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UW-IT has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Network Engineer.
UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central IT organization for the University of Washington. UW-IT provides strategic planning, oversight, and direction for UW's extensive IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT partners with the UW community to enable innovation, learning, discovery, and service.
Networks & Telecommunications (NT), a division within UW-IT, provides network architecture, engineering, operations, and support teams for UW (Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma), UW Medicine (hospitals and clinics), the state K-20 Education Network (300+ school districts) and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (research & education networks throughout the PNW and Pacific Rim). NT designs, builds, & operates extensive networks including optical and Ethernet solutions for long-haul and local networks, wireless, and voice.
This Network Engineer will be a member of the Network Design and Architecture (NDA) team within NT. Initial duties will be in support of the Washington State K-20 Education Network for which she/he will define & design complex and diverse network facilities (physical and virtual) in support of K-20's statewide backbone and network services. She/he will participate as a member of a network design team that collectively provides designs and tier3 support for the following four sectors: the WA State K-20 Education Network, UW, UW Medicine, and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop.
Position Complexities: This position requires significant experience creating and documenting complex switched and routed network architectures and designs that have been effectively deployed into reliable production networks. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and understanding needed to create functional network architectures, designs, and provide operational support for the following: complex, resilient and redundant networks providing MPLS L3VPN, VPLS, and multicast services with QoS; redundant layer 2 networks supporting critical care and life support monitoring devices; applications that rely on high-availability networks such as VoIP gateways, wireless controllers, and HRP systems; and devices that may impact network performance such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS).
Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics or related field or experience. Minimum of four years' experience creating and documenting complex switched and routed network architectures and designs that have been deployed into reliable production networks.
Knowledge and understanding to create functional network architectures, designs, and provide operational support for the following: complex, resilient and redundant networks providing MPLS L3VPN, VPLS, and multicast services with QoS; redundant layer 2 networks supporting a wide-range of devices including critical care and life support monitoring devices; applications that rely on high-availability networks such as VoIP gateways, wireless controllers, and HRP systems; and devices that may impact network performance such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS).
Proven ability to work constructively and adaptively within a fast-paced, demanding and expanding environment. This position requires the ability to think holistically about many existing network constructs, positioning for future network architectures, and defining the path from current to future while simultaneously keeping production services operating.
Must be self-directed and able to appropriately manage workloads, priorities, and provide timely communications to stakeholders and management.
Interact constructively with internal UW-IT team members, executives, and peer units as well as external strategic partner staff including executives and operational teams.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to concisely and clearly describe complex network configurations and concepts. Demonstrated ability to form partnerships across disciplines and teams.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Design experience at regional or national ISP level
Python scripting/programming experience
Conditions of Employment: A satisfactory outcome from a criminal history verification may be required prior to hire.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Occasional travel may be required to attend conferences or meetings at peer institutions. Some hardware installation for evaluation purposes may be required.
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