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CenturyLink, Inc Framingham, MA

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) is a premier network solutions provider and trusted partner to our customers. As part of our recent acquisition of Level 3 Communications, our portfolio has expanded. More customers. More network. More locations. More opportunities for you. With a global presence in 60 countries, service to more than 350 metro areas domestically, and more than 200,000 miles of fiber; CenturyLink is going places.  At CenturyLink, we believe in growth and innovation, for our customers and our employees. Discover how CenturyLink can expand your potential and take your career to new places if you're looking to join a company that celebrates diversity and creativity, with industry-leading benefits and commitment to employee advancement.  We're committed to bringing great talent to our team to help us change the world. One network connection at a time.

Job Summary

We are in the process of filling open positions for the combined company following CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3 Communications. All qualified candidates who express interest by submitting an application to an open posting will be considered. However, based on business needs, preference may be given to internal applicants on certain positions. We still welcome, and encourage, all application submissions while we continue our integration process.  Internal applicants are current, active CenturyLink employees, including Level 3 employees who have transitioned to CenturyLink as part of the acquisition.


We are looking for highly motivated and talented individuals with experience testing Open Source software and familiarity with OpenStack.  In this role, you will join a team using leading-edge NFV and SDN technology and be responsible for ensuring the quality and performance of the product suite. 


Job Description

  •  Writing and executing test scenarios
  •  Delivering clear status in a timely manner for testing areas
  •  Participate in the test planning and product planning processes
  •  Create test cases and maintain an understanding of the development process
  •  Write clear and accurate bug reports
  •  Development of test plans for PSB-OS-N and RackHD
  •  Implementation/automation of test plans for PSB-OS-N and RackHD
  •  Test coverage in the areas of:
    • End-to-end system deployment, including target applications
    • Negative testing
    • Performance Testing
    • Scale testing

NFVi Pod Provisioning - testing from initial NFVi pod power-on to operational OpenStack deployment; will be required to create, document and execute test cases, both positive and negative.   

PSB-OS-N Operations - covers all aspects of an operating NFVi pod - NFV provisioning and operation, failure mode testing (including hardware failures/replacement, wiring failure, impaired network connectivity, application failures)



  •     Bachelors in CS/ECE or equivalent professional experience
  •     Solid knowledge of Red Hat/CentOS
  •     Familiarity with OpenStack 
  •     Scripting skills in Python
  •     Networking technologies (L2 switching, L3 routing) 
  •     Experience with hardware provisioning systems a plus
  •     Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English


    Bachelors or Equivalent

    Masters or Equivalent

  • Alternate Location: 13959

    Requisition #: 161637

    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, œprotected 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

    Job Segment: Engineer, Testing, Cloud, Quality Assurance, QA Engineer, Engineering, Technology

    Job Details

    Date Posted October 18, 2019
    Date Closes November 17, 2019
    Requisition 440790900
    Located In Framingham, MA
    SOC Category 00-0000.00