CenturyLink SR LEAD SYSTEM SOFTWARE ENGINEER in Framingham, Massachusetts
CenturyLink at http://www.centurylink.com (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.
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.
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)
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 http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/
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