Texas A&M University — Lead Network Engineer

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 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: https://it.tamu.edu/

What we want
The Network Engineer III, under direction, 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. Completes reports and summaries for management and users including project status reports, problem reports, and progress summaries. The 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 opportunity.

What you need to know

Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume.

Position Details: 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

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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 others
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills

Other 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 § 501.601

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Information Technology
  • Five years in Higher Education

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

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 – 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.
  • 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. Create 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.
  • Network Security – 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.
  • 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.
  • Professional Development – Participates in training and professional development sessions.
  • Common Duties – May coordinate 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. Performs 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 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.

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