CenturyLink Senior Engineer (Network/Telco) - Tier 4) in Singapore, Singapore

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a US$18B global communications and IT services company that powers the needs of 98% of Fortune 500 companies. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services.

Job Summary

Description/ Position Summary:

Working Hour: Monday – Friday (0900 hour to 1730 hour)

(Weekend/ after office hour support is required based on assignment)

This Senior Engineer is a position in Operations Engineering Tier 4 Support Group. The team's given mission goal is to Drive Operational Excellence “to get Day 1 Right” and Continuous improvement for an outstanding customer experience

He/She has to be knowledgeable on Telecommunication, in LAN and WAN Networking Technology. He/She is certified and hands-on experience on Router Technology in Switching-Routing Protocol, Security and Firewall Services. He / She to be Team Player, Dedicated, Committed, Meticulous, and Very Customer focused to ensure any of team/his activities not causing any Unexpected Outage

  • To perform network audit on existing customer and sometimes on new turn-up opportunity focus on “get Day 1 Right”

  • The objective is guarantee Optimum Network Configuration build according to CTL Product and Customer Specification to assure High Performance and High Availability 24 x 7 x 365 throughout

  • To Identify impacted Component to Reduce Risk or to Mitigate Customer Business impact due to Maintenance or Upgrade Augmentation Work

  • Maintain Hardware and Software to current working standard and Perform Upgrade when required

  • Both at Data Center or Colo’s Infrastructure-Core Equipment and Customer Premises Equipment

  • To seek and provide Continuous improvement for an outstanding customer experience

  • To provide remediation and execute change compliance to CTL and Customer Global Change Management Process.

  • To Accept or to be Point of Escalation to troubleshoot / break fix network incidents to provide the maximum availability and optimal Mean-Time-To Repair.

  • Seek and Take Opportunity, Collaborate with various dedicated Client Service Partner and Program Manager for ensuring a positive Customer relationship and to secure Customer Excellence experience

  • To research and evaluate new tools, be innovative to find new tools and write script (automation) to provide proactive monitoring and support capability

Job Description

Position Objectives:

  • Maintain network stability through Optimum Network Configuration , with Proactive Management Capabilities and Full Compliance to Customer Technical Specification and Design

  • Capable to do advanced troubleshooting, timely resolution of customer incidents, Identify and Prepare Proactive maintenance

  • Deliver superior customer service through professional, comprehensive, take ownership provide timely communication for all Requests

  • Focus on Zero Unexpected Outage to improve Customer loyalty and Net Promoter scores rating.

  • Support the Financial Service Desk, Technical Service Engineer, and Customer Service Support and take active parts in the regular Service Reviews.

  • 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

  • Work with the Account team to built a strong client relationship and in new growth opportunity

Essential Duties:

  • Dedicated and willing to work after office hour

  • Conduct Network Audit

  • Execute Remediation based on Global Change Management Process

  • Provide Proactive Quality Audits of New Implementations (“Transition to Support”) –

  • 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:

  • 8 Years of Network and Telco experience.

  • 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 (6509, 7609, 12000, IOS XR)

  • Juniper Routers and Switches (EX, MX, QFX)

  • Alcatel

  • Arista Switch (7124S)

  • Blade Switch (G8124)

  • 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 guidelines 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/equipments


High School Diploma or Equivalent in Computer Science

Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science or Information Systems

Requisition #: 156108

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