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Lumen Lead Software Engineer in Richmond, Virginia

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. 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

This position is a lead role in developing tools to support Planning and Engineering groups in the management of key company initiatives and strategies. Includes partnering in a team environment or be able to independently design, develop, code, test, debug and implement database applications to accommodate user needs of moderate to complex scope and difficulty including graphical user interfaces and interfaces with other systems.

Using Systems Thinking as an approach to problem solving, develop solutions through database design, and be responsible for documenting solutions, logical data models, and data flows. Demonstrate and apply a variety of technical skills including knowledge of multiple programming languages and the ability to quickly learn communication technologies.

The Main Responsibilities

  • Develop front-end user interfaces using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, ReactJS, Bootstrap, and other web technologies

  • Develop back-end business logic and RESTful web services using Java, J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, JPA, JMS, APIGEE, and other frameworks

  • Integrate with databases such as Oracle, MySQL, and MongoDB using SQL, PL/SQL, and JDBC

  • Use web/application servers such as Apache Tomcat, JBOSS, and Apache to deploy and run web applications

  • Use methodologies and tools such as Agile, Scrum, SAFE Agile, Jira, Jenkins, Postman, and SOAP UI to follow the software development lifecycle and deliver solutions in a timely manner

  • Attend daily stand-ups, sprint planning sessions, and retrospectives to plan, track, and code development tasks

  • Participate in one or more Scrum teams with focus on open source technologies best practices

  • Champion Agile/Scrum methodologies and adaption of Lumen's Agile Software Engineering Process

  • Monitor and manage changes for supported applications including the managing and distribution of team assignments

  • Translate simple to complex user stories into functional and actionable software. Create visual representations of logical business processes using Visio or other open-source design tools

  • Adapt to new technologies, particularly those providing reporting capabilities

  • Analyze, design, develop, test, implement, and maintain applications software

  • Provide on-call support

What We Look For in a Candidate

•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems or related field or the equivalent in training and experience

•At least 5 years of experience as a full stack Java developer

•Proficient in Java (11, 1.8, 1.7), J2EE, SQL, PL/SQL, and web technologies

•Familiar with J2EE design patterns, XML, JSON, JAX-WS, JAX-RS, and web services

•Experience with Spring, Hibernate, JPA, JMS, APIGEE, and other frameworks

•Experience with Angular, ReactJS, Bootstrap, and other front-end technologies

•Experience with Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, and other databases

•Experience with Apache Tomcat, JBOSS, Apache, and other web/application servers

•Experience with Dimensions, SVN, GIT, IBM Clear Case, and other version control tools

•Experience with ANT, Maven, Junit, Mockito, Power Mockito, and other build and unit testing tools

•Experience with Agile, Scrum, SAFE Agile, Jira, Jenkins, Postman, SOAP UI, and other methodologies and tools

•Independent, logical thinker with attention to detail

•Good communication and problem-solving skills

•Ability to lead and work in a team-oriented environment where team members and business partners are located across the US and internationally

•Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate multiple tasks to meet established deadlines while accommodating rapidly changing priorities.

•Experience analyzing, designing, refining, and maintaining information processing systems in a large application environment

•Experience using structured specification coding and documentation techniques

•Work experience with at least one major computer application

•Effective communications, interpersonal and analysis skills


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

$94,420 - $157,370 in these states: AR ID KY LA ME MS NE SC SD

$99,390 - $165,640 in these states: AL AZ FL GA IA IN KS MO MT ND NM OH OK PA TN UT VT WI WV WY

$104,360 - $173,930 in these states: CO HI MI MN NC NH NV OR RI

$109,330 - $182,220 in these states: AK CA CT DC DE IL MA MD NJ NY TX VA WA

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 #: 332153

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.

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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. (

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.