CenturyLink Operations Engineer in Littleton, Colorado

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 DevOps experience in a networking environment. In this role, you will assist with the creation and support of scripts and tools to facilitate automation and technician efficiency. Ideal candidate possesses knowledge of network operations and experience with Cisco, Juniper, and Nokia routers and switches.

Job Description

  • Work closely with the Network Transformation organization individually or in collaborative teams to design, develop, and deliver various application tools and scripts for clients throughout the CenturyLink organization.

  • Work in an Network Operations environment amongst network technicians with a goal of optimizing troubleshooting procedures and expanding technician capabilities via automation and tools.

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

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

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

  • Communicate with all stakeholders throughout a project to gain clarification of requirements, provide project status, identify gaps, identify issues, discuss schedules

  • Ability 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

  • Ability 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

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

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

  • Support existing applications and procedures

  • Provide on-call support of tools and systems as requested

  • Write documentation to support applications and processes

  • 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


  • Proven experience with Linux

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

  • Experience with Object-oriented language (OOL) including Java/C++ and framework such as Spring/Django

  • Experience with scripting languages including Python and Perl

  • Experience with databases including MySQL and Oracle

  • Experience with IDEs such as Eclipse/Netbeans

  • Excellent system understanding and troubleshooting capabilities

  • Knowledge of networking protocols (Layer 2 & 3) desirable

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

  • Strong problem solving and communication skills required

  • Automation Testing such as JUnit

  • Development of reliable, fault-tolerant software


Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton

Requisition # : 201122

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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