Network Security Principal Engineer

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Stay on the front lines of groundbreaking technology. Were committed to a dynamic, ever-evolving infrastructure and the hard work it takes to keep our reliable network thriving. Help support the growing demands of an interconnected world.


  • Lead efforts to provide network security designs, solutions, deployment strategies, and technical documentation for the Verizon Wireless IP Security Networks in our various MSCs and Network Equipment Centers. 
  • Participate in design discussions with vendors, planners and design teams to modify or build network segments and transport systems security policies.
  • Responsible for analyzing new application data flows and requirements and designing firewall policies that support them.
  • Understand and adhere to VZW security practices, and meet project timelines. 
  • Responsible for analyzing firewall change requests and integrating changes into existing firewall policies, while maintaining security standards. 
  • Responsible for analyzing requirements and designing VPNs that provide secure connectivity to VZW partners and vendors.
  • Lead efforts to create new MSC and Network Equipment Center security designs based on current business needs, capacity increases, customer growth, and emerging technology releases.  
  • Lead forums and projects involving security, transport, and application teams to discuss and solicit feedback on the designs, standards and implementation approaches. 
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to other members of the Security team.
  • Develop and maintain security and standards documentation. 
  • Manage, maintain, and configure security network hardware (ex. Firewalls, Logging Systems, Security Provisioning Systems) when necessary. 
  • Provide higher tier technical support to the operations and engineering teams on all security related networking issues.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent.
  • Data security and networking experience required specifically in a Wireless Service Provider environment.
  • Experience with Juniper, Fortinet, and F5 Security Platforms
  • 3+ year experience managing firewall rules/policy, and ACL’s  in a large scale  environment
  • Strong networking knowledge and good troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with packet capture tools (TCPdump/FW monitor/Wireshark)
  • Experience with Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems   
  • Strong knowledge of VPN setup and administration 
  • Strong knowledge of Routing protocols
  • Must possess the experience and ability to lead and participate in technical sessions, to lead projects that span multiple organizations, and to coordinate technical, implementation and/or troubleshooting discussions.  
  • A strong understanding of structured network design and the OSI Interconnect Model, especially how it relates to the design and deployment of structured networks.
  • The ideal candidate should have very strong project management, interpersonal and communications skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.


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.

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