CenturyLink Operations Technician 2 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.
This position is for a night shift role working 4X10 week days to cover the shift from 19:00 - 07:00 AM Central Time. Training for this role will require working daytime hours for 4 - 6 months.
The CenturyLink Financial Support Operations Technician II will act as the single point of contact for Incident Management and Change Management for CenturyLink’s low latency, sensitive market data clients. Incident Management will consist of proactive monitoring, diagnosis, and resolution of incidents in a 24x7, fast paced, team orientated operations center. The CenturyLink Financial Support Operations Technician II will interface directly with CenturyLink’s enterprise and strategic customers, 3 rd party vendors (Field Service Technicians and Telecommunications Technicians), Financial Exchange Vendors, and internal resources to ensure a superior customer experience.
Deliver superior customer service through professional, comprehensive, and timely communication for all Incidents and Requests for Change
Provide timely response, escalation, and resolution to promote the rapid restoration of services for all incidents
Provide methodical and successful execution of customer change requests
Maintain network stability through advanced troubleshooting, timely resolution of customer incidents, and proactive maintenance
Ensure all internal systems and customer environments are operational through the use of Network/System Monitoring
Execute pre-approve change activities in a multi-tenant environment
Identify resolve and escalate issues according to procedural documentation and training
Incident management of low latency multicast and unicast connectivity over the CenturyLink COIN network
Provide and obtain timely updates to/from relevant parties (internal and external)
Manage incidents to resolution in a timely manner
Monitor customer and infrastructure environments to quickly identify and resolve incidents
Management of telecommunications vendors, including but not limited to:
Ensuring that vendors are actively troubleshooting incidents that occur within their network (including the local exchange network)
Confirm that vendors are adhering to service-level agreements (SLAs)
Other duties as assigned
Previous enterprise, IT or service provider experience
Ability to quickly adapt to advancing technologies and procedural changes
Proven incident and problem solving (troubleshooting) skills with an emphasis on a timely resolution
Ability to coordinate and communicate effectively with other technologists and business partners to maintain high service levels in a demanding environment
Ability to work well in team environment
Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills
Hands on experience with one or more of the following:
Network and Systems technologies
Network LAN and WAN Protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP, IS-IS, EIGRP, MPLS, PIM, IGMP)
Telecommunications Technologies (T1, DS3, IMA, MetroE, BERT, loop testing)
Corvil Network Latency Systems
HP Openview (NavisCore) Network Management Systems
IBM NetCool System Monitoring Suite
Network and Systems hardware platforms
Cisco routers and switches
Juniper routers and switches
Corvil Sequence Gap Analyzers
Ability to analyze packet captures (.PCAP files)
Familiarization with Global Financial Exchanges
Familiarization with SAS-70 and ITIL guidelines and practices
Technical certifications in areas of expertise (Cisco, Juniper)
Education or Equivalent Experience:
Associates degree or equivalent education in related fields
Certificates of training in associated fields/equipments
Minimum 3-5 years related experience in specific technology or equivalent.
Alternate Location: US-Missouri-Town And Country
Requisition # : 185210
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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