This position is a full time hire located in Ashburn, Virginia, and requires a minimum government clearance of Secret. Verizon is in Gartner’s Leader Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers both in the US and globally.  Our Lead Security Engineers are viewed as technical experts and work on the day-to-day security management of our external customer(s) environment. They need to ensure the security posture of the customer and stay on top of recent security threats and developments.

Change Management responsibilities include the acceptance, review, planning and implementation of approved changes to MSS customer security assets. MSS Infrastructure management includes health monitoring, capacity planning, maintenance windows and incident response.

The Lead Security Engineer is a skilled professional who possesses experience in configuration of and troubleshooting on a wide variety of security devices. This engineer is able to work as a member of a team and is able to communicate effectively and intelligently to our customer via phone, email or ticket escalations. The engineer is able to multi-task, take direction, prioritize and complete given assignments on a daily basis. The SOC Engineer should possess a working knowledge of how our customer’s specific security products operate, how networks interoperate, and how a managed security services provider delivers service to its customers. The engineer is extremely customer focused and is able to handle themselves in the face of adversity.



  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Manage the vulnerability scanning device from the public sector security operations center in Ashburn VA
  • Maintain health, policy updates, and assist in setting up initial scans. The results of the scans will be analyzed with other team members and potentially used as a security artifact referenced when investigating potential security incidents
  • Monitor and manage remote customer devices and respond to intrusion and availability alerts as well as handle troubleshooting requests.
  • Perform regular checks on managed customer devices

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of network security engineering and security device management experience
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Must have a minimum of a Secret Clearance
  • Possess a well-rounded understanding and command of the fundamentals of TCP/IP, network security, and payload analysis.
  • Experience with McAfee Vulnerability Manager
  • Excellent customer service skills preferably with experience from a managed security service provider

Additional Qualifications:

  • Preferred Certifications: JNCIS-FWV, CEH, CCSE, CISSP, GCIA, Security + CE
  • Preferred Technologies: LogLogic, McAfee Vulnerability Manager, Cisco ASA, ArcSight, Juniper, Tippingpoint, BlueCoat, Sourcefire, Aruba


Equal Employment Opportunity

Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet