Date: Jul 21, 2019

Location: THOUSAND OAK, CA, US, 91360

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

Be a part of the team that is responsible for the architecture, analysis, design, and development of Content Delivery Network software. Work on high-performance distributed systems deployed on a massive scale unmatched in almost any corporate computing environment. You will be responsble for developing automated testing that is vital for ensuring the quality and performance of our products. Development is primarily in Python in the PyTest framework on Linux.

Job Description
  • Designs, develops, maintains, and supports new and existing automated tesrt code, frameworks, and infrastructure, written primarily in Python on Linux, but with other languages and tools used when appropriate
  • Reviews peers' test plans, designs, and code
  • Understands a complex distributed system end-to-end
  • Documents and effectively communicates proposed solutions, and implements them in a reliable, accurate, and performant way
  • Works with peers in Development, and stakeholders in Architecture and Engineering teams, to ensure requirements and designs meet expectations 
  • Participates in a fast-moving agile planning environment, including planning and estimating work
  • Understands a complex distributed system end-to-end

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in CS or similar field, with 8+ years professional experience, or 6+ years with a Master's Degree
  • Practice in application of fundamentals of Computer Science and software development to test automation or similar problems
  • Ability to work in Python on Linux
  • Some knowledge of Lunix system administration, such as configuration of web servers, use of shell commands, system tuning, etc
  • Knowledge of HTTP family protocols
  • Outstanding initiative, self-motivation and drive; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to estimate, plan, prioritize and multitask


Highly qualified candidates will also have:

  • Hands-on experience in the analysis, design and development of robust testing tools for scalable and secure distributed systems based on high-performance software
  • Experience using PyTest automated testing framework 
  • Ability to work in C, C++, Javascript, Perl, Lua and Go languages
  • Understanding of use and configuration of SSL/TLS/HTTPS protocols
  • Experience tracing and tuning TCP/IP
  • Knowledge of web service, web caching, content delivery, and related technologies and protocols
Bachelors or Equivalent
Masters or Equivalent in Computer Science

Alternate Location: US-California-Thousand Oak; US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition #: 214004

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.

Nearest Major Market: Ventura
Nearest Secondary Market: Oxnard

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