Job Description

## Posting Summary:

ITS Network Engineering is responsible for providing a robust and reliable network in support of the research and educational endeavors of the University of Virginia. Each position within the group encompasses researching, testing and implementing technology to support network connectivity as well as providing security for those services.

This Network Engineer position provides daily operational support and administration for University core network infrastructure, including functional and empirical analysis related to its planning, design, installation and implementation.
The University's core network infrastructure is essential to the operation of University wide applications and systems including data centers and Internet connectivity. This position will work closely with senior staff and the ITS Network Distribution group to provide design and operational support of the University's wired and wireless edge network infrastructure.

Working under guidance from senior staff this position is responsible for coordinating and completing technical documentation, monitoring and managing network performance, resolving low complexity network problems, as well as anticipating and mitigating potential failures and attacks to ensure the availability and security of the University network and connected systems.

Network Engineers cross train within the team and are expected to seek assistance from more senior members and/or management when guidelines are inadequate, significant deviations are proposed, or when unanticipated problems or risks arise. Good judgment is essential as the impact of errors can be substantial, potentially affecting the productivity of students, faculty and staff university-wide.

Network Engineers work with end users, departments and vendors to resolve network capacity, hardware/software and security issues. Network Engineers are also required to participate in an on-call rotation which provides 24X7 coverage. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential to provide excellent customer service.

## University Leadership Characteristics:

*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

## If any experience is required, please specify kind of experience:

Basic understanding of enterprise network environments, routing, switching, wireless LAN, network security, monitoring and management hardware and software. Must have understanding of technology principles used to deliver fault tolerant, secure, scalable network solutions. Must have demonstrated ability in working successfully as a team member in support of a project leader. Must have demonstrated ability in analyzing and troubleshooting networks and successfully interacting with fellow technical professionals as well as end users

## Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

General knowledge of computer engineering, network architecture, network hardware, monitoring and management software, network protocols, network services, network security methodologies and a system scripting and/or programing principles. Must be able to research, install and maintain network equipment hardware and software as well as understand open source and/or commercial network monitoring and management systems. Must have the ability to analyze the security of existing network infrastructure, understanding vulnerabilities and risks at a basic level.

## Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Understanding of routing and switching protocols, including ISIS, MPLS, VRF/VPLS, LACP, and Spanning Tree configurations. Experience with the following routers and switches: Juniper MX, Cisco 6500 series, Cisco 3750 series, Arista 7xxx series, IBM BNT G8052 and Nortel/Avaya 5xxx series. Operational knowledge of Cisco ASA, F5 BIG-IP (LTM/ASM/APM), Controller based wireless network systems as well as IPv6, VPN, VoIP, IDS, SIEM and bandwidth management systems and concepts would be beneficial. Ability to program in PERL in a linux environment interacting with network devices and databases and CGI web applications.

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / Resume

*Department:* Information Technology Services

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*If any experience is preferred, please specify kind of experience:* Experience working in a highly complex organization and/or educational institution

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Posting Date:* 10-09-2015

*Location:* Charlottesville

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