High school diploma or equivalent and 3 years of related experience
Bachelor's degree in technology related field.
Extensive experience with switching and routing technologies.
Demonstrated experience and extensive knowledge of dynamic routing protocols, including EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP.
Demonstrated experience with campus and ISP technologies and design.
Demonstrated experience with MPLS technologies and network segmentation concepts.
Demonstrated experience with managing firewalls in varied network environments (e.g., MPLS fusion firewall, web application firewall, data center firewall, etc.).
Demonstrated experience with wireless technologies
Experience with programming and scripting languages (e.g., Python, Perl, RESTful APIs, Ansible etc.).
Information Technology Services (ITS) is seeking applicants for a Network Architect to work within a team of network architects responsible for architecting, implementing, securing, and administering the universityâs data network.
This position requires an in depth understanding of routing protocols, datacenter technologies, firewall technologies, and the ability to design and secure large-scale networks to ensure proper availability and performance. Duties include designing a robust and secure network framework for providing Internet service, core route/switch technologies, and data center networking to meet the needs of Iowa State University.
ITS provides core computing, network services, enterprise systems, and information security resources to the students, faculty, and staff of Iowa State. ITS partners with IT professionals from around campus to provide more specialized IT resources to ISUâs academic and business units.
The applicant must be detail oriented, self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills, and have the ability to troubleshoot while learning new skills, tools, and technologies. Applicants must also possess strong time management, organizational, communication, and decision-making skills with the ability to identify, analyze, and solve complex problems. A successful candidate must have a track record of understanding technology and security and be familiar with trends and how they can be applied in a higher education setting.
This position offers remote work flexibility but the incumbent will need to have the ability to come to campus for certain meetings. During remote work the applicant will be required to access the campus network through VPN technologies, utilizing video conferencing technologies to collaborate with team members and campus partners.
Familiarity with the following technologies and equipment are ideal: Cisco Nexus, Cisco Catalyst, Cisco ASR product lines. F5 and Gigamon hardware platforms. DNS, DHCP, and IP address management, particularly Infoblox deployments. Monitoring and logging applications such as Splunk, SolarWinds, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, Cisco DNA-Center.
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.