Lead IT Systems Engineer - Federal

at Lumen in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

About Lumen

Lumen connects the world. We are igniting business growth by connecting people, data and applications – quickly, securely, and effortlessly. Together, we are building a culture and company from the people up – committed to teamwork, trust and transparency. People power progress.

Lumen’s commitment to workplace inclusion and employee support shines bright. We’ve made the Newsweek 2024 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list and achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. Plus, we’re the top employer in the communications and telecom industry, ranking 12th overall across all industries in The American Opportunity Index.

We’re looking for top-tier talent and offer the flexibility you need to thrive and deliver lasting impact. Join us as we digitally connect the world and shape the future.

The Role

This is a highly technical and hands-on position requiring the selected candidate to both lead and participate in multiple team environments and to provide independent efforts to all aspects of system integration including design, needs analysis, design review, testing, implementation, and validation. The candidate should be a self-starter and can work independently with little to no supervision.

Candidate must be a US Citizen with an active Department of Defense TOP SECRET clearance

The Main Responsibilities

+ – The candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in system architecture and engineering disciplines. Specific technical knowledge of enterprise level networking and network security. – Recommends optimized solutions to support current and long-range planning and collaborates with project team leads in the selection, recommendation and approvals of tools and technologies to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction.- Monitor, analyze, and resolve incidents for infrastructure running in Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services. – Deploy, configure, and administer systems in Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services. – Support and troubleshoot Kubernetes clusters and containers.- Designs requirements-based technical solutions in support of new projects and assists with transition of the solution and design into production.- Evaluate, Build, Integrate, Test and Prepare systems for operational use and patches for rapid remediation and deployment.- Install new/rebuild existing systems and configure hardware, peripherals, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.- Gather and analyze metrics and customer feedback to formulate system requirements.- Evaluates and recommends future technologies and methodologies that will enhance future capabilities.- Develop and execute test plans and procedures based upon system security and functional requirements.- Analyzes, develops, recommends, implements, and supports innovative, cost effective IPS/IDS protection systems.- Familiar with Unix Scripting language like Ruby, Perl or advanced KSH scripting.- Operational knowledge of system products like VMware vSphere ESXi, Virtual Center, Elasticsearch, Postgres, Google Cloud, and Amazon Web Services.- Supports due diligence activities including site surveys, design, design review, bill of materials creation, statement of work creation, vendor negotiation and coordination, proposal generation, and proposal delivery.- Maintain existing applications by fixing, upgrading, and adding functionality as needed.- Quickly develop new applications as the need arises. These applications should follow appropriate best practices.- Assess existing applications for deficiencies such as slow performance and use of deprecated dependencies and come up with a plan for resolving.- Keep existing applications current with the version of the programming language and releases.- Perform application testing to ensure that new features work or that fixes have not caused any regressions.- Mentor teammates by helping them learn new technologies where needed.- Provide rapid operational support, troubleshooting, and resolution to production equipment.

What We Look For in a Candidate

- 5+ years current Linux systems engineering experience (Redhat, CentOS, Rocky) and troubleshooting.

- 3+ years of Kubernetes experience to include developing helm charts and deploying applications on Kubernetes.

- 3+ years with Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services

- 5+ years with Elasticsearch experience to include indexing, clustering, managing, and troubleshooting.

- 5+ years with automation in Ansible, Puppet, or Chef.

- Knowledge and experience should include computer network operations, network access and protection techniques and technologies, security, encryption, and cross domain solutions

- Available 24/7 for Network Outages and Maintenance window work.

- Ability to work with coworkers and customers to troubleshoot technical problems

Candidate must be a US Citizen with an active Department of Defense TOP SECRET clearance


The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee’s primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual’s qualifications.

Location Based Pay Ranges

$104,360 – $130,448 in these states: CO

$109,330 – $136,665 in these states: TX VA

As with the pay range variety that’s based on the region of a country, specific offers are determined by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs.

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 332657

Background Screening

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and/or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page ( . Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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

Equal Employment Opportunities

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, gender expression, 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.


The job responsibilities described above indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to include a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities for this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on evolving business needs and conditions.

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This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. T

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Job Posting: JC257425669

Posted On: Mar 27, 2024

Updated On: Apr 14, 2024

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