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What you’ll be doing...

This is a leadership role reporting to the VP of Cyber Defense with a focus on cyber defense engineering. This role will primarily be focused on maturing the Cyber Defense Engineering, Security Content Development, Operational & Analytical Orchestration, including data engineering and AI / ML Integration into the cyber defense portfolio.

The ideal candidate will focus on alignment and execution to build exceptional cyber defense solutions for both blue and red teams, incorporating best in class processes and technologies with focus in threat monitoring, incident response, automation, data analytics and red team automation.

In addition, the Director will be responsible for the oversight, mentorship, and continued development of the programs and teams within Cyber Defense Engineering. The successful candidate will possess and develop strong technical and interpersonal skills and will have the ability to handle high-profile matters and to work under pressure with minimal supervision.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, and self-organization to find efficiencies in our Cyber Defense Engineering programs.
  • Expand and mature the threat detection engineering, including the security monitoring content development in Splunk and other technologies.
  • Expand and mature the Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) program.
  • Deliver innovative and agile Cyber Defense Engineering services to support both blue & red teams.
  • Focus on data fusion and analytics by horizontal expansion of AI/ML in the cyber defense organization with an emphasis on detective and predictive analytics.
  • Identify and implement the necessary tooling and infrastructure to support and evolve the cyber defense programs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Enterprise CyberSecurity Services and other partners such as Network Security, GTS (Global Technology) and PDT.
  • Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to drive program’s focus and growth.
  • Develop and oversee policy standards and implementation strategies as they relate to Security Content Development and Cyber Defense Engineering.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the business and technology stakeholders across the enterprise to partner on product / log onboarding and monitoring use case developments and stay aligned on common goals.
  • Provide mentorship and training to various teams and individuals across the CyberSecurity organization.

**This position can belocated in other validVerizon locations.

What we’re looking for...


  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience executing security content development and cybersecurity engineering with focus in security information and event management (SIEM), security operations monitoring, detection engineering and cyber defense technologies in large and complex organizations.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in managing and developing technical teams.
  • Extensive experience in developing and managing a cyber defense engineering function for both Blue and Red teams (Offensive and Defensive).
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in tactical support roles requiring rapid response in support of security operations / threat management programs and tools.
  • Broad security knowledge to lead engineering efforts for multiple security solutions with solid track records in product / log onboarding from initial discussion to monitoring.
  • Technical knowledge of analytical platforms such as Splunk, Splunk ES, UEBA, Hadoop and processes such as incident response management, security compliance strategies, risk assessment principles, and policies and standards.
  • Strong technical knowledge of on-prem and Cloud environments including Windows, Linux,SQL and Oracle databases, MS Azure, AWS, and VMware, etc.
  • Work experience in cybersecurity designs for systems, networks, and multi-level security requirements or requirements for processing multiple classification levels of data.
  • Experience assessing cyber threats and vectors to ensure detection and automated response capabilities are able to rapidly mitigate potential threats.
  • Experience performing risk and threat assessments (threat modeling) as part of security monitoring onboarding or product development.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills.
  • Highly collaborative with ability to articulate ideas and influence peers and senior leaders.
  • Natural leader, willing to bring transformational growth, bold thinking and execution to an organization.
  • Proven ability to develop talent and assemble a highly effective team.
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams including engineering, products teams, legal and security.

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