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CenturyLink, Inc Herndon, VA

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

Principal Cyber Forensics Analyst


General Description:

Designs, tests and implements state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and database products.  Conducts risk assessment and provides recommendations for application design.  Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.  Uses encryption technology, penetration and vulnerability analysis of various security technologies, and information technology security research.  May prepare security reports to regulatory agencies.


Preferred Background:

(1) General Experience. Eight (6-8) years of experience LANs, WANs, VPNs, firewalls and other security and network devices. Capable of assessing and evaluating new IA and network technologies and IA-enabling products. Experience leading a team, developing and following team procedures.

(2) IA Specialized Experience. 2-4 years of experience


Desired Skills:

CISSP, GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender
Information Security Professional, Cisco CCNP Security
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).


Role Description:

  • Conduct detailed analysis of intrusions and malware:
  • Performs forensic analysis of digital information and physical evidence.
  • Provides specialized support by gathering, handling, examining, preparing, entering, searching, retrieving, identifying and/or comparing digital and/or physical evidence.
  • Uses forensically sound procedures to determine results.
  • Observes proper evidence custody and control procedures, documents procedures and findings and prepares comprehensive written notes and reports.
  • Develops, researches, and maintains proficiency in tools, techniques, countermeasures, and trends in computer and network vulnerabilities, data hiding, and encryption
  • Utilizes software applications for the analysis and processing of digital images.
  • Perform as a member of an interdisciplinary team in a Managed Security Solution (MSS) Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) providing 24/7 support operations, cyber security monitoring, and customer support. Job normally works day shift but may require shift work to cover gaps as the mission requires. 
  • Perform network vulnerability analysis and reporting.
  • Perform network security monitoring and analysis, identifies suspicious and malicious activities, identifies and tracks malicious code (including worms, viruses, Trojan horses, etc), enters and tracks events and incidents.
  • Supports incident escalation and assesses probable impact and damages, identifies damage control, assists in developing course of action and recovery procedures.
  • Knowledge of LANs, VPNs, Routers, firewalls, Applies knowledge of current IA policy at the national IA structure, roles of major organizations how they interrelate and interact, and shortcomings in this structure.
  • Reviews and recommends IA solutions to customer problems based on an understanding of how products and services interrelate and support the IA mission and the viewpoints of the consumers of those products and services.
  • Analyzes and recommends resolution of IA problems based on knowledge of the major IA products and services, an understanding of their limitations, and a working knowledge of the disciplines of IA.
  • , TCP/IP, firewalls, VPN, IDS/IPS
  • Familiarity with relevant security requirements documents such as STIGS
  • SOC/CSOC/NOSC experience
  • Certified Ethical Hacker, or equivalent


Degree and Certification

  • QUALIFICATIONS. A Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related scientific or technical discipline is required. This position requires eight(8) years in general experience four (4) years of IA specialized experience. Hold a current senior level Information Security related Certification (CISSP, GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender, Information Security Professional, Cisco CCNP Security, and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).
  • A Certificate from a nationally recognized information systems security organization in Networks, Information Systems, Engineering, business, or other related scientific or technical discipline plus six (6) may be considered equivalent.

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 120137

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

No Discrimination. 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, 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. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check.


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

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Job Details

Date Posted April 23, 2019
Date Closes May 23, 2019
Requisition 375870400
Located In Herndon, VA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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