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Team Lead, Data Security

Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 8, 2021.

Sr. Team Lead, Data Security

Our Cybersecurity team plays a critical role in our evolution to connected retail, as we transform to serve customers on the platforms they want to be served. Our commitment to being a world-class digital organization involves expanding our use of cutting-edge technologies across our 13 company banners, to securely bring our digital strategy to life in-store, online, and through mobile devices. Ultimately, we’re improving customer experiences, driving traffic, and boosting loyalty from our 9 million credit card members. The payoff? We handled over 600 million website visits and securely processed over $500 million in e-commerce sales in the last year.

Canadian Tire’s Cybersecurity team is a tight-knit community of architects, leaders, project managers, purveyors of governance, and integrators. We welcome members from a variety of backgrounds, with perspectives from the military and police organizations to software and product development.

The world is changing and so is the way we interact with our customers. We’ve overhauled our business overnight to meet the needs of our customers through COVID-19, and supported over 15,000 employees to work from home.

The Data Security Team is responsible for ensuring that enterprise data is secured. This team focuses on delivering services in the areas related to data encryption, certificate and key management, and security infrastructure support.

The Team Lead of Data Security will focus the team on securing enterprise data by ensuring that strong practices and procedures are in place, and that the right tools are utilized in the correct capacity for the job. The Team Lead will work with the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Manager and the Security Architecture team to design the roadmap for Data Security. This role will involve an on-call component.

What we bring

  • Flexible working hours and remote work options
  • Competitive total rewards package with health and dental flex dollars, a discounted gym membership and employee store discount
  • Profit-sharing and other performance recognition programs
  • Social responsibility through our commitment to communities and sustainability
  • World-class leadership, with thought leaders from the Cybersecurity space working in-house
  • The opportunity to work with innovative minds. We love to fix problems!

From petroleum to banking, there’s meaningful work, unique career journeys, and autonomy to work on a breadth of interesting projects.

What you can expect from the role

The Team Lead of Data Security will be responsible for leading a team of Information Security Specialists to provide services and enhance capabilities related to the areas of data encryption, certificate and key management, and security infrastructure support.

The Team Lead is expected to play a significant role in progressing the key management practices at Canadian Tire. Within this directive, the Team Lead is expected to bring their valuable prior experience contributing to, or establishing, such programs to further enhance this security domain.

The Team Lead can also expect to:

  • Drive the establishment and maturation of security practices related to Data Security and Key Management.
  • Work with the Manager of Cyber Security Infrastructure to drive the vision and strategy of the team forward.
  • Drive enterprise adoption of security services related to Data Security and Key Management.
  • Provide technical leadership during engagements with business, IT, or Cyber Security teams.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with peers and other stakeholders.
  • Influence the evolution of security technologies, operational activities, and culture of the team.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to team members.
  • Provide technical hands-on expertise with existing security tools.

This role will report into the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Manager.

What you’ve done

We’ll show you the ropes, but we also want to learn from you! Tell us about your experience in the following:

  • Strong understanding of the policies, processes and procedures, and technologies involved in Data Security and Key Management.
  • Experience in establishing or enhancing cyber security programs.
  • Experience in leading and expanding one or multiple teams that takes on a wide range of technologies with an expanding portfolio.
  • Experience with providing IT security to organizations with a services-focused lens.
  • Hands-on system administration experience with a focus on data security tools, certificate and key management tools, networking, and operating system platforms.
  • Experience with regulatory standards such as PCI-DSS.
  • Experienced with leading teams where management, team members, and customers are geographically distributed.
  • Experience with cultivating people, knowledge, innovation, and culture.
  • Experience with implementing Key Management in Cloud environments be an asset.
  • Experience in development, API, and automation would be an asset.

Sound like you? Apply today and come on our journey to be being Canada’s #1 retailer!


Canadian Tire is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We recognize that our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees — their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.