CenturyLink Network Security Engineer - DDOS in Broomfield, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com 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 at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

The Network Security Engineer supporting DDoS is responsible for finding solutions for new product features, constraints and platform challenges. This person serves as the subject matter expert for the mitigation platforms and the engineering authority over new product features and capabilities. A successful engineer will possess experience and understanding of: internet routing , volumetric DDOS scrubbing systems, layer 7 proxy mitigation, and unix shell scripting. Engineers are expected to identify and design solutions for issues involving: new features, interoperability, vulnerabilities, service limits, and system constraints facing the platform and product. In addition, engineers are responsible to envision, evaluate new capabilities and predict future needs, then engage stakeholders, vendors and peers to define and pursue these needs. The successful engineer is a strong communicator and relationship builder, using their soft skills to: influence stakeholders, achieve group consensus, and obtain resource commitment. The engineer is a de-facto leader in the organization and committed to directly mentoring of junior engineers and technicians, as well as, consistently demonstrating behaviors aligned with our core values.

Job Description

  • Perform engineering support for the DDOS products by developing solutions to: improve service, scalability and deliver new features

  • Support SOC & DDOS stakeholders with training and engineering guidance

  • Supports Network System Maintenance - plan, write MOPs, test, schedule and execute DDOS platform maintenance

  • Directly engages in advanced troubleshooting and delivery with stakeholders, including end customers

  • Manages DDOS vendors to drive bug, vulnerability, interoperability issues while defining and advocating for future needs.

  • Identifies configuration, procedures and practices required to accomplish platform surveillance, service delivery

  • Receive and respond to engineering referrals from our business stakeholders


  • Strong understanding and practical experience with DDOS, IP, BGP, ECMP, & GRE

  • Experience evaluating and editing router interface configurations and routing policy (Nokia and Junipers).

  • Ability to learn and develop new techniques for scrubbing customer internet traffic

  • Performs data analysis to formulate explanations and descriptions of traffic related events & attacks .

  • Ability and commitment to communicate effectively, consistently chooses communication methods to ensure critical information reaches and persuades intended audience

  • Uses strong interpersonal skills to build partnerships with stakeholders and peers

  • Possesses leadership qualities and persuades stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition # : 193213

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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