CenturyLink LEAD INFORMATION SECURITY ENGINEER in Broomfield, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com 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 http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

We have an immediate need for a Lead Information Security Engineer in our Cybersecurity Infrastructure Support & Architecture (CISA) team. This position has a primary role of developer and system engineer which supports Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) enforcement, Copyright infringement notification, and High-Speed Internet Subscriber Agreement policy enforcement. Responsibilities will include gaining knowledge of current enforcement systems, work flows, business processes, and related business systems required to architect, develop, test, implement, maintain, and support the existing applications and computer hardware. With full system knowledge the selected candidate will be expected to identify, document, and present opportunities for simplification and redevelopment. The current system is built on Red Hat Linux and in-house applications are written in Perl, PHP, HTML, and JavaScript. While the primary purpose of this position is to provide System Administration and Information Technology (IT) engineering and support, the role is specialized to Information Security systems.

Job Description

The selected candidate must be able to work with limited direction and complete tasks assigned by a team leader or manager to implement desired strategies. She/he will have good communications skills and some experience in presenting technical issues to a wide variety of audiences. The selected individual will be able to assist with completing tasks working with multiple departments and business units. In addition, the candidate needs technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies.


  • Gain an understanding of systems, processes, and workflows.

  • Develop automation and web tools which support policy enforcement teams based on current and future CenturyLink data product architectures and functions.

  • Analyze reported and discovered problems to design, develop, and implement solutions for systems supporting AUP enforcement teams.

  • Partner with product teams developing services to account for AUP requirements and needs.

  • Utilize systems knowledge to support a forward-looking vision which identifies business problems and resolves them before they happen.

  • Occasional off-hours support for systems, applications, and users of developed systems.

  • Able to perform upgrades, patching, hardening, user access permissions, routine maintenance, and end-of-life replacement of systems and applications.

  • Develop, modify and follow associated corporate and workgroup processes applicable to the role (e.g. change and outage management).

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to peers and business partners.

  • Interface with trusted third parties, partners, and vendors regularly to increase breadth of knowledge and support capabilities.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related field, or equivalent experience.

  • 5 years of Red Hat Linux system administration. RHCE certification is highly desirable.

  • 5 years of relevant development experience demonstrating application design, development and support as a tier 3-4 engineer.

  • 4 years PERL development experience.

  • 2 years PHP development experience.

  • 2 years Python development experience.

  • Demonstrated logical and methodical approach to complex issues.

  • Experience in all areas of networking concepts for an enterprise and Internet Service Provider (ISP) and how they are applied.

  • Experience in generating and analyzing general system processing throughput, utilization, and capacity metrics.

  • Experience working in an environment with large enterprise data centers and networks.

  • Strong work ethic, willing to take and act on provided direction, ability to work in a fast paced, team oriented environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Candidate must be willing to pursue, applicable professional/technical certifications, such as RHCE, CISSP, CISM or CISA.


Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science or Engineering General

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Colorado-Highlands Ranch; US-Kansas-New Century

Requisition # : 183233

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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