Sr Lead Systems Engineer - CDN Core

Centurylink Broomfield , CO 80021

Posted 2 months ago

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen's network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

Contributes to the evolution of the Content Delivery Network (CDN) platform by analyzing requirements, design/test solutions and deployment into production. Recognized across the organization as a subject matter expert on CDN technologies and sought as a resource for resolution of unique or complex problems. Undertakes multiple highly complex CDN projects and may require coordination across multiple business units. This position will specifically be focused on the engineering of platforms involved in the direct serving, storage and localization of content.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Position requires extensive knowledge in deploying revenue generating customer focused solutions in large scale networks to include a background in Open Source technologies, IP networking, Security and Virtualization

  • Strong understanding of Content Delivery Networks, Media acquisition/packaging/delivery and OTT concepts in support of both Live and VOD content

  • Ability to be flexible in applying background as a Systems Engineer, Dev/Ops or Network Engineer in developing new features and solutions

  • Analyze Product and Architecture inputs to develop technical requirements to support design and development efforts

  • Develop solutions and test guidance to satisfy technical requirements that address automation, scalability, performance and redundancy in a CI/CD environment

  • Define, document and communicate standards for managing the production CDN network

  • Define, document and communicate up to date network designs representative of the production network

  • Ensure alignment of assigned projects with agreed upon Strategic Roadmaps and Target Architectures

  • Provide peer review on architecture and designs developed to support projects not directly assigned to ensure alignment with overall CDN direction

  • Engage in the forward-looking planning and decision-making process to ensure the CDN product is in a continuous improvement cycle to support the business strategy

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and relevant experience

  • 10+ years related experience

  • Minimum 5 years working in a Unix/Linux based server environment with strong scripting skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to stay organized and keep multiple priorities on target

  • Self-motivated with a consistent drive towards results

  • Protocols: Adaptive Streaming (DASH, HLS, HDS, Smooth), HTTP/HTTPS, TCP/UDP, BBR, DNS, BGP

  • Software: NGINX, Apache, LUA, Python, Jenkins, Kafka and cloud-based solutions

Requisition #: 227471

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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