System Security Architect

Verizon – Waltham, MA

What youll be doing...

Global Network & Technology (GN&T) Security Planning is seeking a System Security Architect to support architecture and roadmap development for Verizons key systems such as its 4G/5G networks, intelligent Edge Network (iEN), IoT networks and devices, and big data/cloud.The System Security Architect will use their domain-specific knowledge of security engineering (crypto, TPM, memory protection, system design, etc.) to ensure Verizon has managed all significant security risks and eliminated redundant security capabilities.The System Security Architect will also work with academic and research institutions to identify and mitigate long-term security threats affecting software development.

As a member of the Domain SME team, youwill work in a fast-paced environment focused on planning and managing security risk for Verizons most critical systems.You will interact with the engineers building and operating key systems, security engineering and operations teams, and the Verizon CISO organization to ensure the teams recommendations address operational considerations.You will support the System SME team in GN&T Security Planning to ensure to ensure architectures and roadmaps for Verizons key systems account for all security engineering considerations.You will ensure the team collaborates with vendors and the broader security community to stay up to speed on the latest security developments and ensure their future capabilities align with Verizons needs.


  • Understand and automate security requirement such as NIST 800-53 implementation and testing.

  • Define objectives, technical work, and timeline for developing security architectures, roadmaps, and requirements.

  • Support development of security architectures, roadmaps, and requirements for key Verizon systems.

  • Build relationships with program, engineering, operations, security, and CISO teams to understand how to develop plans that effectively manage Verizons security risks.

  • Communicate progress, findings, and ensure succesfull handoff of deliverables to program and operational teams.

  • Build domain knowledge of Verizons environment to understand long-term risk areas that will develop as the systems evolve

  • Provide thought leadership by participating in network and security forumsand collaborating with academic and research institutions.

  • What were looking for...

    You will need to have:

  • Bachelors degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in security engineering and its functional components such as crypto, TPM, memory protection, and system design.
  • Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor s degree in a STEM field, (Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering preferred).
  • 6+ years of experience related to computer or network security.
  • Extremely strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple high priority projects.
  • Ability to manage multiple high-visibility, complex technical projects.
  • Extremely strong problem-solving skills.
  • .Familiarity with the security domains of software development, IAM, network/asset/data security, assessment, testing, and operations.
  • Familiarity with key Verizon system areas such as LTE, 5G, routing, switching, optical networks, IoT, big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, etc.
  • Familiarity and practical experience building security architectures, roadmaps, and program requirements.
  • Willingness to travel 25% or less.
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    When you join Verizon...

    Youll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering Americas fastest and most reliable network, were leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but were about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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