Job Title: Network Engineer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Office of Information Technology
Title of Manager/Supervisor: Director of Network Services and information Security
Number of Employees Reporting to this Position: 0-2
Range: $65,00- $75,000 salary based on experience
Position Summary: A talented, passionate individual with the skill and desire to contribute to an outstanding IT team. This position provides technical experience as part of a team that proactively monitors, maintains and grows the technical infrastructure that supports the daily operations of the University. The Network Engineer reports to the Director of Network Services and Information Security.
General Purpose: The Network Engineer exists to provide technical experience and participate in the day-to-day implementation, administration and maintenance of the University’s data transmission infrastructure. This position is responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring and managing the local and wide area networks of the University.
Remote Workdays: This is a hybrid position and it is eligible for remote workdays.
- Install, upgrade and maintain network-related systems including routers, switches, firewalls, wireless infrastructure
- System administration of server environments associated with the operation of the data and/or telephony networks including performance monitoring and proactive problem reporting
- Configure network-related systems for optimum performance, efficiency, security and availability
- Determine requirements for network infrastructure change and growth
- Interface with equipment vendors to identify equipment that meets or exceeds requirements
- Direct contractors and internal resources involved in network installation
- Interface with ISP’s to troubleshoot routing, stability, performance or other issues
- Implement system upgrades and patches
- Automate administration tasks through scripting
- Assist in the maintenance of data center infrastructure
- Recommend related policies and procedures
- Participate in a 24x7 on-call system administrator rotation
- Leverage experience and judgment to accomplish goals with a moderate degree of supervision; exercises some independent decision making as appropriate
- Assist with other projects, administrative duties, and initiatives as assigned
Health & Safety: All staff has a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff is therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy & Procedures.
DISCLAIMER: The above statements are designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of personnel so classified.
- Strong working knowledge of networking technologies, topologies and protocols including BGP, OSPF, CAPWAP, Ethernet, link aggregation, virtual chassis
- Understanding of operating systems, server and storage hardware infrastructure
- Moderate knowledge of Windows Server and Linux operating system administration
- Time and task management for self
- Ability to identify and de-conflict priorities
- Tenacious problem-solving abilities
- Participate as a member of a team
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with a true desire to help fellow employees
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Completion of Bachelor’s degree or five years of related experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or similar concentration
- Seven years of network administration or equivalent education
- Administration of a variety of wired and wireless network platforms in a production environment
- Demonstrated use of scripting language native to platform
- Experience with the design of campus networking for performance and availability
- More than ten years of network administration
- Deep working knowledge of Cisco Wireless Controller and Juniper switch/router platforms
- WiFi network design and troubleshooting
- Independent network administration of moderate-scale wired and wireless data networks in a 24x7production environment
- Demonstrated use of scripting language for automation or configuration
The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Frequently sit and use a computer for extended periods of time
- Occasionally lift and/or carry more than 50 pounds
- Occasionally stoop, bend, crouch or reach in small spaces
- Occasionally climb or descend stairs
- Occasionally work in space temperature of more than 80 degrees for extended periods of time
- Occasionally climb portable ladder of more than six feet in height
- Occasionally climb fixed ladder of more than 12 feet in height
Special Instructions to Applicants: An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.
All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records)