CenturyLink Planner III in Broomfield, 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

Responsible for evaluating and planning optimal network capacity utilization and design requirements. Ensures efficient and timely deployment or removal of equipment, meeting customer demand through analyzing current network designs, port/route consumption trends, new technologies and future opportunities for augmentation. Assimilates various internal and external customer requirements, creates new network capacity solutions, assembles the required equipment augment costs and budgets and participates in the overall network augment approval and trigger process. Undertakes specific network simplification and network enablement projects. Acts as a team lead and/or leads cross functional projects.

Job Description

  • Applies detailed understanding of current network configuration and technology to ensure capacity and efficiency of the planned designs. May participate in definition of new network configurations, technologies, and best planning practices. May provide direction for the development of tools to monitor, manage, and report on the network.

  • Documents detailed technical methodology for installation of network equipment of moderate complexity, including written directions, graphical equipment layouts, and equipment topology.

  • Defines requirements, develops, implements and uses reporting procedures and methodologies to analyze network utilization and predict growth trends. Troubleshoots reporting errors and identifies data specific problems within large sets of data. Manually facilitates correction of reporting errors caused by data problems.

  • Prepares status/progress reports and updates management on projects. Participates in development of reports. May present new reports and summaries of network data to Management, Product Teams, and Network Planning. Train users in how to use these new tools and how they will benefit them.

  • Assists with the evaluation of new products to enable new service introduction, cost savings, and /or performance utilization under periodic supervision. May give input to Architecture and Engineering on Planning and Deployment equipment and network design requirements.

  • May act as lead and provide technical supervision to team. May lead cross-functional teams on large projects.

  • Participates in the development of plans to augment, optimize, and reconfigure the network as growth dictates. May participate in cross functional teams to give input to Architecture and Engineering on Planning and Deployment equipment and network design requirements.


Education and Experience

 Experience: 5+ yrs

 Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

 Field Of Study: Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics

 A combination of education and experience is acceptable: Yes

 Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

 Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

 Strong data/economic analysis skills

 Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

 Detail oriented with an intense focus on quality

 Proven track record as adept and effective project manager

 Exceptional organizational, prioritization, and communications skills

 Strong computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Excel, Access, Visio and SQL

 Positive and professional attitude, appearance, and demeanor

 Solid entrepreneurial spirit

 Experience in an engineering role that included a substantial business/financial focus (preferred)

 An ability to understand complex technical issues and learn quickly.

 Adaptability, flexibility, and creativity.

 Mature, professional attitude; leadership and mentoring skills.


Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-California-Los Angeles; US-California-San Francisco; US-California-San Jose; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-District of Columbia-Washington; US-Georgia-Atlanta; US-Georgia-Norcross; US-Illinois-Chicago; US-New York-New York

Requisition # : 194835

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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