What you’ll be doing...

The Network and Security Operations Center (NSOC) is a team of skilled engineers developing unique and innovative solutions to deliver sustainable network and security services to Verizon’s customers. The NSOC delivers 24x7 monitored network and security services, performs real-time monitoring, fault isolation, and incident resolution for multiple complex, and global networks. Members of the NSOC learn to adapt to the latest network and security technologies, and are encouraged to strengthen the team through sharing and collaboration. Our team partners with vendors, project managers, and engineering teams to develop, maintain, and deliver robust and scalable services to our customers. NSOC engineers are empowered to work on ad hoc projects, driving the continuous process improvement cycle, developing new efficiencies, and automation improvements for the team.

  • Network Management Systems (NMS) administration, including system management, code upgrades, and rules development. Additional NMS responsibilities may include the design and implementation of unique monitoring and reporting solutions, leveraging SNMP and scripting languages to various degrees.

  • Administration and maintenance of industry leading security tools, performing system management, code upgrades, and rules development.

  • Conduct security vulnerability assessments including, but not limited to, vulnerability scanning, compliance auditing, impact analysis, and risk assessments.

  • Ensure security log flow from various security devices and appliances to the SIEM system.

  • Configure advanced system views and reports within the SIEM in order to prioritize and monitor security events with the intention of analyzing and mitigating incidents before they evolve.

  • Engage in the Incident Response Lifecycle to mitigate, circumvent, and prevent attacker objectives; including the validation and authorship of use cases and functions leveraging event data, SIEM log analysis, and network data analysis tools.

  • Lead threat hunting activities across Windows, Linux, and network systems.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of network and security-related technologies in support of a multi-vendor, multi-platform environment.

  • Apply knowledge and experience to develop an understanding of complex network architectures and security dependencies.

  • Configure and maintain PBX telephony equipment such as Avaya, Digium, or Cisco.

  • Diagnose and isolate problems within a meshed layer 1 transport system that uses DWDM or other multiplexing technologies; to include legacy TDM like DS1s and OC3 - OC192 circuits as well as newer systems utilizing 1G-100G Ethernet.

  • Develop an understanding of SQL (MSSQL/MySQL) with the ability to execute basic SQL queries and commands, maintain system health, manipulate relational databases, and generate reports.

  • In addition to normal implementations, system upgrades, and change management activities, successful engineers assist with the identification, development, and implementation of efficiency or automation projects.

  • Gain scripting and automation experience (Python, PHP, HTML, CSS) to support internal automation and web tool development as appropriate to the advancement of the NSOC.

  • Candidates should have or obtain their CCNA, JNCIA, CISSP, CEH, or other network/security related certifications within their first year of hire.

  • In the first year, complete an extensive self-paced training program to build foundational knowledge required for success within the NSOC.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Associates degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Candidates must undergo an extensive background investigation as a condition of employment.

  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science, engineering, or information technology. (NOTE: An equal number of years with commensurate knowledge or experience may be substituted for this requirement).

  • Three or more years of experience with network troubleshooting and incident response

  • Professional (Tier II) to expert level (Tier III) knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, event collection, content development, and log data optimization, Web proxies, content filters, or e-mail protection devices, Firewalls (e.g. Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto), Vulnerability and compliance scanners, Network traffic flow devices (e.g. Gigamon, Netoptics), Network technologies such as SONET, TDM, DWDM, TCP/IP, routing, and switching.

  • Systems knowledge of Linux, Windows, and virtualization (Hyper-V/ESXi).

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

Diversity and Inclusion at Verizon

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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