Texas A&M University — Network Engineer III

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. This position will focus on delivering exemplary service to Health Science Center faculty, staff, students, clinicians and researchers.  To learn more about IT at Texas A&M University visit us at: https://it.tamu.edu/

What we want
We are pleased to announce this opportunity to join our established and successful division, serving in our Network Engineer III position! This position is responsible for serving as a technical lead for network engineering projects or services. Duties for this position include: providing technical oversight for the application of and compliance with technical standards, coordinating the technical activities of a network engineering team, completing reports and summaries for management and users including project status reports, problem reports, and progress summaries. The ideal candidate thrives in a collaborative environment, has networking design experience, strong interpersonal skills and has preferred work experience in higher education. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description appeals to you, we invite you to apply and be considered for this great opportunity.

What you need to know

Export Controls: 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 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 Experience:

  • Experience working in a university setting, managing university networks.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • CCNP, CCDP, CCNP – Collaboration.

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.
  • Hands-on experience with enterprise grade Cisco network equipment.
  • Experience with Cisco Identity Services Engine, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, SolarWinds, Cisco Call Manager, and Cisco Unity.


  • Design Networks and Network Upgrades: Implement and coordinate design activities for very complex, networking projects.  Review network design plans.
  • Network Testing and Security: 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. In collaboration with the network security team, help oversee the monitoring and maintenance of network security.
  • Problem Management: 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.
  • Client/Vendor Consultation: 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.
  • Documentation: Oversee the process used to document network engineering. Monitor and audit documentation of network engineering designs, plans, maps, methods, procedures, problems, and repairs.
  • New Technology Deployment and System Integration Testing: Create, evaluate, and approve plans for the implementation of new technology deployments and system integration testing.
  • Technology Planning and Evaluation: Coordinate the evaluation of new technologies. Make recommendations based on the evaluation of new technologies for their applicability to the client’s needs.
  • Project Planning Support: Collaborate with the project leader to develop work plans and time schedules for projects including outlining phases and identifying personnel and computing equipment requirements.
  • Common Duties: 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; and perform all or some of the duties of a Network Engineer II.
  • Professional Development: Participate in training and professional development sessions.
  • Perform 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.

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