Lumen Technical Knowledge Consultant - Location Flexible in South Dakota
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 news.lumen.com, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.
Lumen is passionate about our customers, and we are looking for people who can help inspire them to turn their ideas into amazing realities. We are looking for diverse group of technically minded people that have a desire to further their careers with a company that is poised to change the world. If you like working in a dynamic, team-based environment; are passionate about innovation, delivering delightful customer experiences, and challenging yourself and others to explore what’s possible when you combine people and technology, then you might have the ingredients we need to do amazing things.
We are looking for a Technical Knowledge Consultant who is passionate about leveraging technology for the betterment of humanity. This role will work in partnership with our technical sellers across Sales & Customer Success teams to ensure they have comprehensive & up-to-date technical education resources available for on-demand and live learning. The Technical Knowledge Consultant will coordinate and facilitate live webinars for the technical seller, ensure the accuracy of new and existing technical training and curate external general technical training resources which can be utilized by the technical seller. In addition, the Technical Knowledge Consultant will oversee the internal peer to peer technical forums, contribute to new hire training and publish technical updates to the technical seller community.
The successful Technical Knowledge Consultant must have a strong desire to use their communication skills, attention to detail and their technology background to provide the technical seller community with the knowledge needed to successfully design world class customer solutions.
This opening is in Lumen Technologies Technical Solutions Transformations Organization and is focused on technical knowledge across all Lumen product sets for all Lumen customers.
The Main Responsibilities
• Maintain in-depth product knowledge across all Lumen technology pillars (Global network infrastructure, edge cloud capabilities, connected security, communication, and collaboration services) in order to validate technical accuracy of Lumen specialized content
• Create a methodology for technical skill assessment of the technical selling community to include producing and maintaining a heatmap of technical skill gaps
• Author and provide lifecycle support of technology education content to train the technical seller in order to maintain proficiency on Lumen products, processes and solutions
• Curate new and existing content both internally and externally to self-enable the technical seller
• Make recommendations to senior leadership of education needs of technical seller team
• Work cross functionally to track status of new Lumen products and product enhances; ensure technical education is available prior to or at launch by either authoring it or partnering with stake holders to develop prior to general availability
• Facilitate live training for the technical seller sourced from internal and external resources
• Regularly author and publish technical product and solution updates to the technical seller
• Lead technical peer to peer forum coordinators by seeking new methods to organically boost institutional knowledge sharing
• Lead cross functional efforts on technical training and sharing process updates with the technical sales community
• Identify Lumen vendors and partners with education and certification tracks (including Cloud Service Providers), identify the technical effectiveness of programs and curate useful material for the technical seller
What We Look For in a Candidate
• 10+ years of relevant experience
• Technical presales experience, technical consulting or hands-on technical IT experience
• In depth technical knowledge across three or more Lumen technology pillars (Global network infrastructure, edge cloud capabilities, connected security, communication, and collaboration services)
• Proven record of writing technical documentation, understanding technical nuances and the ability to identify and document all potential inputs and outcomes of processes
• Demonstrate knowledge of industry standard terminology and concepts
• General problem-solving skills and ability to methodically understand and resolve complex issues while demonstrating the ability to focus ambiguous needs into specific, deliverable requirements
• Must demonstrate creative solution development
• Ability to work independently and/or lead a team to create and maintain complex technical process
• Must be able to build strong team relationships and easily transfer technical information, work under pressure with tight deadlines and on multiple projects simultaneously, with a strong attention to detail oriented and high degree of accuracy
• Strong presentation skills with the ability to coordinate and moderate training to technical audiences
• Ability to independently build and present high-quality technical training to technical audiences
• Keynote and/or PowerPoint experience
• Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio
• Strong listening, reasoning and objection handling skills
• Microsoft Teams, Microsoft SharePoint page creation and lifecycle management
• Some Travel required
• Video work including recording and editing a plus
• Industry certifications in 1 or more specialized technologies.
• Recent background in Telecommunications Industry
• Experience in developing and giving education and training, moderating webinars, moderating live seminars
• Experience in developing documents, informational presentations and project management
• Experience with running meeting in Cisco Webex and Zoom Meetings
• Knowledge of internal Lumen products, solutions, tools and process
• 10+ years of experience with presales and technology services industry
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in the private sector or military
Requisition #: 245831
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