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BC Liquor Distribution Branch

ISL R24 - Network Engineer, CISO

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
2 days ago
66,557 to 75,884 per year
Network Engineer, CISO
Information Systems 24R

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of 'Service. Relationships. Results.' is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.

The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.

We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations - from supply chain logistics to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC's Top Employers 14 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.

The information technology (IT) team is highly customer focused and directly supports four distinct lines of business: retail liquor, wholesale liquor, cannabis, and corporate. These line of business IT teams are supported overall by both a Chief Information Security Officer and a Chief Technical Officer and their respective departments to ensure the organization prioritizes security and innovation.

At present the technology team consists of more than 200 full-time employees and has also adopted a multi-sourcing strategy and leverages external expertise, Cloud SaaS based services and government shared services as appropriate.

The teams integrate, maintain and enhance more than 80 business systems on a hybrid on-premises and cloud infrastructure. These include:

• Merchandising and retail store systems that process 40 million plus customer transactions per year.

• Wholesale, distribution and warehouse systems that enable the movement of 17 million plus cases per year.

• Corporate finance systems to service an annual budget of approximately $3 billion and HR and payroll systems to service more than 5000 employees.

The CISO Department is a highly specialized team which is responsible for the securing the organization against the ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape and is structured accordingly to the National Institute of Standards & Technology's Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) which has five domains of responsibilities:
  • Identify: Develop an organizational understanding to manage cybersecurity risks to the systems, data, people, assets, and capabilities.
  • Protect: Develop and implement appropriate safeguards and mitigation strategies to ensure delivery of critical business services.
  • Detect: Develop and implement appropriate processes, procedures, and automated systems to detect any occurrence of a cybersecurity event/incident.
  • Respond: Develop and implement appropriate processes, procedures, and systems to respond to any detected cybersecurity event/incident including the collection and preservation of evidence of said incident.
  • Recover: Develop and implement appropriate processes, procedures, and systems to maintain and execute plans for systems resiliency, recovery, and restoration of any capabilities and/or services impaired by a cybersecurity event/incident.

Reporting to the Manager, Network Engineering, the Network Engineer plans and designs network communication operations and on-going enhancement of the LDB's sophisticated data and voice network communications infrastructure. The role involves leading the design, configuration, securing, testing, installation and evaluation of network-related changes to ensure they achieve business requirements. In addition to providing Tier 2 support, the position leads the resolution of issues with external service providers. The Network Engineer works as part of a team of highly skilled specialists and collaborates with internal and external contacts to achieve objectives.

Overall, the Data Centre Operations team supports two distinct data centres, head office, three warehouses (includes server rooms), government liquor stores and cannabis stores, 2 Area Manager offices, 5000+ staff. Services are provided by a combination of internal staff and external service providers.

Available 24 X 7 for critical incident response.

Ability to travel overnight within the Province of British Columbia.

Occasional heavy lifting of equipment.

Work occurs during core business hours however the position is expected to adjust to business requirements. The BCLDB at times operates at 24hrs per day, 7 days a week and staff may be subject to shift work.

A criminal record check is required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

There are two (2) vacancies for this position.

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Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:

A degree or diploma in computer science or a related field, and a minimum of 1 year of recent, related experience*


A combination of education, training and experience may be considered, i.e., 2 years of recent, related experience* with formal course work and/or certifications.


4 years recent, related experience*

*Recent, related experience must have occurred in last 10 years and must include the following:
  • Experience with structured cabling i.e., Cat5e/6, fiber optic cable,
  • Experience with Voice Systems (Analog and / or VOIP).
  • Hands on experience of network systems i.e., LAN, WAN.
  • Experience with firewalls.

Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following:
  • Payment Card Industry [PCI] certification.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate [CCNA], Cisco Certified Network Professional [CCNP], Checkpoint Certification, or other current, relevant, IT professional designation.
  • Experience working for an employer similar in size and scope to LDB operations (5000+ employees).
  • Experience with enterprise grade firewalls such as Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Fortinet etc.
  • Experience with Enterprise grade LAN and WAN (Routers, Switches, Access Points such as those from Cisco, HP, Juniper etc.)
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Load Balancers and / or DNS.
    • Network Virtualization (Software Defined Networks, Software Defined WAN, Cloud Networks).
    • VPNs and other remote access technologies.
    • Packet Analyser and other troubleshooting tool experience.
    • Monitoring and Network Optimization Tools.

How to Apply & Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.

A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact David Ballantyne, Manager, Network Engineering, at 604 252-6222.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category

Information Management/Information Technology

Additional Information

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About BC Liquor Distribution Branch

In British Columbia, there are two branches of government that have responsibility for the liquor industry: the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) and the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB). ...

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