CenturyLink Senior Network Engineer in Tokyo, Japan
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.
The Hosting compute department is accountable for all platform support for CenturyLink managed hosting Clients, Comprising of Incident Management, Change Management, Request Fulfillment and interacting closely with Problem management.
The Senior Network Engineer is member of JP Hosting Operations and working with peer positions in the US, EMEA and APAC regions. The successful candidate will be capable of meeting demands for timely customer facing feedback on on-going escalated issues, root cause reports and will drive internal technical teams towards the effective and efficient operations activities as assigned by regional or global mgmt. They will provide superior support to Client environment in a complex network and/or hosting solutions architecture and to any network product in CenturyLink. The ideal candidate will have extensive operational experience in various systems and environment, and will have a broad understanding of networking technologies which support it.
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 system 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
Communicating and collaborating with local and global teams.
Monday to Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
24x7 on-call (Mobile phone will be provided by CenturyLink Japan)
Japanese: Native Level
English: Higher Business Level
Identify, resolve, and/or escalate hosting 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 Centre to reduce re-occurring incidents
Provide consultative assistance to the Operations Centre 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.
Participate in mandatory meeting and training sessions
Other duties as assigned
Email and Phone based communications in both Japanese and English
Reading and Writing in both Japanese and English
Previous Operating Systems support experience in enterprise, IT or service provider environment
Hands on experience with the following:
Support and analysis of firewall and security technologies (IDS,IPS,WAF)
Virtual and physical security technologies (ie. Cisco ACE/FWSM, ASA, IP tables, ACL, Fortigate, etc.)
Layer 2 and 3 networking technologies (Cisco 6500 series & Juniper devices) as well as configuring and troubleshooting VRFs and VLANs.
Expertise with MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching)
Expertise with the following protocols
Routing Protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP)
Multicast protocols (PIM, IGMP, MVPN)
Support expertise of System Load balancers (F5, Cisco ACE, A10)
A commitment to delivering a superior customer experience through direct interaction with customers during support and change management
Technical certifications in areas of expertise (Cisco, Juniper, Nortel)
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 in Japanese and English
Experience diagnosing complex issues through packet capture analysis (Wireshark, tcpdump, snoop, Sniffer Pro)
Linux Systems (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7, Solaris 10)
Windows Server Systems (Windows 2003 /2008 /2012)
Knowledge of Shell scripting/Perl/Expect/Powershell and/or other scripting languages.
Hardware and firmware exposure in a physical systems environments (HP, IBM, Sun)
Familiarization with ITIL guidelines and practices
Six Sigma or other process improvement methodologies
Project Management experience
Wide Area Network
ISP router (CIENA)
Education or Equivalent Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in related fields
Certificates of training in associated fields/equipment (CCNA/CCNP/Juniper)
Minimum 6-8 years of experience in related IT Field
Masters or Equivalent in Computer Science or Information Systems
Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science or Information Systems
Requisition #: 153008
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