Senior Network Engineer

Employer
Kern Community College District
Location
Bakersfield

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Senior Network Engineer

Kern Community College District


Salary: $7,242.94 - $10,234.08 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00729

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Information Technology Services

Basic Function
KCCD is looking for a Senior level networking professional to serve as the Technical team lead for a diverse group of Network Engineers with a strong emphasis on Wide Area Network (WAN) and Cloud Networking. The Senior Network Engineer will be directly accountable to the Director of IT Infrastructure and have full architecture, design, implementation, optimization and support responsibility for KCCD's vast Cisco-based WAN that spans approximately 25,000 square miles and uses many services like dark fiber, microwave, unlicensed wireless and VPN of Internet. The Senior Network Engineer will also play a key role in supporting KCCD's Cloud Infrastructure from a networking perspective and technical project management across various networking sub-disciplines. In-depth experience with Cisco Networking and Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc…) Networking highly desirable.

This position will require some onsite presence and travel and have the option of working remote based on project and support needs. This position is available for remote work, applicants, must reside in the state of California.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Information Technology, provide technical leadership, coordination and planning in support of KCCD's Networking (LAN and WAN) infrastructure including network switches, routers, wireless networks, security devices, site and building cable plants and related services. In addition, lead the ongoing assessment, standardization, and modification of KCCD's enterprise network infrastructure, network management software and framework, and associated configuration management practices.

Representative Duties
Serve as the senior level network management professional supporting core networking infrastructure district wide.

Coordinate, prioritize and report on day-to-day reactive and proactive work for KCCD's networking support team.

Lead coordination with district office and college IT staff in prioritizing, troubleshooting and resolving networking related support requests in a timely manner.

Train appropriate College IT staff on day-to-day and emergency network provisioning and troubleshooting practices.

Coordinate and project manage all major upgrades to KCCD's networking infrastructure.

Work with IT and Facilities staff to provide input and carry out assigned projects related to district wide construction planning and implementation of networking infrastructure.

Automate, innovate and standardize networking hardware, software and support practices to continually improve the effectiveness of IT Network Operations.

Research, implement and utilize appropriate network management tools for network monitoring, troubleshooting, traffic prioritization, and usage and uptime reporting.

Lead the design, development, documenting and prioritizing of strategies and architecture for meeting KCCD's networking infrastructure needs.

Research and implement appropriate network capacity and performance management framework in support of KCCD's networking infrastructure.

Develop, document and implement appropriate networking infrastructure standards, policies, and support procedures.

Lead efforts to ensure effective cable plant build out, maintenance and documentation for all KCCD sites.

Coordinate and lead effective patching and anti-virus practices for workstation and servers district wide.

Research and implement IT security measures and solutions required to keep KCCD's networking infrastructure secure.

Implement and maintain backup and disaster recovery plans for District Wide networking services.

Maintain vendor contacts, partnerships and relationships related to the implementation and support of KCCD's networking infrastructure.

Develop and maintain Help Desk Knowledge Base articles for respective areas of responsibility.

Maintain accurate inventory and replacement planning information for networking infrastructure district wide.

Develop and maintain documentation for KCCD's networking infrastructure.

Identify, recommend and implement changes to support processes that need improvement.

Receive, prioritize and respond to Help Desk service tickets for LAN/WAN related issues.

Manage hardware and software support contracts required to effectively support KCCD's networking infrastructure.

Backup other network team members on as needed basis in the support of KCCD's networking infrastructure.

Keep current with the latest developments in networking technologies.

Prepare budget recommendations, cost estimates and justifications for networking infrastructure.

Develop and maintain budget to support KCCD's networking infrastructure.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: Associate's degree in Computer Science or related field and 5 years of increasingly responsible network support experience including 2 years in a team lead role.

OR

High school diploma, GED or equivalent certificate of competency and 7 years of work experience such as described in the representative duties section of the specification.

OR

A Bachelor's degree in a related field of study and 3 years of work experience such as described in the representative duties section of the specification.

Preferred: At least 3 years experience with Extreme Networks, Aruba Networks, cabling infrastructure and IT Security in a multi-site environment.

Knowledge and Abilities
KNOWLEDGE OF:
Ethernet, TCP/IP, IPV4, IPV6.
Network performance monitoring, capacity planning and methodologies.
Network management systems.
Packet capture and analysis.
Installation, configuration and management of network infrastructure including routers, switches and wireless networks.
Extreme Networks and Aruba Networks technologies.
Operating systems such as Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 2003/2008 server.
IP addressing and subnetting practices.
Remote Access technologies (i.e. Citrix).
Network management industry best practices.
Network troubleshooting and problem resolution.
Cabling standards, methods and procedures.
Principles of effective project management.
Traffic prioritization and management concepts such as QOS, bandwidth shaping and bandwidth compression and bandwidth acceleration.
Budget management principles.
Effective customer service skills and practices

ABILITY TO:
Plan, organize, coordinate and implement LAN related projects.
Manage a wide array of networking infrastructure.
Effectively interact and negotiate with vendors.
Effectively prioritize and execute projects.
Effectively participate in working groups or committees.
Prepare and follow work plans and time lines for projects and proposed systems.
Learn new skills and adapt to changes in technology.
Continuously update personal knowledge of industry-leading LAN technology.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other.

SALARY RANGE$7,242.94 - 10,234.08 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $7,609.61 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by June 21, 2022 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

    Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
    EEO Plan 2021-2024

    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment
    The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.



    All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3541729/senior-network-engineer. Emails will not be accepted.




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    Organization

    Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

    KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

    While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.
     
     

     

     

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