CenturyLink Lead IT Systems Engineer in Town And Country, Missouri

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

Play a critical role within a team of Senior Engineers to build out and support new Monitoring and Event Management Automation systems. Understand and support the monitoring platform with the ability and expertise to develop overall solutions to support the platform direction. Perform research and development activities to support future IT business strategies. Lead the support of clients by consulting and recommending solutions.

Job will be focused primarily on the monitoring and automation platforms within the Centurylink Managed Services organization. Successful candidate is expected to assist with administration and deployment of monitoring and automation tools in addition to design and engineering.

Job Description

  • Lead, define and manage initiatives and projects to develop new and existing monitoring platform (e.g. Strategic IT Roadmaps, Technology Strategies & Roadmaps, architecture positions, enterprise data management and governance)

  • Administer monitoring applications and servers

  • Evaluate the strategic contribution of applications and alignment with overall IT strategies and architectures

  • Identify areas where automation can be utilized with the monitoring infrastructure and design solutions to support automation

  • Work with internal compliance organizations to ensure that all applications meet requirements

  • Maintain an accurate inventory of the IT portfolio of technologies, and a disposition status (ex. contain, maintain, deploy, retire) of all business applications

  • Provide occasional 3rd level, off hours support for monitoring tools


Required Skills

  • Experience with various monitoring technologies such as SNMP, ICMP, syslog, MIBs

  • Experience with monitoring services

  • Experience with scripting, particularly PHP, PERL and Python

  • Linux and Windows Administration experience

  • Network connectivity troubleshooting experience. Understand network protocols TCP/IP, HTTP, ICMP

  • Experience working with databases and writing SQL queries

  • Understanding of web services- SOAP/REST

Desired Skills

  • 10+ years administration of fault and performance monitoring applications

  • 5+ systems administration (Linux/Windows)

  • Experience working with data center operations teams

  • Experience in managing or supporting monitoring and/or automation for a large enterprise network with business-critical applications

  • Experience working with third party vendors for application support with emphasis on the following tools: Netcool, SiteScope, Operations Bridge, SevOne, Ansible


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and relevant experience

  • 10+ years related experience

  • 8+ years with Master's degree


Masters or Equivalent

Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-Missouri-Saint Louis; US-Missouri-Town And Country

Requisition # : 197221

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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