CenturyLink Operations Technician 3 in Arlington, Virginia

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

There is an opening for Operations Technician 3 in the Federal Managed Enterprise Services(FEDMES) group. The Operations Technician 3 position is responsible for providing expertise and advanced technical support to CenturyLink customers and mentor less experienced team members. This position interfaces with internal CenturyLink departments, outside vendors, carriers and end user customers. This position has direct impact on the resolution of complex trouble situations. This customer facing position is responsible for providing “Superior Service” to customer MTIPS, MNS, IP, ATM/Frame, VoIP, and related 8xx, 1+ long distance reported troubles. The incumbent works with customers, vendors, LECs, Voice & Data repair organizations, as well as other internal CenturyLink workgroups.

Job Description

• Responsible for identifying and resolving customer reported trouble

• Provide advance technical support to include remote trouble diagnostics and correction

• Assist with answering customer calls during overflow/outage situations

• Updates status to customers on an as required basis

• Escalation of customer and network trouble to ensure timely resolution

• Actively work with local exchange carriers and CenturyLink internal Operations Centers to ensure current services are active and restored within the Service Level Agreements

• Keep the project team updated with daily progress reports on any assigned actions.

• Using Intas, and CLI access this position will isolate layer 1 problems on DS0, DS1 and DS3 circuits on the IP platform, VPN and MPLS Network.

• Detailed understanding of DS0/1 and 3 circuits: point to point, private line, and Ethernet


• Previous experience troubleshooting complex network problems involving power, network hardware, routers, CSU, or carrier services.

• Experience working on complex translations troubles and/or maintenance assignments related to network switching equipment to resolve trouble tickets.

• Advanced expertise with IP routing on multiple router platforms

• Knowledge of TCP/IP, routing protocols, and IP addressing.

• Experience with advance commands in Cisco, Juniper, and or UNIX commands.

• Excel at working on complex MPLS issues.

• WiFi Network troubleshooting experience

• Advanced troubleshooting for DS0, DS1, point to point, private line, and Ethernet circuits

• Has ability to understand and isolate physical layer problems

• Experience working with software and hardware tools to remotely identify and diagnose WAN problems.

• Familiarity with long distance and international dialing and routing.

• Ability to identify and resolve customer reported trouble.

• Experience managing customer incoming calls in a call center environment

• Experience working with local and international exchange carriers to resolve trouble.

• Takes full ownership and accountability in areas assigned. Takes independent action and rarely requires guidance, often proactively take the lead on technical issues/concerns.

General Work Competencies / Abilities:

• Strong technical skill level working on complex assignments within the network systems (implementation, acceptance and change management).

• Ability to resolve complex network problems involving power, network hardware/software, lines, routers, firewalls, modems and terminals.

• Ability to use software/hardware tools to identify and diagnose network status and problems.

• Experience conducting installation and maintenance on complex network monitoring equipment.

• Ability to resolve complex trouble tickets.

• Apply excellent customer service skills

• The desire to work in a complex 24x7 call center.

• Demonstrated proficiency with trouble ticketing application as well as other internal tools

• The ability to work off hours/on call and during holidays

• Expertise Mentoring/Training/Coaching team members


• 5 + year of technical customer call center experience.

• Associate degree in Engineering, Electronics, Networks or related technical or vocational education or equivalent experience or 7+ years of related work experience.

• Test knowledge/experience of DS0/DS1 circuits.

• Knowledge of TCP/IP, routing protocols, and IP addressing.

• Experience with commands in Cisco, Juniper, Shasta routers and or UNIX commands.

• Cisco or Juniper certifications required.


Associates or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Minnesota-St Paul; US-Virginia-Arlington

Requisition # : 207235

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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