Senior Specialist, Cyber Analytics

Job ID:                          COT-2024-04
Job Title:                     Senior Specialist, Cyber Analytics
Division:                      Office of the Chief Information Security Officer
Reports To:                 Manager Strategic Transformation
Salary Range:            $122,305.00 to $163,639.00
Work Location:         55 John Street, Toronto
Job Type:                    Permanent Full Time
Shift Information:    Monday to Friday, 35 hours work week


To provide technical analytical support and services to all City’s divisions, Agencies and Corporations on Strategic Transformation projects, programs, and initiatives to support the execution of the Chief Information Security Officer’s (CISO) mandate, cyber vision, and strategy.

To organize, coordinate, execute, deliver, and automate reporting, working in collaboration with multiple teams across the organization.

To collaborate with other segments of the organization to manage City-wide cyber initiatives.


  • Lead the development, deployment, and management of cyber performance measurements through the lens of operational, strategic and finance related metrics.
  • Lead in the development of processes to support key metrics, key performance indictors and key risk indictors.
  • Assembles and analyzes data for reports, ensures data and calculations are accurate.
  • Prepares reports to management.
  • Assist in the delivery and accuracy of analytics and reporting, including executive reporting on data and trends that are used to set both strategic and tactical plans for improvement.
  • Assists in providing correlation between raw information technology and cyber data.
  • Assists in automation of the data through MS Excel, MS SharePoint, MS Access, and other database solutions.
  • Develops dashboards for different stakeholders (executive to working team level) to help guide leadership with actionable data.


  • Post-secondary degree in Computer Science or Technology or a related discipline.
  • Extensive experience with applying machine learning and other data science techniques to identify anomalous behavior patterns (e.g., user or machine anomalies).
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Database, automation, and BI tools
  • Experience in applying data science to risk management, finance, and cyber related domains.
  • Experience with extracting, cleaning, and transforming data, and working with data owners to understand the data.
  • Design, create and maintain reports and dashboard visualizations, gather insights to support business decision making.
  • Experience using database languages, such as SQL, and common data scientist software development and statistical analysis tools (e.g., Python, R, Scikit-learn)
  • Broad understanding of information technologies with demonstrated areas of expertise.
  • Preferred Certifications (any in the list): CISSP, CRISC.


  • Ability to work in transformative programs.
  • Ability to lead efficient communication between all project stakeholders, including internal teams and clients.
  • Ability to achieve business objectives through influencing and effectively working with key stakeholders.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills (comfortable & confident communicating at all levels including business partners, leadership, and vendors.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with capability to identify solutions to unusual and complex problems.
  • Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Highly organized, proactive, self-motivated team player who takes initiative and can work independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment managing multiple priorities with proven time management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to prioritise and multitask.
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage competing priorities and projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives while adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Able to work extremely well under pressure while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
  • Self-motivated person with desire to go above and beyond tasks.
  • Transferable skills, like communication and decision-making, are equally important.
  • Being able to think on your feet and show good judgment are especially valuable in this field. “Security pros should always be ready to react to cyber-related incidents quickly.


A normal work week is 35 hours, however, unforeseen situation may require extended hours of work with little or no prior notice. In case of a cyber incident or breach, rotation shift, continuous extended hours may be required with little or no prior notice.           

*Subject to a police check, background check, psychological assessment and/or any other checks on a regular basis as the Office of the CISO handles highly sensitive and confidential information.


The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.

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