Fire Wall Administrator-DWDM-AFT

Glassboro, New Jersey
Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 16,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Reporting to the Director of Network and Security Operations, the Network Administrator position serves as a subject matter expert and primary engineer in the design, implementation and support of Rowan University’s perimeter network. This position will have the role of supporting the Rowan University network infrastructure across three geographically diverse campuses comprised of over one hundred buildings and three hundred acres. This includes design, implementation and management of Rowan’s Cisco-based DWDM network and management of multiple Internet connections and the associated BGP environment.

The position level and pay rate will be based on experience and qualifications. All applicants meeting the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.


● Management of Rowan’s DWDM infrastructure across three geographically distributed campuses (Cisco NCS2K)

● Management of Rowan’s Internet peering points (Cisco ASR)

● Management of Rowan’s BGP environment

● Participate in the planning, implementation and maintenance of the University network including hardware, software and upgrades

● Create and maintain system documentation, operational procedures, architectural documentation and hardware / software inventory

● Propose and implement enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the University network

● Rapidly deploy approved fixes in response to newly identified stability and security threats

● Proactively monitor systems and alerts, using industry recognized tools to avert troublesome trends as they develop to ensure a stable production environment

● Plan and implement system changes and adjustments in a way that maximizes system availability

● Formulate and monitor policies, procedures, and standards

● Provide reports and metrics as needed to support requirements analysis and growth planning

● Participate in compliance activities that include log collection, analysis and reporting

● Participate in the organization’s change management process

● Troubleshoot, analyze and resolve system issues, documenting problem resolutions

● Provide 24x7 on-call systems support

● Respond to escalated system support calls, resolve assigned tickets and document resolutions

About Network and System Services:

Rowan University’s department of Network and System Services is responsible for the end-to-end management of all University owned networks, servers and workstations. This currently includes approximately 2000 Aruba wireless access points, 800 Cisco edge switches, Cisco core networking equipment and several firewalls supporting all academic and administrative units within the University.


All applicants must have the following qualifications:

● 4-year degree in related field or equivalent education. Position related experience may be substituted for education on a year by year basis

● 4+ years of position related experience

● Solid understanding of Ethernet networking, TCP/IP, BGP, EIGRP and wireless networks

● Understanding of industry best practices surrounding proper maintenance and support of a 24x7 network infrastructure

● Strong analytical problem solving skills

● Ability to quickly grasp technical issues and offer solutions

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills

● Professional business demeanor

Preferred Qualifications:

● 4+ years of experience with Cisco network equipment including Catalyst 6509E, 3750, and 3560 switches or comparable Cisco models.

● 4+ years of experience with Cisco DWDM equipment including NCS 2000 Series

● 4+ years of experience supporting Cisco ASA firewalls

● 3+ years of experience with IP routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP.

● Valid Cisco CCNP or Higher Certification

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.