CenturyLink Circuit Designer III in Tulsa, Oklahoma

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

Responsible for designing a circuit path across the company network with an enhanced knowledge and understanding of the network architecture and routing configurations. Within the design responsibilities, accountable for producing an accurate design layout record that applies a proficient understanding of the products and their specifications offered by the company and the scope of work requested on a customer order meets the product criteria, as well as having in-house parts/equipment available for consumption and delivery to the end user. Responsible for writing and solving for process and procedural gaps, and bringing closure to problematic orders. Mentoring more junior team members.

Job Description

Essential Duties

  • Designs and provisions customer, network, dark fiber, and collocation circuits including both on-net and off-net basic routing network configurations. Creates layout records and maintains data integrity of inventory record consumption.

  • Determines alternate options and/or initiates capacity resolutions as required.

  • Provides training to members within the organization. Functions as a subject matter expert/stakeholder for the department when engaged in core team meetings and activities where design engineering representation is required.

  • Documents internal processes and procedures.

  • Manages individual daily workload in alignment with revenue and customer commitments across multiple orders, systems and processes.

  • Owns and resolves all issues and related problematic activities against assigned orders.

  • Validates orders for information accuracy based on internal company product ordering specifications.


Basic Qualifications

Minimum skills required to perform in this role.

Education Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED or 1 year of relevant job experience. Relevant job experience is described as:

  • Job experience in similar industry

  • Job experience with similar essential duties Physical Requirements:

  • Office – Sits 5 to 7 hours per day; Bend, reach, stoop and crouch; lift 10 lbs. Preferred Education, Skills and Experience Education and Experience

  • Experience: 5+ yrs

  • Education Level: Associate's Degree

  • Field Of Study: Telecommunications

  • A combination of education and experience is acceptable: Yes

  • Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

  • Ability to prioritize with good time management skills. Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

  • Bachelor's degree highly preferred.

  • Requires a highly motivated and solutions driven individual that desires to expand their knowledge, as well as exhibits creativity and originality

  • Advanced/expert knowledge of ring configurations and network routing

  • Advanced/expert knowledge of metro gear/equipment - Lucent/Fujitsu/Cienna/Alcatel/Cisco

  • Advanced knowledge on equipment retrievals

  • Adapts and thrives in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment

  • Manages/facilitates issues to resolution

  • Demonstrated effectiveness to escalations/urgent-related matters

  • Advanced/expert knowledge of bandwidths from DS1 to OC192 and including ethernet VT1/STS configurations

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Reliable/Ability to work overtime as necessary

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy

  • Energetic, positive, and customer-focused attitude

  • Team oriented - ability to work well with others in a professional environment

  • Excellent problem solving skills - ability to facilitate issue resolution

  • Required experience in writing process documentation and implementation

  • Supports/Assists Senior Designer and provides coverage when necessary


Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Oklahoma-Tulsa

Requisition # : 192114

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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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.