CenturyLink SR ENGINEER in Broomfield, Colorado

About CenturyLink

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

Position is responsible for developing, and executing tests for complex Ethernet- and IP-Based Data Network infrastructue and service elements. Within their area of proficiency, this individual will collaborate with teams across the Product Development and Technology teams to translate Architecture and Design, verifying test requirements and targeting to improve the overall quality of the final deliverables. As the primary provider of timely resolutions, this person will need to possess strong technical skills and the aptitude required to identify and address critical issues. As a seasoned team member, this person will be expected to contribute towards the team’s continious process improvement.

Job Description

Analyze new features to the product based on functional and design specifications, recommending appropriate test strategies

Collaborate with Design teams and peers for Creation of Test Plans, Test Cases, Test Reports utilized by Service Deliver and Service Assurance Teams (SD\SA), as well as the Product Management\Marketing teams, as appropriate.

Design and implementation of test automation to improve efficiencies in testing for product or service components

Analyzes complex local and wide area data network infrastructure and/or customer network environment, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting service elements and protocol suites and configuring dedicate network devices or multi-service platforms to achieve or validate desired results.

Assist with coordination

Manage vendor for delivery of HW and SW to achieve project or service objectives

Track & analyze test results and work closely with Engineering and SD\SA Teams to isolate and reproduce defects.

Gather and analyze service quality and performance metrics throughout the product\service development life cycle

Communicate status and issues in a timely manner and manage escalations appropriately

May act as a technical project leader or provide work leadership for less experienced peers

Work independently as well as with a small team of QA Engineers with a potential to act as lead, and may need to assist and coordinate of testing efforts between multiple (local, remote, and offshore) testing teams

Works effectively under high pressure situations within a dynamic team environment following QA standards and best practices to ensure the highest level of quality


  • 6 - 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and relevant experience, or 4+ years with a Master's Degree

  • Expert level knowledge of internetworking designs and their applications which include detailed routing on LAN/WAN networks, IP telephony, network troubleshooting and security monitoring.

  • Expert level knowledge of IP (IPv4 & IPv6) routing and switching, Dynamic routing protocols (i.e. BGP, ISIS, etc.), MPLS design considerations and operational behavior

  • Working knowledge with hands-on experience using and maintaining Network Testing platforms, either dedicated platforms such Spirent Test Center or iXia platform, and the associated virtual versions; preferably experience with Itest & Velocity

  • Experience with (or Certifications for) the following platforms (but not limited to these): Cisco, Ciena, Juniper, Nokia (ALU/Lucent), Fortinet, Versa

  • Strong understanding of transport mediums—TDM (DS1, DS3, OCx), Ethernet, Wave, others

  • Strong understanding of the following concepts or technologies: Voice over IP, quality of service (QoS), data security firewalls, multicast and/or IP video distribution, next generation (cloud) IP switching and routing, SDN (SD-WAN/NFV/VNF/etc.), DNS, Unix/Linux OS administration, AAA or User Network-Access Management (TACACS+/Radius/SNMP), Network Management fundamentals, tools and options

  • Experience scripting/programing—Python, Java, etc.

  • Hands-on experience designing, implementing and supporting IP data networks, security methods and procedures

  • Understanding of virtualization, cloud services and technologies

  • CCNP or equivalent level required

  • CCIE or equivalent level certifications strongly desired


Masters or Equivalent

Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition # : 201151

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/

This position is part of a bargaining unit and represented by a union. Depending upon the applicable collective bargaining agreement under which you may be hired, you may be: (a) required to join the union and pay union dues as a condition of employment; or, (b) required to pay union dues, but not join the union as a condition of employment; or (c) free to chose whether or not to join the union, but if you do join the union you would be obligated to pay union dues.

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, creed, veteran status, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, age, sex, 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.