Senior Network Engineer - Information Technology

Lowell, MA
Mar 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Senior Network Engineer - Information Technology

IT - Information Technology

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Posting Date:

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

For Open until Filled positions, initial review of applications will begin:

Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
$85,000 to $90,000;commensurate w/ exp.

General Summary of Position:
The Senior Network Engineer is a highly advanced technical staff member in the Network Services team. They are responsible for providing advanced input and hands-on support for architecture, design, configuration, and support of network-related systems to meet the business needs of UMass Lowell. This position requires on-call duty, the ability to respond to alerts, and availability off-hours via cell phone.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
-Industry-recognized certifications such as Extreme Networks Associate, Extreme Networks Specialist, Aruba Certified Solutions Professional, Aruba Certified Mobility Associate, or Cisco Certified Network Associate
-Eight or more years of hands-on experience in network services with expertise in designing, configuring, and supporting routers, switches, firewalls, and wireless systems in an Enterprise or University setting
-Eight or more years of experience implementing and supporting wide area networks and/or remote data center services
-Experience using test equipment and diagnostic tools to resolve wired and wireless issues, including hand held Fluke meters, Wireshark, and the analysis of packet captures
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
-Thorough understanding of the OSI network model, Ethernet, TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, SNMP, and VoIP technologies
-Comprehensive knowledge of DNS, DHCP, and data network technologies as they relate to the design and delivery of network services
-Experience with Ridgeline, NetSight, Cacti, NetScout, or similar systems

Other Considerations:
-Master's degree preferred
-Additional industry-recognized certifications
-Experience designing, configuring, and troubleshooting network equipment from Extreme, Juniper, Brocade, and Aruba
-Experience with VMware, Skype for Business/Lync, and SDN
-Experience troubleshooting fiber optic networks
-Occasionally will need to move network and related equipment up to 40 lbs
-A strong commitment to providing excellent customer service and ensuring the success of our customers
-Excellent problem-solving skills
-Ability to work in small spaces and network closets
-Ability to work in an on-call rotation and occasionally work off-hours for network maintenance, upgrades, and troubleshooting

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Reposted 3/10/2017

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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