Senior Network Engineer

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Senior Network Engineer


Network Operations

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Under the direction of the Manager of Network Operations, this position will provide support to the satisfactory operation of the WPI network and facilitate its use by members of the WPI community.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


  • Maintain and support the data network system including switches, routers, wireless access points and battery backup systems
  • Maintain data wiring and fiber infrastructure.
  • Evaluate and beta test emergent technologies and code maintenance releases.
  • Coordinate with Helpdesk and other departments in the troubleshooting and resolution of data network error conditions and provide end-user support for communications and connectivity issues.
  • Document the data network including topology, connections, and appropriate billing information.
  • Support physical plant renovations as they relate to the voice, data, and video CATV infrastructure.
  • Administration and backup of all Network Operations servers.
  • Program and maintain network databases, documentation, inventory, and monitoring applications.
  • Provide 24/7 connectivity for users of the data network including adds/moves/changes and wireless connectivity.
  • Supervise and support the student network assistants.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science in order to provide the necessary understanding of communication technology and computer architecture with 4-5 years professional experience in similar or related work.
  • Experience with network hardware, cabling, and network management software including experience in network troubleshooting.
  • A thorough knowledge of Ethernet, wireless Ethernet, and TCP/IP networking.
  • Experience with Juniper Networks and Aruba Networks equipment preferable.
  • Experience with computer programming and scripting languages.
  • Experience with Linux systems administration.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with all network users.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and/or commitment to do so as an employee at WPI.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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Job No:
Posted: 11/23/2020
Application Due: 12/13/2020
Work Type: Full Time