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CenturyLink Manager, Local Network Planning & Capacity in TEMPE, Arizona

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at 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.

Job Summary

The Manager of Local Network Planning & Capacity manages and motivates a planning team for the Local Planning Organization. This manager is responsible for a team whose success is driven by process optimization, innovation, and collaboration. This position is responsible for achieving network capacity expectations and build-out objectives in and for all network architectures CenturyLink owns (office planning, OSP/Access, IOF/Transport, & Core/Data.

The team is responsible for the entire business case for the implementation of new network requirements or modifications on existing structures. The Manager of Local Network Planning & Capacity is responsible for delivering world class customer service while delivering market leading IP customer solutions.

Job Description

  • Capability of understanding and communicating complex technical concepts to non-technical individuals

  • Direct and lead 10-15 direct reports to achieve goals

  • Manage within capital budget and drive network transformation

  • Ability to manage multiple large complex projects that require cross-organizational coordination to achieve results

  • Facilitate and drive transformational change across multiple disciplines and functional organizations

  • Effectively communicate and partner with all levels of the organization, including cross-functional

  • Responsible for talent development through empowerment, driving a “culture of learning”, and actively engaging in employee’s development opportunities

  • Ability to grab on to and enable a culture of accountability (See it, Own it, Solve it, Do it!)

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent education and experience

  • 1+ years previous supervisory / leadership experience preferred

  • Typically 5-7 years related experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Understanding of transmission parameters, equipment transfers, modulation schemes, multiplex schemes and switching functions

  • Proficient in creating/presenting business cases including justifications


  • Experience in Telecommunication Engineering, Network Planning, or related fields

  • Understanding of digital switching topologies and architectures

  • Understanding of Core Data network, to include ATM and Ethernet Technologies

  • Understanding of Access and Last Mile Network Solutions

  • Understanding of TOADM Technologies and functionality

  • Experience/ working knowledge of software defined networks (SDN)/ network function virtualization (NFV)

  • Familiarity with technologies and network topologies for the delivery market leading IP customer solutions


Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition # : 216040

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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The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.