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Lumen Network Automation Enterprise Architect - Remote - Lumen MTS in Jefferson City, Missouri

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 news.lumen.com, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

Main objective is to develop and to manage the Network Analytics & Automation consulting practice with responsibility for resource skill development, implementation methods and tools, project delivery, utilization / bench management, financials, quality delivery of proposed solutions, and escalation management. Develop critical practice artifacts such as discovery questionnaires, implementation work breakdown components and structures, estimating models, staffing plans, standardization on tools and the development of Best Practice outputs, service offerings, profit and loss. Collaborate with the Data Analytics practice and Marketing to define the market opportunities and creating a portfolio of service offerings with strong value-based client focus. Accountable for delivering on the Network analytics & Automation strategy (Reference architecture, Toolssets, Verticals, Use Cases, GTM artifacts). Discover and Analyze the drivers motivating a client to initiate their Network Automation & Analytics journey and present findings and observations. Discover the current state of the client network infrastructure and network automation/analytics toolset & platform and present findings and observations related to readiness. Work with the client to develop the Network Automation & Analytics TCO / ROI analysis / and Funding requirements. Assist in the development of internal communication plans to enable adoption.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Architecting, designing, and implementing next generation deployment architecture and automation solutions

  • Owning and leading initiatives to define, design, and implement DevOps solutions which includes reference architectures, estimates, and costing;

What We Look For in a Candidate

• 5+ years of experience developing software in a professional environment (preferably network services)

• 5 years of hands on Data Driven Enterprise Application development, preferable in telecom industry

• Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline.

• Proficiency in programming in Java, C# or Python and willingness to learn and adopt new languages as necessary

• Understands WAN, switch, router configurations and networks in general

• Understanding of system protocols, how systems operate and data flows

• Up-to-date on current and emerging technology tools and their benefits

• Ability to independently develop a full software stack, understand the building blocks, interactions, dependencies, and tools required to complete software and automation

• Good sense of user interaction and usability design to provide an intuitive, seamless end user experience.

• Excellent communications skills and the ability to work with subject matter experts to extract critical business concepts.

• Ability to work and potentially lead in an Agile methodology environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Network Architecture, Project Planning, Network Automation & Analytics. AIOps, Infrastructure as Code, Network Orchestration architecture and design for automation systems enhancements, architecture level support for overall data structure and service modelling

Requisition #: 248803

When applying for a position, you may be subject to a background screen (criminal records check, motor vehicle report, and/or drug screen), depending on the requirements for the position. Job-related concerns noted in the background screen may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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.

NOTE: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. (https://jobs.lumen.com/global/en/compensation-information) We're able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here. (https://centurylinkbenefits.com)

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This information reflects the base salary pay range for this job based on current national market data. Ranges may vary based on the job's location. We offer competitive pay that varies based on individual experience, qualifications and other relevant factors. We encourage you to apply to positions that you are interested in and for which you believe you are qualified. To learn more, you are welcome to discuss with us as you move through the selection process.