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Lumen Principal Technology Consultant - Lumen TSS 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

The Lumen Principal Technology Consultant is a key leader in the Technology Services and Solutions PMO which is responsible for complex technology delivery to drive customer value. The Principal Technology Consultant will leverage leadership skills and experience with transformational technical initiatives in support of customer-facing engagements, define best-suited governance to drive customer success and increase the value of a Lumen partnership, harmonize various solution/vendor methodologies, customer methodologoes and Lumen standards, and ensure timely delivery of high quality products and/or services to meet Lumen customers' needs.

The Principal Technology Consultant is responsible for Project and Program Management and provides daily Project Oversight for projects delivering technology solutions and services to Lumen customers. The Principal Technology Consultant is accountable for leading and facilitating the successful delivery of engagement scope and deliverables. S/he proactively manages scope, schedule, budget, and resources by developing strong relationships with internal and external partners. This person is accountable for maintaining the overall project plan and schedule for the projects they manage. They develop relevant project artifacts to communicate schedule, costs, risks, resource utilization, and communications. They will leverage and adapt various solution/vendor-based and customer Project Governance methodologies for delivery and are accountable for ensuring organized and managed delivery in collaboration with Lumen Practice leaders.

The candidate should have broad transferrable expertise or unique knowledge and uses skills to contribute to the development of company objectives in creative and effective ways. S/he works on complex, time sensitive issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Participate in large-scale complex customer projects involving multiple groups both internally and externally from kickoff to closure, overseeing appropriate matrixed Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and technical teams

  • Manage Engagement Delivery from beginning to end of project

  • Conduct Kickoff meeting with teams assigned to the engagement

  • Coordinate interaction and activities with the customer and other stakeholders keeping project team focused, on-time, and on budget

  • Prepare and facilitate regularly scheduled status meetings

  • Function as the client’s primary point of contact into Lumen throughout the engagement

  • Manage engagement scope, cost and schedule to satisfy client expectations

  • Monitor and communicate status throughout the engagement lifecycle to all stakeholders

  • Conduct Project closure review providing feedback to enable continuous improvement

  • Creates, manages, and maintains established engagement governance documents including but not limited to:

  • Kickoff Deck

  • Project Plan, WBS, and Budget

  • Project Architecture Revies, Stage Gate Acceptance, Change Control

  • RIDD Log and Key Decision Documents

  • Meeting Agendas and Minutes

  • Status Reporting, Steering Committee, Quarterly Business Reviews

  • Post Project Review

  • Manages Financial Tracking including resource utilization

  • Reviews SOWs and aligns deliverables to project milestones and artifacts

  • Works with Sales team on potential opportunities

  • Seen as a senior member of the team. Provides input to the overall strategy and improvements of the team

  • Manages and mentors less experienced team members

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • B.A. or B.S. in Business, Computer Science, or Engineering, or MBA Preferred

  • PMP Certification Required

  • 10-15 years' experience working in the field of complex SAP and/or Cloud project delivery

  • 8+ years' experience in account management, at senior levels of external client organizations, with proven success at expanding base, and a strong ability to manage and direct client expectations

  • Proven experience in complex engagement planning, staff allocation, task and activity management, risk mitigation and change management

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of engagement success factors and managing customer expectations

  • Strong teaming skills, works well with all levels of the organization driving collaboration

  • Experience of direct interaction at Sr. Manager, Director and VP level and C- Level

  • Demonstrated success delivering ERP and Cloud projects

  • AWS, Azure, or GCP experience preferred

  • SAP Hanna experience preferred

  • Experience in the creation of SOW and presentations for potential sales opportunities

  • Demonstrated success leading project teams with a record of high client satisfaction

  • Successfully leading complex consulting engagements that identify and pull through downstream follow-on business

  • Experience creating, facilitating and presenting reports to clients and stakeholders

  • Demonstrated experience working in a matrixed, geographically, and culturally diverse, global customer environment

  • Ability to perform in a rapidly changing environment, quickly adapting to changes and still meet task completion, timelines and client deliverable expectations

  • Strong communicator with excellent presentation and public speaking skills

  • Independent worker that requires minimal supervision

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio) and other programs and applications

Requisition #: 266473

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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.

NOTE: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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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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