CenturyLink INTERN - NETWORK ENGINEER - SUMMER 2019 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

CenturyLink’s internship program is a 10 week, fast-paced and exciting opportunity to gain professional experience within your field of study. Interns within the Product Development and Technology department will be challenged to apply their knowledge gained in the classroom to real world problems. This is a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience working on real world Innovation Initiatives for a Fortune 500 company. This position will allow students to utilize their talents and abilities to innovate on active projects at CenturyLink. The ideal candidate for this CDN and Video Engineering team will have an electrical engineering background. During the internship the intern will work on projects such as; downlink capacity modeling, exploring the details of the LTE Downlink Resource Grid. The intern will also look at MIMO order, Capacity Scenarios and Uplink, investigating uplink limitations and capacity needs.

Job Description

  • Complete stand-alone matlab code to address questions and capacity modeling

  • Study Downlink Capacity Modeling; review capacity needs, and explore the details of the LTE Downlink Resource Grid. Investigate possible scheduler algorithms, and integrate with download simulations.

  • Study MIMO rank and further impact of higher order MIMO

  • Assist with Channel evaluation; map downlink and evaluate downlink capacity

  • Work on Scheduler modeling; Study how different scheduling algorithms can be loaded based on data structures to model several multiple access scheduling approaches.

  • Study Capacity Scenarios; evaluate structure, and investigate the best way to model capacity scenarios

  • Investigate uplink limitations and capacity needs

  • Complete reports presenting multiple hypotheses and resulting capacity modeling results.

Attend Regular (biweekly) meetings or calls to: define detailed work plan, present work updates, and offer opportunities to tweak, modify, or comment on details goals and objectives.


Minimum Job Qualifications:

• Pursuit of Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Network Engineering.

• Technical understanding of the different types of services provided in a consumer telecommunications network. (Ex. 802.11b/g/n/ac/ax wireless, PPP, DHCP, UPnP, Firewall, Internet Security, etc.)

• Must have a high level of professionalism in all activities as well as a high work ethic.

• Strong listening, written and verbal communication skills

• Strong problem-solving skills

• Strong sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines

• Highly motivated, organized, reliable and detail oriented

• Capable of multi-tasking efficiently

• Quick learner and not afraid to work with new technology

• Professional attitude

• Currently enrolled at a 4-year accredited College or University

• 3.0 or above cumulative GPA

• Classification: Master’s Level status by start of internship

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition # : 207149

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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