CenturyLink Sr Network Analyst 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

The Network Security Engineer is part of the CenturyLink Global Operations Center Organization specializing in Data Center Network, Firewall and Application Distribution. Responsibilities include design, standards validation, technical documentation, training, troubleshooting and problem resolution.

Job Description

  • Provide Tier 3 escalation support for CenturyLink Operations Center

  • Work independently and or engage team members

  • Perform hands-on configuration and troubleshooting of networking and network security components

  • Respond swiftly within committed SLA time to onsite network troubleshooting requests issued

  • Perform daily network health check monitoring and routine network preventive maintenance

  • Creation and initial analysis of problem records to reduce incidents and improve quality of service


  • Network protocols and understanding of data communications in an Enterprise/Service Provider business environment

  • WAN and LAN experience of various types (e.g MPLS, Ethernet, ATM)

  • Experience with Switches, Routers, Firewalls, and Load Balancers is required (two or more).

  • Local to Wide Area network connections

  • Strong understanding on internetworking technologies likes VLAN, STP, and Routing Protocol (BGP, IGRP, EIGRP, and OSPF).

  • Working knowledge in Internetworking protocols like HTTP, FTP, SMTP, DNS etc

  • Working knowledge of virtualization technologies and infrastructure at conceptual level

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem analytical skills

  • Must have excellent teambuilding and communication skills.

  • Strong inter-personal, communication and organizational skills

  • Motivated to contribute and do what it takes to get things doneDesired skills:

  • Cisco switches and routers (6509, 7609, 3750, Nexus 7k, Nexus 5k)

  • Juniper switches and routers (EX-4200/3200, J4350, etc)

  • F5 Load Balancers

  • Cisco ACE Load balancers

  • A10 Networks Load balancers

  • Cisco ASA / PIX firewalls, or any other firewall platform (Checkpoint, etc)

  • CCNA/CCNP/CCIEEducation or Equivalent Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years hands on experience as a Network Engineer

  • Four years college degree or equivalent experience


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Missouri-Town And Country

Requisition # : 194118

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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