CenturyLink Technical Service Engineer - Network 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.

Technical Service Engineer - Network

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 Technical Service Engineer (TSE) is responsible for leading the technical relationship of one or more CenturyLink clients on a tactical day to day basis, liaising closely and supporting, where appropriate, strategic initiatives led by the client account team. They will provide superior support to a subset of CenturyLink customers in a complex MPLS network and hosting solutions environment. The TSE will review, approve and execute change requests to ensure successful change management. They will troubleshoot systems and network incidents to provide the maximum availability and optimal Mean Time To Repair. The TSE will be responsible for ensuring a positive customer relationship. They will ensure the Operations Centre has all documentation necessary to understand and support their clients.

The candidate will be qualified to a CCNP level or a similar proven track record of experience.

The role will be working on a shift pattern from Monday to Friday. The hours worked are a standard 37.5 hour week and can be flexible between the hours of 07:00 and 19:00.

  • Identify, resolve, and/or escalate 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 customer environments

  • Through customer consultation, realize growth opportunities for production customer environments.

  • Act as an escalation point and 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 Centre to reduce re-occurring incidents

  • Provide consultative assistance to the Operations Centre during off hours as needed

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

  • Perform incident trend analysis to promote a stable solution within the environment.

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience diagnosing complex issues through packet capture analysis (Wireshark, tcpdump, snoop, Sniffer Pro)

  • Hands on experience including but not limited to:

  • Cisco switches, routers and Firewalls

  • Juniper switches and routers

  • F5 Big-IP and Cisco ACE load balancers

  • Check Point Firewalls

  • Palo Alto

  • Able to demonstrate understanding of key networking concepts, including:

  • TCP/IP

  • Layer 2 and layer 3 switching and routing

  • Routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, ISIS and EIGRP

  • Security solutions such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPN, and SSL Certificates

  • DNS

  • MPLS

  • Use of packet capturing technologies such as Wireshark, tcpdump, and NetScout.

  • A commitment to delivering a superior customer experience through direct interaction with customers during support and change management

  • Ability to quickly adapt to advancing technologies and procedural changes

  • . 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

  • Familiarization with SAS-70 and ITIL guidelines and practices

  • Technical certifications in areas of expertise (Cisco, Juniper, Redhat, MS, ITIL, Nortel, Ciena)

  • Project Management experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in related fields

  • Experience in systems support role

  • Certificates of training in associated fields/equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to design, implement, and support iRules for F5 BIG-IP appliances.

  • Knowledge of other networking technologies, including:

  • Nortel switches and routers

  • Alteon load balancers and SSL accelerators

Alternate Location: UK-Berkshire-Winnersh

Requisition #: 141809

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