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What you’ll be doing...

The Network Security Planning (NSP) team is seeking a Network Security Planner to determine the security requirements, architectures, and roadmaps for the controls, capabilities and systems that will protect Verizon’s networks. The Network Security Planner 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 by ensuring his/her plans for automated capabilities support and protect those systems. You will also work with academic and research institutions to identify and mitigate long-term security threats affecting data protection.

As a member of the NSP Security Services 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 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.

  • Define objectives, technical work, and timeline for developing architectures, roadmaps, and requirements for automating security controls/capabilities.
  • Develop architectures, roadmaps for future capabilities/enhancements, and security requirements.
  • Research and conduct POCs with new vendors to determine what new capabilities are viable and what could/should be on the roadmap.
  • Execute RFIs/RFPs when it is time to reevaluate vendors and select the winning vendor.
  • Document the security automation capabilities and deployments in artifacts such as high-level designs (HLDs) and low-level designs (LLDs).
  • Shepherd deployments of new and enhanced security capabilities from architecture and design through the Network Implementation process.
  • Collect feedback from stakeholders and users of the capabilities and incorporate that feedback into the roadmap so the service continually improves. Create metrics/KPIs to show how the service is improving security over time.
  • Support development of security architectures, roadmaps, and requirements for key Verizon systems by documenting how network sensors will support and protect them.
  • Build relationships with device, 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.

Where you'll be working:

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

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.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field, (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering preferred).
  • Familiarity with and practical experience in network security (e.g., firewalls, IDS, DDoS protection) or IT security (e.g., access control, Linux hardening).
  • Familiarity with and hands-on experience with Linux/Unix environment system administration.
  • Familiarity with Cryptographic concepts, Encryption techniques, and technology.
  • Familiarity with common Security Policy Frameworks such as NIST 800-53, NIST CSF, and CIS Top-20.
  • Familiarity with modern DevOps including scripting, automation, and CI/CD.
  • Familiarity with cloud technology and architectural patterns, especially related to OpenStack, Kubernetes, and Docker.
  • Familiarity with key Verizon system areas such as LTE, 5G, routing, switching, optical networks, IoT, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, etc.
  • Familiarity and practical experience building security architectures, roadmaps, and program requirements.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple high priority projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple high-visibility, complex technical projects.
  • Extremely strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Extremely strong problem-solving skills.


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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).

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