Network Security Service Architect in Work From Home at Windstream

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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Job Description

Job ID:20002740

Windstream is considered an essential business and we are HIRING NOW. As our company responds to COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, partners and communities is our top priority


About the Role:


Senior Security Engineers partner with System Engineers, Architects and Project Managers to plan, implement, and support complex, technical products, solutions and architectures. 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 Provides leadership to identify security best practices and recommendations to minimize security risks and maximize uptime and performance. 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.


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.  Computer software knowledge to include Microsoft Office, Custom Planning Tools and Databases. 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. Ability to travel for training in first few months of employment.
  • 5+ years’ experience with firewalls, vulnerability management, SIEM and Log Management, proxy servers, DLP, IPS/IDS, VPN, PKI, multi-factor authentication, and cryptography is preferred.  Experience with NGFW equipment is required, preferably experience with Fortinet. 
  • 5+ 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.


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 – Participate in 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.



Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:College degree in Engineering or a related field and 5-7 years professional level experience with 0-2 years supervisory experience for roles with supervision; or 9 years professional level related Engineering/Technical experience with 0-2 years supervisory experience for roles with supervision; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Engineering/Technical experience required.

Even Better:  :

  • Ability to stay current with the economic and technological developments in the industry. 
  • Experience testing security solutions using test equipment such as Ixia BreakingPoint or Spirent Avalanche.
  • Creative problem solver able to quickly incorporate new technologies and tools towards a robust, scalable, cost-effective solution.
  • 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.  5 years of experience with information security principles and practices such as: access control, authentication, authorization, and audit.



Our Benefits:


•         Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans

•         401K Plan

•         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


About US:


Windstream Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S.



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.