CenturyLink SR LEAD ENGINEER - FEDERAL in San Antonio, Texas

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

Cyber engineer for implementation, operations, maintenance, analysis, and support of Cyber services and capability to government customers.

Job Description

Performs as a member of a team of highly skilled engineers operating, implementing, and sustaining new and emerging cyber capabilities such as DDOS, web content filtering, content blocking, full packet capture, and advanced analytics to provide actionable indications and warning. Interacts closely with network engineers, security personnel, program managers and developers to establish system/capability solutions to meet critical cyber services performance criteria. Manages and participates in implementation and operations of enterprise-level cyber service projects. Provides advanced Tier III support for cyber services. Interacts extensively with internal engineering and support teams as well as with Tier IV support engineers of various hardware/software vendors to solve difficult problems with operational services. Assists in resolution of escalated trouble reports to ensure resolution in a manner which least disrupts customer service. Reacts quickly and competently to identify, track, document, escalate, and resolve immediate network vulnerabilities/threats. Assesses risk factors and advises on the vulnerability of the network to attack from a variety of sources. Develops methods and procedures for protection of the network, systems, and applications. Develops and implements detailed standard operating procedures dealing with provisioning, operations, and support of customer cyber services. Provides project and operational status to management. Operational lead for establishing policies, standards and maintaining continuous network and security operations. Provides after-hours support on an on-call basis, as required.

Knowledgeable in defensive cyber operations, Linux based operating systems, computer systems/network architecture, Ansible or other automation solutions, routing/switching, cloud provider solutions, security analytics, sustainment of production systems, and insight into emerging cyber threats.


  • CCNA, MCSE, CISSP, and CCNP certifications or equivalent experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology field and three years experience or seven years applicable work experience required.

  • 5-10 years’ experience designing, planning, and implementing cyber services required.

  • 5 years’ experience operating and maintaining cyber security services

  • 5 years’ experience working closely within Linux based operating systems

  • Experience conducting security analytics and investigating or supporting incidents

  • Experience engineering and developing new products, services, or capabilities from infancy to production implementation

Position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance. The responsibilities of this position will continue to grow as additional cyber services are developed and implemented.

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Texas-San Antonio; US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 208710

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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