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Sr. Lead Information Security Engineer

Company: CenturyLink
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the worlds best networking company by solving customers increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
The Role
We are currently seeking a Senior Lead Engineer of Information Security, to join the Global Security organization. In this role, you will be a key member of a team that builds technology to protect the world's largest companies, governments, and millions of homes from advanced security threats - while maximizing our competitiveness in the market. We are looking for a skilled, hands-on engineer with career interest in security and motivation to own the engineering testing, certification and design of CenturyLink security solutions.The Main Responsibilities

  • Security Product Engineering - Researches, evaluates, engineers, develops, troubleshoots, and supports solutions and infrastructure for the company's Managed Security portfolio, including endpoint security and integration with the IP network elements.
  • Technical Documentation and Test Procedures - Defines and executes repeatable test procedures, creation of technical documentation and delivery of scalable standards for all implementation, provisioning and support functions.
  • Solution Design - Responsibility for independent engineering design to include collaboration with the Product Management, Product Development, Architecture and Tier1 and Tier2 Operations staff on engineering design, testing and operational implementation of complex security solutions.
  • Develop New Capabilities - Independently, and collaboratively, provides input regarding network and security infrastructure capabilities and future possibilities to conceptualize new products and features.
  • Improve Existing Processes - Assesses security operational processes to identify opportunities to optimize, enhance and automate processes to achieve the greatest impact.
  • Security Product Support - Ensure ongoing scale, management and monitoring of deployed solutions.
  • Lifecycle Management - Define process and support all platform lifecycle management, to include the yearly audit functions, end of lifecycle platform, customer migration and equipment decommissioning functions.
  • Vendor Relations - Develops partnerships with key equipment suppliers. Communicates requirements, guidance and vision to the vendor community to develop, implement and support security solutions.
  • Demonstrate Company's Values - maintains a positive open demeanor, encourages different points of view; provides timely information; communicates context for business decisions; fosters teamwork and collaboration.
    What We Look For in a Candidate

    • Confident and mature individual with a high degree of energy, enthusiasm and a can do attitude to achieve outstanding, timely, and quality results and operate at the highest levels of excellence and process efficiency.
    • Must possess broad technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies used both within the service provider security, data center, and network infrastructure.
    • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to successfully interact as a member of the engineering team and effectively collaborate in a diverse, multi-functional department.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage vendor and contract resources in the best interests of the Company .
    • Experience using industry leading security solutions and technologies to deliver customer facing services:

      • Access control and firewalls/UTM devices including Web Application Firewall (WAF), Web Content Filtering, Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDS/IPS) systems, Remote Network Access (IPsec VPN, SSL), Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam (AV/AS), Email and Messaging Security.
      • Distributed Denial of Service Architecture (DDoS), Flow and Application Monitoring
      • Experience with integrated network architectures, data center architectures, and cloud technologies.
      • Must have current, hands-on experience with Fortinet platforms. Experience with chassis-based and/or ultra-high end (100G) FortiGate preferred.
      • Experience with automation tools such as Ansible, Salt, Puppet, Chef, etc.
      • Experience working with government programs, employees, and contractors.
      • Must be eligible to obtain a security clearance. Preference to candidates with an existing S clearance.
      • 10+ years of progressively expanding responsibilities and experience in telecommunications, networking, technology management or security operations.
      • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience.

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Strong preference to candidates with federal TIC (Trusted Internet Connections) or MTIPS (Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services) experience.
        • Strong preference to candidates with SOC (Security Operations Center) engineering and deployment experience.
        • Hands-on experience with accreditation and acceptance processes for complex, integrated solutions in a DOD or federal government environment.
        • Working experience with Managed Security Services platforms and solutions, such as multitenant log management, vulnerability scanning and reporting, e-mail security, key/certificate management, customer security service portal, etc.
        • Working experience with data center platforms, such as service provider edge/core devices, Ethernet switch platforms, load balancers, etc.
        • Experience with software development, and automation of testing, troubleshooting and provisioning tasks.
        • Professional/technical certifications, such as CISSP, CISM or CISA.
        • Knowledge of project management practices and experience with agile development process.

          Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Arizona-Tempe; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Minnesota-St Paul; US-Ohio-Dublin; US-Virginia-Arlington; US-Virginia-Herndon

          Requisition #: 224133

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

          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, 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.


          The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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