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 engineering support role implementing Managed Security Services (MSS) in a Security Operations Center (SOC) environment in a 24x7x365 environment. This position will be responsible for providing engineering support to help in one or more of the following functional areas: NBS (Fortinet-based UTM products and services), federal (MTIPS, Networx), and ISOC (internal managed security – compliance, firewall, IDPS, incident response, and vulnerability scanning), and SOW (Statement of Work) opportunities..

Competency Requirements

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

  • Frequent contact with senior leadership of customers and contractors for the purpose of creating and presenting innovative long-term solutions and managing key relationships. Acts as a resource within the engineering and scientific communities 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 2 or more of the listed security requirements.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and relevant experience – 8+ years related experience

  • Candidate must be willing to apply for government suitability status. Security Requirements

  • NBS - expertise with all aspects of firewall and VPN (IPSec and SSL) technology desired. Knowledge of Fortinet products (FortiGate, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer) is desired. Expertise desired but not limited to the areas of stateful packet inspection, address translation, denial of service, URL filtering, content inspection, content reporting, configuration and change management. Networking skills (i.e. – routing and switching background, CCNP, CCNA) would be required to be successful in this area. Expertise in Alcatel, Juniper, Arista, and SolarWinds is a plus.

  • Federal government – for the Networx (MTIPS) program, provide operational support on a Fortinet platform. Coordination efforts with third-party vendors (SAIC, Fortinet) and CTL groups (FedNOC, Tech Management, government services, IP Operations). Networking skills (i.e. – routing and switching background, CCNP, CCNA) would be required to be successful in this area. Expertise in Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel, Arista, Fortinet, and Splunk is a plus. Need very good communication skills to prepare MOPS for scheduled maintenance involving multiple support groups.

  • Excellent incident reporting skills are desired; forensics background is a plus. The ability to provide consulting, policy reviews, training, security audits and advisories, as well as support for malware/DDoS attacks, internal compromises, and other malicious events will be part of this skill set.

  • Use of any SIEM (Security Incident and Event Manager) application is desired – TLC and/or QRadar experience is a plus. Ability to develop and implement use cases based on event correlation and specific business requirements is desired. Ability to create reports and dashboard deliverables based on event correlation is desired. Administrator expertise desired for the SIEM platform.

  • Knowledge of any IDPS applications is desired – FirePower, 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).

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

Requisition # : 136818

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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