Senior Engineer- Federal (N)

Date: May 25, 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 Sr Engineer ISP performs applied research, development, and design of Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), power and timing systems.

Job Description


  • Manages a laboratory facility and supports testing of Method of Procedures (MOPs), operation simulations, and Tier 3 maintenance activities which include:
  • A fully documented laboratory baseline and specific recommendations for enhancements
  • MOP examples indicating the insertion and deletion of a Cisco MSTP network node into the network
  • Provides training support to enhance trouble-shooting skills of ISP and NOC technicians:
  • Specific training includes advanced Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) and Carrier Ethernet and Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) troubleshooting classes
  • Knowledge of Cisco MSTP, MSPP and MSSP
  • Provide the delivery of written training materials
  • Creates and evaluates testing documentation for future hardware and software releases as required before network implementation ─ supports lab testing of these features such as 40G and 100G, enhanced chassis, and Carrier Ethernet
  • Evaluate equipment and associated network performance, and recommend network improvements and design changes
  • Handle moderately complex engineering assignments.
  • Work closely with the Government and suppliers on requirements, design, and proposal development
  • Provide functional guidance, supervision, technical support, training, and quality assurance/control as required
  • Creates, updates, and reviews technical documentation



  • BS in Engineering or equivalent work experience (eight years of progressively challenging telecommunications experience)
  • Demonstrated experience with SONET based, metro fiber networks, next-generation DWDM systems and Carrier Ethernet based systems
  • Previous experience with broadband circuit maintenance/restoration, provisioning databases and circuit activations
  • Prior experience with Cisco, Ciena or Tellabs suite of optical network equipment and network management systems
  • Demonstrated leadership profile to oversee shift personnel, first level escalations, and professional interaction skills with customers and management
  • Ability to relate technical issues to management and Government personnel.
  • Good verbal and presentation skills


Security Requirements:


  • US Citizenship required
  • Active TS/SCI with Poly
  • Must maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information (applicants selected will be subject to a government security re-investigation)


Other Requirements:


  • Must have a valid driver’s license have a clean driving record
  • Some local travel required

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 209188

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

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