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UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. IT Infrastructure Services within UW-IT is responsible for major infrastructure services, including Data Centers, Data Networks (wired and wireless), Identity and Access Management, Infrastructure Tools, Servers and Storage, and Phones and Voice.
UW-IT has an outstanding full-time opportunity for a Network Engineer on our Wi-Fi Design and Architecture (WDA) team.
We are seeking a Wi-Fi Network Engineer to help expand and enhance the Wi-Fi network architecture and services for the University’s 3 campuses, 3 hospitals and several remote sites around the area.
This team is a key part of the IT Infrastructure division in UW-IT supporting both wired and wireless networks. We work on networks of varying scales - from campus to international - including three University of Washington campuses with associated labs and facilities throughout the region; UW Medicine (3 hospitals and over a dozen clinics across the state); the Washington State K20 Network (300+ connectors); the Pacific Northwest Gigapop, the regional point of presence for research & education networking; the Pacific Wave international R&E peering facility; and the C3 optical ring around Lake Washington. In addition to supporting a variety of network scales, we also design, deploy, and operate partner-owned fiber, dwdm, and ethernet services; third party circuits; and a variety of L2/L3 network constructs.
We are skilled IT professionals dedicated to the use of technology to support the missions of the UW and our partners. We are committed to: -Teamwork, transparency, self-motivation, and individual accountability -A collaborative workplace that promotes cross-disciplinary interaction -Agility, responsiveness, and iterative means of delivering strategic value sooner -Self-directed time for learning, innovation, and professional development -Effective use of tools and processes to free people to do what they do best -A healthy work/life balance, where our best work happens in 40-hour work week
By applying for the position, you are telling us:
That you are a successful network engineer with four or more years’ experience designing, and deploying advanced, large-scale, critical, high-volume networks. You believe in open engagement, dialog, clear communication, trust, and respect as the foundations for effective partnerships. You are driven to understand the needs of our community and are able to translate for others, and ask yourself questions like "What are their needs?" and "What are they trying to do?" Your decisions are guided by vision, informed by data and process, and driven by a desire to make things work better. You are motivated to work in higher education, at a public institution, and, more specifically, at the UW.
This role requires an entrepreneurial spirit, agile mindset, and desire to influence the evolution of the services we provide. This Network Engineer has three primary roles: -Wi-Fi Network Architecture and Design -Wi-Fi Network Services -Project Lead
Qualified candidate must have in-depth knowledge and experience designing, documenting and operating a large Enterprise Wi-Fi network as well as RF design and troubleshooting performance issues. Experience with controller-based wireless networks, Wi-Fi design and survey, spectrum analysis, and troubleshooting are essential. Use of RF analysis equipment such as spectrum analyzers are also required.
This position also requires proficiency in other network standards including cabling standards, ethernet, TCP/IP, DHCP, routing, QoS, VoIP and information security practices.
A Network Engineer is expected to have expertise in contemporary network technologies and protocols including those such as TCP/IP, OSPF, IPv4, QoS, and VoIP.
Bachelor’s Degree in communications engineering, computer science, or related field or experience
Four years’ experience in network engineering, implementation, or operations including the following: -Highly disciplined troubleshooting methodology, paying close attention to detail -Experience maintaining detailed configuration and testing documentation as well as documenting integrations, customer support and service development -Ability to be autonomous and self-directed -Ability to work well in a team environment
Experience in design, deployment, and support of a large WLAN infrastructure in Higher Ed or Healthcare environment
Experience testing wireless products including access points, controllers and other WLAN infrastructure and client devices for evaluation
Understanding of AAA and IP network security including 802.1x/RADIUS
Experience with administration and operation of wireless management systems
Experience with VLANs, DHCP, DNS, IP management and other necessary data network standards
Excellent understanding of interconnection and troubleshooting techniques for WAN/LAN hardware to include routers, controllers, LAN switches, wireless access points, client devices, RF design, spectrum and protocol analysis
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with ArubaOS software and associated Aruba WLAN infrastructure
Experience with ClearPass service policy and administration
Experience performing packet captures to solve complex issues
Experience working in a complex hospital or healthcare environment
Experience with Voice over IP, Voice over WLAN, QoS and other related services
Experience using and managing Airwave monitoring system
Experience with Ekahau Site Survey/Pro or similar product for predictive designs and site survey analysis
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Open office environment This is an essential position and is required to report to work remotely when UW suspends operations.
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