Information Security Architect

CanadaCanadaNorth America

At Kinaxis, who we are is grounded in our common belief that people matter. Each one of us plays an important part in accomplishing our work, building our culture and making a global impact.

Every day, we’re empowered to work together to help our customers make fast, confident planning decisions. This is how we create a better planet – for each other, for our customers and for generations to come. Our cloud-based platform RapidResponse ensures that the products we need – everything from medicine and cars, to day-to-day items like toothpaste – make it to market and into our hands when we need them with minimal ecological footprint.

We make the world better, and you can too.

Information Security Architect

Job location: This position is to be hired in Canada and will be remote unless you live in the Ottawa area in which the role will be hybrid

About the team

Reporting to the Senior Director, Global Information Security, the Information Security Architect is responsible for designing, integrating and implementing security services such as next generation firewalls, Identity Access Management (IAM), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Privileged Access Management (PAM), and Encryption.  This role will also have direct involvement in the creation and maintenance of company-wide information security strategies.

An exceptional collaborator and communicator, the Information Security Architect will partner closely with stakeholders across the business, including from Corporate IT, Cloud Services, Product Development, and technology partners to include security best practices from the initiation stages of project initiatives through ongoing operations.

As an expert advisor to senior leaders in the development, implementation and maintenance of a company-wide information security infrastructure, the Information Security Architect will be responsible for ensuring best practice control objectives are achieved for system integrity, availability, confidentiality, accountability and assurance within the context of risk tolerance for both cloud and on-premise environments.

What you will do

  • Identify, advise, and implement improvements to technologies in place at Kinaxis, in order to manage and mitigate key security risks.
  • Design, integrate, and implement PAM, IAM, PKI, Encryption and Network Security Technologies
  • Create and implement IAM, PKI, and encryption capabilities, integrated to our vendors, corporate systems, and SaaS solutions.
  • Collaborate across the company to ensure information security risks in both ongoing and planned operations are properly considered and that all compliance matters are being adhered to as required.
  • Monitor information security trends related to expertise area and evolving technologies and keep senior leaders informed about related information security issues and implications to Kinaxis
  • Understand potential and emerging information security threats and vulnerabilities and communicate this information to appropriate team members throughout the Company on a timely basis
  • Participate in Security Incident Responses
  • Provide assistance to Sales and Support in relation to customer security inquiries, additionally producing customer consumable information specifically to assist with their understanding of how the Kinaxis RapidResponse service is secure and evolving to address the latest security risks affecting Software as a Service

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Management Systems, or relevant work experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in IT Operations, IT Security, IT Audit or related area
  • Experience with authorization and authentication technologies such as SAML, SCIM OAuth, Kerberos, LDAP and OpenID
  • Implementation experience on identity control, Access control, and PKI-based solutions.
  • Strong knowledge and deep understanding of complex network security principles / network concepts such as (web application gateways, vlans, DMZ, VPN, firewalls)
  • Strong knowledge and skill across operating systems such as (Windows, Linux, VMWare)
  • Understanding of Privileged Access Management (PAM) concepts, principals, and processes


  • Practical experience with Okta, MS’s AD CS, any vendor’s RBAC solution 
  • Practical experience developing onto GCP 
  • CISSP, CCNA Security, Comptia Security +, CISM, or GIAC certifications
  • Scripting knowledge (e.g., VB, PowerShell, Python, Java, Perl) 
  • Experience with encryption techniques and 2FA
  • Familiarity with Information Security industry standards/best practices and relevant regulations (e.g., SSAE16, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA, NIST, ISO27000, CobiT, ISF, OWASP, SANS)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

If you want to be part a team that challenges you, moves fast, improves constantly, and makes a difference, let’s talk.

What we have to offer

  • Challenging Work - We love solving highly complex problems. And as the global leaders in our industry, we never stop innovating—our work is never “done. That’s because across our teams and in all roles, every employee is empowered to bring their best ideas forward and to jump in and solve the problems they’re passionate about.
  • Great People - We take our work seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously! It’s in our DNA to celebrate, laugh, and have fun. We are stronger, together, when we are open, honest, and above all, real. Every person is valued here and plays an important role in our shared success.
  • Global Impact - As a global team spanning continents, boundaries, and cultures, every day we are inspired by the impact our work has on our colleagues, our customers, our communities, and the world at large.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Diversity, equity and inclusion are more than words to us. They are the guiding principles for building a culture where we celebrate each others’ differences, continuously strive for equality and recognize that inclusion makes us stronger as individuals, a company and a global citizen. 

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