CenturyLink Sr IT 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

Sr IT Engineers are part of the CenturyLink Hosting Infrastructure Engineering team. Responsibilities include lifecycle development, technical assessments, implementation engineering, server builds, automation, migrations and/or transition planning and execution, maintenance, project planning, standards validation and development, technical documentation, training, release management, troubleshooting and problem resolution for all compute infrastructure systems.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain 99.999% availability for all Hosting infrastructure

  • Interface with other organizations to improve and implement process, procedures and automation

  • Provide 24 x 7 infrastructure support

  • Work on special projects to complete integrations and achieve cost saving

  • Provide Training

  • Perform testing and implementation of new product release and maintenance

Job Expectations:

  • Provide escalation support for Global Operations Center for Infrastructure related issues

  • Maintain hosting infrastructure

  • Patch/Upgrade hosting infrastructure based on vendor and security recommendations.

  • Liaise with Engineering Teams on Product and Infrastructure Development

  • Provide requirements to Systems Engineering Product and Infrastructure Development, as needed.

  • Work independently and or engage team members

  • Operational Testing and Documentation for all new product releases

  • Maintain Core Builds for Operating Systems and Applications

  • Testing and Documentation for Patches and Software Upgrades


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with all OS flavors (Linux/Windows/ESX/Solaris)

  • Strong knowledge of VMware.

  • Strong knowledge of basic protocols – SMTP, DNS, HTTP

  • Hardware - Oracle(SUN),HP

  • Strong Technical knowledge of SAN infrastructure

  • Strong scripting skills

  • Four years college degree or equivalent experience

  • Four + years experience administering ESX and VMware

  • Four + years experience administering Linux, Windows, Solaris

  • Experience with Network Switches, Routers, Firewalls, VLAN’s and Load Balancers is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Virtualization skills – Vmware, Virtual Center

  • Familiarity with Cisco Unified Compute Platform (UCS).

  • Familiarity with HP Server Automation software (HPSA)

  • Out of Band Hardware – Cyclade, Annex

  • Strong inter-personal, communication and organizational skills

Motivated to contribute and do what it takes to get things done


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Missouri-Town And Country

Requisition # : 194723

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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