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CenturyLink Backend Developer / Server-Side Developer in TULSA, Oklahoma

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.


This role is for a Software Developer in CenturyLink’s Vyvx broadcast software development team. Vyvx is responsible for delivering the most recognized sports and special events in the televised world and the systems we support are critical for the operation of our broadcast network. We are looking for a talented and motivated developer to join our team. Our ideal candidate will have network and Linux systems knowledge, with a passion for writing concise, sustainable, and testable code.


  • Design and implement software applications to satisfy business requirements by performing structured design reviews, performing application systems programming, writing unit tests, and reviewing system test results with business partners and peers

  • Work iteratively with business partners to deliver the best possible solution for their needs

  • Protect application lifespan by writing sustainable code and effectively managing technical debt

  • Be aware of current industry software development technology and best practices

  • Resolve development and technical maintenance problems

  • Provide on call support as part of a support rotation

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or related field or the equivalent in training and experience

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple project tasks to meet established deadlines and accommodate rapidly changing priorities

  • Effective communications and interpersonal skills; comfortable working in a team environment

  • Strong analytical skills, with a deep interest in learning new things and doing things better

  • Ability to adapt and learn new technologies quickly

Required Experience

  • 1+ years of experience working with one or more modern statically typed programming languages (C++11, Rust, Go, etc.)

  • 1+ years of experience working with one or more scripting languages, such as JavaScript or Python

Preferred Experience

  • Experience developing in C++, Go, and JavaScript

  • Experience with T-SQL (Sybase)

  • Experience with SNMP, CORBA, and REST-based control protocols

  • Experience with Git for version control


Bachelors or Equivalent in Computer Science

Alternate Location: US-Oklahoma-Tulsa

Requisition # : 215841

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

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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.