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CenturyLink, Inc Herndon, VA

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) is a premier network solutions provider and trusted partner to our customers. As part of our recent acquisition of Level 3 Communications, our portfolio has expanded. More customers. More network. More locations. More opportunities for you. With a global presence in 60 countries, service to more than 350 metro areas domestically, and more than 200,000 miles of fiber; CenturyLink is going places.  At CenturyLink, we believe in growth and innovation, for our customers and our employees. Discover how CenturyLink can expand your potential and take your career to new places if you're looking to join a company that celebrates diversity and creativity, with industry-leading benefits and commitment to employee advancement.  We're committed to bringing great talent to our team to help us change the world. One network connection at a time.

Job Summary

We are in the process of filling open positions for the combined company following CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3 Communications. All qualified candidates who express interest by submitting an application to an open posting will be considered. However, based on business needs, preference may be given to internal applicants on certain positions. We still welcome, and encourage, all application submissions while we continue our integration process.  Internal applicants are current, active CenturyLink employees, including Level 3 employees who have transitioned to CenturyLink as part of the acquisition.


The Lead Information Security Engineer is a member of the Government Services Information Security team that is responsible for providing oversight and delivering Information Technology (IT) services and coordinating with Information Assurance (IA) personnel to ensure compliance with corporate and/or government policy, standards, procedures and industry best practices.  The Lead Engineer is responsible for providing oversight and the development and maintainment of program networks while working with the IA personnel and system owner to ensure the systems comply with applicable government policies.  The Lead. Engineer will also be responsible for supporting equipment hosted on corporate network.

Job Description

  • Install, Maintain, and Secure Windows based Servers with various roles while maintaining security compliance standards
  • Domain Controllers, File servers, Print servers, DNS, IIS, Exchange to include Hyper-V virtual servers
  • Configure and maintain file shares
  • Create and maintain AD and Exchange accounts
  • Server performance Monitoring
  • Plan and implement upgrades from Windows 2008 R2
  • Data Backup
    • Monitor & verify backup jobs, Disaster recovery efforts, Distributed File System (DFS), Data Mirroring
  • Antivirus - proactive measures for virus and malicious code
  • 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
    • Plan and implement upgrades from Windows 7
  • 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
  • Maintain PBX and VM
  • Firewall & VPN maintenance
  • Network switch management


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
  • Active TS/SCI with current SSBI Security Clearance is required and a Polygraph will be Required if not current.

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.


Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science or Other Technology

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 161927

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, œprotected 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.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Information Security, Corporate Security, Engineer, Cisco, Technology, Security, Engineering

Job Details

Date Posted December 6, 2018
Date Closes January 5, 2019
Requisition 444582000
Located In Herndon, VA
SOC Category 00-0000.00