The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Network Engineer - Enterprise Network Engineer

Hiring department ITS Networking
Monthly salary $4,858 - $6,750
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 800AM to 600PM
Posting number 17-09-14-01-9383
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Must be Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. This position requires an employee-provided home internet service and mobile/cellular voice/data plan to be used when required for work. May require occasional extended work hours or on-call obligation.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


The Enterprise Network Engineer supports the Edge and Core Networking team to design, build, and operate the university's enterprise and departmental networks, while providing advanced technical expertise and troubleshooting for departmental customers. Develop, deploy and operate systems and processes.

Essential Functions

University network operations: Independently design, build and operate networks for university unit networks. Coordinate with unit customers to evaluate network needs and design cost-effective solutions to meet business requirements within campus network standards. Establish and maintain good working relationships with customer representatives. Participate in technical and execution planning groups to establish scope, timeline, documentation and task breakdown for projects. Operational protection: Participate in Edge and Core Networking 24x7 on-call rotation and after-hours escalation process to meet organizational Service Level Agreements. Operate and maintain tools, content, and respond to events at the university. Responsible for networking monitoring tool (OpenNMS, Solarwinds, splunk, etc) implementation, maintenance, tuning and configuration to meet FCAPS reporting needs to meet or exceed requirements and standards. UDC operations: Independently utilizes domain knowledge to operate and improve University Data Center (UDC) network operations and customer support. Coordinate with UDC customers to evaluate network needs and design cost-effective solutions to meet business requirements while adhering to campus network standards. On-going UDC operational activities such as: installations, repairs, troubleshooting and maintaining network equipment. Operations standards enforcement and continuous improvement: Responsible for enforcement and collaboration of network standards, operational policy and on-going procedures. Responsible for lifecycle management of standard operation procedures and organizational standards documentation. Collaborates with Edge and Core Networking team for improvement of procedures and standards to improve the reliability, scalability, performance, and security of the university's network.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Professional experience with medium to large scale enterprise networks. Experience with Cisco Systems IOS routers and switches and ASA firewalls. Experience with TCP/IP, routing/switching concepts, and common routing protocols. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field. A combination of 5 years of experience with large scale, enterprise networks (switches/routers/firewalls/WiFi). Demonstrated experience in: network operations and security best practices (3 yrs); customer support and service (3 yrs); Cisco routing and switching; network management tools (2 yrs); and administration of Microsoft/Apple/Linux (1 yr). Specific network platform experience with Cisco Nexus 7K/5K/2K; Catalyst 6500/6800, 29xx, 36xx, ASA. Experience working in federated higher education environment.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Rotational on-call schedule. Occasional weekends and/or overtime. May require occasional work in confined spaces such as cable chases and equipment rooms. Use of manual dexterity used for equipment repairs, installations and removals.

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