Lead Security Systems Engineer

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Responsibilities

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is adding a Security Systems Engineer to our security practice.  You will play an integral role in Implementing, Deploying, and maintaining security related applications and systems.  You will also be responsible for the analysis of security related events and incidents in support of our existing infrastructure.

The qualified candidate will have a strong enterprise systems and network administration background.  We utilize some Windows, Linux, various other Unices, as well as ESX based systems on a wide range of commodity and appliance hardware.  Competent use of standard UNIX command line tools, such as sed, awk, and grep is a must.  Use of all standard Linux package management tools is required, and experience with custom package creation and deployment is a strong plus.  Previous use of programming languages for system administration tasks, such as PHP and Python is encouraged, experience with shell scripting (bash/ksh/zsh) is a requirement, and support and configuration experience with industry standard monitoring systems is desired.  A basic understanding of, and administration experience with, databases is important, specifically focusing on MySQL and PostgreSQL. Patch management, change control, and understanding of core security principles are required for all functions.  All candidates are expected to have strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills across all job domains.

Qualifications

Required Experience:

  • 5-7+ years of professional experience in security systems and network administration with a focus on troubleshooting and end-user support
  • 5+ years of Operating System Administration and/or Security Management on a combination of systems, with a focus on Linux (Redhat, Debian) or other Unices
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Strong knowledge of core networking fundamentals
  • In depth knowledge of network infrastructure at all layers of the OSI model
  • Working knowledge of Information Security concepts 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to work well under pressure with effective personal time management
  • Ability to work independently with minimum direct supervision

Additional Desired Experience:

  • Certifications are a plus: SANS-GSEC, SANS-GIAC, SANS-GCIH, CISSP or equivalent 
  • Security architecture analysis and design to include application of intrusion detection tools, packet capture tools, network traffic flow and security management tools

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.