CenturyLink Senior Lead Developer - Data and Analytics in Denver, Colorado

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com 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 at http://www.centurylink.com/ for more information.

Job Summary

Experienced Business Intelligence Solutions Architect, Developer and Data Analyst responsible for developing Advanced Analytics Solutions that drive action from insights, change behaviors, drive cost reductions and increase profitable growth across the company. As a leader within the Competency Center team you are responsible for mentoring/consulting within the team and across the BI community/organizations on development processes, standards, data modeling best practices, shared learning opportunities and support of the overall BI platform. You will provide SME support to the extended BI Community and will participate in Agile work environment leading and developing business analytical solutions across the company’s various business unit organizations.

The position requires experience with transactional, data warehouse database concepts; strong SQL skills; Advanced Data Modeling capabilities, Database systems – Oracle, SQL Server; Big Data Technologies – Hadoop/Hive/Impala/Spark; Programming Languages/Scripting such as Python/Java/R; Data Science concepts and strong Project Management skills; You must possess the ability to use complex logic to develop BI solutions across multiple data sources; experienced in visualization capabilities; and the ability to work with business users one-on-one or in small groups to iteratively develop analytical solutions that meet their needs. Candidate must be able to effectively communicate and convey complex technical solutions to business partners and non-technical audiences alike.

Job Description

  • Ability to effectively manage and deliver multiple projects to operational stability

  • Champion of the methodology by demonstrating ownership of all aspects of the development lifecycle

  • Support & ownership of all areas under their responsibility

  • Consistently show the ability to mentor others in the production of all artifacts

  • Able to influence the work of others in order to drive medium & large projects to successful completion through effective project management, customer interaction, and IT coordination

  • Able to effectively estimate the time it will take for themselves and others to perform tasks and are able to influence the team's work to be completed within those timeframes

  • Ability to mentor others in the business processes implemented in the team's applications in order to provide resolution to support problems

  • Effectively categorize support problems and respond with the appropriate level of urgency

  • Hands on with coding practices on multiple applications preferably mulitple functional areas using various technologies.

  • Ability to architect solutions for the business problem which maybe beyond their own applications

  • Ability to scale applications to meet the agreed upon business SLAs.

  • Collaborate and influence architects and operations team members to make the projects a success from inception to delivery

  • Adapts to continous change in our quest to get better everyday

  • Provide input to managers and project teams for effective capacity planning


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar fields minimum 8 years experience

  • 6+ years of experience with Master's Degree.

  • 6-8 years experience in development, testing and implementation of Visual Data Discovery/Advanced Analytics Solutions

  • Preferred 3+ years Qlik Design and Development including platform admin responsibilities

  • Multi year experience working with other analytic/visualization/reporting tools such as Tableau/ Business Objects/Microsoft’s Business Intelligence stack

  • Multi year experience working with Corporate enterprise data warehouse systems

  • Strong SQL skills required

  • Experience with extracting data using API for analytical purposes

  • Experience in Hadoop environment

  • Experience with Python, R or Java

  • Experience with Machine Learning algorithms/predictive modelling a plus


Bachelors or Equivalent

Masters or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Louisiana-Monroe

Requisition # : 193345

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/

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