Job Summary/Basic Function: CLASSIFICATIONSUMMARY: The Network Analyst II position is responsible for the design, configuration and deployment of network systems within the Lamar University campus as well as any satellite offices that may be a part of LUnet (Lamar University Network). The Network Analyst II is responsible for performing technical and operational analysis of the network and develop cost effective alternatives to current configurations as needed. Install, configure, and troubleshoot network equipment including but not limited to switches, routers, wireless bridges and access points, IP Phone, DHCP and DNS servers, and all other related networked equipment. Troubleshoot and resolve network problems related to spanning tree, internal and external routing, and other issues as needed. Monitor network activities and re-configure network logical or physical topology for more efficient data transmission. Knowledge of the following vendors is preferred: Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, APC and Nagios.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIALFUNCTIONS:
Install, configure and maintain WAN and LAN network equipment when needed.
Implement and coordinate design activities for very complex, networking projects
Review network design plans
Review construction blueprints
Work with the Construction and Planning Department for all new building and renovation construction projects
Develop network design plans
Implement networks from design plans
Document using change control processes.
Serve as a senior member of an information resource team responsible for coaching and mentoring of Network Analyst I and Network Analyst II positions
Respond to service calls, troubleshoot and resolve network problems, and assist users on campus-wide network problems.
Monitor network activities and recommend network layout changes for more efficient data transmission.
Participate in project planning, developing bid specifications, and evaluating multi-vendor network hardware equipment and software.
Generate, develop and distribute statistical reports for management when needed
Attend meetings when assigned or in the absence of the Manager of Network Services
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Minimum Qualifications: CLASSIFICATIONSUMMARY: KNOWLEDGE: o Minimum of five years experience (5-7) performing the above work duties o Working experience in the following: o Routing: Static, OSPF, BGP o Switching: HSRP, VLANs, VTP, Spanning-Tree, Virtual Chassis, Virtual Chassis Fabric, LACP, WLAN o Data center technologies, such as EVPN/VXLAN o Vendors: Juniper, Cisco, Ruckus Wireless, Dell, Fortinet o Network Monitoring Tools: Nagios, LibreNMS, Graylog o IPv4 and IPv6 o Project Management o Change Management o Create, implement and manage procedures related to network use standards including a disaster/recovery plan o Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP routing and switching technologies o Ability to use network monitoring and assessment software and tools
SKILLS: o Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities o Skill in communicating technical information to others o Skill in working in a diverse population o Skill in both verbal and written communication o Some heavy lifting required o Ability to climb ladders
EDUCATION: o Associates degree with equivalent certifications related to the job required o Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved acceptable.
CERTIFICATION / LICENSING: o Certifications related to the duties and responsibilities specified preferred (CCNA, JNCIP-ENT, JNCIA) o Any relevant industry certifications and/ or licenses a plus
SUPERVISION: o This position reports directly to the Manager of Network Services
Preferred Qualifications: PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: o Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or directly related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE: o Prior experience working within Higher Education or K12 preferred
Security Sensitive Statement: This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana