IT@JH Networking, Telecom and Data Center is seeking a Network Engineer III who will oversee the planning, forecasting, implementation, and identification of resource requirements for network backbone infrastructures (inclusive of wireless technologies) of moderate to high complexity. The scope of this position typically affects the delivery of campus backbone network resources for a large number of local and wide-area connected buildings.
This role will trouble-shoot, monitor and maintain network components and functionality on a campus/enterprise-wide level. Position provides consultation to IT users in designated business units for aspects of network connectivity functions, issues of increasing traffic, and determining the path between hosts across the network. Candidate communicates with end users about the scheduling and delivery of changes within the network topology and participates in the technical aspects of network changes and workflow. Position oversees the design, change control processes, deployment and maintenance of network infrastructure in relation to requests for service in conjunction with vendors, technicians, and clients.
The Network Engineer III is responsible for the overall design, configuration and troubleshooting of complex IT systems in the enterprise data centers as well as intercampus connectivity that impacts mission critical enterprise, academic, medical and research systems and application services. This position will be heavily involved in network virtualization and hybrid cloud technologies. This position will design, build and support virtual network connectivity. Examples of the hundreds of systems the engineer III will architect the network solutions for are SAP, Blackboard, ISIS, EPIC, Exchange, Anycast DNS, DHCP and cloud exchanges. These applications consist of a multi-tiered architecture of firewalls and load balancers to achieve the highest performance, availability and security models possible. This position requires an advanced understanding of the entire OSI model. This position requires advanced knowledge of BGP and MPLS to architect ISP and SP style solutions for the enterprise, which today includes 3 Tier I commodity internet providers and Internet 2. This position requires expert knowledge of network engineering in regards to routing, switching, application performance, load balancing and intermediate to expert knowledge in systems management, all server operating systems and application design.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
The network engineer III's work requires a detailed understanding of the currently deployed interfaces and data communications principles as well as advanced network troubleshooting techniques in a large scale and highly complex network environment. Requires a thorough knowledge of layer 2 switching principles. The network engineer must be able to configure, verify and troubleshoot VLANs, spanning tree, link aggregation and trunking technologies. Requires a thorough knowledge of layer 3 routing technologies, such as EIGRP, OSPF, BGP and HSRP. In addition, a knowledge of MPLS, multicast, VRF's, and QOS is required. Requires a detailed understanding of the currently deployed routing and switching principles. Requires a high level of understanding of standard cabling requirements. Demonstrated working knowledge of desktops, laptops, hardware and software setup, configuration. In depth knowledge of OSI model and how all components in an end-to-end network fit into the model. Solid understanding of DHCP and DNS as well as a thorough knowledge of private and public IP addressing. Requires project lead on campus and enterprise wide deployments of networking technologies. Requires a demonstrated understanding of service excellence techniques and skills and the ability to interpret customer needs in a fast-paced environment.
The specific devices, software, projects for which the position is responsible:
This position will architect solutions for all enterprise applications such as SAP, Blackboard, ISIS, EPIC, Exchange, EPR, Anycast DNS and DHCP. This position will manage projects such as integrating or migrating new ISP and cloud solutions, deploying new network designs and other advanced network protocols in topologies that are unique to large academic and medical research institutions.
Scale/size of area, project and/or system supported
The enterprise data centers have over 20,000 active IP addresses across a geographically disperse network. The enterprise network has grown to over 300,000 active ip addresses which the network engineer is responsible for the core connectivity allowing all campuses to connect within the enterprise intranet and internet routing domains.
Mt. Washington is the primary location. Travel may be required to support sites across the MD/DC/VA region and St. Petersburg FL.
On call requirements (if applicable):
Expected to troubleshoot and repair any part of the network infrastructure that is geographically distributed throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. Due to the locations, the position requires transportation and a flexible work schedule. On-call assignments are required 7x24x365. Engineer may be called in even when not officially on-call due to major emergency or expert knowledge in a certain area or certain technology.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree. Additional experience may substitute for education. Six + years of related experience. Additional education may substitute for experience.
Same as the KSA's
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
A concentration on enterprise routing, switching and optical networking.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications: n/a
Any specific physical requirements for the job: The ability to lift 50Lbs. to support equipment installs.
Supervisory responsibility (indicate the number and type of persons supervised by incumbent): n/a
Budget authority (indicate dollar amount of budget managed and type/level of authority): n/a
Essential Job Functions (add position-specific functions if necessary)
Analysis and Design
Install, Configure, Maintain
Classified Title: Network Engineer III Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 8:30am-5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Mount Washington Campus Department name: IT@JH Networking, Telecom and Data Ctr Personnel area: University Administration
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