Sr Information Security Engineer

CenturyLink   •  

Herndon, VA

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 28 days ago

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CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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 for more information.

Job Summary

This position is a support, architecture and engineering role implementing Security Applications in a Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) environment in a 24x7x365 environment. The SOC function is to provide internal and external customers with constant monitoring, protection, prevention, and detection services as well as reporting and incident analysis based on events collected from multiple sources. This position will be responsible for providing the technical Systems Administration, Architecture, design and implementation of one or more of the following services: Gemalto Safenet Authentication Services, McFee, Trend Micro & Symantec Anti Virus, TripWire, Splunk, Nessus Scanners, SolarWinds, federal government contracts: Networx/EIS, WITS, Alliant, FedRamp, Managed firewall (cloud-based), IDPS, incident response, and vulnerability scanning

Job Description

  • Performs a long-term project leadership role working towards the development of new solutions, processes, tools, systems that have company-wide and possibly industry-wide impacts
  • Lead the program effort to translate the client's business requirements into specific systems, applications or process designs and deliver innovative business consulting, business process design, systems integration, and support application design.
  • Exercises latitude to translate the needs of the business into system capabilities in the form of system requirement specifications. Understand and support the architecture with the ability and expertise to develop overall solution to support the architectural direction
  • Perform research and development activities to support future IT business strategies. Lead the support of clients by consulting and recommending solutions. Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and relevant experience. 7+ years related experience
  • Frequent contact with senior leadership of customers and contractors for the purpose of creating and presenting innovative long-term solutions and managing key relationships. Acts as a resource within the engineering and scientific communities to develop solutions or handle the most complex tasks for which existing methods and procedures may not apply
  • Provides consultation and advice to engineers and management regarding work functions, processes, methods, procedures, and tools. Develops and delivers technical and process training in areas of expertise and innovative areas of technology
  • Maintains an industry-wide perspective on emerging and evolving technologies and implementations, in order to ensure corporate directions/strategies
  • Candidate is considered a SME in 3 or more of the listed security requirements
  • If not previously approved, candidate must be willing to submit for a Suitability/TS/SCI clearance
  • Candidate will be expected to participate in an on-call rotation to ensure 24/7/365 coverage


To be successful in this position the candidate will need to have a background in supporting security applications and/or services. The systems the applicant will be supporting will be Microsoft and Linux based servers: Physical and/or VMWare based environment. Experience with one or more of the following or similar security applications is highly desired: Fortinet, Safenet / Gemalto, Tripwire, Symantec DCS, Trend Micro, McAfee, Tenable Nessus

  • Linux, CentOs, RedHat, Microsoft Windows Server Administration - experience in Administering Operating systems and application is desired. The ability to implement complex Server applications for external and internal customers is desired
  • Federal government – provide operational support on the Networx/EIS portal, FedRamp and Federal SOC. Need very good communication skills to prepare MOPS for scheduled maintenance involving multiple support groups
  • Gemalto SafeNet Authentication Services - expertise with all aspects of Gemalto SAS technology is desired. Knowledge on one or all components of Gemalto SAS is desired. Architectural expertise desired but not limited to the areas of Gemalto SAS
  • TripWire File Integrity Services - expertise with all aspects of TripWire technology is desired. Knowledge on one or all components of TripWire is desired. Architectural expertise desired but not limited to the areas of TripWire
  • Excellent incident reporting skills are desired; forensics background is a plus. The ability to provide consulting, training, support security audits and advisories, as well as support for malware, internal compromises, and other malicious events will be part of this skill set
  • Exertise of any SIEM (Security Incident and Event Manager) application is desired – ArcSight, Splunk, administrator experience is a plus. Ability to develop and implement use cases based on event correlation and specific business requirements is desired. Ability to create reports and dashboard deliverables based on event correlation is desired. Administrator expertise desired for the SIEM platform
  • Expertise of any Anti Virus applications (Trend Micro, Symantec, McFee) is desired – Sourcefire, SNORT, is desired. Event analysis via SIEM or vendor application is desired
  • Expertise with vulnerability scanning products. Knowledge in the use of Nmap and/or Tennable Nessus is desirable. Implementation of both internal and external scanning for premise and network based services, identification of vulnerabilities with recommended actions, and deliverables via multiple options (i.e. – email, pager, web, etc)

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 212207

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