Senior Lead IT Cloud Engineer – Work from Home

Company Name: CenturyLink

Location: BROOMFIELD, CO, US - 80021

Job Duration: 2021-09-12 to 2021-10-12

Overview

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

The primary responsibility of the Sr. Lead IT Cloud Engineer is to design, deploy, and support infrastructure service solutions for the enterprise.  They will play a critical role in the deployment and migration of services to the appropriate cloud/virtual solution.  They will be expected to stay abreast of advances in technologies; assessing, making recommendations, and deploying said technologies.  They are expected to be a leader in collaboration efforts across organizations (architecture, development, operational teams, business units, etc.) in solving critical business and technology issues while improving customer experience.  *** The person we hire for this role can live anywhere as this will be a work from home / virtual position ***

The Main Responsibilities

  • Must possess technical expertise in private and public cloud infrastructure solutions and methodologies
  • Collaborate with cloud services teams on Continuous Improvement, which will drive efficiencies throughout the enterprise
  • Will provide support directly to internal stakeholders throughout the enterprise to enable and support highly available application solutions that leverage cloud services
  • Provide in-depth software development knowledge with respect to cloud architecture, design patterns, and programming
  • Perform site reliability engineering functions:
  • Assessing standards, practices, technologies, and ecosystems
  • Make recommendations for improvements and in support of going forward strategies
  • Facilitate implementation tasks (Examples:  operational standards, automation, developing/implementing code)
  • Develop and document best practices/procedures, risk assessments, contingency planning, and disaster recovery & business continuity planning
  • Provide technical support to internal stakeholders through the ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and solve complex technical problems across multiple technical disciplines
  • Interact and communicate with various levels of senior management on projects and initiatives
  • Provide leadership in the migration of legacy technologies to current standards
  • Function in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, environment
  • Mentor/cross-train team members on existing and new technologies
  • Other duties as assigned

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in delivering Information Technology projects to medium/large enterprises
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience engineering and operating with one or more commercial cloud providers (Examples: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud).
  • Cloud professional certifications (Examples: Microsoft, VMware, AWS, Cisco)
  • Experience with server virtualization and container platforms (Examples: VMware, Hyper-V) and management systems (Examples: Kubernetes, OpenShift, Swarm, etc.)
  • Experience with automation and orchestration technologies (Examples: Morpheus, Big Panda)
  • Strong/Expert knowledge in Linux administration
  • Excellent troubleshooting and diagnostic skills across the full IT technology stack
  • Strong interpersonal, written/verbal communication, and team dynamic skills
  • Ability to clearly communicate technology topics across a broad range of technical and non-technical backgrounds

 Education:

  •  Bachelor’s degree (Computer Science, MIS, Software Engineering or related) or equivalent

 Competencies: 

  • Innovative & Agile
  • Ownership & Accountability
  • Effective Decision Maker
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong Team Dynamics Skills
  • Strong Problem Resolution Skills

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 237051

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.