DevOps Security Specialist

Information Technology | Montréal, Québec, Canada








The Security Engineer (DevOps) role will work closely with our Online Services teams to secure our dynamic gaming environments across both Cloud and on-premise infrastructure.

The role is aimed at candidates with strong knowledge / experience of DevOps principles who can apply security technologies and best practices within fast-paced dynamically-changing infrastructure environments. The role offers the opportunity to further develop a career in Cyber Security in an exciting, fast moving industry.



  • Build innovative security solutions that embrace DevOps and CI/CD principles such as Infrastructure as Code, etc.
  • Liaise between the Cyber Security and Online Services teams, translating security requirements into a DevOps context.
  • Champion security within our operational environments, simplifying the security experience of our users and engineers whilst also improving our security posture.
  • Lead improvement projects that seek to embed security technologies across our operational environments at an Enterprise level.
  • Use your expertise to assist wider areas of our Cyber Security programme - helping secure our games and setting our standards for security.
  • Communicate effectively with various Square Enix teams and studios balancing security requirements with their business needs.



  • 3 – 5 years prior experience in a hands-on engineering / systems administration role within a DevOps environment, possessing good knowledge / experience of security.
  • 3 – 5 years prior experience as a hands-on security engineer / specialist who has operated within a DevOps environment, or worked closely with DevOps engineering teams.



  • Thorough knowledge of fundamental CI/CD and DevOps principles.
  • Strong experience working with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or similar Cloud infrastructure platforms.
  • Strong experience working with Kubernetes, or containerised application management / orchestration in general.
  • Experience of security technologies used commonly within dynamic infrastructure environments (e.g. HashiCorp Vault, etc.).
  • Experience working with broader Application Security tools / technologies (e.g. GitLab CI/CD, SonarQube, etc.) is desirable.
  • Thorough grasp of common security principles and requirements with the ability to apply these to protect a range of technologies and information systems.
  • Adept at learning and understanding new technologies quickly.
  • Ability to converse confidently across security domains such as identity and access management, network security, cryptography, application security and configuration management.
  • Good judgement to scope, plan and manage the security support required by projects, juggling the demand from different business areas.
  • Natural inclination to communicate complex technical concepts in simple diagrams, blueprints and solution definitions.



        Clear and influential communication skills, both verbal and written.

        Effective working within distributed global teams.

        Ability to create detailed and well-organised documentation.

        Focus on customer satisfaction.

        Focus on business outcomes and a positive delivery attitude.

        Availability to travel internationally, when necessary.



        An interest in emerging technologies or technical innovations.

        A focus on self development and career progression.

        A passion for video games is highly desirable.

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