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CenturyLink SR LEAD IT ENGINEER in BELLEVUE, Washington

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at 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 for more information.

Job Summary

Provide expert technical direction in the analysis of multiple and complex systems, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media. Partner and collaborate with others in the resolution of interoperability problems to obtain operations across all platforms. Responsible for ensuring the implementation of technical solutions utilizing expertise learned from multiple and complex client environments. Consult and assess industry advances in technical system technologies.

Job Description

  • Document administration procedures/instructions/DR plans

  • Define and provide administration for the Queue Manager, Queues, Channels, Process Definitions for midrange and mainframe environments

  • Interface with project and application teams providing support of the IBM MQ/Message Broker platforms

  • Provide architecture guidance to project teams and application teams

  • Provide guidance for planning and of IBM WebSphere MQ/Message Broker components to project teams and System Administrators

  • Design and implement of new services

  • Proactively manage and maintain server systems

  • Administer and support core Microsoft technologies

  • Administer and support core Citrix technologies

  • Develop and implement project plans, risk assessments and contingency plans

  • Define and document best practices and support procedures

  • 24 X 7 X 365 systems’ monitoring and on-site availability if required

  • Mentor / cross-train team members on existing and new technologies

  • Carry out special tasks at Management’s direction

  • Participate in the team’s on-call support rotation


Required Skills:

  • Large-Enterprise experience in the following technologies:

  • Windows Server (2003 /2008/2012) & Desktop (7/8/10)

  • Active Directory / Group Policy / DHCP / DNS / DFS

  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010/2013 / Office 365 design and engineering experience

  • Microsoft Lync Server 2013 & Skype for business

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010/2013 backend design & implementation

  • Microsoft SQL Server engineering knowledge

  • Windows scripting - PowerShell / VBScript

  • Disaster recovery strategies

  • Strong understanding of virtualization concepts and technologies

  • Strong documentation & communication skills

  • Flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment

  • A broad range of technical skills with a strong desire to constantly expand skillset

  • Positive, self-motivated individual who can complete goals independently

  • Must be a team-player

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent education and experience with typically 8+ years Enterprise level support and design experience. Strong experience in operations and application administration & design


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Washington-Bellevue

Requisition # : 210856

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

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