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CenturyLink Director Security Operations Center - Digital Transformation in BROOMFIELD, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink at for more information.

Job Summary

This Director level position in the Global Security organization will have the task of digitally transforming how the Global Security Operations Centers (SOCs) operate. The position will have two main responsibilities:

  1. This new position will be in a leadership role over a front line and tier II SOC 24x7x365 environment. The SOC is responsible for operation, maintenance, and monitoring of the CenturyLink Managed Security portfolio. This role performs security event management functions - monitoring, detection, triage of security events and alerts in Security Information Event Monitor (SIEM) and associated monitoring systems. The role also facilitates the ingress, implementation and egress of advanced client trouble / change requests for managed premise, cloud, next generation firewall, managed DDoS, Threat Intelligence and Secure Log Management products.

  2. The position will also be responsible for looking wholistically at SOC technical processes, across all managed security disciplines, to identify opponunities for automation. The automation will primarily be leveraging an abstraction layer that will allow for consistent and safe command execution across the multitude of security platform types and multiple thousands of security elements. This position will also be responsible for training the next generation of SOC analyst so we can scale the digital transformation mindset and skillset closer to the front lines, and ultimately have highly skilled engineers in the SOC automating as many front line functions as possible for scale.

Job Description

  • Hiring, training, performance management and career development of regional SOC members

  • Identify, develop and implement / delegate assigned projects per specified scope of work

  • Leadership and management of security engineers

  • Identification and resolution of complex issues in customer environments

  • Continually realign / evaluate services with changing business and product needs

  • Actively contribute to the successful advancement of the enlarged security operational organization

  • Identify, build and maintain solid working relationships including collaborative activities with colleagues, peers, clients and vendors

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills


Requires Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 5 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowleadge on the following languages / platforms:

  • Automation orchestration technologies: such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef

  • Coding languages: such as Python, C/C++, and Java

  • Version control systems: such as Git, Subversion, and Perforce

  • SIEM: such as Arcsight, Splunk, other NMS/EMS

  • Security platforms: Fortinet, Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Symantec, Trend Micro, Arbor, Radware,


  • 7-10 years in a security or dev ops environment

  • Certifications In specific security technologies

  • Security industry certifications (examples):



  • CISM

  • Security + CCNA

  • ACIA

  • CCNA

  • CEH

  • ITIL Foundations

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Minnesota-St Paul

Requisition # : 210421

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

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