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Lumen Federal Information Security Engineer - Remote in Helena, Montana

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

We are currently seeking a Lead Engineer of Information Security, to join the Global Security organization. In this role, you will be a key member of a team that builds technology to protect the world’s largest companies, governments, and millions of homes from advanced security threats – while maximizing our competitiveness in the market. We are looking for a skilled, hands-on engineer with career interest in security and motivation to own the engineering testing, certification and design of CenturyLink security solutions.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Security Product Engineering – Independently researches, evaluates, engineers, develops, troubleshoots, and supports solutions and infrastructure for the company’s Managed Security portfolio, including endpoint security and integration with the IP network elements.

  • Technical Documentation and Test Procedures - Defines and executes repeatable test procedures, creation of technical documentation and delivery of scalable standards for all implementation, provisioning and support functions.

  • Solution Design - Responsibility for independent engineering design to include collaboration with the Security Architecture and Tier1 and Tier2 Operations staff on engineering design, testing and operational implementation of complex security solutions.

  • Improve Existing Processes - Assesses security operational processes to identify opportunities to optimize, enhance and automate processes to achieve the greatest impact.

  • Security Product Support - Ensure ongoing scale, management and monitoring of deployed solutions.

  • Lifecycle Management - Define process and support all platform lifecycle management, to include the yearly audit functions, end of lifecycle platform, customer migration and equipment decommissioning functions.

  • Vendor Relations - Develops partnerships with key equipment suppliers. Communicates requirements, guidance and vision to the vendor community to develop, implement and support security solutions.

  • Demonstrate Company’s Values - maintains a positive open demeanor, encourages different points of view; provides timely information; communicates context for business decisions; fosters teamwork and collaboration.

What We Look For in a Candidate


  • Confident and mature individual with a high degree of energy, enthusiasm and a can-do attitude to achieve outstanding, timely, and quality results and operate at the highest levels of excellence and process efficiency.

  • Must possess broad technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies used both within the service provider security, data center, cloud technologies and network infrastructure.

  • Working experience with Managed Security Services platforms and solutions, such as multitenant log management, vulnerability scanning and reporting, e-mail security, key/certificate management, etc.

  • Development of custom tools and programs based on specified requirements.

  • Experience with common computing platforms, including Windows Servers, RedHat & Ubuntu Linux Servers

  • Experience with system, network, or security administration/engineering in a Unix-based environment

  • Experience using industry leading security solutions and technologies such as firewalls and UTM devices

  • Demonstrated working experience managing the Splunk event feed, indexing, processing and analytics infrastructure.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to successfully interact as a member of the engineering team and effectively collaborate in a diverse, multi-functional department.

  • Experience working with government programs, employees, and contractors.

  • 10+ years of progressively expanding responsibilities and experience in telecommunications, networking, technology management or security operations.

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field, or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong preference to candidates with federal TIC (Trusted Internet Connections) or MTIPS (Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services) experience.

  • Strong preference to candidates with SOC (Security Operations Center) engineering and deployment experience.

  • Hands-on experience with accreditation and acceptance processes for complex, integrated solutions in a DOD or federal government environment.

  • Working experience with data center platforms, such as service provider edge/core devices, Ethernet switch platforms, load balancers, etc.

  • Experience in application development/code assessment/reversing PHP, Python, UNIX shell, ELK

  • Experience with automation tools such as Ansible, Salt, Puppet, Chef and working with various different types of APIs: REST, SOAP, etc.

  • Professional/technical certifications, such as CISSP, CISM or CISA.

  • Knowledge of project management practices and experience with agile development process.

  • Preference to candidates with an existing S clearance.

Requisition #: 269141

EEO Statement

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, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


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