IT Systems Engineer III - Federal

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Date: Oct 6, 2017

Location: Herndon, VA, US, 21090

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

The Engineer will work in a challenging, hands-on environment supporting the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS), and other specialized customers in support of National Cyber Protection System
(NCPS) initiatives. The candidate will be responsible for ordering, implementation, and repairing of the DHS
sponsored solution. The Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with peers and customers. The
job also requires hands on technical support of routers, switches, servers, and firewalls in a secure Data Center
and office environment.

Job Description

Development of the solution approach and Solution addressing Cyber Security system architectures and integration with supporting operations support systems and business support systems
The candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in system architecture and engineering disciplines. Specific technical knowledge of enterprise level networking and network security
Analyzes, develops, recommends, implements and supports innovative, cost effective IPS/IDS protection systems
Evaluates and recommends future technologies and methodologies that will enhance future capabilities
Designs requirements-based technical solutions in support of CenturyLink Cyber Security programs, projects, solutions and offerings, and assists with program start-up, transition and transformation of the solution or offering design into production
Maintains expert knowledge of technology and seeks opportunities to benefit CenturyLink’s customers
Recommends optimized solutions to support current and long range planning and collaborates with project team leads in the selection, recommendation and approvals of tools and technologies to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction
Conducts presentations to customers to educate or obtain approvals on design concepts and technology recommendations
Provides architectural and design support including customer briefings
Provide hands on Tier 3 support
Proven ability to work in a dynamic team environment with changing requirements and competing priorities
Identify new network security technologies
Develop and support security Research and Development concepts
Assist in the formulation of new programs
Assess proposed solutions in a system of systems environment to include impact on network and application layer efficiencies
Assist in laboratory demonstrations and evaluations
Evaluate emerging security products and implementations developed by outside vendors
Hands on Tier 3 support
Experience with Linux (Redhat, CentOS) at the command line and familiar with server level
  technology (Apache, JBoss, SQL)
Troubleshooting server issues: systems, applications and connectivity
Enterprise systems experience from the standpoint of knowing how to manage a large number of
  servers: engineering, deployment, operations and maintenance.
PXE, Kickstart, Automated system builds
Thorough understanding with virtualization and virtual networking (VMware)
Familiarity with IPTables and SELinux
Familiarity with troubleshooting LDAP, Kerberos, OpenSSL certs, system hardening.
Experience with Shell scripting, Perl or Python experience
Experience with data center servers including blade servers
Experience with mass system configuration management
Experience with Remedy, Monitoring Tools (Solarwinds/Nagios/JIRA)
Job Requires:
A Bachelor’s  Degree and/or Advanced degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science and experience, or a strong interest in, the cyber security field, with emphasis on Network Protection technologies and techniques
Understanding of mobile networking in a military environment and the impact of integrating security solutions
A proven track record in the communications, networking and/or security arenas
Knowledge and experience should include computer network operations, network access and protection techniques and technologies, software coding, encryption and cross domain solutions
 Must be available for rotating on-call and work after hours as needed
 Must be able to work a flexible work schedule
 Candidate must be a US Citizen and hold an active Department of Defense TOPSECRET
  clearance and the ability to obtain SCI


Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 148308

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, “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.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

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