Senior Python Developer

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Date: Feb 15, 2019

Location: Ashburn, VA, US, 20147

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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 for more information.


Job Summary

Partner in a team environment or be able to independently design, develop, code, test and debug new software or significant enhancements to existing software of moderate complexity.  Develop solutions across many disciplines and be responsible for explaining solutions and procedures.  Apply principles, theories and concepts and use methodologies, tools, documentation processes and test procedures to complete projects related to moderately complex software. 

Job Description

  • Developing Python based applications and APIs
  • Integrate with APIs created by other members of the team, or by a third-party
  • Maintaining a suite of Python based automated tests
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Participate in the projects agile process
  • Creating technical requirements and working with the Engineering team to develop, test and launch the functionality on-time and with high quality



  • Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 3+ years of related experience.
  • Experience in technology/tools specific to Unix and Linux.
  • Experience with Python
  • Ability to design and maintain long term software system with a small team of developers
  • Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix
  • Quick learner, able to learn new technology and software
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and as a team member
  • Experience: 
    • Ability to debug and verify network traffic using wireshark/tcpdump or other related tools
    • Strong understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking concepts
    • Experience with configuration management tool such as Ansible
    • Exposure to continuous integration and deployment
    • Experience with Docker
  • Optional skills desired
    • JavaScript
    • C/C++
    • Git
    • Red Hat/CentOS
    • Security Framework Experience such as FISMA, PCI, or FedRamp.


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Ashburn

Requisition #: 209448

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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Developer, Engineer, Consulting, Unix, Linux, Technology, Engineering

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