Lead IT Systems Engineer - Federal (N)

Date: Jun 29, 2019


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


Cyber engineer performing research and development, software design, programming, and support of Cyberservices and capabilities to government customers.

Job Description


  • Performs as a member of a small yet highly skilled team of engineers developing, implementing, and sustaining new and emerging cyber capabilities such as advanced analytics, automated security services, cloud-based environments, and intelligence driven solutions. 
  • Interacts closely with network engineers, security personnel, program managers and vendors to establish system/capability requirements and designs technical solutions to meet critical cyber services performance criteria.
  • Leads in the development and implementation of new enterprise-level cyber service projects.
  • Interacts extensively with internal engineering and support teams as well as with Tier IV support engineers of various hardware/software vendors to solve difficult problems with operational services.  
  • Assists in resolution of escalated trouble reports to ensure resolution in a manner which least disrupts customer service.  Works with cyber operators, when requested, to conduct in-depth analysis of system or software issues.  
  • Develops methods and procedures for protection of the network, systems, and applications.  
  • Develops and implements detailed standard operating procedures dealing with provisioning, integration, operations, and support of customer cyber services.  
  • Provides project status to management.  
  • Provides after-hours support on an on-call basis, as required.



  • 5 years’ experience as python developer required
  • 5 years’ experience in agile software development practices to include the use of IT automation and open sources tools like Ansible and Kubernetes  
  • 5 years’ experience in software operations including continuous integration/continuous development utilizing DevOps principles and development processes
  • 5 years’ experience designing, planning, and implementing cyber services required.
  • 5 years’ experience working closely within Linux based operating systems
  • Experience engineering and developing new products, services, or capabilities from infancy to production implementation
  • Experience working in small groups, but with the ability to work independently


Other Qualifications


  • Position requires a Top Secret clearance. 
  • Self-motivated and able to work well in a distributed office
  • Motivated by challenges and developing unique solutions for customers



Bachelors or Equivalent in Information Systems or Computer Science

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Texas-San Antonio; US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 210174

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/ 

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