CenturyLink Engineer II in Littleton, Colorado

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

There is an opening for an Engineer II on the IPNOC team. IPNOC Engineers partner in a 24x7x365 team environment and provide technical expertise to manage and support CenturyLink's Internet Backbone. This candidate would be responsible for troubleshooting IP routing and network complexities, gathering data on network performance, and performing hardware and software change activity to network elements of various vendors. The candidate selected for this position will support the CenturyLink IP Data network that includes Legacy Level 3, Qwest, Lightcore, and Savvis core data networks, the Legacy On-Fiber core Ethernet network, and the Legacy Qwest and Savvis ATM/FR network in support of DIA, DSL, L2 Ethernet, VOIP and Hosting customers.


  • Conducting complex network monitoring of internal network circuits and network performance.

  • Strong understanding of the OSI Networking model, especially physical, data link, and network layers.

  • High level physical layer troubleshooting on circuits.

  • Experience working on complex IP issues.

  • Knowledge of troubleshooting route degradation issues, including utilization, bandwidth and latency problems.

  • A high degree of knowledge with IP routing on multiple router platforms.

  • A high level knowledge of IP networking and routing protocols: BGP, MPLS, IS-IS, OSPF.

  • Experience with multiple router platforms including, but not limited to, Cisco, Juniper, Nortel Shasta and Alcatel-Lucent CLIs.

  • Manage and correlate multiple trouble reports.


Minimum Education / Experience:

• 3 plus years of networking experience.

• Experience with Alcatel, Juniper, and/or Cisco routers and switches.

• Router vendor certifications recommended but not required.

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition # : 198036

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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