What you’ll be doing...

Global Network & Technology (GN&T) Security Planning is seeking a Senior Data Protection Architect to lead development of end-to-end security architectures and roadmaps for Verizon’s data protection systems. The Senior Data Protection architect will also support architecture and roadmap development for Verizon’s key systems such as its 4G/5G networks, intelligent Edge Network (iEN), IoT networks and devices, and big data/cloud. The Data Protection Architect will use their domain-specific knowledge of data security to ensure Verizon has managed all significant security risks and eliminated redundant security capabilities. The Data Protection Architect will also work with academic and research institutions to identify and mitigate long-term security threats affecting data protection.

As a member of the Domain SME team, you will work in a fast-paced environment focused on planning and managing security risk for Verizon’s most critical systems. You will interact with the engineers building and operating key systems, security engineering and operations teams, and the Verizon CISO organization to ensure the team’s recommendations address operational considerations. You will support the System SME team in GN&T Security Planning to ensure to ensure architectures and roadmaps for Verizon’s key systems account for all data protection considerations. You will ensure the team collaborates with vendors and the broader security community to stay up to speed on the latest security developments and ensure their future capabilities align with Verizon’s needs.


  • Architect various data protection capabilities such as encrypting data in motion and data at rest, DLP, data integrity.
  • Develop and publish secure data architecture designs that focus on protection of data across on premise and cloud environments.
  • Define objectives, technical work, and timeline for developing data protection architectures, roadmaps, and requirements.
  • Develop security architectures, roadmaps, and requirements for data protection systems.
  • Support development of security architectures, roadmaps, and requirements for key Verizon systems.
  • Build relationships with program, engineering, operations, security, and CISO teams to understand how to develop plans that effectively manage Verizon’s security risks.
  • Communicate progress, findings, and ensure successful handoff of deliverables to program and operational teams.
  • Build domain knowledge of Verizon’s environment to understand long-term risk areas that will develop as the systems evolve.
  • Provide thought leadership by participating in network and security forums and collaborating with academic and research institutions.

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 in data protection security and its functional components.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in a STEM field, (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering).
  • Knowledge of global data privacy regulations such as GDPR, & CCPA.
  • Demonstrated history and knowledge of data at rest, data in transit, encryption techniques and methods.
  • Deep understanding of encryption methods across applications and supporting application infrastructure (i.e. databases).
  • Experience providing guidance on privacy and security risk assessments, countermeasures, and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DIPA).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple high priority projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple high-visibility, complex technical projects.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge with the security domains of security engineering, IAM, asset/network/data security, software development, assessment, testing, and operations.
  • Knowledge with key Verizon system areas such as LTE, 5G, routing, switching, optical networks, IoT, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, etc.
  • Experience building security architecture, roadmaps, and program requirements.
  • Willingness to travel 25% or less.


When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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