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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

Partner in a team environment to design, develop, code, test and debug new software or significant enhancements to existing software of moderate complexity. Develop solutions across many disciplines and be responsible for explaining solutions and procedures. Apply principles, theories and concepts and use methodologies, tools, documentation processes and test procedures to complete projects related to moderately complex software.

Job Description

The Software Developer II will work within the SDN/NFV Engineering and Test/Certification team in developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) based automation and Chaos Engineering solutions for cloud-native based adaptive virtual services (AVS) solution. Develop machine learning modules and resource adapters to support automation framework for the end-to-end SDN/NFV engineering, test and certification platform. Participate in daily-stand up meetings on related projects. Develop solutions based on Go, Python, C, C++ and Java. In addition, partner with peers in developing scalable hadoop clusters, database models, monitoring and analytics systems for the chaos engineering project. The ideal candidate can thrive in a fast-changing environment, with consistent drive to find ways to improve software design, algorithm, architecture, technology, share his or her expertise and inspire fellow employees.

Primary Job Duties

  • Develop AI/ML based Chaos Engineering platform, Automate, Prototype, Architect, Engineer, Test/integrate/validate and certify orchestration services in an Agile/DevOps paradigm from Build/Development, QA/UAT, Preproduction and Production environments in a continuous development, testing, integration and delivery (Continuous Integration/Continuous Development-CICD).

  • Partner with peers in developing low-latency edge AI/ML solutions based on specialized GPUs running on a Bare metal, Virtualized and Containerized platforms.

  • Automate and orchestrate data center framework projects for virtualized and cloud computing core infrastructure and platform including OpenStack and Kubernetes.

  • Utilize DevOps tools such as Git, Jira, Confluence, Trello, TestRail and Ansible for software development, repository, documenation, ticketing, automation and collaboration

  • Produce Low-Level Design (LLD) Documents, Test Plans, Executive Presentations of Architectures, Test Results and Designs for Adaptive VIrtual Services (AVS)

  • Other common tasks include the following:

  • Perform Unix systems administration duties for internal development environments and be intimately familiar with FreeBSD, Linux and MacOS Operating Systems

  • Develops reports and queries from multiple databases, logs and other sources to assist analytics and dashboard views

  • Design, develop, test, implement, and maintain applications software

  • Adapt to new technologies, particularly those providing reporting capabilities

  • Participate in code reviews, walk through of designs and programs providing appropriate feedback to ensure the technical quality of an application and provide solutions to design and program issues

  • Develop understanding of business processes, products, and metrics to better communicate and translate business requirements into technical solutions

  • Must adhere to all development processes (CMMI Level 3 or otherwise deemed best practices) to ensure appropriate flow of work with onsite, remote, off-shore, and contract resources

  • Provide on-call DevOps support for your developed AI/ML software solutions


  • Typically 5+ years professional experience or Master's Degree with 3+ years overall experience

  • Bachelor 's degree or equivalent


Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition # : 213903

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.