Associate Director of System & Networks

Job Description Summary: The Associate Director of Systems and Networks is a member of the Systems and Networks team within Information Technology Services, and reports to the Director of Systems and Networks. The Associate Director of System and Networks is a senior network engineering lead with extensive experience designing, building and maintaining enterprise networking. This role works closely with the Director of Systems and Networks to set direction and to design, manage and maintain Furman's modern network presence. This position is intended to provide Level 3- Engineer support between the IT Service Center and the Systems and Networks division of ITS. Furman University is committed to educating the whole student, encouraging academic and emotional growth while also providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. At the core of the University is a dynamic engaged learning philosophy that's grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are taught by top-notch professors whose chief priorities are teaching and guiding undergraduate students;all within a close-knit campus community where ideas and perspectives are valued and encouraged. The Furman Advantage promises all students an education that delivers value by preparing them for successful, meaningful lives. Guided by a community of mentors and supported by institutes and centers, students chart personalized four-year pathways that are made meaningful through guaranteed engaged learning experiences. Our institutes and centers ensure there is a connection between the resources of Furman and the communities that we serve and strengthen. The Richard Riley Institute is a nonpartisan public policy think tank that promotes discussion and analysis of issues critical to South Carolina's future. The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability acts as a research hub and action center where students, educators and community leaders work together to explore sustainability challenges and generate scalable solutions. The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health serves as a convener of programs, educational initiatives, ideas and resources working collectively to bridge the population health gap of the Greenville community and beyond. The student experience at Furman includes NCAA Division I Athletics, a vibrant student life culture encouraged by a 100 percent residential community, and a campus that is internationally recognized for its beauty. Founded in 1826, the private university is located in the award-winning city of Greenville, South Carolina. Modern, sophisticated academic buildings are complemented by comprehensive athletics, recreational, and social facilities. Student housing ranges from traditional residence halls to apartments. The 750-acre campus features an Asian garden, a replica of Henry David Thoreau's cabin, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, 13 miles of paved trails through the woodlands for hiking and biking, and an 18-hole golf course. Furman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including, but not limited to, gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. More information about Furman University More information about Greenville, SC

Minimum Qualifications: * Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience * Minimum of 5 years' experience in networking and datacenter management including integrating security into network designs * Expert knowledge of IT best practice network techniques, infrastructure equipment and applications pertinent to LAN/WAN engineering operations. * Strong real-world experience and comprehension of OSI layer 1-7 principles * Professional enterprise experience with configuration of Cisco switching and routing configuration and network design. * Proven experience with Advanced networking protocols including BGP * Experience with virtualization hypervisor networking and design * Advanced knowledge of Internet and networking principles. * Significant competence and experience with enterprise servers and storage subsystems and desings * Strong verbal and written communication skills. * Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of constituencies in a University environment. * Experience with IPv6, SDN also a plus * Ability to work independently or as member of a group. * Ability plan, implement, test, manage, and monitor information security solutions. * Strong troubleshooting skills

Preferred Qualifications: * 3-4 years management experience preferred * Significant hands-on experience with Cloud services and cloud migrations preferred * Advanced firewall and IPS management experience preferred. * Advanced system administration experience preferred.

Salary Grade: Level 13 Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Special Instructions: Full Time

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