The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Senior Network Engineer who will be responsible for assuring continuity of service for the University's data network.
Primary responsibilities will include:
- Analysis, planning, design, and development of enterprise network technologies delivering data, voice, and video to the University of Pittsburgh - Working both independently and as part of a team to troubleshoot problems with the network infrastructure including firewalls - Testing, maintaining, and evaluating the status of network infrastructure equipment utilizing monitoring tools - Responding to alerts and faults generated by the monitoring systems and investigating each problem to determine its cause and take appropriate steps to resolve faults as quickly as possible on a proactive basis
In addition, the incumbent will make recommendations for purchasing applications and equipment to improve the infrastructure and consistently prepare documentation regarding problem analysis for any network problems including outages. Outages that are observable by the University community will be a priority and this position is responsible for determining the cause of the outage, taking appropriate steps to resolve the problem and documenting the cause and resolution.
The incumbent must possess excellent technical knowledge of networking concepts. This position must collaborate closely with other CSSD areas to proactively resolve potential problems that may lead to system performance degradation or failures, and work on project teams to implement new services and enhance existing services. They will also assist with vendor evaluation to determine the applicability of potential service enhancements. The successful candidate must have clearly demonstrated the ability to achieve stated goals and have very strong problem-solving skills. Excellent professional communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Position requires work on rotating shift schedule including weekends and holidays as assigned. The incumbent is responsible for carrying an escalation cell phone on a rotating schedule.
Bachelor's degree in CS, Engineering or related field or the equivalent in experience is required. Expert-level knowledge of data and telecommunication technologies including Ethernet, switching technologies, WAN, LAN, firewalls, SANs, MPLS, OSPF, TCP/IP, fiber optics, and wireless. Operational experience with enterprise/carrier-class routers and switches (Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, and required). Must have experience with troubleshooting network routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, and MPLS). Operational experience with security engineering, intrusion detection, and firewalls Extensive experience working with an established change management process for highly available enterprise networks. Five years of experience in complex network analysis and enterprise network administration. Network certifications (or equivalent training/experience) preferred (CCNP, Juniper)
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Department Details : Pitt Information Technology (Pitt IT) provides innovative information technology services that support learning, teaching, research, and business at the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments. The work we do at the Network Operations Center (NOC) is essential to the continuous monitoring of critical enterprise-wide systems and services. Our state of the art NOC is conveniently located at RIDC Park, which is off Route 28 in the Fox Chapel area. Parking is provided.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Systems/Programmer.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: M-F business hours with on-call rotations. Unscheduled or urgent support outside of business hours may occur.
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19009280
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.