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Lumen Senior Lead DevOps Engineer in BROOMFIELD, Colorado

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

Sr Lead DevOps Engineer is responsible for helping to design and implement our vision for the future of the Lumen. They have broad experience with software development, product delivery, agile, DevOps, and cloud computing. They are capable of leading their team by example and by contribution, as they develop and ship features. This role requires a love of learning and problem solving, and the ability to guide a team towards implementing architectures and solutions.

Lumen is seeking individuals with deeply technical backgrounds who possess the unique abilities required to manage technical software, development teams. This is your opportunity to expand your impact! Come join our organization and create your team of software development professionals who have a direct impact on new products and the efficient delivery of services to our customers.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Lead their team to deliver services and features that support Lumen’s service delivery and product organizations.

  • Collaborate with the product owner and their team to prioritize delivery and clarify requirements in terms of testability, consistency, and completeness.

  • Advocate, adopt, and coach their team on lean, agile, and DevOps engineering practices

  • Establish best practices and technology standards to support the delivery lifecycle including automation and security coverage.

  • Support their teammates through HR processes such as career growth, performance reviews, and blocker removal.

  • Work alongside others on the team to provide architectural and design guidance.

  • Design and help their team design solutions that include cloud computing, infrastructure, distributed systems, microservices orientated patterns, security, and/or automation.

  • Embrace and model a culture that promotes an empowered team environment.

  • Acts as a servant leader to support their team.

  • Recognized as an expert within the organization, both within and beyond their own function

  • Interact actively with Senior and Executive leadership team members in regard to strategic alignment and tactical execution.

What We Look For in a Candidate


Demonstrated understanding of Agile development methodologies. Lumen utilizes Agile is the construct of the Safe model. Candidates will be expected to manage their team using Agile principals and an Agile framework.

Experience is software development. Candidates should have previous experience in writing and debugging code.

Experience with data management best practices includes database query optimization.

Experience with the development and management of DevOps toolchain for code management, automated deployment, automated test, and code scans.

Demonstrated experience in presenting to leadership on the status progress and challenges associated with a given program

Experience coaching and lead teams toward improvements in process or practices

2+ years of experience managing software development teams


Telecommunications experience with networking management

Experience and / or certifications in telecommunications networking technologies or platforms

Previous manager level leadership experience

Experience with NodeJS

Java development experience

Mongo or DataStax or similar NoSQL experience

Experience in one or more BPM development platforms JBPM, Itential, Cumunda or similar.

Experience with Graphing Database technologies Neo4J or similar

Previous telecommunications operations experience is a plus


Bachelors in computer science, Telecommunications or related field

Alternative related experience & credentials considered

Requisition #: 232181

EEO Statement

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