Sales Engineer

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Date: Oct 20, 2017

Location: St Paul, MN, US, 55101

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

CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber-optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.
 

Job Description

Job Description:

The Sales Engineer is the technical lead on the account team, responsible for technical and business requirements discovery, telecommunications and CPE solution design/engineering/consulting, proposal preparation support and technical presentations to customers for CenturyLink's full suite of products and solutions.

Performs customer discovery discussions to understand and document business needs and design requirements necessary for the formulation of optimal solutions.

Alters the design as needed to result in the customer choosing CenturyLink Solutions including Managed Hosting Services, Cloud Virtualization, Outsourced Infrastructure Solutions (managed and un-managed), and specialized Enterprise application suites.

Pre-sales design and implementation expertise in CPE an Enterprise/WAN service integrations.

Documents, via diagrams and writing, and presents the solution to the customer, describes the benefits of the solution and build relationships with customers.

Participates in strategic and tactical account planning.

Qualifications

Technical knowledge:
Customer premises communication (data, video, voice) equipment from major vendors; IP routing and switching; Internet and MPLS-VPN architecture; Voice and VoIP technologies and products; TDM, SONET and Ethernet technologies and products; Data center infrastructure and networking

Basic Qualifications:


Strong knowledge of internetworking designs and their applications, to include Managed Hosting Services, Cloud, Virtualization, Outsourced Infrastructure Solutions (managed and unmanaged), Specialized Enterprise Application Suites, IP Subnetting and Complex Routing Techniques on LAN/WAN networks, IP Telephony, Security, Network Diversity Applications and other technical skills documented above.

Consultative selling and customer questioning techniques in order to identify new opportunities to sell within existing accounts and maintain the role of trusted advisor to both the customer and the sales team.

Effective presentation, analytical, communications and customer relationship skills.

Industry leading certifications preferred (Cisco, Juniper and others).
Proficiency with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio, Netformix is a plus.



 

Education

Alternate Location: US-Minnesota-St Paul

Requisition #: 156024

Please Note: The following posting is for a Project-Based position with a defined start and end date (limited term). Depending on the project, the term of employment will be between 3 and 24 months. The employment end date will be tied to the project end date (although there is no guarantee of continued employment at any point).

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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