LEAD PLANNING ENGINEER

Date: May 8, 2019

Location: BROOMFIELD, CO, US, 80021

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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 for more information.

 

Job Summary

Applies advanced engineering and network principles, theories, concepts and technologies to solve unusually complex problems and issues.  Primary focus is providing long range strategic market level planning with purpose of eliminating network inefficiencies and optimizing network assets in order to improve NETEX savings and ensure longevity and overall health of markets in support of organic growth.

Job Description

  • Leads the development, evaluation and implementation of new and innovative principles, processes and applications. 
  • Exercises considerable latitude in decision-making under limited consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets. 
  • Analyzes complex local and wide area network systems and/or customer network environment, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges and other devices.
  • Resolves difficult interoperability problems to obtain operation across all platforms. 
  • Acts as primary consultant to leadership detailing the technical requirements and specifications necessary to obtain solutions. 
  • Acts as a technical project leader or provide work leadership for lower level employees.
  • Excludes those with full supervisory responsibilities.
  • Requires limited direction and guidance with most tasks. 
  • Possesses specific SME level knowledgebase/skillset in one or more network layers and supports peers as SME
  • Provides support of peers in specialized skill and/or supports long range strategic planning for region.
  • Supports network architecture, site level strategic planning with market/region ownership
  • Project/Program management experience to be applied as a support for program
  • Supports and leads various reporting and automation initiatives
  • Applies business analytic skills to justify strategic decisions and must articulate to upper level management
  • Possesses excellent written and verbal communications skills as well as organizational skills

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree typically with 8+ years of experience. 
  • 6+ years of experience with Master's Degree.

Education

Masters or Equivalent

Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Georgia-Atlanta; US-Oklahoma-Tulsa

Requisition #: 210817

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/ 

EEO Statement

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, gender identity, 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.

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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