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CenturyLink Lead Operations Engineer in BROOMFIELD, Colorado

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at 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

The CenturyLink Virtualized Services Global Operations team is seeking customer focused, detail-oriented engineers that enjoy solving problems, delighting customers, and have backgrounds from a variety of different fields. If you have experience managing full application stacks from the system up through a custom application, managing part of a network from layer 3 and higher, we’d like to talk with you!

You will be surrounded by people that are smart, passionate about cloud computing and who know that the job doesn’t end when the clock reads five. We believe that world class support is critical to customer success. Creating the best customer experience is at the root of all that we do. Every day will bring new and exciting challenges on the job.

Job Description

  • Works with a small focused team responsible for production systems including NFV and SDN platforms based on OpenStack & VMware.

  • Technically responsible for a broad range of systems and services supporting everything from the physical layer, configuration & performance tuning throughout the stack, including integration with performance and fault systems.

  • Works with planning and architect teams to develop new technologies and enhance existing offerings related to our various service offerings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or other related field or the equivalent in training and experience. Due to the highly technical nature of this position, continuing technical education is required.

  • Minimum six (6) years work experience in Linux systems administration, including advanced scripting, config, tuning & networking.

  • Willingness to work overtime, twenty-four (24) hour call as needed, and travel when required.

  • Minimum two (2) years Python language and debugging skills in operations and engineering environments or comparable scripting skills.

  • Experience communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, with technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Proven virtualization administration experience with Linux/KVM and VMware vSphere.

  • Strong knowledge of network concepts, IP, and Ethernet, subnetting, etc.

  • Experience with OpenStack administration and/or development in one or more core projects is required.

  • Experience configuring and administration of Zabbix, Splunk, syslog, and similar tools.

  • Minimum three (3) years systems deployment and automated bare-metal provisioning using tools such as Puppet and Ansible.

  • Strong knowledge of server and storage systems.


  • Experience with distributed storage/file systems such as Ceph a plus.

  • Programming experience related to system administration (Python, Perl, Ruby, Bash, and/or Go).

  • Experience with Docker container platform a plus.

  • Experience with TACACS and bastion/jump servers preferred.

  • Demonstrated expertise in network administration and troubleshooting (DNS, IPsec, BGP, etc).

  • Strong understanding of routers, switches, and firewalls (JunOS a plus)

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

Requisition # : 219689

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at

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.