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CenturyLink Sr Lead System Engineer 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

This unique position requires technical information systems skills / system administrative as well as ability to write and present solutions to the end customer and program management under government requirements to meet risk management and Information Assurance guidelines, acting as a direct customer liaison for the program. The position must be able to provide system administrative solutions and oversight with the ability to offer hands-on support to include software and hardware updates or installation of customer required controls. Research and recommendations for old and new software and hardware secure systems a must. Additionally, this position will support corporate information system requirements in the program space as needed and be part of the overall company security team as well. TS/SCI access with poly and Current SSBI required. Familiarity with DOD NISPOM Chapter 8 as well as ICD 503 and/or DCID 6/3 preferred.

Job Description

Responsibilities: Act as liaison for the End Customer in both a System Administrator and Information Assurance capacity. This includes both technical and research & development as well as writing and presentations to the client.

Overseeing the Customer program networks at site and locally to include but not limited to:

  • Install, Maintain, and Secure Windows based Servers with various roles

  • Domain Controllers, File servers, Print servers, DNS, IIS, Exchange, Database (SQL and Oracle)

  • Data Backup

  • Monitor & verify backup jobs, Disaster recovery efforts, Distributed File System (DFS), Data Mirroring

  • Antivirus - proactive measures for virus and malicious code

  • Configure and maintain file shares

  • Server performance Monitoring

  • Create and maintain AD and Exchange accounts

  • Maintain and secure Windows Based workstations

  • Procure and implement new hardware, System Imaging, Create and implement group policies, Security script writing, Vulnerability assessment and mitigation

  • Maintain systems in accordance with system security plans, Implement new security requirements as required

  • Troubleshoot user issues

  • Windows OS, MS Office and other software, hardware issues, profile issues, IP related issues, etc.

  • Maintain network printers

  • New software evaluation

  • Data Transfer Officer for information systems

  • Support multiple networks with differing classification levels

  • Crypto Custodian for government information systems

  • Maintain PBX and VM

  • Firewall & VPN maintenance


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant system administration, user support and security control implementation work experience.

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science Engineering, related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Considered expert in one (or more) of the following areas: Networking, Operating System (MS/Unix/Linux), Security hardening.

  • Self-starter with strong self-management skills, with an ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.

  • Ability to apply professional judgment in critical thinking and problem solving.

  • Team oriented

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of dedicated system administration supporting all levels from tier 1 user desktop support to tier 3 backend server and network support.

  • Hands on experience managing Active Directory, Exchange, DNS, File servers, Print servers, Backup systems, Anti Virus systems

  • Hands on experience using information security tools such as NESSUS, HBSS, ACAS, SCAP.

  • Hardware troubleshooting and repair, evaluate and recommend new products

  • Professional/technical certifications, such as A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA or equivalent IT or Information Security related certifications.

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 206357

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.