CenturyLink Sr Firewall Operations Engineer - Remote in Phoenix, Arizona

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

The SR Engineer position will focus on engineering and operation of the corporate firewall perimeter and other network security services within the Active Defense Network Security Firewall Operations team.

Job Description

• Will be responsible for all network security matters to include; effective problem analysis & resolution, upholding and providing input to network strategy, network reliability and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction.

• This position is a technical support SME (subject matter expert) for the existing infrastructure and is responsible for mentoring across the team.

• Expected to perform root cause analysis utilizing packet captures, logs, and other analytical tools.

• Ability to work across teams (IT server, VM, DNS, Network, CIRT, etc.) to obtain common goals and/or resolutions.

• Will manage technology lifecycle from deployment to decommission.

• Will be responsible for helping develop and maintain written standards and policies.

• Will be responsible for network designs & related documentation.

• Responsible to provide support in accordance to applicable policies and agreements.

• Participation in on-call rotation required for after-hours, weekend and holiday operations coverage.


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, a related field or equivalent experience.

  • 5+ years of networking firewall experience

  • 5+ years of experience troubleshooting production firewalls

  • Experience with Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Juniper, Cisco security products

  • Experience with load balancers to include Foundry, Brocade, and F5.CISSP / PCNSE / CCNP / CCSE certifications preferred


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Nebraska-Omaha; US-New Hampshire-Hudson; US-Ohio-Dublin; US-Texas-Austin; US-Texas-San Antonio; US-Washington-Seattle

Requisition # : 193238

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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