Network Engineer 3
Working Title: Network Engineer 3
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Information Technology Services
Posting Date: 05-31-2017
The University of Virginia Information Technology Services (ITS) seeks a talented and versatile Network Engineer 3 for a position in a highly respected technical organization.
ITS Network Engineering is responsible for providing a robust and reliable network in support of the research and educational endeavors of the University of Virginia. Each position within the group encompasses researching, testing and implementing technology to support network connectivity as well as providing security for those services.
This Network Engineer position provides daily operational support and system administration for University core network infrastructure, including functional and empirical analysis related to its planning, design, installation and implementation.
The University's core network infrastructure is essential to the operation of University wide applications and systems including data centers and Internet connectivity. This position will also work closely with senior staff and the ITS Network Distribution group to provide advanced design and operational support of the University's wired and wireless edge network infrastructure.
Working with senior staff this position is responsible for coordinating and completing technical documentation, monitoring and managing network performance, resolving moderately complex network problems, as well as anticipating and mitigating potential failures and attacks to ensure the availability and security of the University network and connected systems.
Network Engineers cross train within the team and are expected to seek assistance from more senior members and/or management when guidelines are inadequate, significant deviations are proposed, or when unanticipated problems or risks arise. Good judgment is essential as the impact of errors can be substantial, potentially affecting the productivity of students, faculty and staff university-wide.
Network Engineers work with end users, departments and vendors to resolve network capacity, hardware/software and security issues. Network Engineers are also required to participate in an on-call rotation which provides 24X7 coverage. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential to provide excellent customer service.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of computer engineering, network architecture, network hardware, monitoring and management software, network protocols, network services, network security methodologies and a system scripting/programming language. Must be able install and maintain enterprise class network equipment hardware and software as well as implement and maintain open source and commercial network monitoring and management systems. Must have the ability to analyze the security of existing network infrastructure, recommend new security initiatives, identifying vulnerabilities and risks.
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