Senior Network Engineer - REVISED REVIEW DATE

Location
Wisconsin, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Mar 20, 2021
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Posting Details

Recruitment Number

1012

Working Title

Senior Network Engineer - REVISED REVIEW DATE

Position Type

Staff/Administrative

Appointment Percentage

100

Division/College

Administration and Finance Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Administration and Finance is committed to providing quality campus services to faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies in support of the university’s mission of teaching, research, and public service. The division includes Facilities Planning & Management, Budget, Human Resources, Information Technology Services and Police & Parking Services.

Position Summary

This position works under the Assistant Director of Network Services with general supervision and guidance and within established goals and priorities set forth by the CIO, consistent with Information Technology Services goals. This position works closely with the Network team, and ITS units to ensure consistent standards and best practices are followed for reliable and secure wireless and wired campus network. This position has responsibility for network services including installation and management of core and edge switching, monitor, secure, and test network components, manage devices that authenticate users, secure data, balance network loads, network management tools, troubleshooting network problems. This position is responsible to manage and proactively resolve networking tickets routed to themselves and assist team members with their tickets as appropriate. This position should work to provide consistent and accurate network documentation.

Required Qualifications

• Associate degree in computer science, networking, IT, or related field. Degree requirements may be waived with demonstrated work experience in the IS computer/networking field equivalent to 5-10 years of on-the-job experience.
• Knowledge and understanding of network protocols, and bandwidth.
• Experience with networking switches and monitoring and testing tools associated with large and complex LAN / WAN networks.
• Experience with design, configuration, and best practices for firewalls, VLANs, network monitoring, and security.
• Experience or knowledge of fiber types and appropriate application.
• Experience with best practice network design, security, and intrusion detection.
• Exceptional oral and written communications and the ability to effectively in a diverse team environment.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task on a number of complex problems.

Preferred Qualifications

• 4-year BS/BA degree in computer science, networking, IT, or related field.
• Cisco certification – CCNA or higher a plus.

Physical Demands

Ability to climb, bend and lift up to 30 lbs

Working conditions and environment

Normal business hours – 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Miscellaneous Information

This position is eligible for full-time benefits. For information on the specific benefits package, please view: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf
This position is 100% Full Time Equivalent ( FTE )

Duties/Responsibilities

These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Maintain a reliable campus-wide wired/wireless network supporting fast, accurate and secure data transmission.

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Maintain and support network services for TCP /IP Local Area Networks (LANs), including services such as DNS, DHCP, internet, VPN connections, etc.
• Install, maintain, and update tools to monitor the use and security of the network.
• Work with manager on assessment, analysis, planning, implementation, and management of the network core and building switching and fiber plant.
• Design and oversee performance tests, redundancy tests, load balancing and tuning of the network.
• Provide support for UW system network and related connections, including validation of connection, operation of networking equipment and notification of the campus of outages.
• Work with the network team in the appropriate selection of wireless access points, switchers, antenna, as well as on premise and/or cloud-based controllers.
• Continually monitor, make adjustments, and optimize wireless APs in buildings and in external locations.
• Develop and maintain clear documentation on the installation of network software, network server and switch configurations, etc.
• Provide support for network load balancers.
• Provide support, maintenance, and testing of the campus wireless infrastructure.

Percentage Of Time

60

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Provide system evaluation, installation, and support for networks.

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Provide support on key network applications for Windows and Apple computers on key network applications. Recommend software configuration to users.
• Consult with university faculty, staff, and vendors regarding computing solutions and to resolve issues and problems as they occur.
• Work to design and support network services for TCP /IP Local Area Networks VLANs). This includes services such as DNS, DHCP, and email.
• May serve as team project as directed, to implement new systems, monitor progress and evaluate project deliverables. Should work closely with ITS staff and campus stakeholders with the planning and managing of the project.

Percentage Of Time

20

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Evaluate and recommend appropriate systems and associated networking hardware and software.

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Work with staff to carry out detailed design and/or evaluation of systems to enhance the campus network or information services. Examples include network authentication of users, security and access controls, Internet access tools, and network monitoring.
• Maintain currency in networking systems and appropriate software.
• Provide purchase recommendations and requirements /specifications for training, network technology, monitoring and testing/analysis tools, and related software.
• Provide status reports and recommendations to management as requested.

Percentage Of Time

15

Essential

Yes

Responsibility Statement

Maintain existing areas of expertise and develop professional expertise in new areas as appropriate.

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Research and evaluate new and innovative technical Options (e.g., alternative hardware, software tools, or protocols) as needed.
• Test new software and hardware from vendors to evaluate performance, quality, and compatibility with campus environment. Obtain information concerning features, enhancements, upgrades, cost, etc.
• Keep abreast of important trends and advances in computing and networking; assist Network Services staffing staying current, and alert others in Information Technology Services to these developments through presentations, reports, and informal communication.
• Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Percentage Of Time

5

Essential

Yes

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

None

Posting Date

03/20/2021

Close Date

Continuous Recruitment

Yes

Continuous Recruitment First Review Date

04/19/2021

Position Contact Name

James Jorstad, Interim CIO

Position Contact Email

jjorstad@uwlax.edu
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  3. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/life-events/empcha/ra/). Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  9. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  10. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No


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