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Principal Enterprise Architect – IL


This is a Contract position in Works From Home, IL posted May 1, 2021.

*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, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.* The Role*Lumen is passionate about our customers, and we are looking for people who can help inspire them to turn their ideas into amazing realities. We are looking for a diverse group of technically minded people that have a desire to further their careers with a company that is poised to change the world. If you like working in a dynamic, team-based environment; are passionate about innovation, delivering delightful customer experiences, and inspiring yourself and others to explore what’s possible when you combine people and technology, then you might have the ingredients we need to do amazing things.* The Main Responsibilities** Facilitate and/or attend customer meetings in person and via collaboration tools* Prepare and deliver technical proposals and presentations with the appropriate level of business acumen for the audience, with a comfortability to regularly interact with customer C-level, enterprise architects and others with expert* Provide broad scope responses to solution and technology questions, demonstrate advanced solution selling abilities and effective, proactive customer communications.* Function as the go-to expert for Solution Architects and Solution Engineers at Lumen when the utmost expertise, knowledge and experience is needed for a highly complex customer solution, while providing on-demand design, solution best practices and industry expertise to the sales teams during the Learn/Buy/Get phases of the customer lifecycle journey* Proactively pull in other specialists, expand the solution to be cross functional and multi-product, and design technical solutions that meet the customers’ business goals by mapping to Lumen products and ensure all elements of the design are integrated and interoperable, not only technically but also operationally* Clarify ambiguous requirements with sales and clients, ensure the solution resolves underlying client issues, and provide guidance and alternatives to customer’s requirements, that may include interpreting customer requirements based on limited information.* What We Look For in a Candidate** 5+ years in a pre-sales role responsible for needs identification, qualification, and solutions design with certain products/applications.* Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture and Design, expert technical knowledge across multiple Lumen technology pillars (Global network infrastructure, edge cloud capabilities, connected security, communication, and collaboration services) and extensive knowledge of industry offerings and market trends.* Ability to independently orchestrate & guide discussions with clients across many levels including C-level, VPs and Directors within IT as well as the customer’s most sophisticated technical expert* What to Expect Next*Requisition #: 248528* 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.Salary Range *Salary Min : *93618* Salary Max : *231816This 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.]( For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.Salary Range *Salary Min : *93618* Salary Max : *231816This information reflects the base salary pay range for this job based on current national market data. Ranges may vary based on the job’s location. We offer competitive pay that varies based on individual experience, qualifications and other relevant factors. We encourage you to apply to positions that you are interested in and for which you believe you are qualified. To learn more, you are welcome to discuss with us as you move through the selection process.