IT Network Engineer

University of Maryland Division of Information Technology   College Park, MD   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
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Posted on May 20, 2021
Position title:  IT Network Engineer
Position #: 119444

This position provides overall design, development and support for the network infrastructure. This may involve entire life cycle management and support of network entities such as routers and switches, traffic shapers, VPN systems, firewalls, IPS systems, load balancers, VoIP gear, wireless devices, and video services. This position also involves planning, designing, and implementing network infrastructure projects. The engineer should be able to work both independently and as part of a team. 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 and handoff support to the Operations Organization. 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 assisting 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 presentation skills so that the engineer can create and present designs and training material to medium size audiences (< 50). This is a critical component of the position as the engineer will be required to market the department solutions to the stakeholders. These presentations may involve public speaking, utilization of current technology tools such as video clips and social networks and/or written communications. 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 required, preferably in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field.

At least 5 to 7 years of very large-scale network (WAN/LAN) engineering. Significant experience in large scale, mission critical networks (i.e. ISP/Internet/eCommerce/ASP/Web hosting/Large Enterprise).

Subject matter expert in one of the following technical areas: routing, switching, wireless, multicast, QoS, network management principles, firewalls, VPNs, network security principles, network capacity planning, DNS, and DHCP.

Technical knowledge of, and experience working with, two of the following three technology vendors:
● Cisco routers and switches, firewalls and VPNs, Cisco Wireless Infrastructure.
● Palo Alto firewalls and IPS.
● Aruba CX 6K and 8K switches, wireless Access points (300 and 500 series), ClearPass environment, and AirWave.

Technical knowledge of network systems, protocols, and standards such as: TCP/IP, NAT, 802.1x, SIP, PIM, RADIUS, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, OSPF, and BGP. Technical knowledge of network management and analysis tools such as SNMP, Netflow, Network Sniffers or similar devices or programs. Technical knowledge and a good understanding of DNS, DHCP, IPAM, and NTP.

● Perform public speaking and present personal ideas in group sessions and market solutions.
● Meet with customers and obtain specific requirements.
● Independence of judgment and initiative.
● Identify problems in the enterprise network infrastructure and propose solutions.
● Design, implement and support distribution network, data center network infrastructure and  
   network security services.
● Integrate disparate systems.
● Identify functions that can be improved by process development and implementation.
● Prepare purchase requisitions, and SOWs with executive summaries and backup    
● Participate in professional training programs and conduct presentations.
● Instruct and coach others fairly.
● Give and accept constructive criticism.
● Flexibility and ability to grow and contribute in a changing environment.
● Effective communication at all levels.
● Analytic skills and ability to contribute new thoughts and participate in collaborative problem
  solving and decision-making.
● Creativity, originality, and ingenuity in the many technical and human situations encountered
   in professional service.


Network related certifications such as CCNA, and CCNP are desirable.

Experience in a higher education environment is preferred, but not required.

● Design, implementation, and support of the InfoBlox DNS, DHCP and IP Address
   Management (DDI) infrastructure, in-depth knowledge of DHCP and DNS within the Infoblox
● Administration, installation, configuration, upgrading, and troubleshooting experience with
   Server Operating Systems, including: Windows, UNIX (Linux/FreeBSD).
● Automating network infrastructure using programming/scripting languages and techniques in
   Perl, Python, PHP, Ansible, etc. Must understand Concepts such as playbooks, variables,
   functions, etc.

Additional information: this position does not provide sponsorship for visas.

Physical demands: ability to move, transport, and maneuver telecommunication equipment and supplies weighing up to 30lbs from trucks/loading docs to campus locations for installation or testing.

Best consideration date: 06/07/2021 or open until filled

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