Network Engineer II 7682BR Finance & Administration ITS Network Communications
Detailed Job Description At RIT, we pride ourselves on the fact that when some students leave campus, the thing they miss most is our network. It's a brand asset that sets us apart from other universities. We are invested and continue to invest in its success. We rely on it for nearly everything. The Network Engineering team is a small band of specialized engineers. Each member is indispensable and brings a specialty that enables us to produce a level of excellence beyond what industry standards would predict. We talk every morning over coffee. When a problem happens, we rally together to solve it. No one has to deal with a bad day alone.
You're a perfect fit if
You bring a versatile skill set to the table - your success is how you use those skills to complete your goals and collaborate with others to complete theirs
You're in it for the team - whether that means resolving a customer ticket or upgrading our border routers - you're game
Hitting 10K steps daily is a mild accomplishment
You know your way around network closets - power, cooling, space, physical security
Deploying and managing switches, routers, wireless controllers, etc. is old hat for you
Talking directly to customers is critical for your success
You're good at managing contractors for renovation-like activities
Working with and educating students sounds interesting to you
You know what you don't know and are eager to learn
RIT Network at a high level:
47,000 wired ports across
1000+ edge switches across 280 network closets in 181 buildings
100Gbps fiber optic backbone to all network closet/server locations
Geographically diverse and resilient internet paths
What we do:
Enterprise network management and service delivery including backup/recovery, monitoring, configuration, capacity management, and documentation for the network
Ensure delivery of reliable and high quality network services including wired and wireless edge, datacenter, backbone, Internet connectivity and global campuses
Technical leadership and engineering for complex, enterprise systems spanning multiple functional teams and in service of a large, varied constituent base
Deliver technical expertise and consultation regarding network elements of building projects and renovations including: bidding projects, financials, project management, architectural design, RF planning, and cable plant strategy
Consult with partners across the distributed IT community to gather requirements, communicate changes, develop strategies for network service integration
Build and manage relationships with relevant vendors to evaluate, purchase, and implement new and emerging technologies
Manage various areas of responsibilities that include: maintaining the integrity of core IT utilities and services that provide the space, power, cooling, and physical security of network closets
24x7 service support, including on-call rotation responsibilities. Participates in ITIL practices of incident, problem management, service request, and change management as highest escalation point for network services
Other duties as assigned
As a Network Engineer II you will be apply acquired job skills and experience to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks. Problems and issues faced are of moderate scope and complexity and are varied, vague, and may require understanding of a broader set of issues. Requires experienced/practical knowledge and skills and works toward development and obtainment of expertise in at least one technology, product, program, or process area. Works independently under limited supervision with ability to self-direct work and work may span other work areas and departments. May lead projects and be responsible for providing guidance, coaching and training to other employees within job area. RIT Network at a high level:
Department/College Description As part of the ITS job family, this position is primarily responsible for partnering with the university to advance the RIT vision by providing reliable, secure, and innovative information technology services and solutions. Responsibilities include analysis of IT solutions and services, development and deployment of IT solutions and services, maintenance and support of IT solutions and services, effective alignment of IT solutions and services to functional business needs, and/or strategic alignment of IT and business.
Minimum Qualifications Education/Experience:
Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent experience
2 to 4 years of hands on experience in analysis, evaluation, design, implementation, configuration, monitoring, maintenance and support of major complex enterprise network solutions
Ability to lift up to 100lbs and sit/stand/walk for extended periods
Intermediate/practical knowledge of area of specialization principles, theories, and concepts
Intermediate/practical knowledge understanding of industry best practices, techniques, and standards
Developing and obtaining expertise in at least one technology, product, program, or process area
May have foundational/theoretical knowledge of program or project management
Demonstrated ability to make informed decisions with minimal direction and to prioritize across multiple demands in a fluid, ambiguous, and changeable environment
Proven ability to collaborate with peers across divisional lines to get the right things done
Manage and maintain a budget for planned and unplanned activities, including preventative maintenance
Manage contractors and maintain vendor relationships
Experience participating in large network overhaul projects
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 121A
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .