Position Summary The Network Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability, security, and integrity of all network related equipment and technologies. The Network Engineer is responsible for the design, installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, software, and communications infrastructure. This individual will also analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion and provide end user training where required.
Major Responsibilities • Design, deploy, and administer the college network environment consisting of network switches, routers, firewalls, wireless networks, Data Center equipment and other network related hardware • Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes • Monitor network performance and provide diagnosis and resolution of network system problems • Collaborate with executive management and department leaders to assess near- and long-term network capacity needs • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records that reflect current configurations and environment • Ensure reliability for all wired and wireless network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines, other network appliances and end user devices • Develop, implement and maintain documented policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports • Oversee new installations and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades • Respond to security incidents in a professional and timely manner. Works as part of the incident response team • Participate in training to stay abreast of relevant network and network security technology • Participate in staff meetings, technical work sessions, user/technical groups and presentations • Communicate with the Manager on a regular basis to review and plan projects and support cases, provide technical consultation and summarize completed work • Adhere to change management policy and procedure before making impactful changes to the network • Mentor and assist junior team members as appropriate • Perform other duties as assigned
Work Conditions Typical office environment, also working in multiple Telco room locations all over campus • Will work extended hours, evenings and weekends to meet project deadlines or other technical responsibilities • Will be on call • Not a remote/telecommute position
Minimum Qualifications • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in the field of computer science, computer information systems, information management, or related discipline • Minimum three years of professional experience in the Information Systems field, including providing enterprise level network support • A combination of Network experience in providing support for an enterprise network may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree only • Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices • Experience with Cisco IOS • Experience configuring and maintaining enterprise wireless networks • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment • Ability to work effectively with other staff members and users. • Experience developing and maintaining up-to-date procedural and configuration documentation
Preferred Qualifications • Experience with advanced engineering and support services of a campus data network environment consisting of data center Cisco switching, NGFW solutions, VPN, OSPF/EIGRP static and dynamic routing, NAT/PAT, and BGP configuration • Proficient with packet capture and network performance analysis • Experience with Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Unity, Asterisk or similar VoIP system • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy, Domain Controllers and related DHCP and DNS IP provisioning • Experience with installation and maintenance of Linux based applications running on Linux based operating systems • Experience with Network Security Incident response and monitoring • Experience with Aruba switching and wireless
A complete application packet includes:
• Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position
o Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”
• Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:
Subject Line: Network Engineer Search
Application materials received on or before February 9, 2020 will receive full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check.
About Fort Lewis College - Durango, CO
Fort Lewis College is Colorado’s public liberal arts college, focused on preparing students for leadership in their careers and communities. Our students pursue academic excellence in a uniquely inspiring, thought-provoking setting. Located at the crossroads of the Rocky Mountains and the desert Southwest, the College is a place where diverse cultures come together. We use our location and heritage as educational resources, with faculty who give a high degree of attention to individual students. The College is a friendly place, scholarly in nature and innovative by design, with a rich cultural history. Our alumni are successful in graduate schools, careers, and personal fulfillment.
Nearly 4,000 students are enrolled in 25 baccalaureate degree programs in the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Business Administration and the Teacher Education Department. About 17 percent of our students are American Indians or Alaska Native and about five percent are Hispanics.
Information Technology at Fort Lewis College is very centralized consisting of 26 staff. The I.T. Department supports a Microsoft Domain, E...xchange e-mail and calendar, computer labs, web servers, Internet connectivity, multiple levels of security and incident response, user training, help desks, SCT Banner administrative applications, and multiple other core and ancillary applications. Please see www.fortlewis.edu/it for additional information.
Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or veteran status. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. People from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.