Manager, Information Security

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Date: Feb 13, 2019

Location: Herndon, VA, US, 00000

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

Responsible for managing the Engineering team responsible for security products for Global Network Security issue.

Job Description

  • Manage the team responsible for responding to engineering and sales need, such as but not limited to the following infrastructures: Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS), DDoS Product Offering, Firewalls, VPN Concentrators, Managed Security Service
  • Technical Design and Documentation- Experience managing teams that provide technical engineering designs for security services and infrastructure. Provide high quality documentation to hand off responsibility towards security’s support groups
  • Responsible for responding to and investigate escalated security events, such as but not limited to the following security disciplines: Customer facing security products like network based firewalls, CPE firewalls, managed intrusion detection, and other products under development, Vulnerability remediation, Anti-Virus, etc.
  • Project work – identify trends based on operations escalations, metrics and develop requirements for scale of our MSS products Responsible for Engineering acceptance of new infrastructure and processes, process development, process refinement, and provide operational guidance


  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience in a technical role supporting the telecom sector, including 3+ years in a key security services architectural design / vision development role. 
  • Typical number of direct reports: 4-6
  • Typical number of direct and indirect reports: 10
  • Minimum of 4+ years of management experience. 
  • Intimate knowledge of Managed Security Services industry landscape and platforms including Checkpoint, Fortinet, Cisco, Juniper, Arbor, Radware as well as Service provider edfge/core devices, service enabling devices, Ethernet switch vendors, etc. 
  • Good understanding of IP and Ethernet industry landscape including IP Core/edge routers and service enabling devices as well as internal design and makeup of router/switch devices. 
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills along with the ability to handle an interrupt driven, fast paced environment 
  • Commercial business experience and experience interacting with CTO level customers and vendors 
  • Experience working with government programs a plus


Bachelors or Equivalent in Information Systems or Computer Science

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 209132

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

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