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CenturyLink MGR - Threat Intelligence & Forensics- IPSS (N) 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 Manager, Cyber Threat & Analysis will provide day-to-day leadership and guidance to a cross functional team that provides cyber threat analysis in support of a large Government program. This position supports multiple programs in providing architecture and systems engineering support to mitigate cyber intrusions onto CenturyLink’s ISP network in support of US Government networks. This position is a highly technical and hands-on position requiring the selected candidate to both lead and participate in multiple team environments and to provide independent efforts to all aspects of system integration including design, needs analysis, design review, testing, implementation, and validation. The position will require briefing senior government officials on the status of CenturyLink Government’s ISP and cyber security capabilities. The position is responsible for all aspects of the development, implementation and oversight for the discovery, analysis and monitoring aspect of the program. This role will lead a team of cross functional analysts and security engineers and be responsible for the analytic outputs of the program (e.g. intel reporting, focused operations, etc.). The leadership position will directly interface with the agencies within the program and provide a watch lead function to ensure that reporting and communication is consistent and actionable for the customer. Primary responsibilities include personnel and task supervision, task estimating and planning, and individual development activities.

Job Description

Bachelor degree in a related field or equivalent work experience in the software engineering, network engineering, and/or cyber security fields

Leading development teams with a strong preference for experience leading teams located in multiple geographic regions and time zones

Scoping development activities, specifically evaluating requirements to determine release scope, schedule, and resource allocations

Execute development activities in accordance with established delivery plan and schedule.

Demonstrated ability to work in a consultative manner with others, specifically establishing rapport, interviewing/fact-finding, defining requirements, presenting options/recommending solutions, following-up, and engaging customers

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


Experience working in a Security operations center

Understanding of analytic workflows and systems

Detailed understanding of focused operations and criminal tactics, techniques and procedures (ttps)

Experience with incident response workflows and methodologies

Exceptional inter personal skills to lead a technical team of analysts

Experience in at least of the following domains:

Malware reverse engineering

Incident response

Cyber Threat Intelligence

Previous hands on experience with the following:


Malware sandboxing

Intrusion detection systems

Endpoint technologies

10-12 years current hands systems engineering experience

A Bachelor’s Degree and/or Advanced degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science and experience, or a strong interest in, the cyber security field.

Knowledge and experience should include computer network operations, network access and protection techniques and technologies, software coding, encryption and cross domain solutions

Available 24/7 for Network Outages and Maintenance window work.

Candidate must be a US Citizen with an active Department of Defense TOP SECRET clearance

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 205431

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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