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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 Senior Security Engineer is part of the Verizon Continuous Validation Engineering team protecting Verizon against cyber threats. This Senior Security Engineer will serve as an engineering resource responsible for the implementation of automated continuous validation instrumentation to improve cyber resiliency, prioritize remediation and to enhance training and awareness. The Senior Security Engineer will work closely with the various internal towers as well as cross-organizational teams on design, content, and facilitating the use of the system.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Performing day to day activities of the Continuous Validation Team, including
    • Performing validation testing against the Verizon network and assets,
    • Creating signatures, playbooks, and executing simulated attacks through a more active, realistic testing methodology,
    • Procure reports to demonstrate current security posture of Verizon’s network and assets
  • Production and update of all ‘content’ related information in the SIEM Platform.
  • Maintaining direct and regular interaction with the TMC and organizational stakeholders to prioritize remediation, and mature the security program, based on risk posture, threat landscape, and changing business requirements.
  • Working with cross-organization teams to evaluate the quality of provided data sources and recommending improvements to the sensing capabilities and coverage.
  • Working with the other security functions to identify and apply Cyber Threat Intelligence from internal and external sources to the existing Content Library.
  • Supporting the technical security and engineering design review for proposed IT infrastructure changes, and understanding how these changes drive adjustments across the content process.
  • Identify manual work drivers, and make recommendations / solutions on how to automate those tasks.

What we’re looking for...

An ideal candidate will be active in the threat intelligence community, and be able to apply that knowledge to shape Verizon’s security posture. They will be able to understand and solve business problems while managing associated risks and compliance requirements. The Senior Security Engineer will also be comfortable working without direction and have excellent communication skills.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Three or more years of experience working within the information security field working with threat intelligence, red team and vulnerability management.
  • Three or more years of strong experience with SIEM platform, including the ability to understand and analyze logs.
  • Three or more years of experience with Scripting / programming languages (Python, Perl, Shell, etc)

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Professional certifications include CEH, CISSP, SANS GCIA, CISM or willingness to obtain within twelve months.
  • Experience with development of content, ingestion of feeds, and/or other platform administration functions.
  • Experience integrating SIEM with other security platforms / ticket systems.
  • Ability to convey a strong presence, professional image, and deal confidently with complex technical problems.
  • Ability to drive process improvements and identify gaps.
  • Proactive in engaging with customers, client executives and other Verizon teams.
  • Ability to excel in a team, as an individual, in a fast-paced deadline driven organization.
  • Experience with other SIEM technologies (e.g. ArcSight),
  • Experience with security products (e.g Crowdstrike, Threatstream)
  • Experience in investigating and quantifying long running trends in the enterprise environment.
  • Knowledge of working with analysis of security and user behavioral patterns within a corporate environment.
  • Five or more years of experience within the information security field.