IT Systems Engineer II - Federal (N)

Date: Jun 17, 2019

Location: HERNDON, VA, US, 201713202

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


The candidate would perform a wide variety of evaluation, maintenance, installation, testing and training tasks to ensure the network performance meets customer requirements, in a fully functional and isolated lab environment.

Job Description


  • Follow operational documentation including guidelines, policies, processes, and standards.
  • Interpret, follow, and critique method of procedure (MOP) related to any job function or equipment for which technicians are responsible.
  • Excellent technical, high level telecommunication knowledge of inside plant environment (to include fiber, DWDM, SONET, IP, Ethernet, switching technologies and power with troubleshooting and installation experience in these technologies
  • Must be able to learn new technologies that are continually being added to the network to meet the needs of the customer base
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical activities including, but not limited to: moving objects weighing at least 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work well with others to achieve common goals and to foster a cooperative climate
  • Experience and knowledge of material and tools used by network technicians.
  • Must be able to demonstrate computer skills. Should have ability to input data in spreadsheets, word docs and send as email attachment.
  • Follow operational documentation including guidelines, policies, processes, and standards.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the basics behind the lab network and its workings (DNS, Security, IP Routing, Optic Connectivity, etc.)
  • Design, setup and configure complex switching environments
  • Assist in the design of multi-server environments including IP address schemes, DNS, WINS, Ether-Channel (Bonding), etc.
  • Configuring and installing client and server network software for upgrading and maintaining network and telecommunication systems.



  • BICSI  or PE certification
  • Field installation or test and turn up experience
  • Able to conduct testing of network elements utilizing test sets
  • Exceptional troubleshooting skills
  • Able to work independently and in a multi-disciplined team environment
  • Flexible work schedule as needed




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, a related field, or equivalent experience


Security Requirements


  • US Citizenship required
  • Active TS/SCI
  • Must maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information  

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 211352

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

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.


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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