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Lumen Principal Network Security Architect - Remote in Helena, Montana

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

The Principal Information Security Architect – Network provides subject matter expertise for ensuring the security and integrity of the organization's network infrastructure; designs secure network architectures that protect against potential threats and vulnerabilities; supports Product, IT, Network, and Security teams in the implementation of recommended solutions; ensures the implementation of security solutions utilizing advanced technical expertise; serves as architecture lead on major projects with the ability and expertise to develop overall architectural direction; initiates and executes advanced research and development activities in support of future business security strategies.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Drives beneficial security change into the business through the development or review of architectures to ensure that they fit business requirements for security, mitigate risks, conform to the relevant security standards, and balance information risk against the cost of appropriate countermeasures.

  • Acts as liaison between the business and technology from a security perspective, maintains an overview of the environment as a whole and its security aspects, understands business strategy and how it relates to security strategy, acts as a liaison between appropriate regulatory bodies, IT auditors, and business stakeholders, educates IT and enterprise roles on the need for (and consequences of) reducing information-related risk, and ultimately drives organizational change at all levels of the business.

  • Develops and designs new security solutions to reduce risk and align business requirements with security standards. Supports vendor relationships; leads vendor reviews through RFx process, working with Procurement and appropriate business partners on requirements and success criteria. Supports development of business case and approval process.

  • Delivers guidelines, best practices, and direction on security standards/policies and roadmaps. Provides subject matter expertise, consultation, and escalation support.

  • Provides support to Security Review process by assisting with complex questions and projects. Work with business units and partners as needed.

  • Partner with our development teams (and business stakeholders) to set the course for secure development practices for existing and future products and features.

  • Interact directly with the security community regarding vulnerabilities and threats, with focus on areas that may directly impact Lumen's product lines.

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Experience with threat modeling, network security design reviews, and network security architecture, network security assessment and penetration testing techniques.

  • In-depth knowledge of network security technologies, protocols, and best practices, such as firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS, SDN, NaaS, authentication protocols, encryption, and access control mechanisms.

  • Strong understanding of network protocols and architectures, including TCP/IP, routing, switching, and network segmentation.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders at various levels within the organization.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of security technologies, trends, leading practices, and regulatory requirements and government security standards such as FedRAMP and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) standards, along with best practices such as NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, ISO 27001-27002 and other applicable security and privacy laws.

Requisition #: 329167

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EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


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