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CenturyLink (F) 5/18 Lead IT Systems Engineer - Federal- IPSS in HERNDON, Virginia

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 IT Systems Engineer will work in a challenging, hands-on environment supporting the Department

of Homeland Security (DHS), and other specialized customers in support of National Cyber Protection

System (NCPS) initiatives. The candidate will work seamlessly with the ISSM and other IT Security staff to create a holistic and fully integrated IT Security organization for the overarching Program.

Job Description

  • Education: Bachelors of Science degree or higher, preferably in Information Systems, Information Security, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.

  • Strong technical skills and understanding of information systems, network protocols, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, log management, network behavior analysis, vulnerability scan tools and processes.

  • Plan and execute vulnerability and compliance scans across the infrastructure

  • Lead and direct patching team and report status to management

  • Execute procedures for Change Management as directed by the program.

  • Analyze scan reports to determine technical validity and merit

  • Collaborate with infrastructure and application teams on security vulnerability remediation or patch management validation

  • Identify and recommend appropriate measures to manage and remediate vulnerabilities

  • Monitor and track security-related defects and resolutions

  • Triage request for security scans from infrastructure and application teams

  • Develop vulnerability scanning rules.

  • Candidate will participate in the planning, design and implementation of enterprise security architecture.

  • Candidate will provide administrative support for information security systems and applications.

  • Candidate will participate in incident response and coordination in response to any Information Assurance concerns.

  • Candidate will possess strong organizational skills and ability to stay focused while managing multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Candidate will have strong critical thinking/analytical skills, creativity, and a proven drive for quality.

  • Candidate must know how to provide proactive status of assigned work and ability to estimate level of effort for future work.


  • Candidate must be a US Citizen and hold an active Department of Defense TOPSECRET SCI clearance to be considered for this position.

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 211768

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

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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.