CenturyLink LEAD IT ENGINEER in St Paul, Minnesota

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.

This position is a lead role implementing Managed Security Services (MSS) in a Security Operations Center (SOC) environment in a 24x7x365 environment. The SOC function is to provide customers with Network and Security Engineering solutions, constant monitoring, protection, prevention, and detection services as well as reporting and incident analysis based on events collected from multiple sources. This position will be responsible for providing the technical support to help design and implement the multiple tasks associated with the following federal programs: Networx (i.e. – MTIPS) and the follow-on program EIS2020.

Competency Requirements

  • Lead team towards the development of new solutions, processes, tools, systems that have company-wide and possibly industry-wide impacts.

  • Point of contact with senior leadership of customers and contractors for the purpose of creating and presenting innovative long-term solutions, managing key relationships, and maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction. Acts as a resource to develop solutions or handle the most complex tasks for which existing methods and procedures may not apply.

  • Provides consultation and advice to engineers and management regarding work functions, processes, methods, procedures, and tools. Develops and delivers technical and process training in areas of expertise and innovative areas of technology.

  • Maintains an industry-wide perspective on emerging and evolving technologies and implementations, in order to ensure corporate directions/strategies.

  • Candidate is considered a SME in 3 or more of the listed security and technical requirements.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education with 8+ years related experience.

  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen willing to apply for government suitability and/or clearance status. Security and Technical Requirements

  • Federal government – for the Networx (MTIPS and EIS2020) programs, the candidate must have the following levels of expertise:

  • Well-versed in BGP routing protocol and configuration.

  • Well-versed in Cisco and/or Juniper routers and switches.

  • Good understanding of UTM firewall capabilities (Fortinet and/or Cisco).

  • Technical architecture and design background.

  • Ability to translate and summarize technical issues to senior leadership.Additional qualifications desired:

  • Good project management skills to prepare MOPs (Methods of Procedure) for scheduled maintenance involving CTL, customer, and vendor groups.

  • CCNA, CCNP, and/or CISSP certifications.

  • Vendor management skills.

  • DDoS Mitigation - experience in any DDoS mitigation application is desired; Arbor background is a plus.

  • UTM firewall - expertise with all aspects of stateful firewall features and functionality desired. Expertise desired but not limited to the areas VPN, address translation, URL filtering, content inspection, content reporting, configuration and change management.

  • Excellent incident reporting skills are desired; forensics background is a plus. The ability to provide consulting, policy reviews, training, security audits and advisories, will be part of this skill set.

  • Use of any SIEM (Security Incident and Event Manager) application is desired – Splunk experience is a plus.

  • Knowledge of any IPS applications is desired – Sourcefire, SNORT, and /or Fortinet experience is desired. Event analysis via SIEM or vendor application is desired.

  • Expertise with vulnerability scanning products. Knowledge in Tenable and/or Qualys is desirable. Implementation of both internal and external scanning for premise and network based services, identification of vulnerabilities with recommended actions, and deliverables via multiple options (i.e. – email, pager, web, etc).

  • On-Call responsibility.

Alternate Location: US-Minnesota-St Paul; US-Virginia-Arlington; US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 140442

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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