Lead Network Engineer

Lead Network Engineer


Job No:


Classification:Information Systems Professional 5A

Grade:Grade 82

Work type:Hybrid, On Campus, Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide

School/Business unit:SW OIT Infrastructure & Cloud Serv


Categories: Information Systems/Technology


Position Summary:

University of Alaska OIT Telecommunications Services is seeking a qualified candidate for a Lead Network Engineering position. Our mission is to provide fast reliable network connectivity to University of Alaska campuses across the state. We manage University of Alaska system WAN and Internet / Internet 2 connectivity as well as local and metro area networks for University of Alaska Fairbanks and their remote campuses and learning centers. In this position you would focus on the planning, design, implementation, and sustainability of our wide area network and data center infrastructure. This would be a great opportunity for an experienced Network Engineer, looking to lead a team of network engineers and network technicians. You would work in a team of motivated network engineers and along with our Network Operations team. You would also work closely with other IT departments in the university system to ensure that we are aligned with infrastructure, business strategy and standards.



1-40Leads the router management function within the Network Engineering section. - Delegates and designs and engineers network installations to support a communications network (voice, data, video). - Supervises administration, monitoring and/or modification of automated router IS software, applications and/or interfaces. - Designs, tests and implements hardware platforms and operating system software.Essential 2-15Assigns and performs technical information systems tasks requiring expertise and/or specialized knowledge in an information systems technical/scientific discipline. Delegates and performs detail analysis and interpretation of technical problems requiring specialized knowledge and skills in a technical discipline; applies subject matter expertise unique to the discipline.Essential 3-15Serves as expert advisor for major University systems and networks by: 1) analyzing issues which have no documented resolution or standard process to determine appropriate response; and 2) providing authoritative solutions related to software, hardware and network integration.Essential 4-15Delegates and performs highly technical responsible work in providing computer services support related to: managing the WAN infrastructure for Statewide plus overseeing associated MAU equipment; installing/upgrading selected computer systems software. Develops and maintains advanced networking/engineering functions that support LANs. Supervises and/or designs and implements network architectures and analyzes/resolves complex problems in a WAN system. Plans, coordinates, and implements security measures to safeguard sensitive information.Essential 5-15Serves as unit or project leader, developing scope, timeline and project team. Delegates, directs and reviews project group members assignments for both OIT and Systemwide projects.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Intense technical problem solving skills are a daily requirement of this position requiring honed analysis and troubleshooting expertise. This lead position provides oversight of all router management activities performed by the Network Engineering staff.


Typical Experience:

10+ years of relevant experience in a focused range of computer-oriented disciplines: network architecture, routers/switches, technical analysis, troubleshooting, and technical documentation.


Required Education or Training:

Education: Bachelor's degree+ in a related discipline or equivalent experience.

Training: Computer course work or OJT in networks, routers/switches, and analytic thinking.


Salary Information:


This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and https://alaska.edu/jobs/benefits.php. New hires will be placed on the https://www.alaska.edu/hr/talent/files/fy23-salary-schedules/FY23_A4_Staff-Salary-Grid_com-Hrly-bi-ann_w-desc-rpt.pdf, Grade 82, based on education and experience.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.


Application review for this position will begin immediately. To ensure consideration please apply by October 20, 2022 no later than 11:59pm.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


UAF COVID Requirements:


Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.


*Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: http://www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sacques Rainer, HR Coordinator, SW Information Services, at mailto:sjrainer@alaska.edu or (907) 474-1994.


Applications Close: Open until filled


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Fairbanks, AK

17 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2022-12-22