What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is seeking a highly motivated and talented senior network security architect with expertise in big data, machine learning, data analytics, visualization, internet protocols, and network security. Successful candidates will be able to apply their expertise in the research, design, and implementation of cutting-edge and mission critical network systems used to detect and mitigate sophisticated threats facing Verizon and our customers. The Network Intelligence infrastructure consists of several large scale compute and storage clusters that are used to analyze petabyte scale network and security event data sets for anomalous and malicious network activity.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for a number of the following areas based on the unique expertise that they bring to the project.
  • Perform necessary assessments, designs, plans, and implementations to sustain a high performance network and computing environment.
  • Develop applications and systems to analyze big data sets in new and unique ways.
  • Contribute to conducting research focused on the detection of tools and tactics used by modern and emerging threat actors. Use cyber intelligence information collected from multiple sources to understand the threat landscape to drive mitigating change to protect Verizon.
  • Perform necessary data cleanup and pre-processing.
  • Maintain vendor relations to ensure compute infrastructure is current, meet design objectives, and drive technical issues to resolution.
  • Perform necessary provisioning and change management configurations on compute devices and systems.

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.
  • Experience with networking and/or network security
  • Splunk, Hadoop, Cassandra, or related big data experience.
  • Experience developing in a variety of programming languages including Java, C and a dynamic language such as Python, Ruby or Perl.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Knowledge of networking (Internet related protocols), and network and information security.
  • Five or more years of experience working with internet-scale data sets such as Netflow, BGP, DNS, and IDS logs.
  • Knowledge of network-based, system-level, and application layer attacks and mitigation methods.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for internal and external communication, at a range of technical and executive levels.
  • Knowledge of mathematics behind machine learning methodologies.
  • Strong project coordination skills and the ability to achieve self-directed results.
  • Experience with commercial big data analytical tools such as Splunk.
  • Experience and understanding of basic relational and non-relational databases.
  • UNIX systems engineering expertise with a wide variety of UNIX variants.
  • Knowledge and experience in any of the disciplines of statistics, data visualization, anomaly detection, machine learning.
  • Membership and involvement within external security communities such as NSP-SEC, Ops-trust, etc.
  • Experience with a variety of leading SQL and NoSQL technologies.
  • Experience building useful web interfaces using JavaScript, and some server side framework such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, or CherryPy.

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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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