When you join Verizon

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What you’ll be doing...

The Verizon Technology Product Development (TPD) Product Security team works to incorporate governance and security into the design of technology systems and services while promoting Verizon security standards in the TPD organization. The TPD team is also responsible for the directional platform for AWS deployments that provides a consistent, repeatable and secure way to drive product creation and innovation for all teams looking to build their products in our cloud infrastructure.

The TPD team is also responsible for Cloud Security Planning and Review of Security Architecture, development and implementation of Security Controls, Security DevOps Engineering and overall security compliance of the platform and the products that are on it.

The Senior Cloud Security Architect is responsible for helping to drive the security direction of the platform. You will be responsible for overseeing the development of security as code, configuration and automation of security controls to ensure that it meets and exceeds overall Verizon security compliance. You must be technically proficient in Data Protection, Compliance Validation, Vulnerability Analysis, Network Security, Infrastructure Security, CICD Security, Identity and Access Management, Logging and Monitoring, Incident Response, Data and Analytics, and Resiliency. You will need to be proficient in cloud technologies, preferably AWS. The role will involve defining requirements and providing support to security, platform, network engineers and application architecture specialists. You will work with various Security, Network Engineering and IT teams to ensure the resulting architectures meet the product/service requirements. You will have a vital role in ensuring the timely delivery of new, highly scalable services that will positively impact the overall customer experience while ensuring a best in class security posture.

  • Design, Implement, Document and maintain complex cloud security infrastructure to support Application development under defined Architecture Guidelines, in the Enterprise environment.
  • Help teams maintain and follow Security Architecture Best Practices, established standards and provide solutions / proof of concepts.
  • Create, document and promote a detailed security architectural roadmap.
  • Create, document and promote security solutions consumable by development teams.
  • Collaborate with lead cloud architects and peer Information Security teams e.g. Strategy, Compliance, Privacy, SOC/CIRT and Risk Assessment.
  • Conduct platform, tool and process assessments to evaluate existing security controls, identify weaknesses and make recommendations and process improvements.
  • Assess security threats and risks in order to define and implement appropriate architectural security models.
  • Provide guidance to junior security staff and perform deep technical research on the security impacts of new technology.
  • Drive efforts and provide material support to business teams by planning and designing architectural solutions in support of the Verizon AWS security strategy.
  • Ensure that the platforms security risk controls, mitigations and approach are aligned with Verizon security standards, IT and business goals.
  • Provide guidance to ensure security policy, compliance requirements, and best-practices are implemented across the project portfolio.
  • Participate in weekly stand ups and review/analyze weekly status reports for actionable items.
  • Build relationships and synergies across business areas to promote security awareness, and improve security adoption to ensure the protection of Verizon corporate and customer information.

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 in leading security, compliance, privacy and risk management projects.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Master’s degree in information technology, cyber security or related field.
  • Expert level of knowledge with Cloud technologies; preferably AWS.
  • Expertise in 4 or more of the 10 security epics across Data Protection, Compliance Validation, Vulnerability Analysis, Network Security, Infrastructure Security, CICD Security, Identity and Access Management, Logging and Monitoring, Incident Response, Data and Analytics, and Resiliency.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts to diverse audiences and guide leadership on value added calculations and ROI of the technology the team is building.
  • Hands-on experience with Security Services in AWS such as IAM, KMS, VPC, Security Groups, AWS Inspector, Guard Duty and SCPs.
  • Hands-on experience with Management Services such as Cloudwatch, Lambda and AWS Config.
  • Hands-on experience of Infrastructure and Platform Services such as EC2, RDS.
  • Knowledge and Hands on Skills with Docker, ECS, Kubernetes, and Container Security.
  • Experience with IT Security Frameworks such as NIST, ISO27001, PCI, DSS.
  • Third party ecosystem tools for compliance and security such as Auto-Remediation/ Compliance (Cloud Custodian), PRISMA, Dome 9, TrendMicro, and Container Security Tools.
  • AWS & Security Certifications such as: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), GISP (GIAC Information Security Professional), GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials Certification), Certified Rapid 7 Administrator, AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, AWS Certified Security Specialty, AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate

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