Location: Ottawa, Canada

Dans des marchés en rapide évolution, les clients à travers le monde font confiance à Thales. Thales est une entreprise où les personnes les plus brillantes du monde entier se regroupent pour mettre en commun leurs idées et ainsi s’inspirer mutuellement. Dans tous les secteurs où œuvre Thales, notamment l’aérospatiale, le transport, la défense, la sécurité et l’espace, nos équipes d’architectes conçoivent des solutions innovantes qui rendent demain possible dès aujourd’hui.

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.

We are currently looking for a Security Architect to join our teams in Ottawa, Ontario!


The Security Architect leads the engineering development team toward higher security standards through regular product security assessments and a security risk rating potentially gating any product release. It includes the following tasks:

  • Development & maintenance of ISRA analysis for products
  • System architecture design & development guidance for the engineering teams
  • Assessment of potential impact of public vulnerabilities (CVEs) on product range
  • Review regular security scans (Coverity, BlackDuck, Qualys…) and assess potential security risks from reported product vulnerabilities
  • Lead optimum scoping of external Penetration tests and review reports
  • Security code reviews and security guidance for developers
  • Active contributor to the Hardware Security Module Design Security Council
  • Recommendations to architects and product owner to optimize product specifications & technologies to reduce product attack surface
  • Potential contribution to development team for security sensitive modules
  • Will be working in an environment of close collaboration within multi-functional teams
  • Smooth integration in a winning team that secures critical infrastructures in the global economy. Security technology is a growing field which has become an integral part of daily living. Your development experience is the foundation to your success on our Organization. Training will be provided on Thales DIS products, industry and customers through mentorship with skilled, experienced peers.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive experience in security and demonstrated ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment. As security architect, you will be able to quickly ramp on our products and are able to learn on your own & within a team.
  • Efficient in product vulnerability assessment, code reviews and security recommendations for a SW development team
  • Experience with scoping & reviewing Penetration tests, managing code security scans as well as developing & managing ISRA reports
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with C++ code within multi-threaded systems. Hands on development experience is important
  • Expertise in JAVA/JSP, REST and JUNIT
  • Knowledge of LINUX and other operating systems – including but not limited to Solaris and AIX.
  • Experience driving requirements for security: identifying security gaps; designing solutions with security focus; working with the team to guide implementing the feature; design testing a solution that covers security aspects; working with the team to drafting the information needed by the customer to use the solution; and fixing bugs and improvements reported by customers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • University degree in Computer science, Computer Engineering or related field.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with SAFE Agile development
  • 5+ years’ experience with C++ code within multi-threaded systems. Hands on development experience is important
  • 5+ years’ expertise in JAVA/JSP, REST and JUNIT
  • 5+ years working experience with LINUX and other operating systems – including but not limited to Solaris and AIX.

Chez Thales, nous proposons des CARRIÈRES passionnantes, pas de simples emplois. Fort de ses 80 000 collaborateurs dans 68 pays, Thales a mis en place une politique de mobilité permettant, chaque année, à des milliers d’employés de faire progresser leur carrière tant dans leur domaine d’expertise que dans de nouveaux domaines de compétences, cela aussi bien dans leur pays d’origine qu’à l’étranger. Ensemble, nous pensons qu’adopter une politique de flexibilité est une manière plus actuelle de travailler. C’est ici que commence votre parcours exceptionnel, postulez sans tarder!

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!

Thales s’engage à promouvoir un lieu de travail diversifié et inclusif pour tous. Thales s’engage à fournir des accommodements à toute les étapes du processus de recrutement. Les candidats retenus pour une entrevue qui ont besoin d’accommodement sont priés d’en informer à la suite de l’invitation pour une entrevue. Nous travaillerons avec vous pour répondre à vos besoins. Toutes les informations relatives à l’accommodement fourni seront traitées de manière confidentielle et utilisées uniquement dans le but de fournir une expérience de candidat accessible.

Thales is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. Thales is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the interview process. Applicants selected for an interview who require accommodation are asked to advise accordingly upon the invitation for an interview. We will work with you to meet your needs. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

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