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Network Engineer Senior

Lone Star College
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
May 14, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
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Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office, University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607.

Job Description


The Senior Network Engineer configures, deploys, tests, maintains, monitors and troubleshoots the enterprise network components to provide a secure, high performance network. Supports the stable operation of the in-house computer network (LAN/WAN infrastructure). This includes planning, designing, installing, configuring, maintaining, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and communication links while ensuring minimal network downtime. The person will also diagnose, resolve, and document hardware and software network problems for local, off-site and/or remote locations in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training and support where required. This position is a member of a 24/7/365 global department.


  1. Supports development and implementation of networking projects and new technology installations
  2. Conducts research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts. Evaluate and recommend for purchase networking hardware and software products
  3. Writes technical specifications for purchase of networking hardware and software products.
  4. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of networking contracts and supervises contract-based installations
  5. Installs, configures, tests, maintains, monitors, and troubleshoots end user workstation hardware, software, networked peripheral devices, cabling, and networking hardware and software products
  6. Maintains servers, including e-mail, print, and backup servers and their associated operating systems and software
  7. Maintains security solutions, including firewall, anti-virus, and intrusion detection systems
  8. Maintains all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, and UPSs
  9. Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports
  10. Receives and respond to incoming calls, pages, and/or e-mails regarding network connectivity problems
  11. Performs on-site analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of complex network problems for a variety of end users, and recommends and implements corrective hardware and software solutions, including off-site repair
  12. Recommends, schedules, and performs network improvements, upgrades, and repairs
  13. Practices network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory
  14. Prepares, maintains, and adheres to procedures for logging, reporting, and statistically monitoring network data
  15. Liaise with, and provides training and support to help desk support staff on network issues
  16. Performs server and security audits
  17. Performs system backups and recovery
  18. Provides guidance to junior members of the team as required
  19. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned


  • Required working knowledge, basic skills, and the ability to understand and follow simple written or oral instructions
  • Hands on experience with Cisco Enterprise networking solutions, VOIP environments, and an understanding of WAN technologies and Content networking
  • Ability to help others in clarifying somewhat complex problems; adapts or modifies established approaches. Identifies and selects appropriate tools, data, and analysis techniques to diagnose problems and develop solutions. Balances competing short- and long-term goals within one's area in alignment with the larger area's direction and objectives
  • Ability to lead groups through the process of problem solving, soliciting ideas and opinions to form recommendations or action plans
  • Ability to work to identify and solve issues in the group
  • Ability to write and present reports, contracts and/or proposals for internal and/or external audiences
  • Ability to interpret other viewpoints and assimilates them into work processes. The ability to convey technical, administrative knowledge or complex information to others in non- technical terms
  • Ability to assist in formulating recommendations on difficult problems
  • Ability to seek opportunities and sets some goals for own development
  • Ability to follow IT procedures to complete work, but may recommend changes to departmental processes. Ability to often prioritize own work; Anticipates consequences of actions, potential problems, or opportunities for change
  • Ability to maintain tasks, projects and activities in the IT system of Record (S-NOW)


The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.


  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • CCNA, CCNP or CCVP certification


Hiring salary range is $91,954 to $105,747.

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply


We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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