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What you will do:
As part of CIT Network Services in CIT Infrastructure, the Network Systems Engineer plays a central role in leading the development, innovation and support of central services vital to the IT operations of the Cornell Ithaca campus and beyond. In addition, the Network Systems Engineering team works closely with the Network Engineering team and the Network Facilities & Operations team on day-to-day operational issues and cross-team projects.
The primary responsibility will be to lead the development of Cornell's DNS (Domain Name System), DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), and IPAM (Internet Protocol Address Management) systems and applications. This includes strategic planning & developing roadmaps for the entire portfolio of services, including designing, coding, testing, debugging, documenting, and supporting applications for multiple technologies and services including:
DNS and DHCP software (from Internet Systems Consortium)
Network Registry / Network Quarantine services (in collaboration with the IT Security Office)
Domain Name Space Allocation policy and processes
The Network Systems Engineering team is responsible for the management, maintenance, and proper operation of all the servers and services in the portfolio. The Systems Engineer will be responsible for quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing software. The Systems Engineer will also design and develop new platforms, features, applications, procedures, technology integrations to improve efficiencies, and research new architectures and recommend implementations. The systems engineer will also develop roadmaps for current and future service offerings in the DNS, DHCP, and IPAM spaces.
The Network Systems Engineering team members share responsibility for on-call duties for 24x7x365 support.
What you will be:
You will be a person who is experienced with server operation and has a passion for design and development of new IT platforms while looking to improve efficiencies through research of new technologies. Also, we work as a team here, so collaboration is key!
Additionally, you will have:
Bachelor's degree with 3 - 5 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Demonstrated ability to plan, manage projects, set priorities, gather requirements and solve problems.
Good project management and communication skills.
Proven analytical and creative problem-solving skills. Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail
Experience with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python), Java or other similar languages. Experience with database and web development and management including MySQL, Python, PHP, Perl.
Data management experience including Linux shell scripting, transfer protocols and Python. Experience with Linux systems administration / compiling and installing software.
Experience with custom integrations / API's / database calls. Knowledge of IP network protocol operations (TCP/IP, SNMP, SSH, SFTP, Syslog, etc.). Knowledge of DNS and DHCP protocol operations.
Knowledge of various software development methodologies
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's ok if you don't.
Experience with data types / hash arrays
Experience with additional programming and scripting languages
What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, 12 university paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
University Job Title:
Systems Engineer III
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