To be considered, a cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be the leading page of your resume and should:
Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position and
Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Starting salaries will vary depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
This position will be filled at the Intermediate level salary range of $57,692 - $75,000 as the primary goal. The requirements listed below reflect the Intermediate level expectation. Applicants with lesser experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered if the primary goal is not met. Lesser-experienced candidates will be reviewed at an Associate level salary range of $52,692 - $68,500.
Information and Technology Services (ITS) has an exciting opportunity for a Campus Network Support Intermediate to join the Infrastructure Networks team.
The main focus for this position will be production support, problem investigation and restoration of service of the campus building networks. The team is always looking for ways to be ready for the challenges of tomorrow in supporting the campus enterprise networks. This position reports to the Network and Security Operations Manager.
WHO WE ARE
ITS supports U-M faculty, researchers, staff, and students in their use of technology to teach, learn, research, and work, and be leaders in their fields. We are dedicated to creating cohesive digital experiences and enabling university wide innovations by:
Elevating the customer experience by providing proactive, laser focused customer service
Providing appropriate IT security and privacy in an open university society, while enabling innovation
Supporting data-informed decision making
Delivering intuitive research computing solutions
Building a world-class, transformational network and reliable administrative systems
In addition, we value those that proactively solve challenges, work with a sense of urgency, and seek a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
ITS’s mission is to be trusted enablers of technology for the U-M community. ITS works together to provide cohesive digital experiences and seamless support to the U-M community. To learn more, visit: https://its.umich.edu.
WHO YOU ARE
You are energized by working with a collaborative team and industry peers to support the university mission through innovative and appropriate use of technology. You seek understanding and to tackle projects and problems with your customers’ needs in mind. You anticipate problems and work proactively to preempt challenges and concerns, delivering increasingly relevant customer experiences over time. You value a culture that is rooted in mutual respect, where you can learn from different perspectives, roles, and identities.
You have at least two (2) years of experience configuring and troubleshooting networking equipment in an IP environment; have previous experience with Juniper OS, Cisco IOS, CISCO controller based Wi-Fi, network monitoring tools, copper/fiber infrastructure and desktop OS (Windows, Mac) configuration and troubleshooting.
Provides production support and service restoration for the campus enterprise networks including in-building and wireless networks
Assists in analyzing, planning, and implementing proactive maintenance, including backup and recovery strategies, software patches and upgrades
Monitors networks for availability, error conditions, adequate space allocation, backup integrity, and performance. Is an active participant in capacity analysis and planning ensuring circuits and equipment are adequately sized and monitors trends and patterns to ensure sufficient resources are proactively allocated before impacting operations
Assists in developing strategies to effectively perform root-cause analysis of problems, poor performance, and error conditions. Develops effective relationships with vendor support to troubleshoot and resolve problems
Supports the campus enterprise networks upgrades and changes working with engineers, vendors, project managers and other technical staff to implement campus network devices including wireless network devices
Participates in various infrastructure improvement projects including installations, upgrades, moves, additions, and configuration changes
Provides input and helps with the development of departmental standards, procedures and practices that incorporate vendor recommendations and industry best practices. Leverages advanced knowledge of procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment and develops expert skills in the appropriate to area of specialization. Helps with implementing new automated processes enabling increased operations efficiency and reduced error rates for new installations and upgrades
Assists the team to proactively propose, plan, implement, and communicate effective changes within established change management processes. Supports the incident communication process by following established ITS communication guidelines in the process of providing incident notifications
Acts as the technical specialist for the networking area on cross-functional teams. Assists in conducting network system analysis, planning, testing, and implementation of solutions
Contributes to system enhancements by identifying and quantifying customer requirements, delineating the gaps between customer requirements and the capabilities of existing technology, and recommending proactive improvements in current processes. Develops and documents procedures and maintenance plans for the team
Utilizes analytical and communication skills in the development and modification of written procedures, processes, and technical support knowledge base. Assists with documentation and asset management responsibilities
Stays current with relevant advances in network systems technologies. Responsible for maintaining an advanced knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures including vendor and industry best practices. Develops and follows departmental practices and procedures, shares knowledge with team members and mentors junior staff
Bachelor’s degree in an associated field and/or equivalent combination of education, certification and experience
Minimum of two (2) years of experience configuring and troubleshooting networking equipment in an IP environment
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a related role requiring confidentiality, timely completion of tasks and projects, customer service, organization, prioritization and troubleshooting skills
Ability to work independently to successfully monitor network equipment, perform configuration changes, update required documentation and perform testing and analysis of network equipment and software
Demonstrated ability to utilize analytical and communication skills in the development and modification of written procedures, processes, and technical support knowledge base documentation
Ability to leverage appropriate technical tools to perform day-to-day administration tasks, root-cause analysis and service restoration (such as programming tools for automating network administration tasks, backup, restore, failover, log analysis, performance monitoring and incident management) for network systems
Working experience with Spanning Tree, Link Aggregation and Router Redundancy Protocols
Ability to meet the requirements of driving a U-M vehicle and have a valid driver's license with less than seven (7) points
Ability to move and transport and maneuver telecommunication equipment and supplies weighing up to 30 lbs. from trucks and loading docks to campus locations for installation or testing
Must have a personal mobile communication device and a home internet connection
Demonstrated effective creative problem solving and flexibility when collaborating with customers, team members, support teams, external vendors, and technical organizations
Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills including strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively through all levels of management and matrix organizations
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers in a manner that consistently meets the organization’s expectations for exemplary customer service
Excellent organizational, analytical and independent problem-solving skills
JNCIS-ENT and/or CCNP certification
Experience configuring network switches, routers access points and wireless controllers
Experience with Juniper OS, Cisco IOS, and network capture and analysis tools
Experience with CISCO controller based Wi-Fi, 802.1X Authentication and Wireless Accounting
Knowledge of layer 3 IP networks including VRFs, MPLS, ISIS, OSPF and BGP
Experience with network automation technologies and Python and Perl programming languages
Understanding of DNS/DHCP, Firewalls, load balancers and IPS systems
Experience with desktop and/or network firewalls, VPN
Experience with UNIX/LINUX OS file editing and scripting
Information and Technology Services is excited to be filling 40-plus positions this fall to support the missions of the university through the innovative and appropriate use of technology. We have been strategic in our hiring over the last two years in order to fund and invest in our future with these key positions. As a valued team member, you will help create and run the technology that powers the University of Michigan – supporting the students, faculty, and staff who are helping to improve the world!
Physical Demands / Work Environment
Normal amount of sitting, average mobility to move around an office environment; able to conduct normal amount of work at a computer; travel to various locations on and off campus. Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance is required. May require on-call availability and may require working during non-business hours and on weekends.
NOTE - This position may work with and/or support systems that maintain or process sensitive institutional data as defined by university policy. Successful candidates must comply with federal, state and local law and/or university policies or agreements that require the university to implement specific privacy and security safeguards including, but not limited to: ITAR, EAR, HIPAA and FISMA. Responsible for protecting data and information from unauthorized release or from loss, alteration or unauthorized deletion; and, following applicable regulations and instructions regarding access to computerized files, release of data, etc. as stated in a computer access agreement.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The University of Michigan Information and Technology Services seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
The University of Michigan Benefits Office is committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support faculty, staff and their families. Learn more about our 2:1 retirement matching, healthcare plans with nationwide coverage including prescription drug coverage, three dental plans, a vision plan, flexible spending account, well-being programs, long-term disability, automatic life insurance, general legal services, three early childhood centers, time away from work and work-life programs to promote balance. Learn more at https://hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness
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