Offer: Senior Network Engineer:
Senior Network EngineerSenior Network Engineer
About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.
Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.
Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University at Albany, seeks a Senior Network Engineer to design, implement, develop, and maintain the University network infrastructure, which spans multiple campuses and satellite locations within the Capital Region. As the most senior technical position in ITS' Network Design and Engineering group, she/he/they are responsible for providing technical leadership abilities and guidance to other team members, including network engineers, cabling technicians, and telecommunications pathway designers. The prosperous candidate has the knowledge and skills to make strategic recommendations to build and grow the University network in order to meet the complex, evolving needs of a sophisticated, R1 research institution, and the technical acumen to excel in a technology environment where team members play multiple functions.
The Senior Network Engineer works directly with researchers, faculty, and IT staff to understand their advanced networking needs and design and implement solutions. As a technical expert in the field with a deep knowledge of networking needs across the institution, he/she/they are involved in evaluating new applications and proposed solutions, mitigating security incidents, assuring compliance with federal, state, and other regulatory requirements, and exploring new technologies and practices.
He/she/they are responsible for envisioning and documenting current and future-state architecture and working with management to develop road maps and strategies that align with organizational goals and standards. The Senior Network Engineer plays a key function in ITS, working with others to establish standards, best practices, and other infrastructure requirements. This includes serving as a member of the ITS Architectural Review Board, contributing to budget planning efforts, and participating on numerous project and service teams. The prosperous Senior Network Engineer, often called upon for advice and consultation, is approachable, has developed strong interpersonal skills, and communicates well with management, researchers, faculty, and IT peers of varying technical capability.
» Serve as the primary technical resource and subject matter expert for the design, planning, implementation, operation, maintenance, growth, and documentation of the University's network.
» Lead activities for network architecture and project design phase activities.
» Directly participate in implementation, operation, and maintenance activities as required.
» Install, configure, and maintain network infrastructure applications.
» Plan and build infrastructure that supports growth.
» Develop and maintain network current and future state documentation.
» Maintain subject matter skills by exploring new technologies, staying current with industry trends, following a professional development plan, and regularly sharing knowledge with ITS stakeholders.
» Proactively evaluate network performance, identify bottlenecks and areas for improvement.
» Analyze and diagnose network problems, troubleshoot failures, and recommend corrective solutions.
» Provide clear explanation of technical issues to leadership abilities and stakeholders.
» Contribute to inventory management and scheduling maintenance and upgrades.
» Serve as a key member of project, service, and incident response teams
» Maintain security posture in conformity with industry best practice and ITS policies and procedures.
» Assist other groups in troubleshooting problems that require network analysis or skills.
» Provide technical direction to co-workers and offer comprehensive advice and instructions.
» Actively manage or participate, as assigned, in ITS and campus projects.
» Work well independently and in teams.
» Consistently follow and actively contribute to ITS policies, procedures, and processes.
» Be prepared to work at multiple sites.
» Be available to provide scheduled support and consultation outside normal business hours, including occasional evenings, holidays, or weekends, within reasonable professional obligations and expectations.
Minimum Qualifications required
» At least five (5) years of significant practice in network design and engineering including the use of technologies such as: switching, routing, Wi-Fi, VoIP, and firewall standards and protocols including IP, IPv6, STP, OSPF, BGP, VxLAN, IPSec, 802.11ac, and SIP
» Excellent problem solving and diagnostic skills across all layers of the OSI model
» practice with fiber optic and copper cabling standards
» Excellent written and verbal communications skills
» candidates must clearly address their capability to work with a culturally diverse population in their application or during the interview.
Preferred Qualifications required
» At least eight (8) years of significant network practice
» practice with data center networking technology such as leaf/spine, EVPN, and VXLAN
» practice supporting 802.1X authentication and Network Access Control (NAC) solutions
» practice operating a wireless access environment of at least 500 access points
» practice operating a network supporting a large-scale VoIP deployment
» practice with virtualized/container-located/cloud networking within VMware, AWS (Amazon Web Services), or Microsoft Azure
» practice with advanced threat management implementations such as Palo Alto, Checkpoint, or Fortinet
» practice working in a multi-vendor network infrastructure
» Enterprise-level networking certification from a major provider (i.e., CCNA, JNCIA, etc.)
» Scripting practice
Professional Rank and income Range: Senior Programmer-Analyst, SL-4, $100,000-110,000
*Visa sponsorship is not available for this job offer.
*this job offer has the potential for telecommuting up to 50%.
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candidates MUST submit the following documents:
» Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
» Contact information for three professional references
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