CenturyLink Senior Network Engineer in Winnersh, United Kingdom

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.

Senior Network Engineer

CenturyLink is a global IT solutions leader that powers the needs of businesses of all sizes through our hybrid IT services including public and private cloud, data centre colocation, managed hosting and network services.

In Europe, we work with leading brands, such as Cancer Research UK, easyJet, Euromoney, G4 Security and Universal Music. Every day we help our clients to deliver agility, innovation and speed to market for their businesses. Every minute they harness the scalability and economics of cloud-based technologies.

An S&P 500 company, CenturyLink is included amongst the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations, employing over 48000 people worldwide with operating revenue in excess of 17 billion dollars.

Job Responsibilities:

This Senior IT Engineer will be a member of the CenturyLink Hosting Infrastructure Engineering and Operations team, responsible for maintaining the Network Infrastructure across CenturyLink global Data Centers. Specifically, the planning, release and execution of all proactive network changes that are problem, capacity or project initiated to ensure CenturyLink Data Centers offer the highest levels of performance and availability.

Responsibilities include technical assessments, infrastructure and customer implementations, migrations and/or transition planning, development of best standards, technical documentation, complex maintenance, troubleshooting and problem resolution.

  • Planning, release and execution of maintenance activities related to Revenue-Growth, Infrastructure Augments or Software Upgrade Rollouts

  • Work on special projects to complete integrations and achieve cost saving

  • Assist in testing of new product release and rollout

  • Proactive Problem Management

  • Provide escalation support for internal escalations

  • Identify opportunities and drive improvement in problem and release management processes

  • Provide consulting services to customers

  • Maintain Data Center Hosting and Cloud Network infrastructure

  • Operational Testing and Documentation for all new product releases

  • Testing and Documentation for Patches and Software Upgrades

  • Perform hands-on configuration and troubleshooting of networking components

  • Respond swiftly within committed SLA time to onsite network troubleshooting requests issued

  • Perform daily network health check monitoring and routine network preventive maintenance

  • Perform frequent Software Defect, Problem Record, and Case Review Analysis

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Network protocols and understanding of data communications in business environment

  • Experience with Network Switches, Routers, and Load Balancers is required.

  • Strong Security knowledge with hand-on installation of firewalls and IDS. Firewalls hand-on skill sets should include PIX, ASA, FWSM, Checkpoint, Palo Alto and NetScreen

  • Strong understanding on internetworking technologies likes VLAN, STP, and Routing Protocol like RIP, ISIS, BGP, and OSP as well as MPLS-based technologies

  • Working knowledge in Internetworking protocols like HTTP, FTP, SMTP, DNS etc

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cisco Certification (CCNA/CCNP/CCIE)

  • Cisco ASA / PIX firewalls, Checkpoint and/or any other firewall platform

  • Enterprise & Core Routing and Switching Experience

  • Cisco ACE & F5 Load Balancer experience

  • Cisco/Foundry/Juniper certification

Alternate Location: UK-Berkshire-Winnersh

Requisition #: 138412

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