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Lumen Azure Senior Lead Solutions Architect - Work From Home - Lumen MTS in Topeka, Kansas

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

Lumen is looking for an Azure experienced Cloud Solution Architect. The Solution Architect drives Azure-based customer initiatives in collaboration with customers, Lumen sales and delivery teams and participates in both pre- and post-sales (e.g., deployment) efforts. This position is a technical, customer facing role that is accountable for the end-to-end customer cloud deployment experience as well as pre-sales efforts to assist in sales enablement and pipeline building and expanding activities. This includes but is not limited to the Azure technical customer engagement including architectural design sessions, specific implementation projects and/or proofs of concept, demos, and deployment input. The ideal candidate has experience in customer facing roles and success leading deep technical architecture and application design discussions with senior customer executives to drive cloud solutions. Five or more years of real-world architecture, design implementation and/or support of distributed applications designed to run in the cloud or across hybrid cloud and on-premises environments. Experience in consultative sales, design and deployment of projects strongly preferred. A computer science or related engineering degree is required.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Deep understanding of cloud computing technologies, business drivers, and emerging computing trends.

  • Strong understanding of cloud virtualization, storage, and networking.

  • Understanding of cloud governance technologies for cost management and control.

  • Understanding of common database technologies such as SQL Database/Server, Oracle, MySQL.

  • Deep technical experience in enterprise mobile, identity, and access control, & security solutions.

  • Working knowledge with AGILE development, SCRUM, and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with one or more of the following programming languages: PowerShell, Bash, .NET, C++, Java, JSON, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Responsive Web Design.

  • Solid understanding of modern DevOps practices, including automation, continuous delivery, continuous deployment, and continuous integration methodologies.

  • Deep understanding of cloud-based Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery practices and strong verbal and written communication and ability to drive discovery and solutioning sessions with customers.

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • 5-8 years of project experience designing and delivering Azure cloud solutions on an enterprise scale.

  • 5+ years of experience with creating pilots, prototypes, and proof-of-concepts to provide validation of specific scenarios.

  • 4-6 years of experience providing cloud solutions, including hybrid solutions on-premises or in the cloud, lift and-shift initiatives, migrations, and upgrades.

  • Ability to build customer/partner relationships.

  • Proven track record of building deep technical relationships to grow cloud consumption share in large or highly strategic accounts.

  • Proven track record of driving decisions collaboratively, resolving conflicts & ensuring follow through.

  • Prior work experience in a consulting/architecture position within a software & services company.

  • Problem-solving mentality leveraging internal and/or external resources.

  • Preferred Certifications: Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator Associate, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSE Data Management and Analytics, MCSA Cloud Platform, MCSA Linux on Azure

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 246663

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.


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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. (https://jobs.lumen.com/global/en/compensation-information) We're able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

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