The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Senior Network Engineer who will be responsible for assuring continuity of service for the University’s data network.
Primary responsibilities will include:
- Analysis, planning, design and development of enterprise network technologies delivering data, voice and video to the University of Pittsburgh.
- Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, troubleshooting problems with the network infrastructure including firewalls.
- Test, maintain and evaluate the status of network infrastructure equipment utilizing monitoring tools.
- Respond to alerts and faults generated by the monitoring systems and investigate each problem to determine its cause and take appropriate steps to resolve faults as quickly as possible on a proactive basis.
In addition, they will make recommendations for purchasing applications and equipment to improve the infrastructure. As well as be responsible for consistently preparing documentation regarding problem analysis for any network problems including outages. Outages that are observable by the University community will be a priority and this position is responsible for determining the cause of the outage, take appropriate steps to resolve the problem and document the cause and resolution.
Incumbent must possess excellent technical knowledge of networking concepts.
Position requires work on rotating shift schedule including weekends and holidays as assigned. This position must collaborate closely with other CSSD areas to proactively resolve potential problems that may lead to system performance degradation or failures, and work on project teams to implement new services and enhance existing services. Assists with vendor evaluation to determine the applicability of potential service enhancements.
The successful candidate must have clearly demonstrated the ability to achieve stated goals and have very strong problem-solving skills. Excellent professional communication and interpersonal skills are
Bachelor’s degree in CS, Engineering or related field or the equivalent in experience is required. Expert level knowledge of data and telecommunication technologies including Ethernet, switching technologies, WAN, LAN, firewalls, SANs, MPLS, OSPF, TCP/IP, fiber optics, and wireless. Operational experience with enterprise/carrier-class routers and switches (Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, and required). Must have experience with troubleshooting network routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, and MPLS). Operational experience with security engineering, intrusion detection, and firewalls Extensive experience working with an established change management process for highly available enterprise networks. Five years of experience in complex network analysis and enterprise network administration. Network certifications (or equivalent training/experience) preferred (CCNP, Juniper)