What you’ll be doing...

As a Senior IT Security Architect, you will work to conduct enterprise level security assessments to evaluate Verizon's existing security posture, identify weaknesses and make recommendations. You will help to define, document and promote security standards and policy for the enterprise.

The appropriate candidate will manage multiple projects with a degree of impact and complexity that must be carefully controlled to support the internal business unit security requirements.

The candidate will also work in conjunction with security stakeholders and IT architects to make decisions and help lead initiatives to ensure timely delivery of security solutions that support IT Security and business objectives. The successful candidate will also manage work that involves coordination with multiple organizations and is the focal point within the group.

The candidate will often work with little or no supervision, and will regularly be given high-level directives and allowed to work independently to satisfy the requirements. Candidate's decisions on matters of risk and architectural approach reflect their own deep experience.


  • Building security reference security architectures for common IT deployments and hybrid/cloud scenarios.
  • Assisting enterprise customers with deploying security solutions that meet industry standards such as PCI DSS, ISO 27001, HIPAA, and NIST/DoD frameworks.
  • Working and thinking strategically about business, product, and technical challenges with a wide range of IT system components including architecture, authentication, connectivity, system hardware and software components, virtualization, cloud computing, and mobile. The security architect will have the ability to understand and suggest changes to system design choices in light of corporate security policy considerations and industry best security practices.
  • Advanced understanding of IT system and network design, security and topology. Expert understanding of standard LAN/WAN/Cloud technologies. Expert ability to identify risk issues in network designs and communicate with key stakeholders to address the risk and drive a solution.
  • Writing and modifying corporate-wide security policy and creating communication documents for all levels of understanding (high level to technical).
  • Using your understanding of techniques and tricks used by hackers to gain entry into corporate networks to recommend appropriate security solutions based on corporate risk tolerance.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or IT Security or related discipline.
  • Industry certifications such as CISSP or GSEC.
  • Six or moreyears experience in IT security architecture, compliance and risk management in a technical SME and Leadership capacity in an enterprise environment.
  • Multiple security and technical certifications in a broad range of technology disciplines.
  • Experience within the transformation of traditional data center security measures into industry adopted cloud technologies like Amazon Web Services, Azure, etc.
  • Experience in network security, such as web proxy, reverse proxy, load balancing, IDS/IPS, Firewall, SSL VPN, WAN/LAN, DDOS prevention, wireless and remote connectivity, software development lifecycle and security practices for running applications.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure security, including windows, Unix/Linux, desktop/laptop, and mobile security, and knowledge on cryptography and PKI.
  • Experience in security including architecture or security management, user, platform and device authentication, and various levels of access controls and authorization, Enterprise Directories and their integration with other systems in a large, complex environment.


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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