Solution Engineering Graduate

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Date: Jan 27, 2018

Location: Winnersh, WOK, GB, RG41 5TP

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud, IT /SAP services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics, IT-SAP Managed Services consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia.

CENTURYLINK is a leading global provider of SAP solutions and services, addressing enterprise-wide business and technology needs.  CTL helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through SAP end-to-end implementations, design and builds services, managed solutions (cloud and on-premises) and application management.  CenturyLink offer HANA transformation landscape, Data Strategy and Master Data Governance, S/4HANA, BI Strategy and Migration to SAP Cloud Solutions.

On top of a comprehensive compensation and benefits package we provide progressive, growth-oriented work environment, where you’ll enjoy greater independence, and a strong team atmosphere.

Join Century Link & you’ll work with SAP subject matter experts to lead transformational projects and define cutting edge solutions!  

Job Summary


Job Title

Solution Engineering Graduate






Solution Engineering

Winnersh, Berkshire














Our Company

CenturyLink is a global IT solutions leader that powers the needs of businesses of all sizes through our hybrid IT services including public and private cloud, data centre colocation, managed hosting and network services.

In Europe, we work with leading brands, such as Cancer Research UK, easyJet, Euromoney, G4 Security and Universal Music. Every day we help our clients to deliver agility, innovation and speed to market for their businesses. Every minute they harness the scalability and economics of cloud-based technologies.

An S&P 500 company, CenturyLink is included amongst the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations, employing over 48000 people worldwide with operating revenue in excess of 17 billion dollars.

Our Vision

To improve lives, strengthen businesses and connect communities by delivering advanced technologies and solutions with a professional, honest and personalised service approach. Together we will be the Infrastructure Solutions leader in our market space.

Job Description

Purpose of Position:

The Solution Engineering Graduate position provides an opportunity for a technically minded self-starter to gain insight in to the world of PreSales Engineering and the many other teams we work with – the individual will work with the team to understand the people, process, and technology involved in designing accurate, feasible solutions that meet customer business requirements. The individual will be expected to leverage their existing technical knowledge to focus on developing automation capability, and create useful tools that improve the efficiency of the Solution Engineering team. We’re looking for someone to gain an understanding of typical team activity, and us their strong development skills to help make our lives, and our customer’s experience, better.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Assist team members with their systems/process responsibilities;
  • Assisting management team with improving/automating reporting (involving creation of dynamic web pages/apps, and utilising APIs;
  • Work independently on projects that benefit the Solution Engineering team in general, for example:
    • Simplify and automate daily tasks (repetitious admin activity, data transfer between documents, simple validation tools etc);
    • Improve visibility of useful data (create dashboards useful not only for management but also for team members, link collaboration tools to make information easily accessible)
    • Help increase the fun in the team (go karting results, PlayStation tournaments, foosball leagues etc)
  • Work proactively to gain an understanding of other departments that Solution Engineering work with.

Minimum Requirements:

The Solution Engineer Graduate should possess:

  • Recent Bachelor’s degree – must have Software Development/Engineering modules;
  • A strong working knowledge of enterprise development language (e.g. Java, .NET, Python);
  • Demonstrable experience working with RESTful APIs;
  • Demonstrable experience with implementing app authentication from scratch (e.g. OAuth)
  • Ability to proactively identify and develop new skills useful to role;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;

* This position description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  



Preferred Requirements

  • A proven ability to perform web/software development;
  • An understanding of process methodology (e.g. LEAN/Six Sigma);
  • GitHub portfolio showcasing development skills;
  • Strong UI/UX skills (e.g. wireframing, Angular/React/Vue);
  • Knowledge of hyperscale platforms (AWS/Azure/GCP).         

Success Measurements:

  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to work hard to achieve CenturyLink goals;
  • Regular communication/presentation of progress on projects;
  • Evidence of proactive identification and completion of learning needs;
  • Make timely, correct decisions that are based on facts;
  • Showing understanding of business process, and ability to articulate positive impact of their contribution to the business;
  • Performing work within agreed timescales.

Behavioural Competencies

We are committed to attracting skilled employees, but importantly employees who echo the standards, ethics and culture that underpin our vision and strategy.  This means you will have the integrity and drive to do the "right thing", not just the "easy thing".  You will be effective in working with teams of people with shared goals.  You will be committed and decisive, prioritising effectively, and maintaining a clear focus to stay the course.  With your energetic, positive approach you will deeply understand the importance of your colleagues and peers.


All employees or contractors that work on behalf of CenturyLink UK Ltd may be asked to undergo vetting or security clearance based on the work carried out and the requirements of our Clients.  It is a condition the successful applicant is able to pass these checks. 


Associates or Equivalent

Alternate Location: UK-Berkshire-Winnersh

Requisition #: 158108

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.

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