CenturyLink Operations Technician 2 - Federal in Herndon, Virginia

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.

Job Summary

The Operations Tech II – Federal ISP is a member of a highly-skilled technical team working on complex network system equipment, and installation and maintenance assignments. With little or no supervision configures, installs, tests, and maintains network fiber optic equipment (OC-3 to OC-192, 1Gig to 100GE and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) components).


Job Description

  • Use software and hardware tools to identify and diagnose network status and performance in the field

  • Tests DWDM and SONET circuits

  • Leads a team in turning up circuits across SONET and DWDM platforms

  • Document all efforts in a timely manner

  • Provide functional guidance

  • Under supervision, installs and troubleshoots of DC power systems

  • Directs the installation and troubleshooting of timing systems

  • Performs and document QCs on installations

  • Performs PMIs

  • Assists in the development of program deliverables

  • Carries a pager for after hour call-outs (as required)


Minimum Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship required

  • Clearance: Active TS/SCI with Poly

  • Must maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information (applicants selected will be subject to a government security re-investigation

  • Associate degree in Engineering, Electronics, Software, or Networks; or a related technical or vocational education or equivalent experience

  • Experience with SONET equipment and networks required

  • Five or more years’ applicable work experience

  • Understand network test procedures, use network test equipment, and interpret test results

  • Possesses knowledge of troubleshooting SONET and DWDM platforms

  • Possesses an understanding of network testing, uses network test equipment and documents efforts in a professional manner

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing

  • Experience with Cisco MSTP, MSSP and MSPP equipment helpful

  • Experience with Cisco switches, routers, and fundamental knowledge of TCP/I


Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 186233

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/

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