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Security Technical Consultant

Thales Group

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 11, 2020.

Thales people architect identity management and data protection solutions at the heart of digital security. Business and governments rely on us to bring trust to the billons of digital interactions they have with people. Our technologies and services help banks exchange funds, people cross borders, energy become smarter and much more. More than 30,000 organizations already rely on us to verify the identities of people and things, grant access to digital services, analyze vast quantities of information and encrypt data to make the connected world more secure.

The Professional Services Technical Consultant located in Ottawa Canada will be responsible for implementing Thales data protection solutions in customer enterprise environments. This is a highly technical role with extensive customer facing responsibilities.

Ideal candidate must be self-motivated and comfortable in the dynamic atmosphere of a technical organization with a rapidly expanding customer base and new products.  Service oriented. Business driven. Candidate must be organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment and able to handle multiple priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

The professional Services consultant main functions and responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting engagement specialist to scope complex Thales products’ deployment.

  • Set up conference calls with customers to review deployment plans, pre-requisites and best practices

  • Provide onsite or remote consulting services and support to Thales customer with a focus on high quality, accuracy and customer satisfaction

  • Record project activities in the department project management application

  • Develop and deliver technical hands-on product deep knowledge transfer to customers

  • Track and ensure successful completion of high impact projects by creating project scoping plans, design guides and relevant documentation

  • Function as technical point of contact for customer deployments and as a mentor for other team members

  • Delivery of customer engagement in the area of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

    • Design – Role, Policies and Procedures

    • Documentation and hands on deployment including hardware security modules

  • Provide training and knowledge transfer

  • Design, deploy and document of Microsoft Enterprise Certificate Authorities. Certificates including installing, renewing, and revoking certificates in a variety of different locations

  • Advice customer on best Active Directory (AD) practices on tasks related to PKI deployment.

  • Design, deploy and document Hardware Secure Modules (HSM)

  • Perform HSM integration with various databases. i.e. Oracle, MS SQL, etc.

  • Provide strong product and professional services solution presentation to difference audiences, internal and external.

  • Required Skills and Experience:


    B.A./B.S. degree required (preferably Computer Science, Information Services or a related field).

    Eligibility to work in Canada is a must. US temporary work VISA (L1) is a plus


    5+ years of experience in software security consulting, customer facing as a consultant, trainer or sales engineer.

    2+ years of experience in Enterprise PKI Engineering

    2+ years of encryption, key management and hardware security modules (HSM) experience

    Experience in onsite and remote projects delivery model.

    Ability to travel up to 60%; Ability to work under stress and managing tight deadlines, changing work environment and ability to be adaptable.

    Preferred Skills and Experience

    • File Encryption – Full file and column/delimited a plus

    • Network and storage encryption a plus

    • Experience with any of the following programing languages a plus. Java, .NET, C++

    • Solid background in cryptography and experience in networking and network security protocols

    • Relevant security or professional certifications are beneficial; CISM, CISA, CISSP, ITIL v3, PMP

    • Strong ability to document requirements and to write technical response papers

    • Cloud Certifications: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud.

    • Knowledge of Thales Data Protection Products (HSMs, KeySecure, CipherTrust)

    • Solid knowledge of information security principles and practices

    Are you ready to be part a part of something big? If your skills, experience and attitude are a match and you’re looking for an exciting challenge, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch.

    At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!