Assists with the technical implementation, maintenance and support of the campus-wide Ethernet and Wi-Fi network and for the establishment of high-quality internet connectivity for the college community. Works with Information Technology staff and the campus community to develop and implement policies and procedures for the operations and use of campus-wide network systems and helps to troubleshoot those systems. Reviews and analyzes logs and reports of campus systems to assure proper performance and stability.
This position works closely with Library and Information Technology (LIT) colleagues, and the campus community to ensure efficient and organized management and support of day-to-day operations, well-planned and executed strategic projects, and valuable input to visioning and strategic planning processes. The Network Engineer reports to the Director of Systems and Emerging Technology and is part of the Systems and Network Technology team.
- Maintains consistent, accurate, and appropriately comprehensive documentation.
- Assists with configuring, installing and maintaining all network equipment on campus, including managed switches, core routers, wireless access points and their controllers, and various other specialty network devices, such as environmental sensors and other network-attached equipment.
- Assists with the installation, daily operation, and maintenance of network equipment and cabling plant.
- Ensures the overall functionality, efficiency, and reliability of network infrastructure including responding appropriately to service anomalies, including outside of normal work hours when necessary.
- Maintain, improve, and expand the quality and coverage of wireless networking and telephony across campus.
- Ensure proper access to network and telephone equipment, while also maintaining and enforcing appropriate controls.
Requirements and Qualifications
- Must be comfortable managing and troubleshooting all aspects of Ethernet network environments.
- Must have an understanding of best practices with regards to structured cabling and Wi-Fi deployment.
- Must be able to respond to and investigate abuse and security reports.
- Maintain, respect and protect the confidentiality of information and a secure operating environment.
- A strong commitment and ability to documenting systems is required
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, technology, business administration, or a related field.
- Two (2) years of experience in telephony, networking, or data center administration, including planning, design, construction, implementation, and support wired networks, wireless networks, or firewall infrastructure.
- Knowledge of networking VLANs, Spanning Tree, BGP and other routing protocols, VRRP, VPN, DNS management, DHCP management and firewall rules.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 30-pounds
- Must be able to climb and work from ladders
- Must be able to work in dusty and dirty locations
Preferred Skills and Competencies
- Direct experience with one or more of the following vendor’s equipment is preferred:
- Extreme/Brocade switch hardware
- Aruba Wireless
- Palo Alto firewalls
- Infoblox DNS/DHCP network appliance
Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.
Ursinus is an AA/EO employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.