Sr Planning Engineer

Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 27, 2022 (31 d ago)

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

The general purpose of the position is to develop and maintain a robust set of network data and BI Reports for Lumen’s North American Planning organization to support planning decisions including analyzing complex local and wide area network systems and customer network environments to identify augmentation/build triggers based on capacity exhaust, supply data supporting planner recommendations around asset acquisition, examine asset utilization and consumption rate, and evaluating potential topological designs. Managed platforms include VPN, IP, HSI/DSL, Metro Ethernet, CDN, and Cloud.

The Main Responsibilities

1) Ideal candidate will have minimum 1-2 years professional experience or be able to document significant academic exposure/experience with some or all of the following query and scripting languages and reporting frameworks
a. SQL (PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, and/or Cloudera Hive/impala)
b. Python scripting
c. Regular Expressions
d. Microsoft PowerBI including experience with DAX query language
e. UI Design
f. Linux skills including SCP, shell scripting, crontab
g. File parsing / Text parsing

2) Required soft skills
a. Manage large and shifting workload with frequent priority adjustments
b. Quickly grasp a variety of network topologies and nuances across a wide variety of Lumen platforms
c. Team focus—ability to work closely with small team and positively contribute to team maintaining and improving processes and standards

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Ideal candidate will have Batchelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Engineering, UI Design or related technical field
2) Ideal candidate will be familiar with IP routing technologies such as IGP/ISIS, BGP, MPLS/RSVP/LDP, and IPv4/v6 addressing
3) Experience in the following considered a plus
a. Python Conda Environments
b. Experience with HDFS or other Distributed computing file system
c. Ability to demonstrate understanding of basic HDFS concepts such as the use of partitioning
d. Microsoft PowerApps
e. Microsoft Dataverse

4) Additional experience considered a plus
a. Understanding of Machine Learning / Linear Algebra concepts
b. Experience with Arima machine learning and parameter setting

What We Look For in a Candidate

  • Specific job duties involve
  • Manage a wide variety of reporting and/or data acquisition projects from start to finish.
  • Manage project intake including feasibility assessment.
  • Design and implement data acquisition and transformation methods using SQL and Python
  • Schedule periodic data refresh using CRON
  • Implement data integrity checks using SQL and python.
  • Store tabular data into Cloudera HDFS file system environment
  • Expose data stored in HDFS via Cloudera Impala/Hive SQL tables.
  • Design and implement PowerBI Reports/Dashboards using SQL and DAX query language
  • Maintain/Enhance ingest scripts and PowerBI dashboards/reports as bugs/errors arise and/or planner needs change
  • Manage data security aspects as required by Lumen data governance requirements.

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 #: 309358

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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 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.

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