Date: Jan 26, 2019

Location: Broomfield, CO, US, 80021

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

As part of the Architecture & Engineering IP VPN Engineering organization, the Lead Network Engineer will support one of the world’s largest IP VPN networks.  The Lead Network Engineer  will primarily focus on SD-WAN platform and appliances (CPEs) and will be expected to be hands-on knowledgeable in a myriad of vendors/technologies: Cisco, Juniper, Versa, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, BFD, route redistribution, Layer 2 (vlans, pvst, rapid spanning tree, etc.). 

Job Description

  • The Engineer will design, test, and document solutions in support of new functionality requested by Architecture or as approved via special order process. 
  • The Engineer will provide Tier 4 support to Service Delivery and Service Assurance organizations. 
  • In this role, the Engineer will proactively identify and implement areas for improvement in process and procedures, documentation, and testing.
  • Leads the development, evaluation and implementation of new and innovative principles, processes and applications. 
  • Exercises considerable latitude in decision-making under limited consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets. 
  • Analyzes complex local and wide area network systems and/or customer network environment, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges and other devices.
  • Resolves difficult interoperability problems to obtain operation across all platforms. 
  • Configures systems to user environments.
  • Supports acquisition and implementation of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services. Regarded as subject matter expert in applied research, development, and design of new products.
  • Acts as primary consultant to leadership detailing the technical requirements and specifications necessary to obtain solutions. 
  • May act as a technical project leader or provide work leadership for lower level employees.
  • Excludes those with full supervisory responsibilities.
  • Requires limited direction and guidance with most tasks. 


  • Consulting Level Bachelor's degree. Typically with 8+ years of experience. 
  • 6+ years of experience with Master's Degree.
  • Advanced, hands-on, familiarity with one or more vendors is required (preference given to Versa/Cisco/Juniper). 
  • Experience with Tier 3- level support



Masters or Equivalent

Bachelors or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Phoenix; US-Colorado-Broomfield; US-Colorado-Littleton; US-Louisiana-Monroe; US-Oklahoma-Tulsa

Requisition #: 206793

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

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