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CenturyLink Senior Engineer -Federal (AP2) in HERNDON, Virginia

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 Description

  • The individual will develop, execute, and manage various network management tool suites

  • Troubleshoot and isolate network management faults including SNMP or IP connectivity issues

  • Knowledge in Linux/Unix and Windows server builds to include Server and Database Administration

  • Responsible for maintenance of the various system hardware and software on multiple different platforms

  • Applicant will be required to monitor systems and ensure availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support availability

  • Assist project development and new initiatives as a technical resource using network management tools as well as performing duties as documenting requirements, mapping and program logic, designing solutions, testing and implementation

  • Understand and interpret customer requirement and develop solutions to meet requirements

  • Develop and maintain system documentation, including technical specifications, data mapping, program logic and flowcharts

  • Responsible for performing moderately complex network designs; performing upgrades to limited segments of the network, and performing routine network operations and maintenance



  • Active TS/SCI with Poly Required

  • BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and eight (8) to twelve (12) years of progressive, relevant experience, or and MS degree in a computer or system science discipline and seven (7) to ten (10) years of progressive experience, or a Ph.D. degree in a computer or system science discipline and two (2) to five (5) years or progressive experience.

  • UNIX/LINUX System Administrative experience

  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds. Must be able to work weekends and holidays as needed, as well as be on-call in a duty rotation.

  • Software/application management (installing, testing, and updating Operating Systems (OS) and software on systems and servers).

  • Account management (adding and removing accounts, managing user access and privileges)

  • Server management (running backups, monitoring and tuning performance, rebooting, setting up cron jobs, looking after the hardware and reviewing log files).

  • Security management (managing host-based firewalls, checking file permissions, and checking on important security configurations).

  • User management – Must have outstanding people skills

Desired Requirements:

  • Certified Linux Administrator

  • Experience with HP NNMI, and BBNA

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

  • Oracle Solaris System Administrator (OCA)

  • Oracle Solaris System Administrator (OCP)

  • Microsoft MCSE

  • Network Certifications: Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCDP, CCIE


  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office product suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint)

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-McLean

Requisition # : 210449

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.