IT Systems Engineer III - Federal

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Job Description

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

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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.  

Department: Engineering/IT Jobs

Company Information

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.
Dice Id : 10226217
Position Id : 148308-en_US

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