Senior Security Engineer

  • Verizon,
  • Ashburn, VA
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Analysis, Arbor, Business Requirements, CCNA, CCNP, CISSP, Cisco, Development, Firewall, Hardware, iOS, Laboratory, Linux, Management, Networking, Project, Research, Security, Supervision, Switches, Unix, UPS
Full Time
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description



The primary purpose of the non-SOC, Senior Security Engineer is to onboard new customers through service turn up, working on large customer projects, and resolving complex Tier 2/3 customer technical issues related to our Managed Security Services (MSS) offerings with minimal outside involvement.  The Senior Security Engineer provides expert level research and analysis for planning, organizing, and managing corporate-wide security functions.   In this role you will work directly with the customer, Tier 2&3 support, System, Network & Security Engineering teams, Development, Product Management, and 3rd Party vendors to lead & own resolution of issues.


Job Description:

  • Manage multiple customer turn-ups and projects simultaneously and resolve issues using direct access to systems, company information resources, laboratory simulations, and engineering problem solving techniques.
  • With limited supervision, produce documented frameworks or architectures, which describe and are used to manage the implementation of technical security environments
  • Research developments in their assigned technology disciplines, determines business requirements, proposes changes, and develops migration and implementation plans as needed
  • Provide input into the security technology plan for the customer, and ensures that plans for their assigned technology discipline integrate effectively with other aspects of the technical infrastructure
  • Understands and effectively articulates the implications and impact that proposed architectural changes will have on the business (to technical and non-technical audiences)
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot vendor provided tools and to be able to provide training on the tools to junior engineers
  • Deliver presentations via training sessions, web pages, or 1-to-1 training to the SOC engineers on processes, and procedures that are being implemented



  • Must be able to obtain at least a secret level government clearance
  • 5-7 years of hands-on experience in linux administration, network engineering, or security engineering in an Enterprise IT or Managed Security Services environment
  • Extensive Linux/Unix command line skills and knowledge with the ability to troubleshoot security, networking, and system issues at an advanced level with minimal support
  • Extensive experience with both physical and network/host level security
  • Must have an understanding of firewalls, switches, and IP routing hardware
  • Networking knowledge must on par with that required for a CCNA certification
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot, correctly diagnose, and correct identified security deficiencies
  • Must be able to take an operational and project leadership role
  • Must have excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to travel minimally
  • Familiarity with some of the following products: (This is a small list of the products which are currently being deployed to our MSS customers.  In addition to the below products, knowledge of other security products in the marketplace is considered a plus as new product offerings are continuously being evaluated.  The Senior Security Engineer may be asked for assistance or guidance in evaluating, training, and integrating any new product to be offered to our customers):
    • Firewall/UTM Products
    • Fortinet Fortigate
    • Cisco ASA
    • Juniper SRX
    • Palo Alto PA series
    • Checkpoint Appliances
    • Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Products
    • Cisco IPS/IDS
    • Cisco/Sourcefire Firepower/Firesight
    • McAfee Intrushield


    • McAfee ePO and Endpoint Protection
    • Fireye Web MPS, Email MPS
    • Arbor Pravail APS
    • Bluecoat Proxy
    • Cisco IOS
    • Juniper SA


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Federal Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Security Certifications: CISSP, CISA, CISM
  • Network Certifications: CCNA, CCNP
  • Checkpoint Certifications: CCSA or CCSE
  • ITIL certification

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Company Information

What makes a great career? If you ask us, we’ll tell you that it’s the experience, the people and the sense of pride that comes from delivering what people want and need from the digital world. Verizon powers America’s fastest and most reliable network. We’re also leading the way in cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and video entertainment. Technology moves fast and so do we. We continuously innovate and learn from the best. We believe that bringing great ideas and customer experiences to life should be recognized and rewarded. Our work perks include competitive pay, health and wellness benefits, tuition assistance and more. You’ll find adventure in one of our many global offices, located in 150 countries and 2,700 cities. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.
Dice Id : 10241294
Position Id : 444560-1A

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