CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com/ is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world's best networking company by solving customers' increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers' trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
Provide data support for the CenturyLink CDN contracts. Includes data design, installation and maintenance for new and current installations.
Provides post-sales technical support to assigned customers utilizing available quality of service tools. Demonstrates full technical knowledge of customer's business and related communication needs by advising the internal company team and customer technical staff as appropriate on enhancements, modifications and/or options in CDN.
Creates, produces, and distributes performance management reports as appropriate. Creates and drives service improvement plans. Provides technical guidance regarding preparation of, review, and presentation of service metrics and service improvement reports.
Provides ongoing post-implementation technical support across service delivery, service management and billing operations. Identifies and drives process improvements where necessary.
Reviews global change requests (Change Management) for customer impact and communicates change activities to key customers.
Reviews and prepares reason for outage (RFO) documentation, tracks action items, and ensures continuous service improvement for client services. Analyzes customer's trouble ticket history, identifies trends, implements service improvement plans to drive down mean time to restore (MTTR) and chronic or repeat troubles. Develops long-term strategy, based on knowledge of customer's current network, equipment and business, of how the company's services can competitively meet customer's needs.
Provides an enhanced escalation point into the appropriate management functional areas to ensure timely resolution and proactive communication of service issues. Detailed knowledge of the company's network. Recommends and handles network optimization for existing customer services. Tracks network change management events to understand impact to customer's existing services.
Support network ready testing activities and migrating customers to new technologies.
Provides request for proposal (RFP) technical support where necessary.
Provide primary CDN network engineering and Tier III troubleshooting and problem isolation
Evaluate new technical requirements for compatibility with deployed system design
Maintain current knowledge base regarding complex routing, switching via the IP Network.
Monitor and analyze performance across customer networks and underlying MS Tools deployments as required for CDN.
Provide high-level technical & engineering support for network performance management configurations, troubleshooting, and service restoration along with an understanding of switching, routing as it would affect performance management.
Provide high-level off-hours support on a rotating basis with other engineers
Develop and oversee subordinate level technical methods, procedures, and assist with complex technical solution designs. Develop & document process flows.
Identify capacity and performance issues for network traffic to ensure continued, uninterrupted operation of systems.
Maintain network monitoring applications, equipment and utilities as needed.
Conduct testing of disaster recovery plans as it pertains to network performance management equipment to detect faults,and minimize malfunctions.
Create and maintain network documentation and reports as required
Triage of customer service impacts, outline and execution of mitigation actions
Provide direct interface with other CenturyLink departments in support of the CDN Services.
3 years current hands on experience with the following:
Windows Server management and configuration.
Isolation of telecom and/or network outage causes and service restorations including understanding Cisco characteristics
CDN Systems Operation.
Direct customer interaction communication skills
Proficient PC skills in office applications and network connectivity configuration
Proficient presentation skills for presentations to technical and non-technical audiences; must be able to translate technical terms and concepts to non-technical entities.
Must be available 24/7 for outages and maintenance window work.
Strong communication (oral and written), customer service, organizational and multi-tasking skills
Cisco Layer 2 & 3 switch and router configuration and management
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
Highly self motivated and directed.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Strong customer service orientation.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Bachelor's degree plus minimum 5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Microsoft Windows Server SME
5 years experience in telecommunications support, maintenance and accountability.
Proficient level of understanding of the content distribution capabilities from end to end
Knowledge of Caching, Streaming, Storage, DNS and Security
Proficient understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, Linux Command Line and Web Delivery
Proficient Linux skills
Good analytical and problem solving skills
Basic knowledge of lower layer technologies including; IP, Ethernet, SONET/SDH
Must be willing to work on call via pager and/or cell phone, including weekends and holidays
**Alternate Location:** US-Work From Home-Work At Home
**Requisition #** **:** 219967
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