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Senior Network Administrator

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 10, 2022

The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

The Senior Network Administrator is responsible for effective planning, project managing, provisioning, installation, operation, and maintenance of network systems hardware, software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This individual ensures that network system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, faculty and students.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Troubleshoots a wide variety of issues using various network and server related troubleshooting tools such as Wireshark, PRTG Network Monitor.
  • Provides second/third level support to Help Desk.
  • Creates, reads and interprets various IT documents using such applications as Visio, Excel, etc.
  • Works closely with various groups such as students, staff, management and vendors.
  • Evaluates needs and requirements of new hardware and software and communicates results to interested parties, and is able to present solutions/recommendations.
  • Participates in on-call schedule for after hour issues.
  • Oversee the Network Administrator duties to ensure established standards and policies are consistently being followed.
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed.
  • Requires a B.S. and ten+ years of related experience, preferably in an educational environment
  • Network certifications highly desirable.
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Thorough understanding of network and routing protocols including but not limited to TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, OSPF, SMTP, NFS, VPN, VLAN.
  • Knowledge of network security both internally and on the perimeter, prefer knowledge of Palo Alto firewall products.
  • Thorough knowledge of VMware server, network provisioning, maintenance and monitoring.
  • Proficient with HP networking hardware and software configuration, maintenance and monitoring of switching, routing.
  • Experience with ARUBA wireless networks.
  • Well versed in Microsoft Windows server and desktop products and protocols.
  • A working knowledge of MS SQL Server
  • Must be able to time manage more than one project or crisis at a time
  • The ability to create and carry out project management functions.
  • Strong diagnostic, evaluation and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 10+ years of network experience
  • Project management experience
Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Outdoor Weather Conditions X
Work with fumes or airborne particles X
Work near moving mechanical parts X
Risk of electrical shock X
Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Talking & Hearing X
Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X
Climbing or balancing X
Bending, pulling, pushing X
Driving X

Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Up to 10 pounds X
Up to 25 pounds X
Up to 50 pounds X
Up to 75 pounds X
Up to 100 pounds X
Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

_ Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

_ Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

_ Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

_ Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
  • Flexible work schedules
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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