CenturyLink LEAD TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

This position is responsible for managing numerous complex technical projects within our Automation portfolio. They will coordinate and facilitate project meetings as needed. Develop and distribute timely meeting minutes, to include track/manage action items and verify they are incorporated into the program schedule. They will be responsible for assisting the manager with managing forecasts, and reporting requests to provide executive level status updates (Project and Budget). Through partnership with other organizations, identify and coordinate training, process standards, policies, and procedures associated with the Automation Center of Excellence.

Job Description

  • Provides technical direction to automation projects and services in an assigned area from design to production.

  • Ensure that the project is on schedule, is high quality, is within determined budget, and meets the measures of success (MOS) and the high-level achievements (HLA).

  • Maintain general knowledge in several of the following: RPA development, mainframe development, midrange development, builds software development lifecycle management, software testing methodology, production deployment, technical architecture development, and requirements management.

  • Accountable for timely project completion and delivery.

  • Input into scope packages, identify roles/responsibilities, and deliverables for day to day projects.

  • Develop and lead the project delivery schedule which includes identification and logical sequencing of activities needed to complete deliverables and to identify critical paths. Identifies risks and develops mitigation plans.

  • Input to and communication of project plans, project status and issues to all stakeholders (including executive management and project team. Engage guidance from mentors as appropriate.

  • Perform monitoring and controlling functions - monitors and acts upon project metrics, develops and manages the project plan, business case, resource plan, etc. Oversees project from beginning to end, includes all documentation and communication with stakeholders, inter-team coordination and/or multi-discipline or multi-business unit coordination

  • Manages the project team by providing leadership and coordination of all engaged functional groups, including analysts, developers, testers, production support teams, business clients, etc.

  • Manages project risks, issues and escalations by identifying and escalating to leadership for assistance in applying mitigation strategies to project plan to ensure overall project success.

  • Lead and organize cross functional teams

  • Input all necessary data for project tracking and planning

  • Utilize appropriate project management tools, e.g., MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Manages process compliance and provides input to incremental process improvements with the use of lessons learned and other project process tools

  • Look for opportunities to implement future technologies

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and related experience

  • 8+ years related experience (PMP desired, but not required)

  • Previous Development and/or Architecture experience

  • Experience supporting operations and performing complex mathematical calculations

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to drive change and manage long-term projects

  • Strong MS Office Tools experience for presentations to leadership teams


  • 8+ years of telecom experience

  • Experience with Oracle PL/SQL and Automation Studios

  • Familiar with object-oriented languages, such as, C#

  • Knowledge of RPA Automation and Reporting


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Arizona-Scottsdale; US-California-San Diego; US-California-San Francisco; US-Colorado-Boulder; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Denver; US-Colorado-Lakewood; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Florida-Apopka; US-Florida-Fort Myers; US-Florida-Ft Lauderdale; US-Kansas-New Century; US-Kansas-Overland Par; US-Kansas-Overland Park; US-Minnesota-Minneapolis; US-Minnesota-Minneota; US-Minnesota-Roseville; US-Minnesota-St Paul; US-Minnesota-White Bear Lake; US-Missouri-Kansas City; US-Ohio-Dublin

Requisition # : 210408

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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