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CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com 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 at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

We are looking for highly motivated and talented individuals with experience working on Open Source software and familiarity with OpenStack. In this role, you will work with seasoned engineers who are creating new products and services using leading-edge NFV and SDN technology. As a key member of the team you will be working in a fast-paced agile environment and contributing to all phases of the software development lifecycle from concept and design to testing.

Job Description

  • Ability to effectively manage and deliver multiple projects to operational stability

  • Champion of the methodology by demonstrating ownership of all aspects of the development lifecycle

  • Support & ownership of all areas under their responsibility

  • Consistently show the ability to mentor others in the production of all artifacts

  • Able to influence the work of others in order to drive medium & large projects to successful completion through effective project management, customer interaction, and IT coordination

  • Able to effectively estimate the time it will take for themselves and others to perform tasks and are able to influence the team's work to be completed within those timeframes

  • Ability to mentor others in the business processes implemented in the team's applications in order to provide resolution to support problems

  • Effectively categorize support problems and respond with the appropriate level of urgency

  • Hands on with coding practices on multiple applications preferably mulitple functional areas using various technologies.

  • Ability to architect solutions for the business problem which maybe beyond their own applications

  • Ability to scale applications to meet the agreed upon business SLAs.

  • Collaborate and influence architects and operations team members to make the projects a success from inception to delivery

  • Adapts to continous change in our quest to get better everyday

  • Provide input to managers and project teams for effective capacity planning


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in software development, usually 8+ years in technology

  • Proven experience with Linux

  • Proven experience with virtualization technologies such as KVM

  • OpenStack experience desirable

  • Expert Python language skills; experience with scripting and Ansible a plus

  • Experience with networking / NFV desirable

  • Experience with source code control tools (Git)

  • Familiarity with systems orchestration

  • Excellent system understanding and troubleshooting capabilities

  • Ability to work on your own in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Strong problem solving and communication skills required

  • Linux/Unix Systems (Red Hat/CentOS)

  • OpenStack or Open Source development a huge plus

  • Solid NFV or telco product development experience

  • Expert Python and/or Java and scripting skills required, Ansible a plus

  • Networking technologies (L2 switching, L3 routing)

  • Virtualization (KVM/libvirt)

  • Kernel, Utilities, Installation, package management

  • Automation Testing

  • Development of reliable, fault-tolerant software

  • Agile practices, experience with source code control (Git)

  • Bachelor's in CS/ECE or equivalent experience


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Massachusetts-Framingham

Requisition # : 209127

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.


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.