Network Engineer - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

$110 an hour

Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Fri Oct 18 2019 Job Description:
Western Kentucky University, Department of Infrastructure and Operations, seeks applicants for a Network Engineer. This position is technical, serving on the network team, and reporting to the Lead Network Engineer.

Purpose of the Position

The Network Engineer position is essential and a high-level position within the group that researches, designs, configures, implements, documents, and maintains network equipment, systems, and applications. The position provides customer-facing services as well as technical support to auxiliary and core groups within ITS and the University. Their services extend across all facets of the network; Core, Data Center, Edge, Access, and Wireless. The Engineering team will lead the Network Specialists in a technical capacity and collaborate within the Engineering team for advancing network initiatives.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are customary for this position but not construed as all-inclusive. The addition and deletion of duties assigned areat managements discretion and according to institutional needs.

Operation and maintenance of a large campus network serving diverse needs
Installation and configuration of enterprise-grade network switches and routers
Maintain network documentation and supporting systems including, but not limited to, Network Management Systems (NMS), Security-related systems, and authentication systems
Remote and On-site on-call responses for network outages and network-related issues. "Off-hours" schedule flexibility for planned or emergency work as needed
Installs and configures hardware, OS software, and applications related to Linux and Windows servers and workstations
Provides consultation and collaboration for a wide variety of technology initiatives within ITS as well for others inside and outside of the University
Project management for both network-related projects and other ITS-related initiatives requiring excellent organization and time management skills
Knowledge and Skills and Abilities

Good analytical and organizational skills
The methodical and highly detail-oriented mindset required
Excellent time management and multitasking skills to complete deliverables according to schedule
Ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position following the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, accountability, responsibility, cooperation, and customer service
Ability to efficiently manage projects
Excellent and demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently, one-on-one, or with a team in a fast-paced environment. Must be self-motivated and a motivator
Methodical and highly detail-oriented mindset
Exceptional customer service skills
Possess and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree
Minimum of three years of relevant work experience
Experience with Cisco and/or other top tier manufacturer's network equipment
Experience with network monitoring and documentation in a large-scale environment
Operational understanding of the following: Linux, Windows Server 20xx, VMware ESX, and x86 / x64 server-class hardware
Continual drive to learn new skills and technologies, many times as a self-study endeavor, and the ability to convey that information to others, at any level, in a clear manner
Possess a valid driver's license and maintain it in good standing with University policies
Work experience with the technologies represented by the following terms: Ethernet, IP, VLAN, SNMP, DNS, DHCP, and VOIP.
Work experience with enterprise wireless deployments and related technologies

Additional Information:
Salary Grade: 109 Salary Range: $62,000 - $68,000

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all candidates. Western Kentucky University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.