Lead Network Engineer - Colorado

Lumen Technologies, Inc


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

The Role

Position is responsible for applying advanced engineering and network principles, theories, concepts and technologies to developing, and executing tests for complex Ethernet- and IP-Based Data Network infrastructure and service elements. Within their area of proficiency, this individual will collaborate with teams across the Product Development and Technology teams to translate Architecture and Design, verifying test requirements and targeting to improve the overall quality of the final deliverables. As the primary provider of timely resolutions, this person will need to possess strong technical skills and the aptitude required to identify and address critical issues. As a seasoned team member, this person will be expected to identify and contribute towards the team’s continuous improvement efforts, and act as a mentor for other Engineers and peers.


The Main Responsibilities

  • Analyze new features to the product based on functional and design specifications, recommending and executing appropriate test strategies for a service provider network\infrastructure
  • Collaborate with Design teams and peers for development and eventual execution of Test Plans and Test Cases, Test Reports utilized by Technology Teams, Service Deliver and Service Assurance (SD\SA) Teams, as well as the Product Management\Marketing teams, as appropriate
  • Identify and deliver on opportunities to drive organization improvements and increased efficiencies, which can require leading internal (within the team), as well as across variety of functional teams, and technologies
  • Lead design and implementation of test automation and best-practices to improve consistency and efficiencies in testing of product or service components across the broader team
  • Analyzes complex local and wide area data network infrastructure and/or customer network environment, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting service elements and protocol suites and configuring dedicate network devices or multi-service platforms to achieve or validate desired results
  • Manage vendor for delivery of HW and SW to achieve project or service objectives
  • Track & analyze test results and work closely with Engineering and SD\SA Teams to isolate and reproduce defects
  • Gather and analyze service quality and performance metrics throughout the product\service development life cycle
  • Communicate status and issues in a timely manner and manage escalations appropriately
  • Act as a technical project leader or provide work leadership for less experienced peers
  • Work independently as well as lead a team of QA Engineers, and likely need to assist and coordinate of testing efforts between multiple (local, remote, and offshore) testing teams
  • Works effectively under high pressure situations within a dynamic team environment following QA standards and best practices to ensure the highest level of quality


What We Look For in a Candidate

6 – 8+ years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree,

4 – 5+ years years of related experience with a Master's Degree, or

10 – 12 years of related, relevant experience

  • Expert level knowledge of and hands-on experience, preferably in a Lab or Operational environment with, Data Networking technologies (Layer 2 to 4): Including Ethernet (Layer 2) protocols and services, IP (IPv4 & IPv6) routing (Layer 3), Transport Protocols (TCP/UPD/etc.) (Layer 4 services) and the larger OSI Model, dynamic routing protocols (i.e. BGP, ISIS, etc.), MPLS design considerations and operational behavior
  • Expert level knowledge of internetworking designs and their applications which include detailed routing on LAN/WAN networks, IP telephony, network troubleshooting and security monitoring.
  • Working knowledge, preferably with hands-on experience using and maintaining Network Testing platforms, either dedicated platforms such as Spirent Test Center or iXia platform, or the associated virtual versions; preferably experience with Itest
  • Experience with (or Certifications for) the following platforms (but not limited to these): Cisco, Ciena, Juniper, Nokia (ALU/Lucent), Fortinet, Versa
  • Strong understanding of the following concepts or technologies: Voice over IP, quality of service (QoS), data security firewalls, multicast and/or IP video distribution, next generation (cloud) IP switching and routing, SDN (SD-WAN/NFV/VNF/etc.), DNS, Unix/Linux OS administration, Virtual Operating environments, AAA or User Network-Access Management (TACACS+/Radius/SNMP), Network Management fundamentals, tools and options
  • Strong understanding of transport mediums—TDM (DS1, DS3, OCx), Ethernet, Wave, others
  • Experience scripting/programing—Python, Java, etc.
  • Hands-on experience designing, implementing and supporting IP data networks, security methods and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage industry and technology knowledge, professional experience, certifications and other resources to test and certify complex network and adjunct services\platforms\infrastructure
  • Understanding of virtualization, cloud services and technologies
  • CCIE\JNCIE or equivalent level preferred


Requisition #: 265260

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About the Company

Lumen Technologies, Inc

Lumen is an enterprise technology platform that enables companies to capitalize on emerging applications and power the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). This revolution is redefining how we live and work, creating an unprecedented need for an advanced application delivery architecture—designed specifically to handle the complex and data-intensive workloads of next-gen technology and businesses.

We integrate network assets, cloud connectivity, security solutions and voice and collaboration tools into one platform that enables businesses to leverage their data and adopt next-generation technologies.

10,000 employees or more
Computer/IT Services