Date: Aug 1, 2019

Location: BROOMFIELD, CO, US, 80021 ARLINGTON, VA, US, 222030000 ARLINGTON, SD, US, 572120000

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

The leader of Federal Services Product Development is responsible for directing a team of senior level leaders and individual contributors aligned to successfully develop and deliver CenturyLink Federal Services and Solutions, (including Voice, Unified Communications & Collaboration, Data, Hybrid Networking, SDx, Internet, Security) aligned with business objectives, priorities and the portfolio roadmap. On-scope, on-time, and on-budget delivery of the product portfolio objectives, including business requirements definition, driving cohesive end-to-end solutions, creation and management of project structures, as well as alignment of resources are critical to the success of strategic initiatives. This role requires adherence to prescribed service development methodology (including mix of rapid development and staged development based on program goals and deliverables), project management, change management processes, strong communication skills, and implementation of project/business based financial controls.  Serving as a critical business leader in the on-going evolution of the company’s Federal Solutions, the Product Development leader will establish and harvest relationships with key leaders from across the business and with external partners critical to the success of programs, including but not limited to direct interaction with individual contributors, manager, director, vice president & C-level leadership.

Job Description

Position Objectives:


Meet or exceed committed business outcomes, including financial performance, customer experience and employee experience goals and objectives 

Lead team(s) to the on-scope, on-time and on-budget delivery of Company’s Federal Solutions 

Liaison and leadership across/vertically throughout the Company to ensure relevant evolution of Federal Solutions:

  • Key Interactions:  Intake, Prioritization, Planning, Scheduling, Tracking, Delivery & Launch
  • Partner Organizations:  Works consistently with the Strategic Federal organization, Product Management, Business Process Innovation, Software Delivery Organizations, Architecture, Engineering, Finance, Operations, and other organizations as part of the planning, design, development, and launch of new products and services
  • Development Process:  Identification of appropriate development process based on needs (Rapid Development to Staged Development)
  • Resource Management:  Identification and solicitation for commitment of required core and extended resources
  • Knowledge & Leadership:  Product Development is the COO of responsible solutions area, with intimate knowledge of business drivers, market dynamics, product requirements, solutions interoperability, supporting systems/processes/people jointly accountable for the success of business outcomes across enterprise (non-consumer) business units
  • Conflict Resolution/Celebration of Success:  Identification and resolution of barriers to success for both milestone attainment and achievement of desired business outcomes 

Maximizes the digital presence across the customer lifecycle (Learn, Buy, Get, Use, Pay, Renew)


Ensures the effective transition of strategic programs from ideation to development to lifecycle management, delivering on the identified minimum viable experience (customer and employee) standards.


Education:  Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree a Plus


Related Experience:  10+ Years Progressive, Related Experience in Product Development, Product Management, or Technology Development. Experience developing and certifying products for Federal buyers strongly desired.

Government Security Required?  Preferred

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-District of Columbia-Washington; US-Virginia-Arlington; US-Virginia-Fairfax

Requisition #: 212505

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/ 

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.

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