Senior 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

The Senior Engineer will 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. As a highly technical and hands-on position, the Senior Engineer will be responsible for systems in support of Lumen’s Government and commercial managed security services platforms addressing .gov and critical infrastructure protection missions.

Minimum Requirment: Current active TS/SCI clearance.

The Main Responsibilities

+ Reviews and analyzes RFP, RFQ, and RFIs to respond with compliant, competitive solutions and documents (writes) to those solutions in proposal responses

+ Creates Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for OSP construction projects including labor estimates, material estimates, Other Direct Charges, Travel, etc

+ Directly interfaces with Government customers, vendors, subcontractors, and other company groups

+ Produces Implementation Packages for OSP installations

+ Write SOWs, Method of Procedures (MOPs), test and acceptance plans using corporate standards, best commercial practices and customer site standards

+ Designs, fabricates, modifies, and evaluates equipment and devices

+ Design site cable paths and conveyances

+ Develop estimates for project schedules and budget

+ Conducts surveys to determine OSP build requirements for incorporation in proposals

+ Assists with installations of developed solutions

+ Provides engineering assistance for ISP and OSP installation teams

+ Coordinates subcontractors, materials, tools and equipment to complete projects on schedule and within budget

+ Communicate verbally with construction subcontractors regarding proper procedures for placement of outside cable plant. Provide interpretation of plans, detail sheets, and specification for subcontractors and inspectors.

+ Review applications and drawings for right-of-way and construction permits. Perform quality control of drawings and As-Builts prepared by computer-aided design (CAD) personnel.

+ Make running line changes in accordance with (IAW) local regulations (e.g., city, county, state, railroads). Analyze Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) traces, evaluate characteristics of fiber, and document test results. Handle complex engineering assignments and interface with OSP installers, locators, project managers, inspectors, and permit authorities to complete comprehensive packages with sufficient detail to allow future use in maintenance and new construction activities.

+ Understands and adheres to Federal, customer site and company policies and practices

+ Must be proficient in optical fiber splicing, to include ribbon fiber

+ Performs testing with OTDRs, Optical Powers Meters and other optical test equipment

+ Updates network drawings using MS Visio and other software-based applications

+ Will lead other engineers and installation technicians in the field during installations

+ Must be able to obtain a DOT medical card

+ Position requires extensive travel

What We Look For in a Candidate

+ Current active TS/SCI clearance, with the ability to obtain and maintain a CI polygraphif if necessary.

+ BS in Telecommunications or equivalent work experience (6 years experience in telecommunications O&M, installation, and engineering)

+ BICI certification desirable

+ Experience reviewing and analyzing solicitation documents and developing solutions

+ Ability to interpret and analyze fiber optic charactization data

+ Knowledge of optical dispersion and experience with dispersion testing

+ Ability to redline as-built drawings and update

+ Ability to present customer information on project status in various forms such as MS Power Point briefings and MS Project schedules

+ Knowledge of telecommunications installations standards required

+ Knowledge of telecommunications test equipment, operation, procedures, and practices

+ Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

+ US Citizenship required

+ Must have clean driving record


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

$80510 – $107340 in these states: AR, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NE, SC, and SD.

$84740 – $112980 in these states: AZ, AL, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, MO, MT, NM, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VT, WV, WI, and WY.

$88980 – $118630 in these states: CO, HI, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OR, and RI.

$93210 – $124280 in these states: AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, TX, VA, and WA.

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.

Requisition #: 333426

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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Job Posting: JC259271443

Posted On: May 03, 2024

Updated On: Jun 06, 2024

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