University at Albany — Network Engineer

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
Information Technology (ITS) at the University at Albany seeks applicants for a Network Engineer. He/She/They is responsible for the installation, configuration, and maintenance of the University network infrastructure, which spans multiple campuses and locations. The successful candidate can implement, administer, and troubleshoot routers, switches, copper and fiber cabling, wireless technologies, and is familiar with unified communications infrastructure. He/She/They works with ITS staff, other campus departments, vendors, contractors, and service providers to assure the smooth delivery of services.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for design, installation, maintenance, repair, inspection, labeling, and inventory of all network infrastructure
  • Stay current with industry trends and network technologies, develop and follow a professional development plan, and regularly provide subject matter expertise
  • Analyze and diagnose network problems, troubleshoot, recommend, and implement corrective actions
  • Plan, schedule, and implement upgrades and maintenance
  • Create, publish, and maintain up-to-date and accurate documentation, including service tickets, project plans, network diagrams, etc.
  • Develop and maintain system standards
  • Design up-to-date, efficient solutions that reduce operational effort and expense.
  • Effectively convey technical issues to stakeholders
  • Work well independently and in teams
  • Be prepared to work at multiple sites
  • Be available to provide scheduled support and consultation outside normal business hours, including occasional evenings, holidays, or weekends, within reasonable professional obligation and expect

This is an on-site position. This position is not eligible for remote work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • At least three years of experience implementing, upgrading, and supporting wired and wireless network infrastructure
  • Experience programming and supporting switching technologies such as Cisco and Juniper
  • Proven design, planning, and implementation experience with infrastructure components, including switching, wireless, routers and cabling technologies
  • Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Juniper and/or Cisco network certification(s)
  • Experience with Cisco and Juniper Mist Wireless
  • Experience with fiber optic and copper (voice and data) network design, support, and troubleshooting
  • Familiarity with data center switching and core infrastructure
  • ITIL Certification

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range:
 Lead Programmer/Analyst, SL-3
Special Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University’s crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University’s current campus security policies. The University at Albany’s Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link

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Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating how you meet all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications
  • List of three professional references with contact information

Note: After submitting your resume, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).