Senior Network Engineer
Job posting number: #7084568
Posted: September 2, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionLocated along Florida’s I-4 High Tech Corridor, Florida Poly opened its doors in August 2014 as the state’s 12th university and the only one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education). The non-traditional academic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically in technology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty the opportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and the most advanced technology, including a Supercomputer, 3D printing lab, media lab and nanotechnology lab, sets Florida Poly apart from other state universities. Florida Poly’s innovative approach to higher education allows students to learn strong fundamentals within a traditional university department structure, while giving them opportunities to apply their learning through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The University partners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are encouraged.
Senior Network Engineer
Job Description Summary
Florida’s only public university exclusively teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as the Senior Network Engineer in its Technology Services department.
The Senior Network Engineer works under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer. Responsibilities include planning and designing the network infrastructure and enterprise network solutions; troubleshooting, installing, implementing, and administering network systems. The Engineer also analyzes capacity issues and develops capacity planning models. Responsible for ensuring planned testing activities are executed. Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure network systems meet University and end-user requirements with an emphasis on network stability and security. Provides technology roadmaps governed by strategic direction, business requirements as well as resourcing and financial constraints. Coordinates with enterprise, server, and applications engineers to ensure alignment across technology portfolios of the University.
Design and implement network systems, conducts short- and long-term planning to meet network requirements. Design and deploy functional networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN).
Monitor network performance and integrity and automate tasks and monitor their effectiveness.
Design, configure, and set up complex switching/routing environments.
Design, configure and set up complex wireless networking that supports open or secured access and the ability to support voice and video applications.
Maintain complete technical documentation for use by the network operations and support teams.
Provides support for network connectivity or related network issues for the user community.
Analyzes network activity and network problems to discover and prevent systematic errors. Recommends network design changes/enhancements for improved systems availability and performance.
R&D, proof of concept evaluations, researches, analyzes, and recommends the implementation of software or hardware changes to rectify any network deficiencies or to enhance network performance.
Ensures planned testing activities are performed and technical criteria are met. Disaster Recovery simulation exercise pre-planning and on-site support as needed.
Provides network planning recommendations to management. Develops capacity planning models.
Evaluates services provided by vendors and recommends changes.
Help project management for IT Infrastructure-related initiatives.
Help to develop and update network policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Experience with Enterprise system monitoring and management tools.
Experience with Cloud Service Provider network environments (AWS, Azure).
Experience with commercial enterprise-level tools and products to provide network services, including firewalls, IPS/IDS, DNS, DHCP, web security, TACACS+, VPN and NAC.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the general public.
Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to own issues and troubleshoot, find root cause analysis, and resolution.
Knowledge of Windows Active Directory Domains, and Servers.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
At least 3 years of relevant work experience as a network/system administrator, network, system, or security engineer.
Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
PHYSICAL DEMAND AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 5 to 70 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF LAW:
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
This position requires a criminal background check, which may include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute §435.04.
This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: This position is salary exempt. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., however, occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be required. Travel between campus locations may be required
TARGET HIRING SALARY & BENEFITS: $77,500 - $85,000, commensurate with experience. Sick, personal and parental leave; State of Florida health insurance and retirement plans.
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: The position is open until filled, however review of applications will commence immediately.
APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to completing the online application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):
Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.
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An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process. For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire.
Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline.