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Lead Network Engineer

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Job Description:

Job TitleLead Network EngineerAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentDivision Of Information TechnologyProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob Description

Our Commitment

Texas 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 are

The 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 serving the 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:

What we want

The Lead Network Engineer, serves as technical lead for network engineering projects or services. Provides technical oversight for the application of and compliance with technical standards, coordinates the technical activities of a network engineering team and completes reports and summaries for management and users including project status reports, problem reports, and progress summaries. The ideal candidate will have advanced client relations skills, be adaptable to change and able to work in a team environment. If this sounds like the job for you, we encourage you to apply today!

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five years of networking design experience

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
    • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with a diverse range of people
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills.

      Other Requirements:

      • 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 -- 501.601

        Preferred Education and Experience:

        • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology
        • Five years in Higher Ed

          Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

          • CCNA
          • CCDA
          • CWNA
          • JNCIA

            Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

            • Project management, mentoring, negotiation skills, basic vendor relations, advanced client relations skills, proposal writing, business acumen, persuasive communication, adaptability to change, team leadership skills, and quality assurance methodologies
            • Use of automation to improve functions or tasks


              • Implement and coordinate design activities for very complex, networking projects
              • Review network design plans
              • Review construction blueprints
              • Work with the Project Management Team and attend construction meetings
              • Develop network design plans
              • Implement networks from design plans
              • Work with the Chief and Network Architect on network designs
              • Implement and coordinate tests for used to certify complex networking projects to required installation design standards
              • Review plans for installation and testing of enterprise-level networks
              • Create lab environments for testing network plans before they put in production
              • Use automation to complete routine task
              • In collaboration with the field services and installation teams, help coordinate and monitor the problem management process to include backup support
              • Analyze, troubleshoot, track, and repair complex enterprise data
              • Document using change and problem management
              • Provide technical oversight for the development of plans for new networks or upgrades
              • Facilitate input from clients, systems administrators, contractors, and vendors to develop specifications and plans for large and complex networking projects
              • Meet with vendors to review latest technology and road maps
              • Work with vendors on demos and demonstrate how the product will work in a campus environment
              • Meet with customers
              • Oversee the process used to document network changes
              • Monitor and audit documentation of network engineering designs, plans, maps, methods, procedures, problems, and repairs
              • Use change management to document changes
              • Create SOP's
              • Create network maps
              • Review changes made to network equipment
              • Create, evaluate, and approve plans for the implementation of new technology deployments and system integration testing
              • In collaboration with the network security team, help oversee the monitoring and maintenance of network security
              • Review security alerts to see how they apply to equipment in the field
              • Apply software updates to network equipment
              • Work with the vendors for security vulnerabilities alerts
              • Coordinate the evaluation of new technologies
              • Make recommendations based on the evaluation of new technologies for their applicability to the client's needs
              • Collaborate with the project leader to develop work plans and time schedules for projects including outlining phases and identifying personnel and computing equipment requirements
              • Attend weekly project meetings
              • May coordinate the technical activities of a project team
              • Complete reports and summaries for management and/or users including status reports, problem reports, progress summaries, and system utilization reports
              • Serve as a senior member of an information resource team responsible for setting technical direction
              • Perform all or some of the duties of a Senior Network Engineer
              • Participate in training and professional development sessions
              • Performs other duties as assigned

                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 committed to diversity.Apply now

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