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Company: Lumen
Location: Broomfield, CO
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Telecommunications, Broadcasting


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 Lumens 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 responsible for the planning and implementation oversight of Lumen's robust, carrier-class edge network.  The Manager, Edge Planning is a full-time position within Lumen's North American Operations group. This person must be a strong leader who is able to work cross-functionally with executive leaders. Their success in planning and execution will allow Lumen's network to grow.  Planning's mission is to manage network capital and expense spend to drive profitable revenue, positive EBITDA, and free cash flow. 

The Main Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities of the Manager:

  • Manage a territory of one or multiple states.
  • Manage between 12 and 15 direct reports.
  • Along with their Planners, "own" the entire network within their assigned territory.
  • Have full responsibility for their defined territory and are fully responsible and accountable for ensuring the customers in their region have a best-in-class experience with Lumen.
  • Support diversely skilled and titled direct reports including Interns, Planning Engineers Is, Planning Engineer IIs, Sr. Planning Engineers, and/or Lead Planning Engineers.
  • Work with outside contract firms ensuring the contractors we hire to meet our skill and cost requirements.
  • Support all Lumen business units including mass markets, enterprise, and wholesale.
  • Support all affiliates.
  • Meet and/or talk with customers, developers (single-family, multifamily, and commercial), government officials (mayors, city planners, congressmen, department of transportation), utility representatives, regulators (PUC and/or national) in support of service issues or network deployment in their territory.
  • Handle top-down escalations from our CEO, board of directors, Region Presidents, and various company executives related to network capacity, availability, and timing.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Support various functional disciplines including access/HSI (high-speed Internet)/OSP (outside plant), transport/ISP (inside the plant), data, inter-building cabling, building riser cabling, radio, and wireless.
  • Create strategic network plans that encompass entire markets while following Architecture and Engineering (A&E) overarching technology guidelines.
  • Ensure the strategic plans are followed and capital spend supports the strategic network design and Lumen's growth strategy.  Prioritize investments and align strategy to drive the best company returns with the available capital investment.
  • Ensure the equipment planned in the network is deployed in the most efficient way possible to support all business units including mass market, wholesale, and enterprise.
  • Responsible and accountable for capital and expense budget spend, timing, and prioritization.
What We Look For in a Candidate

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field with 7+ years related experience or 5+ years related experience with master's degree.
  • 4-6 years inside & outside plant experience in telecommunications with in-depth knowledge of ISP/OSP equipment and designs or the equivalent in training and experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of network topologies spanning the access, transport, and data portions of the network, including working knowledge of the features, functions and applications.
  • Working knowledge of and the ability to perform economic analysis including internal rate of return analysis, discounted payback period, net present value, profit index, buy-vs.-lease analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and breakeven analysis.
What to Expect Next

Based on your job application information you may be given the opportunity to complete a video interview immediately after applying. This will include a set of questions for you to record a response to in addition to Game Challenges. Completion of this video interview is a requirement in order to be considered for our open position. Now not a good time? No worries, we will also send you an email with a link to complete the video interview. We strongly recommend that you complete this within 5 days of your application date.

Requisition #: 265031

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.

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.

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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.

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