CenturyLink SR AVAYA ENGINEER in Austin, Texas

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

Set strategic direction for systems, telecommunictions, user services and vendor development efforts. Defines the direction for the organization, standards, and tests systems and hardware to ensure interoperability and validates features and functions. Configures systems to user environments. Supports acquisition and implementation of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services. Regarded as a subject matter expert and may act as a technical project leader or provide work leadership for lower level employees. Excludes those with full supervisory responsibilities.

Applies advanced engineering and principles, theories, concepts and technologies to solve unusually complex problems and issues. Leads the development, evaluation and implementation of new and innovative principles, processes and applications. Exercises considerable latitude in decision-making under limited consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets. Analyzes complex voice and call center systems and/or customer network environment, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges and other devices. Resolves difficult interoperability problems to obtain operation across all platforms. Configures systems to user environments. Supports acquisition and implementation of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services. Regarded as subject matter expert applied research, development, and design of new products. Acts as primary consultant to leadership detailing the technical requirements and specifications necessary to obtain solutions. May act as a technical project leader or provide work leadership for lower level employees. Excludes those with full supervisory responsibilities. Requires limited direction and guidance with most tasks. Provide IP Telephony and data support for the CenturyLink CUSTOMERS’ contracts. Includes data and voice infrastructure design, installation and maintenance for new and current installations.

Job Description

  • Provide engineering design and configuration for systems in line with CUSTOMERS’ goals and requirements

  • Lead complex projects

  • Evaluate new technical requirements for compatibility with deployed system design

  • Evaluate new products for compatibility and applicability to the CUSTOMERS’ enterprise

  • Maintain current knowledge base regarding complex routing, switching, wireless, security and voice design and configuration for Avaya and Hosted Unified Communications

  • Provide high-level technical & engineering support for voice/data/data center/wireless/security database configurations, troubleshooting, and service restoration

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues and make recommendations in workflow, process and system design changes

  • Provide high-level off-hours support on a rotating basis with other on-site engineers

  • Develop and oversee subordinate level technical methods, procedures, and assist with complex technical solution designs. Develop & document process flows.

  • Monitor and analyze performance across the organization's Voice Network

  • Identify capacity and performance issues for communications traffic to ensure continued, uninterrupted operation of communications systems.

  • Conduct testing of disaster recovery plans as it pertains to communication equipment to detect faults, and minimize malfunctions.

  • Maintain network monitoring applications, equipment and utilities as needed.

  • Create and maintain network documentation and reports as required

  • Act as liaison between CUSTOMERS’ and other network vendors (e.g. Cisco, Juniper & Avaya) on high-level support issues.

  • Provide direct interface with other CenturyLink departments in support of the CUSTOMERS’ network

Qualifications

  • Avaya Voice / VOIP / SIP / ANALOG

  • CISCO VOIP

  • Expert at Avaya CMS (Call Management System) and other call center configurations, programming, and management / CISCO Unified Contact Center Express

  • Minimum 8 years experience in related voice and call center administration work.

  • Strong Avaya experience

  • TDM, IP-PBX, and VM/UM integration

  • PRI, Digital, Analog, VOIP, IP Telephony, POE, H323, SIP (station and trunking)

  • Ability to design, administer, troubleshoot, and support dial-plans and call flows/vectors

  • Administer and provide break/fix support (including working with clients, vendors, and partner teams in person and over the phone) for sophisticated telephony and collaboration environments

  • Engineering and supporting legacy Avaya PBX solutions (PRI, Analog, Digital)

  • Engineering and supporting IP Avaya PBX solutions (VOIP, SIP (station and trunking), H323)

Education

Alternate Location: US-Texas-Austin

Requisition # : 210443

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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Disclaimer

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