Towson University Baltimore , MD 21203
The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for designing, building, troubleshooting and maintaining Towson University's Wireless Network Infrastructure including working with the following design tools and components: Cisco Prime Infrastructure Wireless Management Platform, Cisco 8500 Wireless Controllers, Ekahau Wireless Site Survey and Design Tool and Cisco Unified Wireless Access Points.
This position performs network trend analysis and designs modifications to the network to accommodate projected trends. Develops support tools and trains level 1 and 2 engineers in their use. Creates standard configuration templates deployed by level 1 and 2 engineers and acts as their mentor.
The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for senior-level support of wired network and for working with the other Senior Network Engineer on its design, construction and maintenance. This position requires high-level troubleshooting to resolve complex network hardware and software problems.
This includes responsibility for the University's core routing and switching infrastructure, data center infrastructure, firewall and network security hardware, IPAM, and the wide area network links that connect the University to the Internet and other institutions. The Senior Network Engineer participates in projects and is the project lead on wireless projects. This position administers the University's Data Center and Core Network Infrastructure; monitors and analyzes network performance; assists in developing guidelines and procedures for administration, disaster recovery and security best practices.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of proven experience and success with enterprise-level LAN (WLAN) engineering, design and implementation or an equivalent combination of education and experience with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience. Technical knowledge of, and experience working with Cisco WLAN controllers, Cisco MSE/CMX, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, Ekahau (or similar) predictive wireless site survey tool, and Fluke (or similar) wireless testing and troubleshooting tools.
Proven ability to configure Cisco routers and switches. Experience with Cisco Nexus series data center switches. Knowledge of Cisco ASA firewall, VPN and Cisco FirePower platforms.
Technical knowledge of network management and analysis tools such as SNMP probes and Network Sniffers or similar devices or programs. Proven knowledge and understanding of DNS, DHCP, IPAM and NTP. Proven technical expertise of network systems, protocols, and standards such as TCP/IP, 802.1x, ACLs, VRF, VTP, STP, VLANs, EIGRP, BGP, Multicast.
Ability to manage large complicated networking configurations. Understanding of VMWare platform, vCenter and server operating systems. Excellent hardware and software troubleshooting experience.
Ability to work independently in multitasking environments, effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and to develop technical documentation. Ability to respond to issues on weekends, holidays and off hours as well as participate in on-call rotations.
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A criminal background investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.