CenturyLink PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT in Thousand Oak, California

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

Serve as architecture lead on major projects with the ability and expertise to develop overall architectural direction. Initiate and execute advanced research and development activities of importance to the future of the company with minimal supervision and review.

Job Description

  • Owns Software Architecture & Design for CDN Provisioning and Rendezvous functions

  • Partners with Architecture & Engineering to define system requirements

  • Collaborates with Architecture & Engineering to deliver high quality software architectures & designs (in writing)

  • Delivers high quality iterative software releases to production

  • Hands on development of some features

  • Provides production support of systems within SLA

  • Provides leadership / people management of team


  • BS in CS or related field (MS preferred)

  • 6-10 years’ experience as a developer in distributed systems, operating systems, or high performance embedded applications (e.g. data communications systems)

  • Significant experience in C programming on Linux/Unix. Knowledge of C++, perl, go, Java, and Python desirable.

  • Working knowledge of Internet routing and WWW-related protocols (especially DNS).


  • Analytical, adaptable, problem-solving approach to work; well organized; work well in a team; people come to you for answers; good communicator – can express ideas and make proposals verbally and in writing

Alternate Location: US-California-Thousand Oak; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Oklahoma-Tulsa

Requisition # : 199521

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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