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What you’ll be doing...

The Cyber Exercise Manager Role will serve as the leader for the Verizon Threat Management Center - Cyber Exercise program (TMC-CE) and will oversee a team of Analysts planning, designing, and executing cyber focused exercises. The Cyber Exercise Manager is responsible for the full life-cycle of exercise activities (plan, design, execution, and evaluation) across Verizon businesses and cyber security teams in a controlled environment helping to identify gaps in people, processes, and technology. This position is considered a thought leader, making key decisions on; how to structure and guide cyber exercises, communicating with senior leaders on current status and outcomes, and validating new cyber security initiatives’ implementation and/or effectiveness by testing/validating our Cyber Response Plan. The result of these activities support the overall team strategy and strengthen our incident response and coordination processes.

  • Perform exercise planning, scenario development, training objectives, after action reports, lessons learned, and briefings to senior leaders
  • Facilitate table top exercises for key leaders and stakeholders, testing communication, escalations and deliberations on key decisions
  • Build and maintain an effective cyber exercise and training program across Verizon
  • Identifying additional training opportunities for security teams and end-users
  • Establish an in-house cyber exercise and training program capability integrated with Business Continuity and Emergency Management (BCEM) teams based on repeatable best practice processes
  • Utilize exercises to validate new cyber security initiatives’ implementations and/or effectiveness by testing/validating our Cyber Response Plan
  • Evaluate and coordinate with various range providers
  • Identify and plan the creation of threat simulations for use on persistent cyber training environments
  • Facilitate exercises to constantly improve cyber security incident response via process improvement and security control effectiveness
  • Enhance collaboration on cyber incident readiness with Verizon business partners and vendors
  • Provide training and mentoring of junior and mid-career team members
  • Attract, retain, and lead a team of employees by educating, developing and managing to deliver strong results
  • Responsible for all aspects of the team’s performance management activities to include goal setting, conducting reviews, check-ins, and disciplinary action, as needed

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 leading or working with a Cyber Exercise program.
  • Experience working in a Security Operations Center (SOC) environment.

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

  • Experience working with Incident Response and Security Operations Center (SOC) processes.
  • Fully trained on the Plan, Brief, Execute, and Debrief (PBED) process.
  • Ability to balance multiple competing priorities in a high pressure environment
  • Demonstrated supervisory, leadership and mentoring experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience presenting to executive and senior leadership
  • Strong relationship skills and collaborative style to enable success across multiple partners
  • Demonstrates effective organizational and technical skills
  • Exhibits initiative, follow-up and follow through with commitments
  • Manages multiple priorities in a high pressure environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills


Equal Employment Opportunity

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

NYC candidates: Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for onsite and hybrid NYC roles. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons). Additional information will be provided during the hiring process.