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About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com/ is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

The VP Enterprise Architecture will report to the SVP Chief Data Officer and is responsible for partnering across the Strategic Planning & Transformation (SP&T) organization to lead the development of CenturyLink’s architecture standards and roadmaps. The VP will serve as both a catalyst for change and the advocate for standardization, ensuring that CenturyLink has the appropriate technical strategies, architectural services, and technology solutions that enable the company’s business goals, strategies and imperatives.

Job Description

•Evolve the Enterprise Architecture direction and vision towards the CenturyLink agile framework.

•Partner with CDO and value stream leaders to develop Enterprise Architecture strategies and roadmaps that enable the business strategies expressed through the PI Planning Process.

•Define and document preferred integrated IT architectures required to support PI Value Streams.

•Build and lead a matrixed global team to support the Strategic Architectural Review Board representing different architecture domains (e.g. data, cloud, Integration, Security, Infrastructure, Performance. Reliability) to ensure the documentation and tracking of both the proactive and emergent architectures

•Foster a best-in-class engineering environment within CenturyLink, and have the passion to create a destination for top tier technical talent in the marketplace.

•Lead the definition of standards and patterns required to deliver industry leading enterprise platforms, the CI/CD pipelines that leverage them, and the automation required to support them at scale.

•Work closely with the Planning, PMO & Enablement team to define the cost impact of transitioning to new/emerging technologies and clearly communicate these to leadership team.

•Incorporate and develop new technologies to encourage innovation across CenturyLink with a focus on improved product development and customer experience.

•Responsible to ensure successful execution of technical strategies, architecture guidelines and standards by being the technical voice for architecture, analysis and technical strategies.

•Monitor emerging technologies and manage current relationships with 3rd party technology vendors

•Provides direction and directives to direct reports in the performance of their duties, establishing work priorities, and in achieving company initiatives.

•Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree with 15+ years of engineering experience.

  • 7+ years of people leadership experience.

  • Experience building, supporting, scaling and operationalizing an enterprise cloud technology capability and platform to support high volume and highly reliable interactive business operations.

  • Ability to create an innovative vision for the organization by understanding strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

  • Identifies trends and opportunities to enhance business performance; able to align engineering strategy to multiple business priorities and plans across various business units.

  • A strategic thinker who is well respected for his or her business and technical knowledge and the ability to see the “big picture”.


  • Master’s Degree with 10+ years experience with 3+ years of managerial level experience.


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition # : 216796

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/

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.


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