The Ohio University Office of Information Technology is seeking for an experienced Network Engineer to work within a team of professionals whose objective is to develop and maintain a reliable network infrastructure that serves Ohio University including the Athens campus as well as 10 Regional Campuses and remote sites. The Network Engineer 4 position is the senior most network engineer and will perform a leading role in developing network architecture and implementation plans as well as operating procedures and performance standards. This position requires expert knowledge of enterprise class IP based network systems and associated technologies and an awareness of current and emerging technologies and trends related to LAN, WAN, WLAN and Data Center networking. This position supports the Office of Information Technology (OIT) in delivering customer-oriented enterprise class network that is robust and secure while advancing Ohio University's commitment to be the nation's best transformative learning community. OIT is a service-driven, values-oriented technology organization that is dedicated to delivering high quality technology services to the University community.
Duties The duties of the Network Engineer include the following: Engineering & Architecture.
Maintain advanced knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies in order to make recommendations for modifying infrastructure and/or services to meet current and future expectations.
Engineer robust and scalable University wide network services in alignment with industry trends and best practices.
Oversee the development of standards and operational procedures and ensure the necessary documentation and operating procedures are in place to support other team members in performing installation and configuration tasks in a consistent manner.
Collaborate with peers and other technical teams to: evolve the network architecture, increase reliability, reduce defects, improve security and monitoring, and facilitate cross-team communication.
Identify tasks which require automation and automates them.
Adapt traditional and non-traditional approaches to provide unique solutions to varied and complex requirements.
Develop and maintain a productive working relationship with functional owners, program sponsors, and vendors.
Develop and update detailed plans and schedules.
Provide strategic guidance and insight for projects that are mission or business critical.
Provide work direction and leadership to assigned programs, including scheduling, assignment of work and review of individual project efforts.
Develop and maintain risk plans, processes and systems in order to mitigate such risk.
Refine project/program cost estimates and confirms funding sources.
Develop detailed project plans including Bills of Materials, budget estimates, scheduling, and configuration plans for design/redesign projects. Monitor projects to insure schedules, budgets and requirements are met.
Mentoring and Research
Research and present new approaches, frameworks, and network design methodologies to small and large teams that may include: members of the network engineering team, network distribution team, and IT leadership.
Mentor students and subordinate engineers by performing design reviews, providing feedback on designs and prototypes and coaching the team on good engineering practices.
Provide in-depth analysis of usage trends and make recommendations for modifications to insure services have sufficient capacity and increase/decrease capacity as needed.
Forecast future usage expectations and plan service enhancements to provide new services in a timely manner.
●Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience; 6-8 years of relevant technical experience. ●Demonstrated expert knowledge of network design and architecture including TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, Wi-Fi, and network security.
Advanced knowledge service/project management
Advanced written and verbal communication skills ●Ability to lead and facilitate cross-functional teams to develop, document, execute, and improve network services; Adept at resolving complex service issues and delivering expected outcomes.
Planning Unit: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Department: Information and Technology Office
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Kenneth Bailey
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
$78,000 to $89,000 depending on candidate's experience and qualification. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for employees and qualified dependents.
Internal Number: 29962
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