experience in IT industry is a plus
  • Completion of an MBA is a plus

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Excellent Benefits and Bonus Programs
  • ESOP program available
  • Reimbursement, support for learning and growth initiatives
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Excellent growth potential
  • Exceptional working environment in a supportive and collaborative office
  • An "open culture" that is fun, creative, energetic, passionate and challenging where you have the freedom to make changes and solve problems

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Application Security Researcher Filled

Looking to have a real, meaningful impact on the global state of information security? Join us as an application security researcher to help address security issues at the source: insecure software.

You will have a chance to positively impact nearly every part of the world's digital infrastructure by helping shape secure software development at our clients: the world's largest financial services, software, healthcare, telecom, technology, media and industrial control system companies.

We are looking for an expert in application security, with extensive knowledge of software security issues such as those listed in the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) and corresponding countermeasures. This position is ideal for academics with a passion for practical software security who are looking to work in research, application security consultants who are looking to focus on research and reduce travel, or developers who want to help influence other developers in software security.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Staying up to date with the latest software security vulnerabilities & related compliance standards by monitoring conferences, reading papers, relevant websites, social media and mailing lists
  • Converting compliance requirements and law to an actionable language for developers
  • Researching and defining broad threats and corresponding defensive controls/requirements
  • Mapping requirements to security test cases
  • Building and/or working with experts on secure coding samples in a variety of languages, including Java, .Net, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, C/C++, Objective C and more
  • Building testing scripts and guidance to aid QA & security testers in validating security requirements
  • Understanding & learning about a broad range of application types, including web, mobile, client/server, desktop, and embedded software
  • Mapping third party content to existing SD Elements data structure
  • Providing research output to a design team for building computer based training modules

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Extensive experience and interest in application security
  • Strong written communication skills and desire to write
  • Working understanding of networking and client server architecture
  • Direct development experience or past experience working with developers is a bonus
  • Existing understanding of relevant compliance standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, embedded systems security (ISA) etc. very helpful
  • Preference to be based in Toronto and able to come into our downtown office. Telecommuting available two days per week

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Marketing Intern Filled

Security Compass is looking for a qualified intern to join our marketing team. Our marketing department supports three major verticals globally and seeks an intern who can participate in various stages of our marketing campaigns. You should be prepared to work in an energetic fast-paced highly technical team environment. Upon completion of the internship, you will have gained broad experience in a technical B2B market.

You should have excellent written and verbal skills with extensive knowledge in web, social media and Microsoft office (power point, excel and word). Interest in technology is a bonus and will be considered when choosing the best applicant.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the creation of signage, mock ups, e-mail campaigns, on line promotion, etc.
  • Assist in the distribution or delivery of marketing materials
  • Assist with fulfillment of marketing offers
  • Assist with execution of trade shows
  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of training materials
  • Assist with analysis of marketing and sales data
  • Seek and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline
  • Prepare presentations
  • Scrub and assign lead list with our Account Development Rep
  • Enter contact information into contact management systems
  • Provide support to social media efforts
  • Maintain tracking report of public relations and media activity

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