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Date: Oct 4, 2017

Location: Framingham, MA, US, 01701

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

This senior level role is responsible for leading the planning, development, execution, and reporting of tests for complex systems and equipment. The individual will collaborate with various teams across IT to identify the impacts of test requirements and improve the overall quality of the final deliverables. As a subject matter expert (SME), this person will possess strong communication skills and will be expected to partner with business and technical groups in order to anticipate the effects of testing and bring timely resolution to critical issues. As a mentor to the team, this person will provide expert advice and direction, will coordinate and drive continual process improvement, and provide input to management for annual performance reviews. This person will also provide industry knowledge regarding test strategy development, test R&D activities, and technical support.

Job Description

  • Team lead for team implementation of automated tests for whitebox SOS switch/router and
  • uBNG (Broadband Network Gateway)
  • Implementation of automated tests for whitebox SOS switch/router
  • Implementation of automated tests for uBNG (Broadband Network Gateway)
  • Execution and verification of above tests for repeated test cycles
  • Test coverage in the areas of:
    • Routing and Switching protocols (such as BGP, OSPF, ISIS, STP, LDP, PIM, RSVP-TE)
    • Linux OS
    • Packet forwarding
    • Managemement operations including CLI, netconf, GUI methods
    • Scale and stress tests
  • Work in a fast moving environment to take our organization to the next level including test automation, continuous integration & deployment, and multi-platform test strategy optimization. 
  • The candidate will be working within an Agile development team and will be responsible for leading a small team developing automated routing and switching tests for use in physical and SDN-NFV environments.
  • The candidate will also implement automated tests.
  • Devices under test include multiple open source software implementations as well as internal implementations. The candidate must have excellent problem solving and communication skills, and must be self-motivated.
  • Create the next generation strategy of testing frameworks, release techniques and infrastructure to increase the speed of release cycles and allow for constant high quality product.
  • Mentor junior members of the team in best practice and testing methodology
  • Defines, evolves and optimizes existing processes across multiple functions.
  • Collaborate with other teams to define project goals including scope, quality and timeframe



  • Minimum of 5 years experience with automated QA test implementation
  • Minimum 5 years experience with test development in a Linux environment required
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a team lead role or equivalent for an automated test
  • implementation team
  • Knowledge and understanding of networking technology including IP and Ethernet required
  • Development experience withKnowledge and experience with management methods including
  • Yang, Netconf, ReST desirable
  • Strong problem solving skills required
  • Strong communication skills required including ability to plan test implementation,
  • monitor team progress, generate test documentation
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent education and experience with typically 10+ years related experience, or 8+ years related experience with Masters degree.


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Massachusetts-Framingham

Requisition #: 153214

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

EEO Statement

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Nearest Major Market: Framingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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