Lumen Platform Innovation Architect - Work from Home in Topeka, Kansas
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The Lumen Edge Platform value stream is tasked with transforming the Lumen global fiber backbone into a software delivery system capable of moving workloads closer to digital interaction anywhere the network can reach. By complementing and extending the central/public clouds with world-class computing infrastructure and dynamic networking on a deeply peered capillary network, the Lumen Edge Platform can enable new business models and digital innovations not possible with a purely centralized computing model.
The Platform Enablement team sits within the Enterprise Technology team – where the focus is on technology strategies that help achieve a true “platform” effect around the Lumen Edge Platform. This means engaging with the technology, software, service and startup communities to motivate investment that drives effectiveness of the customer ecosystem. It also includes driving successful user productivity of the platform features to direct, indirect and digital channels. The Enterprise Technology team is broadly responsible for making sure that partners who focus their time and effort working with the Lumen Edge Platform, get return on that investment.
The Enterprise Technology team supports all B2B enterprise product segments and consists of the following functions:
Platform Enablement – under the leadership of the aforementioned
Innovation Team – end-to-end innovation research and development
Edge Experience Center – lab and evaluation resources for platform certification
Strategic Alliances – lifecycle management of technology partners co-innovating with Lumen
Bring to life the use-cases of the fourth industrial revolution by increasing the number of technology integrations with the Lumen Edge Platform.
Inspire and catalyze usage on the Lumen Edge Platform by certifying technology deployments, automating repeatable outcomes, documenting reference architectures and integrating with remuneration interfaces.
Evangelize the Lumen Edge Platform as a power-user and product strategist
The Main Responsibilities
Responsible for delivering automated software outcomes on edge computing and dynamic networking service platforms, creating a culture where doing creative things on the platform is celebrated
Will help evangelize edge platform use cases for Industry 4.0 4IR use cases as a senior, technologiest in the Enterprise Product Management organization
Will build a personal brand around being a power-user of the Lumen Edge Platform – an exemplar of self-service and problem solving
Will drive requirements for the Lumen Edge Platform around marketplace-style partner monetization and billing integration
Will drive requirements for the Lumen Edge Platform as informed by first-hand experiences with automation and integration
Will refine standards for and build a catalog of certified reference architectures on the Lumen Edge Platform
Will work directly with technology partners, sales team members, and other internal organizations as necessary to communicate the automated capabilities of the entire Lumen Edge Platform
Shall contribute to the content repositories around which partner technologies are described – supporting the development of knowledge-base content for self-service users
Responsible for programmatic creation of easily consumable reference architecture content, with a goal of helping users maximize their use of the Lumen Edge. This content can include:
Links to relevant learning material
User reviews and ratings
Responsible for partner success when working on integrations with third party candidates.
Partners with Innovation Team to ensure knowledge base articles are created and updated as they relate to partner technology.
Contribute to overall Platform Evangelism, including participation in road shows, EBCs, analyst meetings, and more.
Supports the Lumen marketing team in website content alignment.
What We Look For in a Candidate
Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of experience in infrastructure deployment and/or systems administration/ roles in product innovation or product development; 5+ years in cloud or cloud ecosystem
Proven success in hand-on solution deployment, configuration, integration and testing with a focus on technologies with the Edge/Cloud ecoystem including but not limited to AWS, Axure, GCP, VMware, IBM/RedHat, Kubernets/Openshift, IOT devices, AI/ML models, SD-WAN technologies, IOT devices, 5G/Private wireless, CI/CD Tool chains and infrastructure orchestration & automation technologies.
Ability to lead complex projects, delivering on time and on budget and the ability to manage and coordinate internal and external resources.
Initiate and execute advanced research and development activities of significance to future IT business strategies
Ability to communicate technical information in a simplified and concise manner for various audiences, plus the ability to convey technical information to technical audiences.
Creative thinker, ability to multi-task, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, positive attitude, energetic, team player; Must be capable of articulating a shared vision for the Lumen Edge Platform and beyond.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills; including the ability to work effectively in a software team environment as a participant.
Ability to work autonomously on multiple projects and associated deliverables while maintaining strong customer focus.
What to Expect Next
Requisition #: 256333
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