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CenturyLink Lead Engineer - Federal (N) in DENVER, Colorado

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 Lead Engineer will work in a challenging, hands-on environment supporting both the requirements, design, development, implementation and repair of US Government telecommunications infrastructure.

Job Description

  • Candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work in a consultative manner with others, i.e. establish rapport, interview/fact-find, define requirements, present options/recommend solutions, follow-up, and customer focused behavior.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in network engineering and engineering disciplines. Specific technical and process knowledge of delivering rigorously engineered enterprise systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Juniper router, switch, firewall, and IPS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Cisco router, switch, firewall, and IPS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Advanced IPSEC networking implementations and troubleshooting

  • Act as technical lead on new security system initiatives or countermeasures.

  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic team environment with changing requirements and competing priorities

  • Ability to work cross-functionally with engineers, project managers, technicians, and customers

  • Installs, documents, and manages network and security systems, configurations, and tests/verifies processes to ensure standard and secure implementation and use of systems, tools, and processes.

  • Provides architectural and procedural input for installation of new systems as well as modifications to current configurations.

  • Test and Analyze security and network software/system tools.

  • Generate and Test MOPs for Network Operations.

  • Evaluate emerging security products and implementations developed by outside vendors.

  • Knowledge of configuration management documentation requirements for software & systems integration

  • Working knowledge of and experience with Linux/Unix operating environments

  • Understanding of NIST & CNSSI 1253 security hardening & documentation requirements for Linux/UNIX & Network enterprise systems

  • Assess proposed solutions in a system of systems environment to include the impact on network and application layer efficiencies

  • Assist in laboratory demonstrations and evaluations

  • Thorough understanding of virtualization and virtual networking (VMware).

  • Ability to diagram and create Visio Diagrams of Network/System Architecture

  • Customize security system software/hardware based on research and customer needs as appropriate.

  • Remotely troubleshoot and repair network security tools/processes.

  • Hands-on Tier 3&4 support; ability to work cross-functionally with engineers, project managers, technicians, and customers

  • Customer interface

  • Scheduling

  • Provisioning

  • Testing

  • Trouble Shooting (Tier 3&4)

  • Experience with Remedy, Monitoring, and project task tracking tools (i.e. SolarWinds/Nagios)

  • Provide after-hours support on an on-call basis, as required


  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or Advanced degree in a technical discipline or 7-10 years’ experience in the communications, network, and/or cybersecurity fields

  • Experience with Linux (Redhat, CentOS) at the command line Familiarity with IPTables, PF Firewall

  • Experience with Shell scripting, Perl or Python experience.

  • Knowledge of NetFlow

  • Knowledge of Cyber Security/Malware analytics

  • NIST & CNSSI 1253 Accreditation/Compliance

Must be available for various time zone meetings and work after hours if needed.

Candidate must be a US Citizen with an active Department of Defense TS/SCI clearance

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver

Requisition # : 205783

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/

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.