IT SYSTEMS ENGINEER III, FEDERAL MB
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CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. We are an industry-leading provider of communications, high speed Internet and entertainment services from coast to coast. Our combination of business and residential service solutions - including home and wireless voice solutions and digital television - provide innovative solutions to our customers. We provide data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

CenturyLink offers you the opportunity to develop and cultivate your career as we lead the communications industry into the future. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com

Company Description
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms.
 
The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers.
 
CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber-optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers.
 
CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.

CenturyLink Technology Solutions, formerly known as Savvis, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. 

 
Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use CTS to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing. 
 
By outsourcing to CTS and CenturyLink, enterprises can focus on their core business while we ensure the quality of their IT infrastructure automation.
 
IT Systems Engineer III, Federal MB
 
Job Description:

Engineer III position is responsible to the operations manager for advanced network security tasks/processes in a complex, secure and challenging environment in support of a nationwide fiber optic transport network and two geographically separated network support centers. 
 
Deploys maintains, and troubleshoots firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention devices, vulnerability assessment tools, event and log analysis, security change tracking and other network security systems and devices. 
 
Installs, documents, and manages security software/system tools, configurations, and tests/verifies processes to ensure standard and secure implementation and use of systems, tools, and processes. 
 
Provides recommendations and engineering solutions for new security systems and procedures as well as modifications to current configurations. 
 
Troubleshoots and analyzes security software/system tools to ensure compatibility and integration with hardware systems. 
 
Reacts quickly and competently to identify, track, document, escalate, and resolve immediate network vulnerabilities/threats. 
 
Customizes security system software based on research and customer needs as appropriate. 
 
Coordinates and facilitates communications with engineering and security departments and commercial vendors to identify, investigate and resolve security vulnerability matters. 
 
Communicates status of security system, processes, ongoing malicious activity, and possible vulnerabilities with management and customers. 
 
Acts as technical lead on new security system initiatives or countermeasures 
Responds to the escalation of trouble reports by isolation of problem and mobilization of resources capable of affecting a resolution in a manner which least disrupts customer service within acceptable security risks. 
 
Experience with IBM Blade Centers/Servers, Tipping Point IDS/IPS, McAfee Firewall and Host Based Security System, and Ciena optical equipment highly desired. Experience with accreditation of DoD information systems and knowledge of NIST Special Publication 800-37, 'Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems,' developed by the Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative Working Group, transforms the traditional Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process into the six-step Risk Management Framework (RMF). 
 
Provides after-hours support on an on-call basis, as required. 


Job Requirements
Qualifications:

This position requires a TS/SCI cleared person and is critical to day to day operational support of a very high priority customer and over 220 current locations nationwide. 
CISSP certification required. 

MCSE and CCNA certifications desired. 

Bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology field and three years experience or seven years applicable work experience.   
 


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