CenturyLink IT Systems Engineer II (Provisioner) - Federal in San Antonio, 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

As an integral member of the Tier II Operations & Implementations (O&I) group, the IT System Eng II (Provisioner) is a challenging position responsible for implementing and managing a nationwide fiber optic telecommunication system include OTN/DWDM Optical Transport backbone and IP solutions. It includes network support for two (2) geographically separated Network Operation Centers (NOC). They work closely with Tier III Engineers to implement system requirements that provide connectivity for TDM (DS-1, DS-3), SONET (OC-12/48/192), and Ethernet services. The position serves as primary network implementer and SME on Transport related task: provide technical guidance and mentorship to Operations Technician and reports to the Engineer Manager of the Tier II O&I group. The Provisioner is primary resource for systemic issue escalated to the O&I that impact network operations. The position interacts with equipment vendors to identify and develop solution to systemic problems.

The network is expected to sustain continual growth to include additional sites and customers across the life of the program and the position responsibilities will expand as new customers are added to the network.

Job Description

  • Primarily responsible for turn-up and testing (TTU) activities for DWDM, OTN, SONET, routing, switching, network-management, and other networking equipment

  • Coordinate support for new system/circuit activations or deactivations as driven by customer requirements

  • During the evolution of new services and network implementation, the Provisioner is responsible for creating and developing Circuit Layout Records (CLR), network diagrams, and SOPs

  • Interface with Tier III Engineer and Configuration Manager on design documentation:

  • Review and update network as-built, Engineering Development Plans (EDP) and configuration management drawings using Visio or other software based applications

  • Conduct network interoperability testing and evaluate proof of concept and develop Method of Procedures (MOP) used to install network solutions

  • Provide input in preparing Link activation documents for customer approval

  • Support the preparation of outside plant/inside plant proposals that satisfy documented customer technical requirements

  • Provide technical guidance and direction to junior technicians.

  • Support afterhours/on-call as required


  • This position requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance

  • Technology field and three (3) year experience required or seven years applicable work experience

  • Experience with Ciena Optical Packet Switching (OPS) equipment or equivalent Optical and software is required

  • JNCIA or CCNA certification desired. Bachelor’s degree in IT Information

  • Requires an active Top Secret/SCI clearance.

  • Long haul optical equipment certifications and training are highly desired.

  • Qualified individual is able to keep up with the high demand of the position.

  • Firm knowledge of SONET, DWDM, and IP is required


Bachelors or Equivalent in Information Systems or Electrical Engineering

Alternate Location: US-Texas-San Antonio

Requisition # : 187522

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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