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Network Engineer IV

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title
Network Engineer IV
Texas A&M University
Technology Services
Proposed Minimum Salary
Job Location
College Station, Texas
Job Type
Job Description
Glimpse of the Job
As a Network Engineer IV, lead the design, configuration, and troubleshooting of networks across all of Texas A&M University and Texas. In addition to leading projects to configure VLANs, OSPF, MPLS and BGP, design and troubleshoot EVPN VXLAN in our datacenters and region routers. You will be tasked with creating WAN connections, instantiation of secure tunnels on the firewalls, updating VPN software for our remote clients, and network equipment firmware updates.
The Next Generation Aggie Network is underway as well, provding an opportunity to work on projects to replace our legacy network with a whole new network. We are looking for someone who is proactive, can lead a project filled with talented engineers, can create work processes, and can work with IT experts across the university.
Bachelors degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of experience and education
Eight years networking design experience
Exports Control position which requires US Citizen
Hands-on experience with entreprise grade Cisco network equipment, Identity Services Engine, Prime Infrastructure
Experience working in a University setting or large enterprise network a plus
CCNP certification a plus
Knowledge of Networking and associated protocols including EVPN-VXLAN, BGP/MPLS, OSPF, and other internet associated protocols
Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively across the organization
Project Management
Job Responsibilities
Design Networks and Network Upgrades - Implements and coordinates design activities for very complex, networking projects. Reviews network design plans. Reviews construction blueprints. Works with the Project Management Team and attends construction meetings. Develops network design plans. Implements networks from design plans. Works with the Chief and Network Architect on network designs.
Network Testing and Security - Implements and coordinates tests for used to certify complex networking projects to required installation design standards. Reviews plans for installation and testing of enterprise-level networks. Creates lab environments for testing network plans before they put in production. Uses automation to complete routine task. In collaboration with the network security team, helps oversee the monitoring and maintenance of network security. Reviews security alerts to see how they apply to equipment in the field. Applies software updates to network equipment. Works with the vendors for security vulnerabilities alerts.
Problem Management - In collaboration with the field services and installation teams, helps coordinate and monitor the problem management process to include backup support. Analyzes, troubleshoots, tracks, and repairs complex enterprise data. Documents using change and problem management.
Client/Vendor Consultation - Provides technical oversight for the development of plans for new networks or upgrades. Facilitates input from clients, systems administrators, contractors, and vendors to develop specifications and plans for large and complex networking projects. Meets with vendors to review latest technology and road maps. Works with vendors on demos and demonstrates how the product will work in a campus environment. Meets with customers.
Documentation - Oversees the process used to document network changes. Monitors and audits documentation of network engineering designs, plans, maps, methods, procedures, problems, and repairs. Uses change management to document changes. Creates SOP's. Creates network maps. Reviews changes made to network equipment.
New Technology Deployment and System Integration Testing - Creates, evaluates, and approves plans for the implementation of new technology deployments and system integration testing.
Technology Planning and Evaluation - Coordinates the evaluation of new technologies. Makes recommendations based on the evaluation of new technologies for their applicability to the client's needs.
Project Planning Support - Collaborates with the project leader to develop work plans and time schedules for projects including outlining phases and identifying personnel and computing equipment requirements. Attends weekly project meetings.
Project Team - Coordinates the technical activities of a project team. Completes reports and summaries for management and/or users including status reports, problem reports, progress summaries, and system utilization reports. Serves as a senior member of an information resource team responsible for setting technical direction. Performs all or some of the duties of a Senior Network Engineer and other duties as assigned.
Professional Development - Participates in training and professional development sessions.
Instructions to Applicants : Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, 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 application.
All 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.

Keywords: Texas A&M University, College Station , Network Engineer IV, Engineering , College Station, Texas

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