This position has the possibility to work remotely and in-office for a hybrid working arrangement.
As a wireless Network Engineer III at WashU for the Danforth campus, you are helping to maintain and develop one of the most important services that our Faculty, Students, and Staff utilize daily, Wi-Fi. This open position will be leading the team performing highly technical and analytical work serving as a specialist with extensive knowledge of both wired and wireless networking. This position will work alongside a peer NEIII Wireless Engineer for the WashU Med School and other members of the team to tackle the challenges of a demanding prestigious research university. This position includes installing, configuring, and maintaining wireless network equipment, network management, and security including 802.11 b/g/n/ac standards and industry best practices for implementing high-density WIFI solutions.
Serving as the subject matter expert in your area of focus Wi-Fi connectivity, youâ™ll represent the department on complex assignments including enterprise design, review of internal and external infrastructure requirements, technology evaluation, testing, and developing guidelines for implementation.
You will constantly evaluate elements of a technologyâ™s effectiveness through requirements gathering, testing, research, and investigation to make recommendations for improvements resulting in increased quality and effectiveness.
In this role, you will work with clients and/or vendors in support of our wireless, wide-area network (WAN), and local area network (LAN) connectivity. Typical technologies include the configuration of APs, wireless controllers, RF devices, IP routing, switching, firewall, and WAN connectivity across a variety of network platforms.
Additional roles include leading the technical resolution of incidents and being a senior resource to other engineers/analysts for wireless network problem-solving in network management systems (data, video, and voice-over IP), and network services. This position requires a complete understanding of multiple aspects and disciplines of network technologies as well (wireless, routing, switching, cloud, data center, security, etc.) Providing technical support for network management, integration, commissioning, troubleshooting, monitoring, testing, break/fix, network maintenance, close-out activities, documentation, etc. as needed. Leading the creation, optimization, and review of design BOMs and ROMs for Wi-Fi and other managed services networks.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Lead peer engineers in gathering requirements to design, implement, and support the university's current and future next-generation wireless network. Performing and implementing wireless designs, creating quotes and wireless site surveys on numerous and constant construction projects (interior and exterior). Monitoring and maintaining existing wireless infrastructure, along with working with the team to troubleshoot wireless problems. You will work on commercial Wi-Fi or wired LAN networks, and other next-generation solutions while maintaining and working on the core network.
Installing, configuring, and maintaining wireless network equipment, network management, and security including 802.11 b/g/n/ac standards and industry best practices for implementing high-density WIFI solutions.
Research new technologies in the fields of wireless and make recommendations. Devise, plan, deploy, and improve wireless networks through implementation by collaborating with vendors, managers, and network engineers on their requirements.
Train team on wireless technologies and use tools to evaluate test and tweak wireless products.
Tier three resource for various network performance and connectivity issues.
Prepares and maintains detailed network documentation both for the networking team and end users, ensuring that all documentation meets department standards.
Configures and manages central network components (including network distribution and core, firewalls and VPN gateways, and wireless controllers) to provide service to end users and departments.
Make use of enterprise monitoring tools (SolarWinds and Splunk).
Standard computer department working environment with standing, walking, and lifting less than 50 pounds required; a moderate amount of work performed at customer site.
Position will serve in the on-call rotation
Significant experience and working knowledge with 802.11 (wireless technologies) Wireless Network Engineer Training should have a thorough knowledge of 802.11n and 802.11a.
Experience working with Cisco/ Meraki/ Juniper/Aruba wireless and associated technologies and management platforms.
Knowledge and hands-on experience with Ekahau, Cisco Prime, or other WLAN design and benchmarking software.
In-depth understanding of wireless technologies including network, security, and firewall infrastructure. Understanding of routing and switching protocols and implementations.
Experience with supporting/engineering/maintaining large networks.
Experience with higher education networks.
Good knowledge of SNMP and Netflow.
Experience with the following technologies SSDN - preferably SD-WAN, SD-Access, VRF, BGP, EIGRP, QoS, PBR, VSS, Cisco ISE, and NG firewalls.
Experience with network segmentation, management, and automation tools (i.e. Cisco Prime, Cisco ISE, Cisco DNA center, Cisco ACI and others).
Experience ideally working in a carrier network or a large enterprise network in a design, engineering, or architecture role.
Advanced understanding of wireless networking technologies.
Project Management involving changes to infrastructure or the implementation of emerging technologies.
Ability to lead the work unit in long-term planning.
Extensive knowledge to design the most advanced solutions associated with network expansions and integration of new technologies.
Significant knowledge to be considered the university expert in an advanced voice, video, or data network specialty
Ability to provide expertise and consulting to committees, boards, etc.
Bachelorâ™s degree in electronics, telecommunications, engineering, or a closely related field plus a minimum of six years of relevant experience in network design, analysis, or equivalent education and experience.
$89,300.00 - $157,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
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