Lead IT Systems Engineer - Federal
*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 Lead IT Systems Engineer - Federal will provide Tier 3 support and serve as a technical expert for the Customer sponsored Optical Network & Data Communications Network (DCN) and Internet Protocol (IP) backbone integral to the management of the network. The Network Engineer will reside on-site. * The Main Responsibilities* * Develops and supports the transition plans associated with these activities and support laboratory-enabled execution activities - protection of the Optical Network & DCN will require analysis of vulnerabilities * Assumes operation and maintenance responsibility for the optical network - includes setup, configuration,and writing of scripts to ensure regular backup images are created * Manage all aspects of network operations related to performance and fault management * Provide technical support for network and system installation and maintenance * Coordinate with configuration management and implementation teams * Monitor network operations and security posture * Maintain network status and trouble logs * Identify and diagnose network problems * Identify network elements causing network degradation or failure * Determine and execute corrective actions on a real-time basis * Execute reporting functions and data input associated with network management * Evaluate trend analyses * Identify network performance improvement opportunities and forward recommendations to engineering for * analysis * Routinely evaluate the network baseline to identify and resolve unplanned changes to the baseline * Manage the network operations Quality Control (QC) program * Provide functional guidance, technical support, and training to network operations staff * What We Look For in a Candidate* * Bachelors degree in Engineering, Electronics, Software, or Networks, or a related technical or vocational education or equivalent experience * Six or more years of applicable work experience * Demonstrated experience with SONET based, metro fiber networks, next-generation DWDM systems and IP based systems * Previous experience with broadband circuit maintenance/restoration, provisioning databases and circuit activations * Previous experience and ability to relate technical issues to management and Government personnel * Prior experience with Nortel, Cisco, Ciena and Tellabs suite of optical network equipment and network management systems * Skills* * Ability to interface in a professional manner with management and customer is essential * Flexibility with regard to work levels and shift accommodation is imperative * Security Requirements* * US Citizenship required * Active TS/SCI with Poly * Must maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information (applicants selected will be subject to a government security re-investigation) * Other Requirements* * Must have a valid driver's license have a clean driving record * Some local travel required Requisition #: 235911 * 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. * Disclaimer* 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.