Network Engineer

Columbia, Missouri
$47,476 - $80,000 plus benefits, commensurate with experience
Feb 06, 2018
Job ID 22597
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 320 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options.

Mizzou receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalism, dispute resolution, family and community medicine, campus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. It is one of only six public universities in the country with medicine, veterinary medicine and law all on one campus, and has a diverse enrollment with more than 34,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. 

Missourians connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou features the state’s only division I-A athletic program, where student-athletes in 20 sports compete at the highest level nationally.

The University of Missouri - Columbia is seeking a Network Engineer to:

Investigate and resolve Network related problems and provide in-depth network analysis to other teams in the resolution of customer issues.

Analyze and complete customer service requests in such a way that they fall within the bounds of our mission and are not detrimental to normal network operations

Plan and implement complex network infrastructure projects.

Provide expert technical advice for the development and implementation of enterprise initiatives.

Maintain currency in emerging network technologies to ensure the recognition of opportunities to improve our business processes.

Minimum Qualifications:  Thorough understanding of distributed network architectures. Excellent technical knowledge and aptitude in the areas of networks, network topologies, PC workstations (configuration and connectivity), network file servers, applicable software and troubleshooting techniques. Ability to solve network infrastructure issues and to manage the performance and capacity of a LAN/WAN environment. Experience with router and/or switch configurations. Demonstrated knowledge of network provider services and understanding of network implementation principles, routing protocol options (i.e. IS-IS, BGP, RIP, OSPF, etc.) and LAN/WAN principles (i.e. TCP/IP, Ethernet, VLANs, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with Cisco enterprise class network gear. Experience With TCP/IP routed  networks. Experience with 802.11 wireless networks. Strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills. Familiarity with DNS and DHCP. Some experience with Linux and /or Windows servers.

For additional information and to apply, see Job Opening ID #22597 online at and Click on the link for Prospective Employees.
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