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Lumen Lead Architect - Works from Home US in Michigan

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

Strong IT Architect and Project Management skills? Lumen has an amazing opportunity for you!

Work in Lumen’s North American Operations Advanced Services Division and contribute to the overall strategic vision of the organization and integrate a broad range of ideas regarding architecture. Using your technical skills and project management experience you will undertake multiple and highly complex architecture projects involving multiple disciplines and impact multiple business units. With your background in web and managed services you will lead and/or participate in the design and implementation of complex projects designed to increase automation capabilities while implementing and enforcing development standards via the creation of a services-led framework that is available for mass consumption.

The Main Responsibilities

Responsible for system architecture, data services infrastructure design strategy & govern application development architecture for the North America Advanced Services Organization

Oversee Project Management activities for all assigned effort, with Project Managers assigned to only strategic end-to-end company-level initiatives

Define standards, guidance and protocol adherence governing an API/services driven framework that interlinks go-forward toolsets and implementations.

Drive migration towards standardised and centralised development architecture and framework, decommissioning and simplifying legacy environments.

Lead and manage the innovation pipeline and technology scouting processes (experiments, proof of concepts) to ensure forward-looking strategies to support the business strategy

Align systems, data and solutions to business end-to-end boundaries and build a capable best practice staff of experts in key areas

What We Look For in a Candidate

Demonstrated strength in Project Management, defining and resolving critical paths, and communication within the team and other organization contact points.

MS/BS Tech degree in Computer Science, related technical field preferred, or equivalent work experience.

Consulting Level Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of experience. 6+ years of experience with Master's Degree.

This is an individual contributor role. Experience, knowledge and understanding needed within these technical areas:

• 8+ years experience with web services (REST, SOAP, RPC)

• Strong understanding of client and server communications utilizing http, web sockets, and messaging protocols

• Knowledge of service versioning and semantic versioning concepts

• Experience with messaging e.g. ActiveMQ, JMS, RabbitMQ

• Experience with service discovery and documentation tooling e.g. OpenAPI/Swagger/WSDL

• Knowledge of http proxying and gateway technologies, service deployment, and containerization

• Experience deploying services via CI/CD processes

• Experience with RBAC and coarse grained access to resource

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 245931

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