CenturyLink Technical Service Engineer - Storage in Winnersh, United Kingdom

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia.

Technical Service Engineer - Storage

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:

The Hosting storage department is accountable for all storage support for CenturyLink managed hosting storage systems, Comprising of Incident Management, Change Management, Request Fulfilment and interacting closely with Problem management.

The Technical Service Engineer (TSE) is responsible for leading the technical relationship of one or more CenturyLink clients. They will provide superior support to a subset of CenturyLink Clients in a complex network and/or hosting solutions environment. The TSE will review, approve and execute change requests to ensure successful change management. They will troubleshoot storage systems and SAN switch incidents to provide the maximum availability and optimal Mean Time To Repair. The TSE will be responsible for ensuring a positive Client relationship. They will ensure the Operations Center has all documentation necessary to understand and support their clients

The role will be working on a shift pattern from Monday to Friday. The hours worked are a standard 8 hour day anytime between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

  • Identify, resolve, and/or escalate storage 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 Client environments

  • Through Client consultation, realize growth opportunities for production Client 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

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

  • Other duties as assigned


HP 3PAR Product Line

· V400/V800 model series

· T400/T800 model series



NetApp Product Line

· 3xxx, 6xxx, and 8xxx model series


· Clustered Data OnTap (CDOT)

· Snap feature set

Brocade Product Line

· DCX, 62xx, 85xx model series

FalconStor Product Line

· FalconStor Network Storage Server

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Previous storage operations support experience in enterprise, IT or service provider environment

  • Experience diagnosing complex issues vendor specific capture analysis

  • Hands on experience with a subset (but not limited to) the following technologies:


oNetApp 7mode

oNetApp CDOT

oFalconStor technologies

oBrocade SAN

  • A commitment to delivering a superior Client experience through direct interaction with Clients 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Shell/Perl/Expect/Powershell and/or other scripting languages and/or web development technologies like HTML, XML, Java

  • Familiarization with SAS-70 and ITIL guidelines and practices

  • Technical certifications in areas of expertise (3PAR, NetApp, Brocade, EMC, HDS, etc)

  • Project Management experience

  • Certificates of training in associated fields/equipment

Alternate Location: UK-Berkshire-Winnersh

Requisition #: 132727

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.

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