CenturyLink MGR ENGINEERING I - FEDERAL in Herndon, Virginia

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

The Technology Analysis & Integration Network Team (TA&INT) Manager is responsible for providing strategic vision and guidance to the Principal Engineer and Engineering Team Manager through network design, testing, analysis, and integration. The team will consist of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from multiple technical disciplines. This position will report directly to the Engineering Team Manager.

Job Description

  • Lead and oversee the TA&INT for Technical Reviews, Analysis of Alternative (AoA) studies, Request for Change (RFC) documentation, Test Plans, Test Reports, Implementation Plans, Engineering Design Packages (EDP), and any other engineering function or document specified for the team.

  • Work closely with the Principal Engineer, Technical Project Manager, Field Engineering Manager, Integration Lab Engineering Manager, and Tier II Engineering Manager to establish sufficient designs, share objectives, and synchronize priorities.

  • Provide technical consultation, lab testing, and documentation on a broad range of topics and issues using SMEs on the team to include:

  • Optical transport design and modeling

  • Outside Plant (OSP) design and oversight

  • Dark Fiber planning and reservations

  • Fiber Optic Characterization (FOC) testing coordination and test results evaluation

  • Inside Plant (ISP) design and oversight

  • Alternate DC power backup solutions

  • Routing and switching design for network management and customer delivery applications

  • Server and application engineering support

  • Cyber security and Information Assurance engineering support

  • Encryption equipment and application support

  • Lab design and testing execution

  • Participate in regular customer and internal engineering meetings as scheduled.

  • Take direction from the Principal Engineer for design and implementation guidance and documentation contribution to include Change Control Board (CCB) documentation, EDP equipment designs and cable running lists, and lifecycle management.

  • Manage the Engineering and Design (EAD) Lab and coordinate testing as needed.

  • Interface with customer contacts periodically as needed to ensure the design and planning is synchronized with established objectives. This includes regularly accessing classified networks and phone systems to communicate as well as customer site visits.

  • Perform personnel management duties to include timesheet approvals, travel approvals, expense report approvals, periodic performance evaluations/reviews, hiring activities, training, and any other tasks specified by upper management or corporate policies.

  • Provide guidance to engineers performing complex design, development, and implementation work by established goals and processes.

  • Recommend changes to established polices in research, design, planning and development of new advanced technologies, components and communication/data transmission.

  • Responsible for presenting technical information related to specific projects or tasks and communicating schedules and timelines.

  • Travel requirements potentially up to 10%


  • Current TS/SCI clearance required

  • Bachelors degree or higher level degree required

  • At least one year of previous supervisory / leadership experience required

  • 8 to 10 years related technical experience in multiple technical disciplines and engineering preferred

  • Technical certifications a plus

  • Must already possess or have the ability to achieve a DoD 8570 IAT Level II or IAM Level I certification within six months of hire


Bachelors or Equivalent in Engineering Management or Engineering General

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition # : 194112

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/

This position is part of a bargaining unit and represented by a union. Depending upon the applicable collective bargaining agreement under which you may be hired, you may be: (a) required to join the union and pay union dues as a condition of employment; or, (b) required to pay union dues, but not join the union as a condition of employment; or (c) free to chose whether or not to join the union, but if you do join the union you would be obligated to pay union dues.

EEO Statement

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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.