As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central information technology organization for the University of Washington, responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and direction of the UW's IT infrastructure, resources, and services. Communications Infrastructure within UW-IT, partners with customers, UW-IT divisions, and vendors to provide technology solutions. This unit facilitates the delivery of UW-IT's networking and communication services, coordinates voice and data projects for new and renovated buildings, focuses on emerging technologies and initiatives, and collaborates with customers to find strategic solutions to meet their needs. This unit also coordinates and develops new initiatives for inclusion in UW-IT's service offerings.UW-IT has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Network Specialist.A Network Specialist is responsible for coordination and design of IT services, specifically layer one infrastructure, routinely reviews construction drawings; comments, interprets and provides direction on UW-IT infrastructure policy and guidelines, assuring compliance with applicable building codes, industry standards and best practices.UW Information Technology(UW-IT) constituency, and therefore that of this position, is the entire University. UW-IT operates a large TCP/IP-based data network, phone and cableTV system including data and router centers on the main Seattle campus, with connections to well over 200 campus buildings, as well as Bothell & Tacoma campuses and dozens of remote sites. The Network Specialist, will analyze issues related to communications facilities, distribution and installations, including costs, changes in technologies, and evaluation of appropriate distribution products.REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication, voice and data networking, computer science, engineering, computer science or related field or related experience.Minimum of two years' experience in the field of telecommunications installation activities and/or telecommunications facilities design planning.Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation and user interaction ability.Excellent project management, prioritization, and time management skills.Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.Ability to work independently or in a collaborative team environment. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED:RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer). AutoDesk AutoCAD drafting and design.Familiarity/Experience with fiber optic technologies and principles.Familiarity/Experience working with Voice over IP and IP telephony technologies.Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions for academic, instructional, or research needs. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Must be comfortable working in confined areas and communications closets.Must be experienced with working in construction environments and their safety requirements.Must be willing to adjust core work schedule as needed for project based work.Must be able to operate a state vehicle on a daily basis, which requires a valid driver's license recognized by the State of Washington. It may, on occasion, be necessary to perform duties assigned to this person outside of normal business hours. It may also be necessary to travel on weekends in the performance of assigned duties.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.