Verizon Senior Principal Security Architect in Richardson, Texas

What you’ll be doing...

Job description:The successful network security candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of network security end-to-end architectures, systems, configurations, controls, policies, and processes to ensure that Verizon’s global wireline networks and customers are protected against sophisticated cyber security threats. The candidate will work directly with Verizon’s vendors, industry partners, network planning, engineering, and operations teams to ensure that all network elements, systems, and applications contain and implement the best possible cyber security protections.

Responsibilities:The candidate will be responsible for developing applicable policy standards for the practical application of cyber security requirements and ensuring they are implemented consistently. Working with Verizon’s network planning, engineering, and operations teams the candidate will develop and document requirements that specify the criteria to meet the cyber security standards for each network element type, system, and application. The candidate will also be required to interface externally with our partnering vendors and work with industry organizations and standards bodies to ensure we are forward looking and drive the integration of current security concepts at the vendor level. Ensuring we are positioning and designing the security compliance of all our projects at the forefront of current security practices and to bring that knowledge to the table during the planning and engineering stages of our projects. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for developing and documenting an applicable process or methodology for implementing the security standards on an ongoing basis. The candidate will be responsible for designing and developing new process or methodologies to enhance security and streamline new or existing workflows.The candidate will participate in requirement review meetings to analyze areas of security concerns, functioning as lead for the project. Partner with development teams to ensure the security requirements and specifications are address appropriately. Lead team participation in development, testing and production releases for verification, support and resolution of any anomalies related to security requirements. With limited supervision, produce documented frameworks or architectures, which describe and are used to manage the implementation of these technical security environments.Develop, create, and drive current and new data collection and reporting methods to ensure that the proper data is being captured and retained by these processes in compliance with corporate standards and in support of both internal and external audits.

What we’re looking for...

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.

  • 10+ years of experience and background in network security, telecommunications with work history over the last 5-7 years in a technical support role.

  • Strong knowledge of network security standards and their implementation in compliance to corporate security policies

  • Knowledge of security best practices with prior responsibilities of protecting information assets

  • Ability to translate security requirements implementation into formal written procedures

  • Strong knowledge of OSI Layer 7 Model, Network Architecture and Network Topology

  • Extensive experience working with OpenStack framework implementation

  • Experience in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) computing models.

  • Experience with both virtual and containerized computing environments

  • Working knowledge of one or more cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Oracle Cloud.

  • Experience in user / system administration of Linux, UNIX and Windows servers

  • The candidate must have an understanding of general database concepts, hardware and software troubleshooting

  • The candidate must have experience working directly with vendors and industry organizations and standards bodies

  • Experience as a project lead, able to drive to completion and maintain schedules

  • Excellent documentation and organization skills

  • Ability to multi-task, take direction, prioritize, and manage multiple activities / tasks to achieve objectives

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Ability to present and communicate to both superiors and peers

  • Strong knowledge and experience in designing, configuring, implementing, troubleshooting and supporting security solutions on multi-site critical network environments

  • Experience in integrating security requirements with identity stores, relational databases, application servers and physical access management systems

  • Experience building, updating, and maintaining technical training documentation

  • Extensive experience analyzing security components of targeted system to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvement (evaluation process).

  • Experience with Shell, Expect, Perl, Python and JavaScript

  • Experience providing policy and procedure interpretation and clarification, technical information and security guidance to managers, data owners, project leads, application development teams, system operators and users.

  • Experienced in communicating security risks in business terms that can be clearly understood at all levels of the organization

  • Experienced providing technical training and assistance to junior team members


When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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