Senior Lead Architect

Website Lumen

Lumen is a global company of approximately 38,000 professionals

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

This position is in the Adaptive Network – Architecture team that focuses on consulting Lumen clients, developing architecture, implementing first-time builds, and training support teams to be successful for the entire client lifecycle.

The Architect will be responsible for providing consultative technical expertise which includes the preparation and presentation of detailed designs and configuration blueprints for complex solutions in the areas of routing, switching, wireless, and security. The architect would be expected to be hands-on and would be an eventual escalation point in case of complex issues/outages.

The Main Responsibilities

Must have experience working with Forescout and Viptela.
Responsible for network and security architecture.
Ensures architecture compatibility across multiple areas.
Leads and provides technical direction as well as hands-on required to resolve complex issues to ensure on-time delivery of solutions that meet project expectations.
Be on-call for after-hour escalations and incidents

What We Look For in a Candidate

8+ years of technical hands-on experience 6+ years of experience with master’s degree.
2+ years as an architect focused on design and engineering of large-scale solutions
Service provider experience is a plus

MS / M Tech / BS / B Tech degree in Computer Science, related technical field preferred, or equivalent work experience.



Network Admission Control (NAC)Forescout – Expert-level knowledge
Scripting/AutomationGood understanding of REST API with the use of tools like Postman
Routing:In-depth understanding of BGP, and OSPF protocols.
Architect-level expertise on the Viptela SD-WAN platform
SwitchingCisco Catalyst
Cisco NXOS
Cisco Meraki Switches
SecurityPalo Alto Firewalls
Palo Alto Prisma Access
In-depth understanding of firewall ACLs, groups, NATs
Good understanding of next-generation firewall features like IDS/IPS, URL filtering, SSL decryption, etc.
WirelessCisco Wireless LAN controller and related Access Points
Meraki Wireless

Requisition #: 331177

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