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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 Description

The Senior Engineer is responsible for leading the technical relationship of one or more CenturyLink clients. They will provide superior support to a subset of CenturyLink customers in a complex network environment. The Senior Engineer will review, approve and execute change requests to ensure successful change management. They will troubleshoot systems and network incidents to provide the maximum availability and optimal Mean Time To Repair. The Senior Engineer will be responsible for ensuring a positive customer relationship. They will ensure the Operations Center has all documentation necessary to understand and support their clients.

Working Schedule: This position could either be a "Night Shift" or "Weekend Shift".

Position Objectives:

  • Deliver superior customer service through professional, comprehensive, and timely communication for all Incidents and Requests for Change

  • Ensure timely response, escalation, and resolution to promote the rapid restoration of services for all incidents

  • Through review and approval, ensure methodical and successful execution of customer change requests

  • Maintain network stability through advanced troubleshooting, timely resolution of customer incidents, and proactive maintenance

  • Maintain and improve client loyalty and Net Promoter scores

  • Partner with the Account and Sales team and aid in the regular Service Reviews. Work with the Account team to built a strong client relationship and grown revenue

Essential Duties:

  • Identify, resolve, and/or escalate network issues according to procedural documentation and training

  • Creative problem-solving to identify the source of problems

  • Create or update documentation including network diagrams, procedures, and policies to ensure consistent support of customer environments

  • Through customer consultation, realize growth opportunities for production customer environments.

  • Provide guidance to adjacent support tiers to assist in resolution of complex network, system and security incidents

  • Provide and obtain timely updates to/from relevant parties (internal and external)

  • Partner with the Problem Management Center to reduce re-occurring incidents

  • Provide consultative assistance to the Operations Center during off hours as needed

  • Review system and network configurations with Service Delivery to ensure successful implementation of services into production

  • Perform incident trend analysis to promote a stable solution within the environment.

  • Other duties as assigned

Critical Skills:

  • Previous Operating Systems support experience in enterprise, IT or service provider environment

  • Experience diagnosing complex issues through packet capture analysis (Wireshark, tcpdump, snoop, Sniffer Pro)

  • Hands on experience including but not limited to:

  • Network hardware and software such as Cisco, Juniper, and Arista.

  • MPLS Networks, VRF, and Multicast routing.

  • Routing protocols such as BGP, EIGRP, RIP, and OSPF

  • A commitment to delivering a superior customer experience through direct interaction with customers during support and change management

  • Ability to quickly adapt to advancing technologies and procedural changes

  • Proven incident and problem solving (troubleshooting) skills with an emphasis on a timely resolution

  • Ability to coordinate and communicate effectively with other technologists and business partners to maintain high service levels in a demanding environment

  • Ability to work well in team environment

  • Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills

  • Ability to drive escalation and manage customer expectations

Desired Skills:

  • Hands on experience with one or more of the following:

  • Multicast routing

  • PIM

  • IGMP

  • Network and Systems hardware platforms

  • Cisco routers and switches (6500, 7600, 12000, IOS XR)

  • Juniper Routers and Switches (EX4000, QFX3500, QFX5100, M7I, MX960)

  • Alcatel (ALU 7750)

  • Arista Switch (7124S)

  • Corvil Network Latency Management

  • UDP/TCP protocols such as SSH, FTP, HTTP, DNS, SNMP, and others

  • NAT, VRRP, and HSRP

  • Transport technologies such as ATM, Frame Relay, POS and MPLS

  • Familiarization with SAS-70 and ITIL guildelines and practices

  • Technical certifications in areas of expertise (Cisco, Juniper, ITIL, Wireshark, PMP)

  • Project Management Experience

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education in related fields

  • Certificates of training in associated fields/equipment

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. No phone calls, please.

Job Location

Town And Country, MO US

Position Type


Alternate Location: US-Missouri-Town And Country

Requisition # : 224615

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.