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Senior Network Engineer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106469
Title: IT Senior Network Engineer
Functional Title: Senior Network Engineer
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: DIT-SSOBS-Operations & Field Support
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland’s Network Operations Center (NOC) is responsible for monitoring and managing the University’s network in a 24×7×365 environment. This position is responsible for maintaining all network devices, including both the wired and wireless networks. Maintenance includes resolving hardware issues, upgrading code as necessary, diagnosing and resolving network performance issues. This position also provides senior technical consultation and guidance for the NOC, Division, and University. In addition, this position will be the lead wireless operational engineer focusing on wireless operations optimization.

This position may also involves planning, designing, and implementing network infrastructure projects. The engineer should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Project management skills are desirable. This engineer may be expected to be the project manager/lead on a portion of the department’s projects. This includes meeting with the stakeholders, gathering requirements, pulling in resources within the team and outside in order to coordinate their efforts, create and present designs, oversee the implementation of the project. Documentation is a critical component of this position. Design documents will contain diagrams, purpose statements, stakeholder requirements, test plans, required personnel and hardware resources, costs estimates and schedules.

Other duties include managing network resources such as installed fiber, and wireless maps, and assist in the management of the network management system and other support systems.

This position requires an understanding of network security and may require the development and deployment of network security services.

This position requires the mentoring of junior personnel within the Division of IT. This can involve a considerable amount of effort and time. This involves training, shadowing, guiding, and reviewing of work. It may also involve the engineer’s time to assist in the duties of the junior that he/she is mentoring to ensure the work/troubleshooting is being performed properly.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with preferred emphasis in Computer Science, Information Systems, Math or a related field.

At least seven years of progressive network design and support experience with at least five years specific to the support and design of enterprise wireless networks including wireless controllers, access points, wireless encryption protocols (in particular WPA2), and using wireless protocol analyzers and other wireless troubleshooting tools. Experience with using enterprise NMS applications (CA Spectrum, HP Openview, Cisco Prime, Solar Winds, etc.).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to maintain network infrastructure and services, including switches, routers, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, packet shapers, and other network infrastructure devices. Extensive knowledge of DHCP and DNS, authentication protocols (RADIUS, TACACS, Kerberos, etc.), routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, etc.), QoS, Multicast, VPNs, network security principles, network protocol analyzers, and a full understanding of the OSI model.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge of the following technical areas: routing, switching, wireless, multicast, QoS, network management principles, firewalls, VPNs, network security principles, network capacity planning and management.

Technical knowledge of and experience working with current hardware including:
• Cisco routers and switches.
• Cisco Wireless WLC and APs.
• Cisco firewalls and VPNs,
• Palo Alto firewalls and IPS.

Technical knowledge of network systems, protocols, and standards such as: GigabitEthernet, Power over Ethernet, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, 802.1x, SIP, H.323, PIM, OSPF, and BGP.

Able to:
• Identify problems in the enterprise network infrastructure and propose solutions.
• Identify functions that can be improved by process development and implementation.
• Meet with customers and obtain specific requirements.
• Work independently, as well as within a team environment.
• Prepare purchase requisitions, and SOWs with executive summaries and backup documentation.


A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred but not required.

Additional Certifications:

Cisco certification, in particular wireless certification is preferred.

Additional Information:
Posting Date: 01/19/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/09/2018
Physical Demands

Ability to support off-hours for problems and staffing coverage, either for a remote location or by traveling to be on-site. Sitting for long periods of time. Ability to lift moderately heavy objects, such as network switches.
Ability to travel to a remote location for support or implementation of services
Willing to work different shifts in a 24 hour period.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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