Sr Lead Cybersecurity Program Manager

Centurylink Ashburn , VA 20147

Posted 2 weeks ago

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at 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 for more information.

Job Summary

The Cyber Security Program Manager is the single point of contact for all technical, management, contracts, and personnel matters associated with service delivery. May direct additional program management staff in providing the necessary administrative and management expertise for effective program control and reporting. Is responsible for managing a team of cyber security engineers, analysts, forensic specialists, and other technical staff charged with cyber security defense of enterprise IT systems and networks. The scope of these responsibilities includes technical, quality, cost and schedule planning, management, execution, and reporting for a diverse range of information security technical and analytical projects and activities.

Job Description

  • Responsible for ensuring that the client's cyber defense protections are adequate and effective.

  • Provides recommendations to client leadership and technical management regarding current and future cyber security policy considerations and technologies, based on ongoing assessment of the evolving threat environment.

  • Monitor all operations and infrastructure.

  • Maintain all security tools and technology.

  • Monitor internal and external policy compliance.

  • Monitor regulation compliance if supporting a heavily regulated industry and are dealing with things like credit card, health care data, or other personally identifiable information.

  • Work with different departments in the company to reduce risk. Plans and conducts consultation with users, management, vendors, and technical staff to assess computing needs and system requirements that may affect the client's cyber security posture.

  • Planning and executing multi-faceted large scale and enterprise wide security projects in accordance with established policies, regulations, and cycle best practices.

  • Establishing clear roles, responsibilities, lines of authority, communications, and accountability among staff

  • Utilization of program and project management best practices. Identifying staff development and training needs and ensure that training, mentoring, and hands-on assistance is available to raise the talent/skill level of staff as appropriate

  • Creating and developing security assessment solutions.

  • Assist Pre-Sales with helping improve procedures and functions.

  • Assist with collecting customer business and technical requirements and determining recommended solution(s).

  • Build and review Statement of Work (SOWs) ensuring quality and accuracy

  • Align assessment opportunities with the correct delivery partners and ensuring scopes meet client needs while remaining cost effective


  • 8+ years of IT Security experience with Bachelor's Degree, or 6 +years experience with Master's Degree, or 12+ Years of experience as a Senior Network Engineer/Security Architect

  • Experience in Leading and Managing Projects and Program Management Life Cycles i.e., IT Portfolio Management

  • One or more of the following certifications: PMP, CISSP, CISM, GSEC, GCIH, or GSLC

  • Experience with CenturyLink systems and processes highly preferred


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Ashburn; US-Work From Home-Work At Home

Requisition # : 211234

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

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.


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.

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