Network Operations Engineer
Staff » IT Services
Posted Thursday, July 14, 2022

JOB TITLE:  Network Operation Engineer
POSITION NUMBER: NE9999
HIRING SUPERVISOR: Director Technology and Information Security
DEPARTMENT: IT Services
TYPE:  Full-Time

SUMMARY:
We are looking for a Network Operation Engineer to work with our team to design, configure, and maintain our network. This job will require someone who can both work independently as well as collaboratively as a team to ensure reliability and resiliency for our infrastructure.

JOB DUTIES:


  • Plan, design, and implement IT infrastructure environment for current and future needs.

  • Maintain and administer network infrastructure including Firewall, VPN, Switches, and other physical network hardware.

  • Monitor performance and status of network resources to ensure proper functioning of systems.

  • Troubleshoot, resolve, and communicate networking issues to other employees and management.

  • Keep systems current and perform preventative maintenance services to mitigate risk and obsolesce.

  • Maintain current knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies, security, and networking best practices to offer the best solutions and protection to IT infrastructure.

  • Perform testing and emergency response for ongoing network operations.

  • Create and maintain network diagrams and other system documentation

  • Plan, develop and implement policies and procedures for networking and data center operations.

  • Evaluate new software and hardware to determine usefulness and compatibility with existing infrastructure.

  • Identify areas of improvements within existing infrastructure.

  • Identify and manage key operational risks related to IT infrastructure with emphasis on business continuity, security, and compliance.

  • Manage Data Center environmental components such as power, heating and cooling, and fire detection and suppression.

  • Coordinate recycling of retired electronics to ensure compliance with regulations.

  • Analyze and maintain network usage, traffic flows, and access controls

  • Effectively communicate to colleagues related to the position's responsibilities including progress of work and ensure that standards for quantity and quality of work are met.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to determine impact of proposed changes on computer operations and service to users.

  • Work with LTU vendors and senior IT staff to obtain and make budget conscious recommendations to maximize technical capabilities and meet IT infrastructure needs.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned and as necessary for departmental success.


SKILLS and/or EXPERIENCE: 


  • 5+ years of previous work experience as a Network Operations Engineer or similar role.

  • Advanced understanding LAN/WAN fundamental concepts.

  • Experience and understanding of key networking hardware, communication and routing protocols.

  • Advanced experience of the network operating systems (ExtremeOS & HPE ArubaOS).

  • Experience with Enterprise Wireless Networking.

  • Experience with Unix/Linux based systems.

  • Experience supporting Enterprise Firewall and VPNs (Palo Alto & Global Protect).

  • Experience with network analysis tools.

  • Knowledge of internet and network security.

  • Experience capturing requirements, developing plans in alignment to technical and functional requirements, and managing the testing, integration, and release of enterprise network services.

  • Experience providing networking solutions, including requirements gathering, architecture design, testing, implementation, documentation, and operational support.

  • Ability to solve problems by identifying causes, gathering and processing relevant information, and recommending solutions.

  • Have the ability to develop plans that consider importance, urgency, risks, and the best interest for the University.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and ability to approach problems with creativity and a collaborative mindset.

  • Works well both in a team environment and independently.

  • Independent initiative to identify improvements and prevent problems.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in Computer related field or equivalent; and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in a similar environment.

Lawrence Technological University (LTU) conducts pre-employment screening on initial candidates for all positions, which may include but is not limited to, a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, license, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

Lawrence Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


All applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to it-search@ltu.edu.
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