Senior Network Engineer

Job description

Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications Technologies, The department of Enterprise Infrastructure seeks a motivated, proactive, Senior Network Engineer. The Senior network Engineer will be responsible for the network switching infrastructure and services architecture within Network and Technical Services. This includes core, distribution and edge switch configurations and architecture. He or she will work directly with the other network administration staff responsible for the day-to- day operation of the network environments as well as represent Network and Technical Services on division and institution wide projects


Requires a Bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience in installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of commercial or enterprise campus networks, associated equipment. This includes demonstrating the following: (NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute required experience on a year-for-year basis.)

  • Knowledge of and experience with the TCP/IP networking protocols, including IP addressing schemes, subnet configuration, and practical protocol operation.
  • Knowledge of and experience with installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting fiber-optic network interfaces, and fiber-optic cable distribution systems.
  • Knowledge of and experience with any of the following technologies: Cisco routers, Palo Alto firewalls, Extreme Networks Layer 3 switches, or Aruba Networks wireless systems.
  • Possession of a valid State driver's license in good standing required.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality customer service in a manner appropriate for an institution catering to a variety of constituents.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness communicating with individuals at varying management and skill levels (supervisors, co-workers and customers) via both personal interaction and e-mail.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in establishing and maintaining positive and cooperative working relationships within a multi-departmental institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an independent manner. Work shall at all times be completed with attention to detail in planning and execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate project requirements to managers, contractors, engineers, and end-users and apply critical thinking skills to assess these requirements within an established standards framework.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high-quality technical documentation reflecting the details of all phases of work.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn the specifics of a campus-wide communications distribution system and apply that knowledge effectively in all facets and phases of assigned work.
  • Knowledgeable in the general operation and application of means, methods and standards related to installation and troubleshooting wireless networks at both the network edge and wireless client; these general operating and standards applications include the 802.11 standards and RF propagation theory, as they relate to design, installation and operation.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in working with commercial/enterprise network equipment, including edge and core switching equipment.
  • Experienced in assessing and troubleshooting network connectivity problems.
  • Knowledge of and experience assigning, configuring and modifying Layer 2 and Layer 3 network parameters.
  • Knowledge and experience in working with VLANS, including assessing their configuration and purpose as applicable to troubleshooting, restoring services, or deploying network equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience with advanced networking protocols such as OSPF, LISP, VRRP and MLAG.

Contact Information

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position has the state title of Professional Services Specialist 1. It is included for membership in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bargaining unit. The starting salary for this position is U27, step 1, $70,232.25. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 professional references. The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official transcripts of highest degree earned.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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Job No: 1262A
Posted: 4/5/2018
Application Due: 6/4/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable