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What you’ll be doing...

The SMDE is a well-rounded subject matter expert in regard to security on mobile platforms. This position is involved in leading and performing hacking efforts via offensive attack simulation, performing and improving targeted mobile device security assurance engineering testing, and conducting specific threat intelligence on product security technology including hacking trends and information for TracFone and non-TracFone products. This position provides finalized reporting on mobile device security engineering activities along with detailed technical analysis including proposed mitigations taking into account established threat models across TF product portfolio. The SMDE is actively involved in participating in internal and external discussions around mobile device security strategy, efforts, and activities. The SMDE also assists in performing and supporting training related to increasing capabilities for conducting mobile device security activities including testing, research, and hacking/revere engineering. This position helps to ensure that the security technology components of the TracFone products, including both hardware and software components, developed in-house or developed by outsiders, are present, assured, and tested correctly in the best manner possible to avoid the manipulation or removal of the TracFone device security profile components across different handset manufacturers and chipset platforms.

The SMDE is an in-house security engineering advanced resource. This is a hands-on position, requiring a mix of social, analytical, engineering, and meticulous testing as well as research related skills and experience.

  • Create threat models for mapping and evaluating the threat surface on TF products and services across handset manufacturers and chipset platforms.
  • Develop and maintain security threat profiles for TF products across vendors.
  • Conduct targeted security testing and analysis to determine the efficacy of security controls and propose actionable mitigation recommendations for TF products and services.
  • Conduct and support targeted threat intelligence activities including research efforts focused on strengthening the security profile of TF products and services with actionable recommendations.
  • Conduct, review, and support technical security engineering analysis based on established threat models of root cause and proposed mitigations from vendors for issues during development, testing, hacking, and research.
  • Conduct analysis of product, services and attacker tools to identify indicators of compromise and reverse engineer attacker protocols.
  • Conduct and support targeted offensive hacking related attack simulations as guided and needed taking into account threat models and threat intelligence.
  • Review and assist in specific engagements from security research firms on TracFone products and services
  • Assist internal mobile device security teams with mapping, developing, evaluating and validating the TracFone produce device security profile.
  • Create detailed and actionable mobile device security engineering reports.
  • Create detailed and actionable threat intelligence reports.
  • Assist internal mobile device security teams with development of security requirements.
  • Assist internal mobile device security teams with development of security-risk assessments.
  • Assist internal mobile device security teams with development of security assurance test plans.
  • Key participant in internal team meetings to discuss product security certification strategy, efforts, and results
  • Support internal Pre-Lab team during face to face meetings & calls around critical product milestones with handset manufacturers/OEMs
  • Conducting and supporting technical reviews on materials from industry and vendors in regards to mobile device security
  • Performing and supporting training related to team capabilities in regards to assurance based and offensive based testing of TracFone products and services
  • Assist in automation efforts regards to testing and hacking on TracFone products and services
  • Proposing recommendations and supporting new process techniques that have been given to improve overall job efficiencies.
  • Proposing recommendations and supporting in expanding team scope and functions in areas of interest based on company goals and objectives

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
  • Experience with Embedded/Mobile device security engineering
  • Android security experience
  • Experience with Linux operating systems
  • Programming experience (Java, C++, C, Python, etc.) in a mobile/embedded context

Even better if you have...

  • Knowledge of security engineering testing, hacking, and research related processes and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of reverse engineering methodologies, techniques, and tools on mobile platforms
  • Knowledge of threat modeling and offensive attack simulation
  • Knowledge of debug techniques at software and hardware level on mobile platforms
  • Knowledge of software and hardware based vulnerabilities and exploits on mobile platforms
  • Knowledge of security standards (e.g NIST, Global Platform)
  • Knowledge of web/app sec on mobile platforms
  • Knowledge of wireless communication standards, systems and protocols (3GPP/3GPP2 cellular systems, CDMA/GSM/UMTS/UMB/LTE, Bluetooth, 802.11, UICC)
  • Knowledge of creating and reviewing technical documentation and reports related to mobile device security engineering
  • Knowledge of secure SDLC
  • Great teamwork skills
  • Ability to support subordinates efficiently with time-sensitive tasks
  • Self-motivated worker willing to follow guidance, directions, and procedures.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Quick learner for grasping new concepts, skills, and techniques
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects among multiple personnel
  • Ability to effectively document and communicate at a technical and non-technical level.
  • Knowledge of Apple iOS

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

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, religious, or state law recognized reasons).

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