Network Security Architect
About the Role:
Analyzes requirements to meet demand and performance of products, systems and/or data as it relates to Network Security. May perform engineering design evaluations which will include cost-effective utilization of materials. May design, develop, test and implement all components, equipment, and software within the functional areas of the organization. Security Architects partner with System Engineers, Network Architects and Project Managers to plan, implement, and support complex, technical solutions and architectures. Provides leadership to identify security best practices and recommendations to minimize security risks and maximize uptime and performance. Enhances operations and maintains reliability of systems. May perform administrative work relating to projects and assignments. Acts as technical consultant within and outside assigned department in area of expertise. Promotes positive change in the company's business strategy through achievement of customer specific objectives and technological innovation of practical and profitable nature. Works on problems of diverse scope. Exercise full understanding of practices, policies and procedures. Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work. Capable of leading product and vendor evaluation and testing.
The candidate must be able to perform the following six key job functions:
Engineering Strategy - Collaborate with Marketing on how to leverage existing network capabilities that can be revenue generating, feature requests with partner vendors for product enhancements, new vendor analysis and network expansion capabilities as a result of market analysis.
Definition and Design – The product is directly related to the network/equipment capabilities. Work with peers in Architecture & Technology team to determine the full capabilities, what we want to include, work around limitations and finalize the features to be offered to our customers. Identify ICB capabilities/features that we may want to offer to customers on ad-hoc basis.
Testing and Trials – Lead testing vendor solutions and code revision varieties to determine the most stable/reliable solution. Assist with running the final selection through internal/external trials to proof in features, overcome lab limitations and work with real world scenarios.
Customizing the Design – Work in conjunction with Business Units to define primary customer implementation scenarios. Ensure the technical requirements are gathered at the right stages and designed according to the engineering standards.
Implementation of the Design via IT and Engineering Systems: Take the defined requirements above, work with IT and engineering systems to get them implemented. Also, document all technical requirements; work with Business Units, process organization and IT to finalize the mechanism on how technical attributes get passed through the process.
Do You Have:
In depth understanding of telecommunications industry; in depth knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines and vendor equipment. In depth knowledge of accepted engineering practices. Good analytical skills; the ability to prioritize projects; good oral and written communication skills; self-starter; mission oriented and good interpersonal skills. Good project management skills. Broad network IP networking and routing knowledge.
Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans
Health & Flexible Savings Account
Life and AD&D, Spousal Life, Child Life Insurance Plans
Educational Assistance Plan
Identity Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance
Windstream Holdings, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S.
College degree and 7-10 years’ experience or 11 years equivalent related Engineering/Technical experience or a combination of education and related Engineering/Technical experience required. 7 years of experience with information security principles and practices such as: access control, authentication, authorization, and audit.
7 years’ experience with vulnerability management, SIEM and Log Management, proxy servers, DLP, IPS/IDS, VPN, PKI, multi-factor authentication, SAML, and cryptography is preferred. Experience with Fortinet equipment is required.
7 years of experience with network security engineering and/or analysis Perl, PHP, Python, Regex scripting experience. Vendor/Professional certification is considered a plus. CISSP or CAP certification is preferred.
Ability to stay current with the economic and technological developments in the industry.
EEO Statement: Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and veteran status. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.
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