Senior Lead Recruiter - Remote

at Lumen in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

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

The Role

Lumen is looking for an expert in sourcing, attracting, engaging, and hiring highly sought after candidates in our Product Development and Technology, and IT Solutions business groups. A can-do attitude and excellent customer service is a must for this position, as you’re sourcing highly specialized and talented individuals with niche and emerging skill sets. This is a high demand and low supply talent community so be ready for a challenge! You’ll be making a major contribution in one of Lumen’s highest impact technology spaces. To be successful in this role you must have a desire and passion for finding top technical talent and interest in strategic talent acquisition and sourcing.

The Main Responsibilities

+ Develop and execute effective sourcing and recruiting strategies, plans and processes to identify and attract seasoned technical professionals including CyberSecurity (protection of the network, firewalls, intrusion detection, etc ), Information Security (protection of stored data), Network Virtualization, Cloud Services, and Digital Platform.

+ Proficient in attracting and hiring passive candidates for the following:

+ Positions: Software Architects, Senior Software Development Engineers, Principal Software Engineers, Senior Systems Engineers, Senior Security Engineers (application and network), Senior Network Engineers, Data Scientists, Technical Account Managers, Customer Success Managers, Cloud Platform Evangelists, and Product Managers

+ Emerging Technologists: – this includes tools such as Cloud Foundry, NoSQL, Couchbase, Docker, Chef, Kafka, Scala, Erlang and Ansible

+ Utilize best-in-class technical recruiting strategies and techniques ensuring that the highest levels of service delivery and hiring standards are consistently utilized and met.

+ Create and implement recruiting best practices, ensuring exceptional customer service. Social media expertise is a must!

+ Partner with managers and senior leadership to understand Talent Acquisition needs.

+ Build and maintain active candidate pipelines for hard-to-fill, high volume, or critical positions; establish regular strategic staffing sessions with key stakeholders to determine priority pipeline positions.

+ Deliver on Service Level Agreements/Metrics – prepare and present regular management reports of key staffing metrics to include time-to-fill, attrition, diversity, cost, among others as applicable.

Main Qualifications:

+ Minimum 10 years of full life-cycle Talent Acquisition experience including hiring professional, technical, technology, IT and management level talent including highly technical, niche, and emerging technologies for commercial and enterprise software product development.

+ Must have at least 5 years experience sourcing and recruiting in a high performing, aggressive hiring environment for mostly niche and emerging technologies; preferably with Cyber or Information Security professionals.

+ Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration or related field or equivalent education and experience required

+ Must have solid understanding:

+ Modern programming languages such as Go (Golang), Java, Ruby, Python, JavaScript, NoSQL, etc.

+ DevOp, Agile/Scrum software development methodologies

+ Cloud Technology environments with web related protocols and standards such as HTTP, SSL, REST, and JSON to develop highly available, highly reliable web-based systems

+ Network Virtualization technologies, protocols, and methodologies

+ Digital Platform development

+ Comprehensive knowledge of current HR practices for recruitment/staffing, employee relations, compensation, employee development, and working knowledge of SAP or similar human resource management systems

Additional Qualifications:

+ Proven ability to consult, influence and interact with all levels of the organization while establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships

+ Ability to engage external communities through non-traditional recruiting and sourcing techniques.

+ Experience and keen interest in building and engaging with Talent Communities, along with creative ways to find passive candidates.

+ Extensive knowledge of compliance and legal requirements for recruiting, staffing and hiring

+ Manage compliance auditing routines to ensure OFCCP, ADA/EEO guidelines are being followed

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must

+ High organizational skills with extreme attention to detail

+ Must have experience and elevated level of expertise in the use of any Applicant Tracking System and willing to fully adopt to the standard procedures and uses of the system.

+ Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

+ Proven skills using web based sourcing and recruiting tools and social media platforms; not limited to paid tools and Boolean logic.


+ Bachelors or Equivalent

+ Masters or Equivalent

Requisition #: 257453

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.


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.

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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. ( 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

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Job Posting: JC188817599

Posted On: Jul 30, 2021

Updated On: Sep 02, 2021