Network Engineer and Architect

Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 7, 2022

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Network Engineer and Architect

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Information Technology

Job Summary

Are you looking for an opportunity to not just design, build and operate networks, but to build solutions to help educate students and support the Common Good ? Bowdoin College was founded and endowed in the belief that there is something bigger than ourselves and strives to support all students with programs such as need blind admissions and the recently launched Digital Excellence Commitment (DExC) .
Bowdoin is looking for someone to design and build our next generation network connecting our Brunswick, Maine campus , the Schiller Coastal Studies Center , and data centers to the Internet and cloud. Working with a small networking team you will create, install, and operate the next 10-year network supporting the college’s academics, research, and operations. You will have the opportunity to influence how students interact and connect to the Internet, how research is completed on high performance computing clusters in the data center, and how faculty digitally interact with students, all while maintaining high levels of security, operability, and scalability.
Benefits and Perks:
  • Strong commitment to a healthy work/life balance with hybrid and remote work opportunities
  • 20 vacation days per year
  • Life insurance, disability insurance, and a generous retirement plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Access to many of the College’s facilities including the library, gym and pool
  • And many more:
The salary range for this position is expected between $110,000 – 135,000.

Education/Skills Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience with enterprise network architecture, including designing, building, and maintaining enterprise IT systems
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education/experience required.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

  • Experience operating scalable, redundant, fault tolerant and secure networks in the access, core, border, and data center layers
  • Experience with enterprise cloud systems
  • Desire to work with a small team
  • Drive to work in a rapidly evolving environment
  • The motivation to learn and constantly improve processes and tools
  • A love for solving problems
  • Experience with HPC Cluster networking, and specialized research and academic networks (science instruments, IoT devices, custom purpose physical and virtual systems)
  • Experience supporting residential dorm network environments with consumer level devices such as gaming consoles, smart TVs, printers, etc.
  • Experience in automation tools
  • Knowledge of Zero Trust principles and implementations
  • Network certifications
Standard Work Days and Hours

Fully remote, with occasional trips to campus as needed for qualified candidates (Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and New York). This position is expected to work normal business hours, however there will be times when after-hours work may be required for maintenance or problem resolution.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

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Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.
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