Network and Firewall Analyst SOC Tier 2

Secure Sense Solutions –GTA, ON

The Role:

Secure Sense is currently looking for a skilled Network and Firewall SOC Tier 2 to join our growing team. This is a full-time, permanent position with flexible hours. The Network and Firewall SOC Tier 2 will have significant responsibility for maintaining the daily network/firewall activities.

So, why do IT’s best love working at Secure Sense? Besides being a dog-friendly office, we are a fun, energetic team, with the company culture to match. Every day, we strive to ensure that we deliver industry-leading services and deliverables, all while having a good time. We’ve also been known to hit a ball or two on our softball team, Pitch Don’t Kill My Vibe!

I’m in, what should I expect?

Candidates should be excited to take the lead in all network and firewall tasks such as installation, configuration, maintenance, support and optimization of networks and firewall devices.

The successful applicant is one that places customer needs first, excels in communication (both written and verbal) and has the ability to resolve complex service interruptions. Are you a self-starter that takes the initiative to improve processes and strategies? Can you work under pressure solving technical issues quickly and independently all while doing it with a smile? If you answered yes, this is the job for you!

Job Description:

Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to, the following:

  • Developing and following practices and procedures to maintain firewalls and networking equipment
  • Guiding less experienced individuals through network and firewall troubleshooting
  • Analyzing firewall and network activity logs for anomalous behaviour
  • The position requires availability for nights and weekends
  • Escalation point for less experienced SOC members

What you bring to the team:

  • College degree and/or IT Diploma or 4 years on equivalent experience
  • Networking and Firewall experience is mandatory
  • Fortinet, Palo Alto, Checkpoint or any other NGFW administration and reporting experience required
  • Strong troubleshooting skills are mandatory
  • An understanding of L2/L3 networking
  • An understanding of basic routing protocols
  • Comfortable working in groups or alone
  • Comfortable working with virtualized technologies
  • Ability to work flexible hours required
  • Systems administration skill sets are an asset (Windows, Active Directory, Linux)
  • Programming experience in python, ruby, or another scripting language is an asset
  • CCNA, CCNP, Network+, Security+, or equivalent certifications are an asset


  • High level of organization
  • Willingness and drive to learn new/different technologies
  • Experience developing reports using SQL is an asset
  • Bilingual English/French is an asset

Who is Secure Sense?

Secure Sense is a high-performing, highly motivated group of like-minded IT folks. We are driven by our goal of becoming Canada’s most trusted cyber security provider and protecting our customers is what motivates us daily. Led by expertise, our technical and sales teams specialize in providing leading-edge security, infrastructure, cloud solutions and product implementation. Through offering a range of services including managed, professional and risk advisory services, training and product reselling we proudly offer optimal custom solutions that always optimize return on investment. Our unique best-of-breed approach and innovative protection practices have made us a trusted advisor to Canada’s largest enterprises.

Do you share our passion for IT?

Secure Sense is proud to offer an inclusive culture that celebrates diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Please forward your resume including salary expectations.

Secure Sense welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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