CenturyLink SR LEAD ENGINEERING PROGRAM MANAGER in Broomfield, 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

Responsible for managing programs for the Global Network Architecture & Engineering organization, supporting the consumer, enterprise and wholesale customer base. Programs encompass, but are not limited to, the introduction of new technologies, the maintenance and enhancement of existing technologies, and the development of new products and services in support of global network designs to reduce costs, increase scale, improve quality, meet new product needs, and execute on integration of acquired voice networks. Programs may also address the challenges of technological, regulatory, and competitive conditions. This broadly includes global solutions and delivery of design and engineering functions for these highly complex networks used by all CenturyLink network products. This position has a direct impact on the quality of the Voice network. This position has a direct impact on revenue generation, and driving operational and cost efficiencies in the organization.

Job Description

  • Responsible for planning, managing and delivering multiple complex, technical projects from Concept phase through Launch / Implementation (production roll-out) simultaneously.

  • Deliver projects on-time, within scope and within budget.

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive, strategic project plans to manage resources, to ensure proper task alignment and sequencing, and to identify the project’s critical path.

  • Develop and maintain master program plans and schedules to plan Engineering and other teams’ resource scheduling, to minimize resource contention and to monitor the overall program.

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships across the organization and beyond, with both internal and external resources (including software and hardware vendors) to plan, schedule and coordinate work successfully for the most efficient project execution.

  • Facilitate regular and ad hoc project team meetings to keep resources on track, to bring responsible parties together to solve issues and to provide a forum for team discussions.

  • Track and report regularly on program status and performance, using appropriate systems, tools and techniques.

  • Perform risk assessment regularly, implement risk mitigation strategies or recovery plans, and communicate and/or escalate issues to management.

  • Adhere to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) best practices in coordinating internally developed software releases.

  • Develop and maintain the departmental program portfolio; work with outside teams to align priorities and resources; and be responsible for all portfolio-level documentation and reports, including but not limited to the departmental scorecard, weekly team reports and quarterly management reports.

  • Develop and maintain yearly budgets for submission to operations and corporate entities. Coordinate all CapEx process including all capital submissions, working with Finance-Operations for business cases; manage order schedules with planning organization and monitor status to delivery.

  • Create and maintain project metrics for performance improvement for management. Develop and maintain department development lifecycle and processes based on engineering standards – including document standards (PIF, ERDS, FCAPS and Operations documents).

  • Responsible for departmental time reporting set up and oversight, including labor capitalization justifications to the Finance Department and responding to Finance questions regarding departmental time reporting.

  • Facilitate regular meetings with vendors and maintain vendor Plans of Record to track feature enhancements and bug fixes to resolution and delivery.

  • Ability to understand quickly the technical aspects of a product, service or engineering initiative, explain these to a less technical audience and translate them into a project schedule, across multiple technologies, product lines and services.

  • Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for new responsibilities and by exploring opportunities to add value.



  • Requires 15 years plus experience working with or knowledge of complex, technical architecture and solutions for telecommunications networks.

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience.

  • Ability to lead disciplined, innovative, strategic or tactical planning with other internal technical stakeholder groups.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Visio and Word.

  • Knowledge of project management PMI standards and processes.

  • Knowledgeable of all aspects of system/application development, including but not limited to Database Design & Modeling, Broadband WAN networks, LAN, DSL, VDSL, Voice over IP, PSTN-POTS, switching and conferencing services.

  • Experience in P&L management, and financial planning and forecasting.

  • Advanced time management, organizational and analytical skills.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.


  • PMP certification or equivalent.

  • Experience in developing and maintaining large, complex, integrated schedules for multimillion dollar programs / projects with multiple sub-projects / components

Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Broomfield

Requisition # : 207182

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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