Lead Network Security Engineer

CenturyLink, Inc

Omaha, NE Cybersecurity

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.

The Lead Engineer position will focus on engineering and/or operation of the firewall perimeter and load-balancing architecture and services within the Internal Network Services (INS) organization.  Job duties include:

  • Will perform as the technical lead on technical issues and effectively identify and resolves problems, provides direction on network strategy, network reliability and ensures a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • This position is a technical support SME (subject matter expert) for the existing infrastructure and is responsible for mentoring lower level engineers and support staff. 
  • This position also assumes ownership and accountability in areas of recognized technical expertise and provides technical leadership, guidance and assistance across different segments for the firewall environment.
  • Partners and collaborates with others in the resolution of interoperability problems to maintain and enhance effective operations across all platforms file transfers, multimedia, e-mail and teleconferencing. 
  • Will perform high level trouble identification, interpretation of standards and will resolve and recommend fixes for complex internal network problems or issues.
  • Will be responsible for working with network engineers in helping develop written standards as well as helping deploy hardware in our various networks, training the team on current and new technologies and interacting with the different vendors identifying all new hardware. 
  • Responsible for network designs and helping ensure that the company provides the level of support as outlined in all vendor contracts.

The position may also be called upon to periodically represent CenturyLink on National and International Standard Forums, providing technical expertise demonstrating CenturyLinks position as an industry leader and innovator.‚‚‚

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5-7 years of networking firewall experience
  • 5-7 years of experience troubleshooting production firewalls
  • Experience with Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Juniper, Cisco security products
  • Experience with Foundry/Brocade load balancers
  • Ability to put together process documents
  • On-call required to maintain 99.999% uptime

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CISSP / CCNP / CCSE certifications recommended but not required


Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Kansas-New Century; US-Louisiana-Monroe; US-Nebraska-Omaha; US-Washington-Seattle

Requisition #: 124610

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/ 

EEO Statement

No Discrimination. 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, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, œprotected statuses). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check.


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: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

Job Segment: Network Security, Network, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Security, Technology, Engineering

Job ID: 1935

Posted about 1 month ago

Share This Job