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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 will primarily reside at the customer's program office and will provide Certification and Accreditation (C&A) support to the customer. The Lead Information Security Engineer will write and maintain Program System Security Plans and Certification and Accreditation (C&A) in accordance with ICD 503.  Additionally they will provide Systems Engineering, Operations Security and some minor user management responsibilities.  Shall be able to conduct research and have comfort level and skills necessary to articulate certification and accreditation issues and recommendations to all levels of Government counterparts and leadership.

Job Description


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 and preferably 10 or more years supporting Certification and Accreditation at all levels of classification
  • Ability to apply professional judgment in critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to independently communicate and work with customer personnel, from technical staff to leadership
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Team orientated
  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in MIS
  • Active TS/SCI with current SSBI Security Clearance and a Polygraph are Required




Associates or Equivalent in Computer Science or Other Technology

Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science or Other Technology

Alternate Location: 14794; 14808

Requisition #: 161307

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

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, Engineer, Computer Science, Systems Engineer, Security, Technology, Engineering