CenturyLink IT Operations Technician - NOC in Weehawken, New Jersey

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.

Level 1 NOC Engineer

The Level 1 NOC Engineer will report to the NOC Lead/Operations Manager and be responsible for providing Level 1 phone support, network monitoring, and technical support with CenturyLink, Bank, and vendor resources for Bank of America’s Equity trading platform.

Position Objectives:

  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of monitoring tools

  • Demonstrate understanding of customer’s applications and components associated with each application.

  • Single point of contact for all customer communications and escalations.

  • Thorough understanding of Monitoring Tools, IT standard operating procedures (SOP), work instructions (WI) and Server support documentation for Network Operations Center (NOC).

  • Rack, stack and cable equipment as needed.

  • Provide training and mentoring to other team members as they progress in mastering their professional skills and as they learn company and industry best practices

  • A strong team player who is accountable towards business urgency, work in shifts to provide onsite 24x7 coverage to customer, be flexible to work beyond stipulated hours Essential duties:

  • Analyze and report network and server alerts generated by the monitoring tools (such as SevOne, IP SLA) to the NOC Lead, Network Engineer and Nextgen Domain Operations per escalation matrix.

  • Act as first line of contact for all Trouble Ticket issues, maintain the shift log and deliver the report to Bank of America distribution list.

  • Create and follow up to change requests, incidents/Break-fixes and perform other scheduled activities within the SLA requirements.

  • Interface with Bank of America personnel and vendor personnel including Network (Arista, Cisco), Carriers (Zayo, Lightower), market data providers (ICE, NSDQ, BATS), Server (HP) and storage (NetApp) to perform needed support.

  • Provide input to shift reports and coordinate handover of incomplete activities to the next-shiftengineers.

  • Do periodic physical checks of the cages at NJ2x and NJ3 datacenters to look for anomalies in server, network and facility infrastructure.

  • Coordinate and store all IT equipment with CTL shipping department.

  • Maintain vendor and visitor contact lists, escort authorized visitors to the cage (with backup provided by other Savvis on-duty local or remote NOC personnel).

  • Create tickets and coordinate server break fixes with the Bank’s server maintenance vendor.

  • Maintain inventory of spare parts for Network and Server equipment.

  • Occasional emergency restarts of equipment in the datacenter, as needed.

Required skills:

  • Technical knowledge and understanding of basic network design and iOS commands.

  • Experienced with various monitoring tools and ability to perform basic troubleshooting

  • Racking, stacking and cabling of equipment

  • Excellent phone and written communication skills

  • Self starter requiring to work with little or no direction

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities

  • Ability to follow through and bring closure to open incidents

  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor under pressure like conditions Desired skills:

  • Certification(s) in areas of expertise MCP, CCNA or higher Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years relevant experience in NOC/production support environment (preferably in banking/brokerage industry)

Alternate Location: US-New Jersey-Piscataway; US-New Jersey-Weehawken

Requisition # : 101317

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

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