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Chief Network Engineer

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job TitleChief Network EngineerAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentDivision Of Information TechnologyProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob DescriptionOur CommitmentTexas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .Who we areThe Division of Information Technology provides reliable and accessible IT services to elevate and enhance Texas A&M University. We provide IT leadership to the campus community while enabling the research, education and service mission of Texas A&M. With trusted services and innovative solutions, we are changing the technology landscape on campus. To learn more about IT at Texas A&M University visit us at: we wantThe Enterprise IT Technologist (Chief Network Engineer) serves as the enterprise's primary top-level technical expert and consultant in a specialized field of technology. Routinely research, design, and recommend enterprise-level strategy. Routinely provide technical leadership and guidance for the design and deployment of new enterprise-wide technologies. Serve on enterprise level committees to develop technical standards and direction. Provide technical oversight for the mentoring, training, and development of other employees in the same area of technical specialization. T he selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above . If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunityWhat you need to knowHiring restrictions in compliance with System Policy 15.02 Export Controls: Must be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or a person granted asylum or refugee status in accordance with 15 CFR, Part 762; 22 CFR ----122.5, 123.22 and 123.26; and 31 CFR -- 501.601.COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Twelve years of information technology experienceRequired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
    • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
    • Must have strong interpersonal skillsOther Requirements or Other Factors:
      • Hiring restrictions in compliance with System Policy 15.02 Export Controls: Must be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or a person granted asylum or refugee status in accordance with 15 CFR, Part 762; 22 CFR ----122.5, 123.22 and 123.26; and 31 CFR -- 501.601Preferred Education and Experience:
        • Degree in information technology field
        • Eight years working or designing university networksPreferred Licenses and Certifications:
          • CCNP, CCDP, JNCIP.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
            • MPLS, EVPN-VXLAN, BGP. Great communication, documentation, and leadership skills. Ability to work in a high stress environment
            • Strategic thinking, research, and planning to include: creativity/innovation, design theory, advanced systems theory, project portfolio management, strategic change management, risk management, strategic disaster recovery & business continuity, ROI analysis, integrating solutions, leveraging strategic resources, strategic partnering, conflict management, advanced change management
            • Skilled at developing discipline specific expertise in others, enterprise-level policies, and advanced technology research and design skills
            • Strategic industry related skills to include, in-depth knowledge of the global IT industry and trends, advanced knowledge of IT security regulations, and advanced knowledge of current and emerging IT industry issues and trendsResponsibilities:
              • Strategic Research and Planning - Lead the strategic and long-term analysis on specific and specialized technology and organization needs. Develop alternate project plans, problem resolutions, and budget projections based on enterprise stakeholder needs and makes recommendations. Establish strategic quantity standards, procedures, and guidelines for design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of enterprise solutions. Contribute to the planning of the overall organizational IT strategy.
                • Problem Change Management - Anticipate internal and/or external business challenges and/or regulatory issues. Recommend process, product, or service improvements. Solve unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the enterprise's IT services and products. Review and approve changes requested by the engineers.
                  • Personnel Management and Leadership - Recruit, hire, and supervise a variety of technical, support, and/or management staff. Enforce ethical, regulatory, and performance standards. May oversee and manage personnel issues. Provide technical oversight for the mentoring, training, and development of other employees in the same area of technical specialization. Hold weekly meetings with the engineers to review projects.
                    • Research and Planning Project Management - Participate as a top-level technical expert in leading multiple consulting projects or a single large/complex project and ensure the success of enterprise-level application roll-outs. In collaboration with the Project Management Office, oversee the use established project management protocols. Direct the analysis of project needs and risks, and recommend solutions. Oversee the development project or area budgets. Oversee the tracking expenditures and revenues. Prioritize, schedule and direct the activities of a large or multiple strategic project team/s. Direct the development of strategic project or task plans, resource estimates, and schedules. Oversee the coordination of activities with the management of other organizational units and vendors. Oversee the preparation of project documentation and reports for clients and/or management. Oversee and coordinate the evaluation, selection, and purchase of strategic computing resources and/or consulting services. Direct the selection, prioritization, and review of research projects to achieve organizational strategy. Develop new solutions for complex projects. Work with Project Control on designs. Assign engineers to projects for implementation. Attend constructions meetings. Review blueprints. Make recommendations on technology.
                      • Strategic Collaboration and Partnerships - Collaborate with enterprise stakeholders to coordinate the development of specifications based. Maintain, establish, and develop new strategic partnerships with executive management, stakeholders, customers, and vendors. Serve as a strategic technical resource for other technical teams or organizations. Serve as a chair or senior member of an information resource team responsible for setting technical standards and strategic direction. Participate in industry/knowledge reference groups. Meet vendors to review technology roadmaps. Work with vendors on demos or labs to test new technology.
                        • Documentation - Supervise the development of standard operating procedures for strategic research teams. Oversee the approval and coordination of documentation provided to executive management, customers, stakeholders, and vendors. Work with Project Control on Division 27 standards. Work with the engineers on documentation for SoP's. Work with leadership on DR plans.
                          • Professional Development - Participate in training and professional development sessions. Perform other duties as assigned.Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online applicationAll positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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