Date: May 22, 2019

Location: FRAMINGHAM, MA, US, 01701


About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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.


Job Summary

 In this role, you will work with seasoned engineers who are creating new products and services using leading-edge NFV and SDN technology. As a key member of the team you will be working in a fast-paced agile environment and contributing to all phases of the software development lifecycle from concept and design to testing.



Job Description

The candidate will be working within an Agile development team and will be responsible for development of routing, switching and related Operating System services. Development will combine multiple open source and third party software implementations as well as internal implementation.

The candidate must have excellent problem solving and communication skills, and must be self-motivated.  The work will include: 


  • C language coding at expert level
  • Python language coding at advanced level
  • Implementation of new features and bug fixing for CenturyLink switching and routing platforms
  • New features and bug fixing in the areas of: 

   - Routing and Switching protocols (such as BGP, OSPF, ISIS, STP, LDP, PIM, RSVP-TE)
   - Internal control plane communication protocols (such as OpenFlow, OVSDB, WS APIs)
   - Linux OS
   - Software Packet forwarding using DPDK
   - Managemement protocols and internal APIs for management
   - system platform support software





  • Minimum of 5 years experience with routing and switching development
  • Minimum 5 years experience with development in a Linux environment required
  • Expert C language skills required
  • Advanced Python language skills required
  • Knowledge and understanding of packet forwarding technology inluding Linux kernel, DPDK, OVS desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of network concepts including IP, Ethernet required
  • Experience with NFV development desirable
  • Development experience with management protocols and models including Yang, Netconf,   ReST desirable
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills required


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Massachusetts-Framingham

Requisition #: 204999

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

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.

Nearest Major Market: Framingham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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