The Opportunity

Bedford, NS
Information Technology
Full-time - Permanent

Clearwater Seafoods is one of the world's largest vertically integrated seafood companies with over 1,900 employees in offices, plants and vessels across the globe. The Canadian company operates from ocean-to-plate, owning its own fishing licenses, vessels and processing facilities, while also providing delivery to its customers worldwide. Clearwater is recognized globally for its superior quality, food safety and diversity of premium wild-caught seafood, including scallops, lobster, langoustine, clams, whelk, shrimp and crabs.

Since its founding, Clearwater has invested in science, communities, people and technological innovation, as well as resource management to sustain and grow its seafood resource. This commitment has allowed the company to remain a leader in today's global seafood market and in sustainable seafood excellence.

In 2021, Clearwater was acquired by a partnership between Premium Brands and the Mi'kmaq Coalition, comprised of seven Mi'kmaq communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Today, Clearwater is proudly Indigenous-owned, committed to creating a sustainable seafood future for generations to come.

Clearwater Seafoods' Information Systems & Services department requires an IT Security Analyst. The position is a Full-time position and is located in Bedford, N.S.

Purpose of Position

The IT Security Analyst's role is to ensure the security, stability and integrity of in-house voice, data, video, network services, endpoints, mobile devices and its related processes. This is achieved by implementing, monitoring, and developing security processes and procedures to protect wide area networks (WANs) across the organization which includes both office and manufacturing plant environments. In addition, the IT Security Analyst will install, configure, maintain, support, secure, optimise and manage all monitoring tools, software and connectivity such as servers, IOTs, firewalls, switches/routers, VPN, VoIP, data, and Wi-Fi (CISCO, HP and Dell).

This individual will also analyse and mitigate against hardware, network, processes and people risk in a timely and accurate fashion along with facilitating and providing end user awareness training where required.

Major Responsibilities:

Operational Management

  • Actively participates in the daily coordination and remediation of all security incidents in the organization
  • Oversees the monitoring, investigating, and reporting of security related events
  • Creates updates and oversees execution of security assessments and analysis of systems on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
  • Ensures successful compliance of CISv8, ISO27001, and PCI within the organization
  • Conducts assessment on the security of new applications and programs prior to installation or upgrades
  • Responsible for monitoring and responding to alerts within the information technology infrastructure
  • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring that end-users adhere to Information Technology policies, standards, and best practices
  • Responsible for ensuring that all servers and other IT related equipment is hardened for compliance and/or industry standards
  • Ensures that company meets all security standards for internal or external audits
  • Ensures that all information technology/service diagrams are up to date and appropriately documented
  • Identifies and addresses computer vulnerabilities in internal servers, external servers, and applications
  • Oversees the administration, documenting, and monitoring inventory control for all network equipment
  • Follows the Security Incident Management Response Policy in responding to security incidents

Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate with executive management and IT team to assess near- and long-term network security needs.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to security configuration related to network, hardware, software, and service records.
  • Assist with developing, implementing, and maintaining Disaster Recovery procedures and documentation.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Assist the Incident Response Team in handling information security incidents
  • Provides quick updates of security incidents to the IT Operations Manager
  • Improves information security posture through the application of findings from investigation of security incidents
  • Responsible for validating and maintaining incident response plan and processes to address potential threats
  • Responsible for the compilation and analysis of security data for proper reporting and metrics
  • Scans and patches applications when vulnerabilities may be present or released
  • Performs daily audits of firewall(s), log management, intrusion detection systems, and content filtering controls
  • Ensures all levels of staff are provided with relevant trainings on security matters.

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Time Management
  • Team Work
  • Decision Making/ Problem solving
  • Analytical thinking/Understand Business Operations
  • Communication
  • Research
  • Apt for learning


Formal Education & Certification

  • University degree in computer science or electrical engineering and/or 3+ years equivalent work experience.
  • Certifications in cyber security

Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven experience and success with securing and monitoring LAN, WAN, WLAN, and WWAN and implementation using CISCO and other technologies.
  • Proven experience with network security capacity planning, asset & patch management, and cyber security management best practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of telephony systems, VOIP and network integration of this technology within the company network globally
  • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards.
  • Proven experience with SIEM and other monitoring tools etc.
  • Competence with testing tools and procedures for security operations within a cloud environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.

Working Conditions:

  • Location - Bedford, Nova Scotia with hybrid remote work schedule

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume to: Clearwater Seafoods Limited Partnership 757 Bedford Highway, Bedford, Nova Scotia, B4A 3Z7

E-Mail to: [email protected] (please state job title in email subject line) Fax: 902-407-3732

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Clearwater Seafoods

Clearwater Seafoods is one of North America's largest vertically-integrated seafood companies and the largest holder of shellfish licenses and quotas in Canada. It is recognized globally for its superior quality, food safety, diversity of species and reliable worldwide delivery of premium wild, eco-certified seafood, including scallops, lobster, clams, coldwater shrimp, sea cucumber, langoustine, whelk and crab.

Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in science, people and technological innovation, as well as resource ownership and management to sustain and grow its seafood resource. This commitment has allowed it to remain a leader in the global seafood market and in sustainable seafood excellence.