When you join Verizon

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What you’ll be doing...

The Verizon Corporate Information Security (CIS) organization securely enables the business by protecting assets and information across Verizon networks, infrastructure and applications. CIS integrates cybersecurity governance, policies, technologies and operations across Verizon, and works to incorporate security into the design of technology systems and services..

The Platform Security team focuses on the design and implementation and operation of secure multi-cloud environments that host Verizon applications and related data resources. We partner with Verizon IT and business units to securely deliver cloud technologies that include security designs, standards, controls, automation and operational processes to protect Verizon systems and data that are hosted in these cloud environments. We heavily focus on new and emerging cloud technology as well as advising our internal customers on implementation of new security controls and products that align with industry best practices.

We are looking for a Cloud Security Architect with experience with Azure and / or Google cloud environments, to join our team. You will be responsible for the following primary activities:

  • Support Google and Azure cloud deployments by designing security architectures to align with best practices.
  • Work with Network and Infrastructure teams to integrate security designs in overall cloud architectures
  • Ensure reference architectures exist outlining cloud security requirements in conjunction with best practices leveraging CSA and NIST frameworks
  • Develop in-depth security architecture, design and coding standards across cloud based infrastructure, applications and data security, to drive a standardized set of security requirements, and align with internal policies to meet external compliance/regulatory requirements.
  • Serve as a GCP and / or Azure SME providing advice and guidance to the cloud security engineering team in the form of automation requirements
  • Perform cloud security product evaluations and recommendations as required to address control gaps.
  • Provide cloud service assessment functions that result in service configuration and automation requirements/ recommendations
  • Preform production migration readiness reviews for high risk applications with internet exposures

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in cloud technology with emphasis on GCP or Azure.

Even better if you have:

  • Security certifications: CISSP, CCSP, Cloud certifications or willingness to obtain within 12 months of hire.
  • Experience in securing container platforms such as docker, Kubernetes, GKE, Anthos or AKS.
  • Experience in Google AI/ML technologies and BigQuery.
  • Experience coding in Java, Python, or Go, and at least one scripting language.
  • Knowledge of web, mobile, API, Microservices, network and security architectures and design patterns.
  • Experience securing cloud infrastructure and cloud applications.
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies with specific expertise in Google and Microsoft Azure cloud technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of secure cloud configurations, best practices, methods and tooling in GCP or Azure
  • Knowledge of security best practices, principles, and common security frameworks, such as NIST, ISO, Common Criteria, TCSEC, OWASP, etc.
  • Experience with cloud based network, logging application and IAM architectures, designs and configurations.
  • Understanding of security by design principles and architecture level security concepts.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging security technologies, threats and techniques for cloud exploits and cloud based vulnerabilities.
  • Working knowledge of developer tools and environments, project management and bug tracking systems.
  • Analytical skills, ability to assess cloud deployments and identify deviations from best practices and / or insecure configurations.
  • Experience with various application security tools including SAST, SCA, DAST, Penetration testing, Fuzzing etc.
  • Ability to secure container-centric deployments using Docker & Kubernetes, GKS, Anthos or AKS.
  • DevOps knowledge and working knowledge of CI/CD architectures, designs and implementations
  • Experience with Cloud Security concepts in the areas of Governance, IAM, Network, Internet connectivity, logging and monitoring.
  • Communication, presentation and analytical skills along with the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and handle multiple priorities.
  • Willingness to travel upto a maximum of 25%


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