Job description

JOB NO.: 94060-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 94060-AS

Working Title: Research Network Engineer



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's or higher degree is preferred. (Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field preferred.)

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Qualifications:
* Minimum 7 years of experience in information technology or telecommunications field.
* Minimum 5 years of IP networking experience with demonstrable proficiency in designing, deploying, configuring and maintaining optical transmission systems and data network switching and routing equipment in a large-scale, TCP/IP and Ethernet-based WAN environment.
* Excellent teamwork and relationship building skills.
* Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with colleagues and groups at various levels.
* Excellent problem solving skills including the ability to diagnose and provide solutions for problems with limited outside assistance and new, not-previously encountered issues.
* In-depth knowledge and experience with optical networking fundamentals and at least one implementation (e.g. Cisco IOS, Juniper JUNOS) of network communication technologies, concepts and protocols such as Ethernet, MPLS, TCP/IP, interior/exterior gateway routing protocols (e.g. OSPF, RIP, BGP), SNMP, Netflow, network security devices and software-defined networking.

See "Additional Information" for the Preferred Qualifications

License or certificate:

Valid driver's license required for some travel.

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a comprehensive teaching, public service and scholarly research institution. Our faculty has enabled us to remain consistently ranked in the top 6 research institutions (by expenditures) in the U.S. for over two decades and recently surpassed $1 billion in annual research expenditures. The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) provides computer technology services to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a more limited set of services to UW System and other units of State government. DoIT delivers desktop, server and cloud computing services and supports networks, telecommunications, Internet connectivity, administrative and academic systems, security, instructional technology and other services.

This position is responsible for providing advanced network and cyberinfrastructure engineering support for research, administrative, instructional and outreach activities related to several major wide-area networks (WAN) including: the University of Wisconsin System Network interconnecting Wisconsin's 26 affiliated public universities and colleges to each other and the Internet; regional and metropolitan optical networks including the Broadband Optical, Research, Education and Science Network (BOREAS-Net), Northern Tier Network - North Dakota (NTN-ND) and Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network (MUFN); and various University of Wisconsin - Madison (UW) off-campus research projects, departments and facilities.

This position will perform optical, switching and routing infrastructure design, configuration, installation and maintenance activities, develop in-house and support open-source and commercial network management and monitoring tools as well as experiment with new network technologies in support of UW's mission. The person in this role also provides consulting and advanced network technical support to campus researchers in pursuit and/or execution of network-intensive research grant activities that require connectivity to the networks we support.

Additional Information:

Preferred Qualifications:
* Knowledge and experience collaborating with university research faculty, staff or students on aspects of research cyberinfrastructure such as federal government or higher education data networks, research high performance or high-throughput computation resources, large data set storage and transfers, research virtual organizations, scientific applications, data analysis/visualization, grant proposal development or scientific workflows.
* Knowledge and experience with UNIX/LINUX, UNIX-based network management utilities, UNIX shells and scripting software development languages such as PERL, PYTHON, C and programming techniques.
* Knowledge and experience with wide-area (WAN) and local-area network (LAN) architectures, design techniques and concepts.
* Knowledge and experience in traffic engineering in a multi-homed BGP environment with multiple peerings to regional and commodity ASNs.
* Advanced knowledge of optical transport system(s) (e.g. Ciena, Infinera, Cisco, Fujitsu), Cisco or Juniper switches and routers and other telecommunications equipment.
* Self-directed person who is able to do some travel mostly in-state with a valid driver?s license.


Bradley Molzahn
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Online" button to start the application process. To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter and resume. (Uploaded documents in PDF are preferred). Your cover letter should specifically address the qualifications listed.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Apr 3 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: May 1 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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