MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


People who teach. People who research. People who support. People who inspire. This is who we are. In 2021, MacEwan University was named one of Canada’s best employers by Forbes Magazine and was the top Alberta-based employer on the list. Want to be a part of this great team? Available opportunities are listed below.

IT Security Administrator (Tech V)
Infrastructure and Operations, Information and Technology Services

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. More than 15,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


The IT Security Administrator is accountable to the Director, IT Infrastructure and Operations for activities related university IT security infrastructure administration. As a senior technical role, this position coordinates the development and support of IT security infrastructure and identifies and implements enhancements that will improve reliability and performance. The IT Security Administrator is a subject matter expert responsible for leading activities related to installing, maintaining, configuring and securing network components, operating systems, software, and services.


Subject matter expert in the following security and networking technologies:
•    Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
•    Cisco ASA/Firepower
•    Cisco Software Defined Network Architecture (VXLAN/BGP/EVPN, DNA or ACI)
•    Cisco Security Management Appliance
•    Cisco Email Security Appliance
•    Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)
•    F5 Big-IP Platform
•    Cisco SAFE Strategy
•    Cisco TrustSec Technology
•    Cisco Switching (Stacking, 802.1Q, VSS, SWV, VPC, LACP)
•    Cisco Routing(OSPF, BGP, IS-IS, VRF, LISP)
Additional Skills and Abilities
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and excellent customer service skills
•    Analytical problem solving skills
•    Good business and technical writing skills
•    Work effectively and maintain composure in pressure situations during major IT service emergencies
•    Learn and adapt quickly to new technology
•    Manage and prioritize multiple ongoing activities on a regular basis
•    Manage change effectively
•    Convey trust and integrity
•    Self-motivated to independently resolve complex problems using current job knowledge, research data, and available resources
•    Ability to lead a team, promote team cohesiveness and group synergy to bring forward new ideas and make concepts a reality


A post-secondary University degree in an IT related discipline or equivalent related work experience is required. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) foundations certification would be considered an asset. A minimum of 10 years’ experience working with network systems preferably in a large client server environment and 5 years’ experience with IT security operations, incident management, intrusion detection, and security technology deployment in a multi-tier environment is required.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. Please note, initial salary placement for external candidates is limited to the first five steps of the salary grid.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We strive to provide an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the hiring process. If you have special assessment needs, we want to ensure you have the support you need to showcase your abilities. Please disclose any requirements when contacted for an interview. This information will be kept confidential.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary MSA Band G (Steps 1-5): $37.11 - $45.97 per hour
Closing Date July 23, 2021
Competition No. 21.07.103

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