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CenturyLink ENGINEER II - FEDERAL in HERNDON, Virginia

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

The candidate would perform a wide variety of evaluation, maintenance, installation, testing, training, documentation, measures of performance, and accountability tasks related to both Quality Assurance (QA) /Quality Control (QC) of the Program Network, and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology. These tasks are to ensure each facet of performance meets the customers’ requirements. Travel will be a major component of this position, as will associated training enabling the candidate to retain and execute specialized tasks.

Job Description


  • Have a minimum of Four (4) years of experience installing, maintaining, testing, documenting, and troubleshooting telecommunications equipment and systems, both Inside Plant (ISP), and Outside Plant (OSP).

  • Have the ability to interpret, redline, and critique Methods of Procedure (MOP’s), Engineering Design Packages (EDP’s), and associated As-Builts for the purpose of Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) on a by site and network level.

  • Must be able to learn new technologies which continually change due to network additions or upgrades to meet the customers’ requirements.

  • Must be able to work independently in the field and address/engineer on the spot solutions, or provide recommendations concerning installations, alarming, wiring, DC power, measures of performance, troubleshooting, and accurately document actions/observations on site.

  • Must be able to follow established SOP’s, Procedures, Guidelines, Policies, Processes, and Standards.

  • Will be involved working with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology, and associated equipment, fuel infrastructure, compressed air infrastructure, software/firmware, documentation and testing of said equipment.

  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical activities to include, but not limited to: moving objects weighing at least fifty (50) pounds.

  • Must be able to work well with others to achieve a common goal, foster a cooperative climate with co-workers, and poses good communication and social skills.

  • Must have work experience and knowledge with related Telecommunications tools, test sets/kits, and materials to include, but not limited to: power meters, multi-meters, fiber splicing, fiber optic testing, fiber optic cleaning, ISP installation, maintaining of equipment, troubleshooting, and others.

  • Must have prior computer work experience with, but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Visio, and be able to write procedures, produce MOP’s, update EDP’s, update As-Builts, and provide end of day site visit forms.


  • A Minimum of Four (4) years of Experience in Telecommunications Field Installation and Test and Turn Up (TTU).

  • Familiarity with Hardened Electronics and Radiation Technology protective measures is highly desired.

  • Exceptional Telecommunications Troubleshooting Skills required.

  • Exceptional Communications Skills required.

  • Able to work independently and in a multi-disciplined team environment required.

  • DC or AC Power experience desired.

  • BICSI Certification in ISP a plus.

  • Writing Skills desired.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, like discipline, or equivalent experience.

Security Requirements

  • US Citizenship Required

  • Active TS/SCI

  • Must maintain eligibility for access to classified information

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 214488

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

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.