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CenturyLink Lead Software Engineer - Edge Computing in FRAMINGHAM, Massachusetts

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

Provide technical direction in the creation, delivery and integration of multiple and moderately complex software solutions. May translate business requirements into specific designs and/or participate in the design, evaluation and selection of IT solutions for software for a specific business process. Establish the current and future use of practice, metrics and methodologies to determine current and future solutions. Explore and evaluate new and approved technologies. Consult on the application of existing and new, approved technologies to develop solutions. Ensure the process of creation and delivery of design and solution in accordance with architectural direction.

We are looking for highly motivated and talented individuals with experience working on Open Source software and familiarity with OpenStack and Kubernetes. In this role you will work with experienced engineers who are creating new products and services at the provider edge. As a key member of the team you will be working in a fast-paced agile environment and contributing to all phases of the software development lifecycle from concept and design to testing.

Job Description

  • Python coding at an expert level

  • Implementation of new features and bug fixes for CenturyLink’s edge computing platform, including

  • Production enhancements and deployment of OpenStack Stein

  • Enhancements to the platform to support integrated container workloads (including Kubernetes)

  • High-availability – augmentation/replacement/decommissioning of nodes, application migration

  • Development of Metal-as-a-Service capability

  • Automation of commissioning/decommissioning node process

  • Automatic deployment and configuration of network infrastructure

  • Operational management tools

  • Monitoring and alerting tools for deployed hardware and virtualization platforms, such as Prometheus


  • 10+ years of experience in software development

  • Proven experience with Linux (RHEL, Ubuntu)

  • Proven experience with virtualization technologies such as KVM and/or containers

  • OpenStack experience desirable

  • Experience in several programming languages, e.g. C, Java, Ruby; experience with Python a major plus

  • Experience with Ansible

  • Deep understanding of networking, cloud computing, and IaaS

  • Familiarity with systems orchestration

  • Excellent system understanding and troubleshooting capabilities

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

  • Strong problem solving and communication skills required


At Least 5 Years of Experience and Knowledge of:

  • Linux/Unix Systems (RHEL, Ubuntu)

  • OpenStack and/or Kubernetes development a major plus

  • Solid NFV or telco product development experience

  • Expert Python and/or Java and scripting skills required, Ansible a plus

  • Networking technologies

  • Virtualization (KVM/libvirt/containers)

  • Kernel, Utilities, Installation, package management

  • MaaS / IaaS

  • Monitoring and logging tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana

  • Automation Testing

  • Development of reliable, fault-tolerant software

  • Agile practices

  • Bachelor's in CS/ECE or equivalent experience

Alternate Location: US-Massachusetts-Framingham

Requisition # : 214745

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.