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Network Engineer II

Company: Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

**7682BR****Position Title:**Network Engineer II**Organization:**ITS Network Communications**Job Responsibilities:**At RIT, we pride ourselves on the fact that when some students leave campus, the thing they miss most is our network. It's a brand asset that sets us apart from other universities. We are invested and continue to invest in its success. We rely on it for nearly everything.The Network Engineering team is a small band of specialized engineers. Each member is indispensable and brings a specialty that enables us to produce a level of excellence beyond what industry standards would predict. We talk every morning over coffee. When a problem happens, we rally together to solve it. No one has to deal with a bad day alone.You're a perfect fit if...+ You bring a versatile skill set to the table - your success is how you use those skills to complete your goals and collaborate with others to complete theirs+ You're in it for the team - whether that means resolving a customer ticket or upgrading our border routers - you're game+ Hitting 10K steps daily is a mild accomplishment+ You know your way around network closets - power, cooling, space, physical security+ Deploying and managing switches, routers, wireless controllers, etc. is old hat for you+ Talking directly to customers is critical for your success+ You're good at managing contractors for renovation-like activities+ Working with and educating students sounds interesting to you+ You know what you don't know and are eager to learnRIT Network at a high level:+ 47,000 wired ports across+ 1000+ edge switches across 280 network closets in 181 buildings+ -7500 access points supporting 22,000 concurrent wireless users+ 6000 phone lines+ 100Gbps fiber optic backbone to all network closet/server locations+ Geographically diverse and resilient internet pathsWhat we do:+ Enterprise network management and service delivery including backup/recovery, monitoring, configuration, capacity management, and documentation for the network+ Ensure delivery of reliable and high quality network services including wired and wireless edge, datacenter, backbone, Internet connectivity and global campuses+ Technical leadership and engineering for complex, enterprise systems spanning multiple functional teams and in service of a large, varied constituent base+ Deliver technical expertise and consultation regarding network elements of building projects and renovations including: bidding projects, financials, project management, architectural design, RF planning, and cable plant strategy+ Consult with partners across the distributed IT community to gather requirements, communicate changes, develop strategies for network service integration+ Build and manage relationships with relevant vendors to evaluate, purchase, and implement new and emerging technologies+ Manage various areas of responsibilities that include: maintaining the integrity of core IT utilities and services that provide the space, power, cooling, and physical security of network closets+ 24x7 service support, including on-call rotation responsibilities. Participates in ITIL practices of incident, problem management, service request, and change management as highest escalation point for network services+ Other duties as assignedAs a Network Engineer II you will be apply acquired job skills and experience to complete substantive assignments/projects/tasks. Problems and issues faced are of moderate scope and complexity and are varied, vague, and may require understanding of a broader set of issues. Requires experienced/practical knowledge and skills and works toward development and obtainment of expertise in at least one technology, product, program, or process area. Works independently under limited supervision with ability to self-direct work and work may span other work areas and departments. May lead projects and be responsible for providing guidance, coaching and training to other employees within job area.**FLSA Category:**Exempt**Requisition Number:**7682BR**College/Division:**Finance & Administration**Required Application Documents:**Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References**Employment Category:**Fulltime**Additional Details:**The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.**Required Minimum Education Level:**Bachelors or Equivalent Experience**How To Apply:**In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: . Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.**Wage Band ( :**121A**Required Qualifications:**Education/Experience:+ Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience+ 2 to 4 years of hands on experience in analysis, evaluation, design, implementation, configuration, monitoring, maintenance and support of major complex enterprise network solutions+ Ability to lift up to 100lbs and sit/stand/walk for extended periodsSkills:+ Intermediate/practical knowledge of area of specialization principles, theories, and concepts+ Intermediate/practical knowledge understanding of industry best practices, techniques, and standards+ Developing and obtaining expertise in at least one technology, product, program, or process area+ May have foundational/theoretical knowledge of program or project management+ Demonstrated ability to make informed decisions with minimal direction and to prioritize across multiple demands in a fluid, ambiguous, and changeable environment+ Proven ability to collaborate with peers across divisional lines to get the right things done+ Manage and maintain a budget for planned and unplanned activities, including preventative maintenance+ Manage contractors and maintain vendor relationships+ Experience participating in large network overhaul projects**Preferred Qualifications:**Nice-to-Have Skills:+ Cisco CCNA or Juniper JNCIA certification+ Experience with Python programming+ Experience with Ansible scripting+ Experience with Google Earth+ Experience with API scripting**Department/College Description:**As part of the ITS job family, this position is primarily responsible for partnering with the university to advance the RIT vision by providing reliable, secure, and innovative information technology services and solutions. Responsibilities include analysis of IT solutions and services, development and deployment of IT solutions and services, maintenance and support of IT solutions and services, effective alignment of IT solutions and services to functional business needs, and/or strategic alignment of IT and business.**Shift:**Day**What do we believe at RIT?:**Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).**Work Location:**Hybrid - Remote/On-campus**Job Summary:**

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