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Lead Engineer

CenturyLink, Inc Weehawken, NJ

Job Description

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.

We are in the process of selecting candidates to fill open positions in the combined company following CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3 Communications.  All qualified candidates who express interest by submitting an application to an open posting will be considered.  We welcome, and encourage, all application submissions while we continue our integration process.  But based on business needs, preference may be given to internal applicants from CenturyLink and Level 3.  As with all roles in the combined company, filling these roles is contingent upon the merger close.

Job Summary

Lead Network Engineer:

A Minimum of 8 years in the Financial Industry, preferably in a Trading environment is required for this position.  The candidate must have experience in the Architecture, Design, Implementation, and Maintenance of Trading-related Network infrastructure, such as: Market Data Distribution Networks, Ultra Low-latency and low-latency networks.

General Competency:

  • The candidate must be highly motivated
  • Willing to work in a fast-paced, constantly-changing environment.
  • The candidate must have good communication skills.
  • The candidate must be customer-focused.
  • Ability to work effectively and productively with others, and still comfortable working independently.

Job Description

Core Technical Competence:

  • Architect, Design, Implement, and Troubleshoot Networks for different needs in the financial industry.
  • A solid background designing, managing, and troubleshooting a diverse multi-protocol, switched and routed enterprise networks.
  • The candidate must be good at documentation in general. Competent with working with network diagrams using Microsoft Visio.
  • Ability to be able to troubleshoot network connectivity issues with both external and internal clients.
  • Heavy hands-on experience with multiple internetworking devices
  • Strong ability to use packet tracing technologies to troubleshoot network issues.


Specific Technology Expertise:

Strong and extensive knowledge of complex protocols and technologies:

Routing Protocols:  

BGP,  OSPF,  EIGRP,  RIP-v2,  Static Routing,  route-redistribution,  summarization,  Policy-Routing.


Trunking, spanning-tree, dot1q, VLANs, VTP, Ethernet switching, Multi-layer switching




Network Services:


Network Management:



IPSEC, VPNS, Firewalls.

Packet Analysis:

Wireshark, sniffers, packet captures, and packet decode, Market Data packet decodes, FIX packet decodes.

Vendor specific technology expertise:

  • Cisco switches and Routers: Cisco 4900M, Cisco Nexus3064, Nexus 3548, Cisco 3750, Cisco 6500, Cisco 3800, Cisco 7200, Cisco 7600,
  • Arista 7150, 7050, 7500 series
  • Juniper Netscreen and SRX Firewalls.
  • NetScout Infinistreams and Performance Managers
  • Corvil CNE-2100, 2110, 2300, 6300 7300
  • SevOne SNMP Management system.


A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required.

Industry Certifications:

Cisco or similar industry certifications will be a big plus


Masters or Equivalent

Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: 14310

Requisition #: 156716

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, œprotected 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.

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

Job Segment: Engineering Manager, Consulting, Developer, Engineer, Cisco, Engineering, Technology

Job Details

Date Posted October 19, 2019
Date Closes November 18, 2019
Requisition 435046700
Located In Weehawken, NJ
SOC Category 00-0000.00