Network Security Service Architect

November 19, 2020
Denver, CO
Job Type



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
- 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


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.

Job Category: Engineering
Locations: US-South Carolina-Greenville\ |US|Iowa|Hiawatha\ |US|Colorado|Denver\ |US|North Carolina|Charlotte\\ |US|New York|East Rochester\ |US|Georgia|Atlanta\ |US|New York|Rochester

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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