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Network Engineer

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 6, 2023

Job Details

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

DIVISION: Information Technology Services (ITS)

DEPARTMENT: ITS Infrastructure/Unified Communications

BASIC FUNCTIONS: The Network Engineer is responsible for installing and maintaining voice and data network infrastructure on our Cisco, Aruba, and Avaya networks. This position works under the general direction of the Unified Communications Architect.

Examples of Duties:

Assisting with the implementation and documentation of any network devices to include, but not limited to;
  • Cisco Routers, SDA Hardware

  • Cisco Switches

  • WiFi Controllers, WiFi Access Points

  • In-Line and out of Band Appliances

  • Avaya UC Endpoints

  • Other Network Equipment as needed

Assisting in LAN related moves, additions, and changes; maintaining accurate records of all maintenance, inventory, and security measures using ITIL processes for voice and data networks.

Working with ITS team members to assess and solve infrastructure challenges.

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the installation, administration, and troubleshooting of Cisco Networking systems. Must possess a highly skilled level of knowledge of Cisco IOS, and other Cisco systems. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a larger team for the greater good of the University. Must have an excellent customer service orientation toward staff and campus users. Must be a motivated self-starter, especially in the area of learning new technology.

Preferred Experience: Cisco ISE, and DNA Center, Cisco SDA, Cisco SD-WAN Architecture, DNA Center. Experience with HPE Aruba Mobility Manager and Aruba Airwave Controllers.

UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid CT Driver License. Must be able to lift 50 lbs., climb ladders, and be familiar with working in areas under construction.

EDUCATION: Associate degree in a related field and two (2) years of significant experience in the support of Cisco networks. CCNP or CCIE Type certification is preferred. Advanced Education can be substituted on a one year to one-year basis in conjunction with significant experience in the field.

REPORTS TO: Director, Infrastructure Services

To document, analyze, troubleshoot, install, maintain and upgrade campus

systems including the Cisco data network and Aruba WiFi network.
  • staying current with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures,

  • informing peers and Director of any changes in the field

  • assist carriers with installing new data circuits

  • Assist the Network Architect with configurations for buildings and new offices

  • responding to trouble calls from campus users

  • troubleshooting via telephone, office visits or remote monitoring

To be an active partner with our University Community.
  • promoting an image of efficiency and courtesy throughout the University

  • community that is consistent with the ITS department’s goals and mission.

  • attending seminars and related meetings to enhance knowledge and communications skills.

  • participating in regularly scheduled staff meetings.

To promote safe and secure working conditions.
  • promoting the proper utilization of equipment and materials.

  • reporting any unsafe working conditions immediately to Supervisor.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this

classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


ITS - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.


The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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 Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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