Verizon Senior Security Engineer in Ashburn, Virginia

What you’ll be doing...

The Senior Security Engineer is responsible for the management of multiple security platforms supporting the federal security device infrastructure as a part of Verizon’s managed security services team. This customer-focused role will work closely with the Security Operations Center (SOC) as an escalation point for complex problem analysis and incident resolution on security devices. Besides working on incidents, this role also manages changes. Change management responsibilities include reviewing requirements, designing, documenting, and implementing change in accordance with Verizon and customer security standards.The Senior Security Engineer activity will require senior level knowledge of specific products and the ability to understand how the products might be utilized in customer environments or in a comprehensive security platform. This role also requires a solid understanding of networking and the ability to

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Incident management through complex troubleshooting of security devices/solutions including steps to minimize the impact and follow-on technical and forensic investigation to discover origin of breach and the extent of the damage

  • Support installation and maintenance of network and security devices, including firewalls, data encryption, and IDS/IPS to ensure proper logging and analytical reporting

  • Conduct threat analysis on the network and system to find exploitable weaknesses and vulnerability remediation and protection implementation.

  • Be responsible for advanced security event detection and threat analysis for complex and/or escalated security events

  • Provide log/network/malware/device analysis and making recommendations for remediation of security vulnerability conditions

  • Add Customer Context, eliminate “noise” and false positives, and develop trends and data model

  • Design, engineer, document and implement change requests in security devices

  • Training of peers, briefing customers and other Verizon organizations outside Operations

  • Planning and overseeing security patching, signatures, code upgrades, audits and response to POA&Ms

  • Ability to review and comment on architecture designs for solution enhancements and upgrades

  • Provisioning customers on the infrastructure as needed to meet business requirements

What we’re looking for...

You Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 6 years of relevant experience

  • 6 or more years of experience in a dedicated security device engineering position

  • You must have or be eligible to obtain a government security clearance at the Secret level

Even Better if You Also Have:

  • Direct hands-on experience with Splunk or other SIEM tools as an Engineer or Analyst, including Enterprise Security (ES) experience to include Index Design, Infrastructure, Data Collection, Deployment Management, Data Enrichment, Querying, Integration and Operations

  • Experience in three or more of the following security devices:

  • Fortigate/FortiAnalyzer/FortiAuthenticator/FortiManager

  • Cisco/Juniper Firewall and Router

  • Sourcefire IPS/IDS

  • Splunk

  • GigaMon

  • A10

  • FireEye

  • Routers and switches

  • F5 load balancers

  • Administrator level experience on UNIX/Linux operating system

  • Administrator level experience on UNIX/Linux operating system

  • Strong knowledge of DNS

  • Strong communication skills and ability to engage with customers to understand their requirements

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Able to identify and communicate gaps in processes

  • Ability to excel in high pressure environments

  • Ability to work and participate within a team environment

  • ITIL Foundation training or certification

  • Security certifications such as CCSE, CISSP, CCSP, JNCIP, CCNA Security, Security +, CCNP Security

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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.

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