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Information Technology RLDP - Information Security

Oct 14, 2018
North York, Ontario
Entry Level

Our student and new graduate programs offer a chance to explore Sun Life from the inside. You'll make a difference in the lives of our customers and communities, while building the skills and experience that allow you to grow in a meaningful and rewarding way.

Job Description:

Opportunities for upcoming Engineering, Computer Science and Business Graduates – 2019

Embark on a bright future!

Are you naturally curious about people and technology? Do you read about Cyber attacks in the media and want to make a difference? Are you in search of a high profile, exciting and dynamic career path? Consider a career in Information Security. We are looking for talented, upcoming graduates to join Sun Life Financial's Information Security Department. Our ideal candidate has a natural desire to learn, embraces change, and is eager to explore different roles and business areas within the realm of information and cyber security. Natural leadership skills and an ability to work independently while thriving in a team setting are key attributes for success.

What's it like to work at Sun Life Financial?

You will be working in a dynamic and highly-professional environment with a close-knit security community, and you will find a collaborative and supportive environment in which career mobility is encouraged! Sun Life is a socially responsible employer, supporting the communities in which we live and work, with a globally recognized commitment to the environment and sustainability.

Program Details

The Sun Life Information Technology Rotational Program, under the Rotational Leadership Development Program (RLDP) umbrella, provides a unique opportunity to gain specialized experience in an accelerated leadership development program. Through a series of job rotations, you will gain critical technical and business skills, gain a deep understanding of information security and the financial services industry, use the latest technology and practices in growing fields, and gain a broad understanding of Sun Life's products, clients and business strategy.

Information Security

Cyber-security is the number one risk that many companies, governments and individuals face on a daily basis. Cyber Attacker are constantly trying to find new ways to gain access to or disrupt corporate services. Our Information Security teams are on constant lookout for new techniques, tools and processes to protect against cyber threats. We need intelligent, ambitious, risk-conscious and collaborative employees, with different skills and abilities, to fulfill security roles such as solution engineering, forensic investigations, incident management, business advisory services, and the development of corporate awareness campaigns. Our environment is fast-paced and challenging. Our security teams are constantly solving new problems; no two days are the same.

Career Development

The accelerated nature of this program provides individuals with early leadership opportunities and interaction with the IT Executive Team and other senior leaders in the company. Upon completion of the two-year program, we expect your next role in the organization to be in your area of specialization, however, this will depend on your career aspirations, the needs of the organization and your standing over the duration of the program.


  • Currently enrolled in an accredited Engineering, Computer Science or business undergraduate program, with expected completion by September 2019
  • A passion for learning, taking initiative, and working collaboratively across various teams and cultures to achieve results
  • A demonstrated interest in cyber security
  • Solid understanding of one or more computing and software technology concepts (operating system support; network connectivity and design; software development and programming)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with a drive to succeed
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Analytical, problem solving and conceptual thinking skills
  • Balanced experiences in academics and extra-curricular activities
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong work ethic and professionalism

For more information about the Information Technology Rotational Leadership Development program, please visit us at

If you are interested in a position, please submit a resume, record of marks, and cover letter.

Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

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We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.