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Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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 for more information.

Title:                                       Lead Architect

Work Group:                        Product Development & Technology

Classification:                        Regular Full-Time


Work Locations:                   100 Centurylink Dr, Monroe, LA 71203

                                                4250 North Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA  22203

                                                700 W Mineral Ave, Littleton, CO  80120 

                                                2800 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55405 


Typical Work Hours:            Employees are scheduled to work at least forty (40) hours per calendar week


Job Summary /Responsibilities:

The Lead Architect will be a member of a performance engineering team and participate in the design and deployment of network and service level monitoring solutions for  a world-wide IP/MPLS network.   The position includes responsibility for designing, developing and implementing performance management (PM) solutions for a wide array of Ethernet and IP-based products and services including VoIP, IPTV, L3VPN, and Internet data services.  The Lead Architect will also participate in the design and development of a performance management and analytics framework employing Splunk, virtual machines (VMs) and Hadoop for storage and large-scale data processing. Work entails design of PM solutions, new technology assessments, vendor evaluations and integration of data for analytics and proactive performance management.  In addition, the position requires close collaboration with a variety of peer organizations including Engineering, Planning, Provisioning, Operations, Repair and Product teams. 


Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Network, Computer, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Related Field.
  • 2-5 years of experience with Ethernet and IP Networking and Data Processing Architectures.
  • Willingness to adapt and learn in a rapidly evolving environment.


    Preferred Qualifications and Skills:


  • Knowledge of TCP/IP routing, Ethernet switched networks and monitoring protocols including TWAMP, Ethernet OAM, Y.1731, 802.1ag, RFC2544/Y.1564.
  • Knowledge of VoIP protocols including SIP, RTP, RTCP, RTCP-XR
  • Prior experience with probes from EXFO and Corvil and Smart NIDs from Accedian and RAD is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Splunk and analytics of structured and unstructured data sets.
  • Experience with Hadoop, MapReduce and HDFS components is a plus
  • Some programming experience with bash, perl, python and html would be helpful.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with ability to work productively in a team environment.
  • Capable of managing multiple assignments and delivering on schedule and within budget.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Visio. 

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Louisiana-Monroe; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-Virginia-Arlington

Requisition # : 140048

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/ -


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.  

Department: Cloud & Networking (Product Development) Jobs

Company Information

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.
Dice Id : 10226217
Position Id : 140048-en_US

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