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Lumen Senior Lead Technical Analyst in Olympia, Washington

About Lumen

Lumen connects the world. We are igniting business growth by connecting people, data and applications – quickly, securely, and effortlessly. Together, we are building a culture and company from the people up – committed to teamwork, trust and transparency. People power progress.

Lumen’s commitment to workplace inclusion and employee support shines bright. We’ve made the Newsweek 2024 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list and achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. Plus, we’re the top employer in the communications and telecom industry, ranking 12th overall across all industries in The American Opportunity Index.

We’re looking for top-tier talent and offer the flexibility you need to thrive and deliver lasting impact. Join us as we digitally connect the world and shape the future.

The Role

This role will be responsible for the Custom Networks program. As a part of this role the incumbent will be responsible for keeping track of every IT asset that makes up the network flow in an organization. It provides quick access and tracks down both hardware and software assets for better use and manageability. Responsible for assisting the optimization for process improvement in support of a specific business domain or value stream in alignment with enterprise programs objectives and end-to-end process architecture. Supports Process Architects in the completion of problem analysis, solution design and development, solution implementation planning and execution, training, logistical and infrastructural assistance, standardization, and measurement. Supports both enterprise and domain-initiated programs. Serves as an expert in process design and functional subject matter expert informing decision making on domain specific and cross-functional efforts.

The Main Responsibilities

• Lead the implementation of the Enterprise Inventory systems for Lumen Technologies

• Involved in the full systems development lifecycle and is responsible for creation and maintenance of project lifecycle documents/deliverables (vision document, supplemental specifications, testing plan, testing schedule, testing scenarios, testing outcomes, approvals, and training materials), as required for the program

• Provide assistance and/or lead application development project deliverables, based on stakeholder business requirements

• Manage job and project requirements so that projects are completed on time, in scope, within budget, with minimal defects..

• Provide required business and/or technical support for both project and production related activities.

• Assure compliance to required standards and all necessary approvals have been obtained throughout the project lifecycle.

• Interfaces with the business areas, customers, partners, vendors, technical staff and project teams to drive value, return on investments and innovative solutions. This includes providing alternative solutions, including vendor solution acquisitions, with maximum benefits while reducing cost (e.g. cost benefit analysis, pros/cons of solutions).

• Accountable for all aspects of testing (e.g. testing plan, scenarios, documentation, defect management) to ensure minimal production and UAT defects are realized

• Will interface closely with the business and technical staff on the team during all phases of the project, including unit and system testing, integration and UAT testing culminating with implementation checkout and post implementation support

• Coordinate and drive the delivery across IT and Business partners in a multi-system environment through the SDLC – requirements, architecture, design, development, testing, deployment, and support

• Review, document and publish the Architecture, interfaces, and design documents based on sessions with IT and Business partners and existing artifacts

• Translate business requirements to software specification and requirements.

• Track and manage IT KPIs and OKRs; leverage the larger delivery ecosystem to drive target achievement

• Generate reports and metrics for IT and business reviews, preparing updates for executive leadership

• Work closely with senior management, analyzing long-term business goals and suggesting ways the organization might achieve these goals with technology

• Influence, negotiate, build consensus, and align with peer engineering, product, business teams and vendor partners on solutioning and implementation

• Provide industry knowledge, experience, and best practices to help the team stay ahead of the curve in keeping our technology stack cutting edge

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Experience with system integration support is required

  • Experience utilizing JIRA for feature creation, dashboard management, etc…

  • Experience solving business problems that involve systems and process changes

  • Experience sourcing, analyzing and using data to solve problems

  • Customer experience mindset and ideally experience interfacing directly with internal business partners

  • Experience with any of the following systems is a plus: PRO, ASRI, TIRKS, LIMS



The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee's primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual's qualifications.

Location Based Pay Ranges

$94420 - $125890 in these states: AR, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NE, SC, and SD.

$99390 - $132510 in these states: AZ, AL, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, MO, MT, NM, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VT, WV, WI, and WY.

$104360 - $139140 in these states: CO, HI, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OR, and RI.

$109330 - $145770 in these states: AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, TX, VA, and WA.

As with the pay range variety that's based on the region of a country, specific offers are determined by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs.

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 334224

Background Screening

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and/or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page ( . Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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

Equal Employment Opportunities

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, gender expression, 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.


The job responsibilities described above indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to include a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities for this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on evolving business needs and conditions.

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This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

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. ( We're able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here. (

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

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