Senior Network Engineer (CCIE)

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Date: Oct 17, 2017

Location: Singapore, 01, SG, 0000

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a US$18B global communications and IT services company that powers the needs of 98% of Fortune 500 companies. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services.

Job Summary

Our People

Our team operates as an extension of our clients business.  Our clients put their trust in our people and our solutions and we deliver to that trust.  We collaborate internally and externally with credibility and discipline.  We demonstrate agile leadership with a confidence in our abilities to deliver, whilst at the same time ensuring that we continue to raise the bar in all that we do.  Our people are encouraged to face challenges with courage and confidence and to remember that our clients have placed their trust in what they do each day.

Location and working hours:

Tuesday to Saturday or Sunday to Thursday

Purpose of Position:

You will be a member of the CenturyLink Hosting Infrastructure Engineering and Operations team, responsible for maintaining the Network Infrastructure across CenturyLink global Data Centers.  Specifically, the planning, release and execution of all proactive network changes that are problem, capacity or project initiated to ensure CenturyLink Data Centers offer the highest levels of performance and availability.

Responsibilities include technical assessments, infrastructure and customer implementations, migrations and/or transition planning, development of best standards, technical documentation, complex maintenance, troubleshooting and problem resolution.

Job Description

Position Objectives:

  • Planning, release and execution of maintenance activities related to Revenue-Growth, Infrastructure Augments or Software Upgrade Rollouts
  • Work on special projects to complete integrations and achieve cost saving
  • Assist in testing of new product release and rollout
  • Proactive Problem Management
  • Provide escalation support for internal escalations
  • Identify opportunities and drive improvement in problem and release management processes
  • Provide consulting services to customers

Essential Duties:    

  • Maintain Data Center Hosting and Cloud Network infrastructure
  • Operational Testing and Documentation for all new product releases
  • Testing and Documentation for Patches and Software Upgrades
  • Perform hands-on configuration and troubleshooting of networking components
  • Respond swiftly within committed SLA time to onsite network troubleshooting requests issued
  • Perform daily network health check monitoring and routine network preventive maintenance
  • Perform frequent Software Defect, Problem Record, and Case Review Analysis


Required Skills:  

  • Network protocols and understanding of data communications in business environment
  • Experience with Network Switches, Routers, and Load Balancers is required.
  • Strong Security knowledge with hand-on installation of firewalls and IDS. Firewalls hand-on skill sets should include PIX, ASA, FWSM, Checkpoint, Palo Alto and NetScreen
  • Strong understanding on internetworking technologies likes VLAN, STP, and Routing Protocol like RIP, ISIS, BGP, and OSP as well as MPLS-based technologies
  • Working knowledge in Internetworking protocols like HTTP, FTP, SMTP, DNS etc
  • Shell, Perl and Python scripting skills an advantage
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem analytical skill
  • Must have excellent team building and communication skills.
  • Provide ability to plan and organize work within a tight team oriented structure.
  • Strong inter-personal, communication and organizational skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with peers, superiors and subordinates
  • Motivated to contribute and do what it takes to get things done

Desired Skills: 

  • Cisco Certification (CCNA/CCNP/CCIE)
  • Cisco ASA / PIX firewalls, Checkpoint and/or any other firewall platform
  • Enterprise & Core Routing and Switching Experience
  • Cisco ACE & F5 Load Balancer experience
  • Cisco/Foundry/Juniper certification
  • F5 BigIP certification
  • GSR/CRS/ALU Core Backbone as well as Citrix/A10 experiences will be an advantage
  • Security Clearance and/or knowledge of supporting IT systems for the Federal or UK Government will be an advantage
  • Understanding of audit certifications including ISO and PCI

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • BSc/BA Hon Degree or Minimum 5 years workplace experience as a Network Engineer



Bachelors or Equivalent in Information Systems or Computer Science

Masters or Equivalent

Requisition #: 156107

EEO Statement

No Discrimination. 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, 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. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check.


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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