Systems Engineer II- Federal

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.

The Systems Engineer (NE) performs tier three systems support in accordance with the SIE OPORD. In addition to in-depth technical knowledge of the Governments software and hardware, Systems Engineers need advanced analytical, troubleshooting and design skills. The ability to communicate with technical and non-technical users also is essential. The Systems Engineer must be familiar with the systems engineering process and data as a fundamental building block for performance improvement. Participation in working groups, design reviews and system tests is required. Candidates will help generate assessments, as well as develop and implement actionable recommendations based on reviews. Candidates require extensive knowledge of the development process, including specification, documentation, and quality assurance. Because of the broad range of demands Systems Engineers must meet, candidates who have demonstrated strong project planning skills are preferred.

Typical duties include:

Developing, maintaining, and supporting technical infrastructure, hardware, and system software components

Performing installation, maintenance, and support of system software and hardware.

Performing user support

Configuring, debugging, and supporting multiple infrastructure platforms

Performing high-level root cause analysis in support of service interruption recovery, as well as creating and documenting preventive measures

Working as a strong team contributor, and providing technical expertise.

Staying abreast of emerging trends in information technology and helping shape the work for the Government.

Working with the Government to understand their requirements and evaluate possible technical solutions.

Certification Requirements: An MCSE or other similar current certification

Experience Requirements:

At least eight years of related experience

Ability to focus on engineering from a performance perspective

Expertise in a systems or application programming language (e.g., Java, C++)

Expertise in web-based frameworks (e.g., Java Enterprise Edition (JEE), .NET, JavaScript, JQuery)

Knowledge of data structures and relational database systems (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostGres)

Working knowledge of network and information exchange technologies (e.g., TCP/IP, RESTful, SOAP, HTTP)

Familiarity with system engineering processes and techniques

Excellent collaboration and communication skills

Strong technical writing skills

Previous Militaryexperience preferred

Clearance Requirement: TS/SCI Security investigations must be less than 5 years old



Alternate Location: US-California-San Diego; US-Florida-Tampa; US-Mississippi-Bay St. Louis; US-North Carolina-Fayetteville

Requisition # : 129747

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