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Sr. Lead Product Manager

Herndon, VA CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) 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 for more information.  Job Summary As a Sr. Lead Product Manager, you will own the product lifecycle of CenturyLink’s Network Function Virtualization (NFV) services portfolio by collaborating with internal teams to define, prioritize, focus, and deliver new and innovative solutions to a global enterprise customer base. The candidate must have demonstrated experience developing or supporting virtualized services globally. The successful candidate will have exceptional leadership and execution skills with an ability to both define strategy and execute at a tactical level. The candidate must be a strong strategic thinker who is knowledgeable in emerging security technology trends in the marketplaceJob Description The Product Manager will have end-to-end responsibility for supporting CenturyLink’s NFV services including product features/requirements, roadmaps, drive use cases, user personas, and release plans for product features. 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. Define, track, interpret and report on key business metrics and drive activities which support continued development of service features within the platform. Support planning, execution and go-to-market activities by closely working with the Product Marketing team. Lead analysis and strategy formulation to determine business opportunities that align with department goals and prioritize NFV services focusing on new revenue streams. Strong communication skills to ensure alignment across the business and ability to communicate product plans for portfolio solutions to all stakeholders and senior management. Qualifications 8+ years’ product management experience in a related field Technical expertise and knowledge of NFV services Knowledgeable about Network Service Provider architecture Familiarity with datacenter architecture 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 Bachelor’s 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 Education Bachelors or Equivalent Masters or Equivalent Alternate Location: US-Colorado-Denver; US-Virginia-Herndon Requisition #: 185436 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, “protected statuses”).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Disclaimer 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: Washington DC Job Segment: Engineer, Consulting, Electrical, Computer Science, Marketing, Engineering, Technology

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