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about 1 month ago
Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, Florida
Job type: Permanent
Contact: CenturyLink
Category: Engineer

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

Job Overview:

Many employees have built successful careers at CenturyLink, growing with us as we have expanded to serve new markets with new technologies. We value the highest ethical standards applied in a positive work environment and seek out people with new perspectives who will support our continued growth.

We are looking for Engineers to help us plan (Planning), build (Engineering & Construction) and run (Operations) the network. Our company, and the entire communication industry is transforming and we would like you to help us deliver world-class service to our customers. In turn, we will provide you the opportunity to develop your skills to become a technical expert at CenturyLink.

The Planner is an individual contributor position supporting the overall design, cost and inventory of CenturyLink equipment by creating and supporting reliable network elements that meet CenturyLink's infrastructure and Product SLA.

To summarize, the Planner assumes the overall strategy, quality, integrity, and continuity/reliability of the network while ensuring that network capacity is available and used in the most efficient manner. When an augment is required, the planner ensures that it is properly sized, timed, and budgeted to achieve the required outcome. The Planner will be a resource within the department and across departments, to achieve on-time completion of business case development and product deployment to meet customer and internal demand sets. The Planner will be a strong, self-motivated individual with the ability to negotiate and communicate professionally in a dynamic and fast paced environment while maintaining the highest level of integrity and quality in their work.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Completes complex network designs and cost analysis for projects/sites in their assigned area.
  • Creates Network designs that encompass additions, rearrangements and removal to facilities as driven by customer contracts, capacity needs and/or network reliability enhancements.
  • Prepares an approved funding package with a Scope of Work that details the projects costs, hardware and software, due date, circuit strategy and what the intended benefit will be when the project is completed. The Scope of Work document generally includes the hardware, software, specific location, tie cable, power and grounding requirements (in compliance with Telcordia, ILEC, and CenturyLink standards).
  • Integrates new approved products into the network.
  • Analyzes continually the existing network to drive toward the most up to date and reliable network.
  • Works directly with vendors on tactical issues that arise during the course of daily ongoing activities.
  • Serves as the primary budget creation point of contact for our financial group within the Global Operations and Shared Services organization. The Planner is fully responsible for allocating funds for their projects and making adjustments within the funding tool as they occur. The Planner also partners with Engineering to ensure the over budget targets are met.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Telecommunications, IT, Engineering, Business or Computer Science) or equivalent typically with 2-4 years or 0-1 years with a Master's Degree (Telecommunication, IT, Engineering, Business or Computer Science)
  • Able to complete project assignments within discipline on time and within budget
  • Strong communication (oral and written), analytical, negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Self starter
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications desired but not required:
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associated)
  • CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional)
  • CCIP (Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional)
  • JNCIA (Juniper Network Certified Associate)
  • ETCP (Ericsson Technical Certification Program)
  • Software development skill-set desired but not required:
  • Linux-Admin
  • Open-Stack
  • Python
  • API XML/JSON

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US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Florida-Apopka; US-Florida-Fort Myers; US-Florida-Naples; US-Florida-Tallahassee; US-Iowa-Des Moines; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-Minnesota-St Paul; US-Missouri-Columbia; US-Missouri-Jefferson City; US-Missouri-Kansas City; US-Missouri-St Louis; US-Missouri-Wentzville; US-Montana-Billings; US-Montana-Bozeman; US-Nevada-Las Vegas; US-Utah-Ogden; US-Washington-Kent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Florida-Apopka; US-Florida-Fort Myers; US-Florida-Naples; US-Florida-Tallahassee; US-Iowa-Des Moines; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-Minnesota-St Paul; US-Missouri-Columbia; US-Missouri-Jefferson City; US-Missouri-Kansas City; US-Missouri-St Louis; US-Missouri-Wentzville; US-Montana-Billings; US-Montana-Bozeman; US-Nevada-Las Vegas; US-Utah-Ogden; US-Washington-Kent

Requisition # : 120960

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

EEO Statement

No Discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, "protected statuses"). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check.

Disclaimer

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.

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