Florida’s only public university exclusively teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as a Network Engineer in the Technology Services Department.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Network Engineer works under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer and in collaboration with the Senior Network Engineer. Responsibilities include helping in planning and designing the network infrastructure and enterprise network solutions; troubleshooting, installing, implementing, and administering network systems. The Engineer also analyzes capacity issues and develops capacity planning models; provides help for ensuring planned testing activities are executed; provides support for developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure network systems meet University and user requirements with an emphasis on network stability and security; and coordinates with enterprise, server and applications engineers to ensure alignment across technology portfolios of University.
Participate in designing and implementing network systems; conduct short- and long-term planning to meet network requirements. Deploy functional networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN).
Participate in configuration and setup of complex switching/routing environments.
Participate in configuration and setup of complex wireless networking that supports open or secured access and the ability to support voice and video applications.
Maintain complete and accurate technical documentation for use by the network operations and support teams.
Analyze network activity and network problems to discover and prevent systematic errors. Recommend network design changes/enhancements for improved systems availability and performance.
Ensure planned testing activities are performed and technical criteria are met. Disaster Recovery simulation exercise pre-planning and on-site support as needed.
Participate in developing network capacity planning models.
Evaluate services provided by vendors and recommend changes.
Perform other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Experience with network monitoring and management tools.
Experience with Cloud Service Provider network environments (AWS, Azure).
Experience with commercial enterprise-level tools and products to provide network services, including firewalls, IPS/IDS, DNS, DHCP, web security, TACACS+, VPN and NAC.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public.
Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Responsibility to own issues and troubleshoot, find root causes, and resolve problems or recommend solutions.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
At least 3 years of relevant work experience as a network technician, network engineer, or network administrator or similar role.
Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
PHYSICAL DEMAND AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 5 to 70 pounds; visual acuity, speech, and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer keyboard and basic office equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, twisting, and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office environment.
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND/OR OTHER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF LAW:
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
This position requires a criminal background check, which may include a Level II screening as required by Florida Statute §435.04.
This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: This position is salary exempt. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., however, occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be required. Travel between campus locations may be required.
TARGET HIRING SALARY: $70,000 - $75,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, personal and parental leave; State of Florida health insurance and retirement plans.
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE: The position is open until filled; however, review of applications will commence immediately.
APPLICATION PROCESS: In addition to completing the online application, all Applicants are required to upload the following as an attachment to the application (preferably in PDF format):
Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the University) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.