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

The Senior Engineer will lead and participate in multiple team environments and to provide independent efforts to all aspects of system integration including design, needs analysis, design review, testing, implementation, and validation. As a highly technical and hands-on position, the Senior Engineer will be responsible for systems in support of Lumen’s Government and commercial managed security services platforms addressing .gov and critical infrastructure protection missions.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Conducts surveys to determine ISP build requirements for incorporation in proposals
  • Creates Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for ISP construction projects including labor estimates, material estimates, Other Direct Charges, Travel, etc
  • Directly interfaces with Government customers, vendors, subcontractors, and other company groups
  • Produces Engineering Design Packages (EDPs) or other documents for ISP installations
  • Designs, fabricates, modifies, and evaluates equipment and devices
  • Design site cable tray systems, cable paths and conveyances
  • Develop estimates for project schedules and budget
  • Assists with installation of metro and wide area network equipment
  • Provides engineering assistance for ISP and OSP installation teams
  • Coordinates subcontractors, materials, tools and equipment to complete projects on schedule and within budget
  • Understands and adheres to Federal, customer site and company policies and practices
  • Performs testing of DS-1, DS-3, SONET, and Optical Ethernet circuits using Bit Error Rate Testers, OTDRs, Optical Powers Meters and other optical test equipment
  • Updates network drawings using AUTOCAD, MS Visio and other software-based applications
  • Position requires moderate travel

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Experience with SONET, DWDM, Ethernet equipment and networks required
  • Knowledge of Lucent, Ciena/Nortel, Infinera, and Cisco equipment desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, a related field or equivalent experience
  • At least five years applicable systems engineering and installation experience
  • TS/SCI is required
  • Must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information (Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation.)
  • US Citizenship required

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
$88980 – $118630 in these states: CO.

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.

Requisition #: 333427

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.

Salary Range Salary Min : 88980

Salary Max : 118630

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.