Work With ORION

Network (Security) Operator – CSJ Intern

About ORION:

ORION is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering Ontario researchers, educators and innovators. We foster a community of 1.7 million users at more than a hundred universities, colleges, hospitals and research institutions, school boards and regional innovation centres across the province. We enable ground-breaking discoveries and cutting-edge education by connecting institutions and regions through our network, facilitating collaboration and providing our community with the digital tools and expert support they need to make the world a better place.

As pioneers of cybersecurity thought leadership in Canada’s research and education sector, ORION is committed to keeping our digital community safe by helping improve their cybersecurity posture.

As a workplace, ORION has a culture of inclusion, mutual respect and teamwork. Equity and diversity are an integral part of our commitment to innovation, connectivity and community. We encourage applicants from women, persons with disabilities*, Indigenous peoples, racialized people and others who may contribute to the further evolution of our network.

Reporting Relationship:

  • This position reports directly to the Senior Security Systems Engineer

Salary and Benefits:

  • $25/hr, 37.5hrs per week for 7 weeks
  • Flexible work-from-home policy
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Career-training and development
  • Generous holidays/vacation
  • Many other perks

Key Activities:

  • Assist in DDoS and SIEM-related operations
  • Real-time monitoring and reporting of DDoS events
  • Maintain and upgrade tools used in extraction, automation and visualization/analysis of Threat data
  • Assess other options in DDoS Threat Hunting using existing tools
  • Assist in Enhanced DDoS Protection Onboarding operations – Data extraction from DDoS tool, scheduling reports, etc.
  • Carry out traffic trends, baselining and DDoS defence rule-set testing periodically for different network profiles
  • Analyze data and assist in enhancement of monthly DDoS reporting
  • Explore new features that can be added to ORION’s existing DDoS protection operations
  • Support SIEM analyst in operations – ticketing, reporting and fine-tuning

Key Performance Metrics:

  • Support ORION in building cybersecurity services and defence mechanisms and serve it’s community


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree (complete or ongoing) in Communications/Networking/Cybersecurity/Data Science

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Scripting in Python/Shell, etc.
  • Used Data Science/Data Visualization tools/libraries in Python
  • Familiar with REST APIs – request forms, response codes, AAA methods, output formats, etc.
  • Basic networking concepts – OSI Layer 2,3 and 4
  • Understanding of network security operations, standards and threats
  • Strong in data representation and analytics


Please apply to with subject line: ORION CSJ – Network (Security) Operator

* Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.