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Lead Product Manager - Network

CenturyLink, Inc Denver, CO

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.


US-Colorado-Denver; US-Ohio-Dublin; US-Virginia-Herndon 


Job Overview:

As a Lead Product Manager, you will join CenturyLink's Product lifecycle team responsible for IP Services portfolio, which includes MPLS, Internet and SD-WAN solutions.  You will be responsible for collaborating with internal teams to define, prioritize, focus, and deliver new and innovative solutions to the global enterprise customer base. As a candidate, you must have demonstrated experience developing or supporting virtualized services globally.  As a successful candidate, you will have exceptional leadership and execution skills with an ability to both define strategy and execute at a tactical level. You enjoy finding and solving business problems that translate into revenue opportunities. You are a strong strategic thinker who is knowledgeable in emerging networking technology trends in the marketplace.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Experience successfully defining and bringing to market product features/requirements, roadmaps, by defining use cases, user personas, and release plans for product features.
  • Ability to identify a variety of customer needs across the product stack, drive feature prioritization and work closely with internal organizations to deliver successful products.
  • Understand customer needs and requirements and detail them in PRDs.
  • Ability and willingness to define, track, interpret and report on key business metrics and drive activities which support continued development of service features within the product portfolio.
  • Experience supporting planning, execution and go-to-market activities by closely working with the Product Marketing team.
  • Ability to lead analysis and strategy formulation to determine business opportunities that align with department goals and prioritize IP Network services focusing on new revenue streams.
  • Have strong communication skills with ability to achieve buy-in across organization to ensure alignment across the business and ability to communicate product plans for portfolio solutions to all stakeholders and senior management.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent education and field experience; MS or MBA preferred
  • 6+ years' professional experience; 4+ with Master's
  • Technical expertise and knowledge of IP Networking services (MPLS, Internet, SD-WAN and related solutions) desired
  • Knowledgeable of Network Service Provider architecture
  • Familiarity with networking architectures
  • Exposure to various services (security, CPE, SD WAN, etc.) a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and presentation skills with the ability to successfully communicate ideas and recommendations to all levels within an organization characterized by clarity and brevity.
  • Excellent organizational skills to juggle many tasks without losing sight of what's most important
  • Demonstrated experience creating product specifications, performing competitive analysis, and/or market research
  • Self-motivated, results-driven individual
  • Bachelors degree, B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent field with MS or MBA preferred
  • Development using Agile development processes a plus #LI-POST1

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Ohio-Dublin; US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 124840

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

No Discrimination. 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, 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. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check.


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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