Network Engineer I

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Department: Office of Information Technology
Work type: staff full-time exempt
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: Information Technology

Purpose of the Position:

The Network Engineer I is an entry level technical member responsible for the planning,
implementation and ongoing administration/maintenance of various wired and wireless
network infrastructure components managed by OIT. This position utilizes a basic
understanding of both theoretical and practical IT network administration concepts to achieve
specific technical objectives within the context and confines of university policies and
established industry standards. Incumbents must be able to analyze problems, effectively
communicate proposed solutions and work independently.

- Collaboratively research and plan new strategies for network operation that support requirements for optimal performance, security, innovation, and cost efficiencies. (As needed)
- Perform industry-standard system administration and management tasks in accordance with established change management procedures. (Daily)
- Install, configure, update, and maintain wired and wireless network devices in accordance with industry-standard best practices and established configuration standards. (Daily/weekly)
- Troubleshoot and resolve hardware, software, and connectivity problems, including end-user access and system configuration. (Weekly/as needed)
- Ensure continuous systems operation by responding to basic issues, problems, incidents, alerts and other notifications effectively and in a timely manner. (As needed)
- Improve and maintain documentation in accordance with established OIT standards and practices. (Daily)
- Document configurations, procedures, problems, and resolutions for future reference. (Daily)
- Expand role-specific and general IT professional knowledge base in self and others. (Daily)
- Participate in knowledge-transfer assignments, mentoring activities, work-shadowing assignments, etc. (As assigned)
- Work with the Network team to design and implement IT solutions. (As needed)
- Coordinate group efforts on IT projects. (As needed)
- Perform Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Requirements:

- Bachelor’s degree in MIS, CS, CPE, or a related field
- 2+ years’ experience as a network administrator, ideally in a multi-platform academic environment
- 1+ years’ experience administering Cisco network devices
- 1+ years’ experience administering Ruckus network devices
- 2+ years’ experience managing a switched network infrastructure
- 2+ years’ experience managing a wireless network infrastructure
- 1+ year experience managing network management software
- At least 3 years’ experience in relevant positions

Desired Qualifications:

- CCNA, or the ability to obtain it
- Ability to read, write and speak to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straightforward, and professional manner.
- Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to present technical ideas and concepts clearly and concisely.
- Capacity to conduct research into issues and products as required.
- Self-starter with good time management skills.
- Desire and aptitude to learn information technology functions and processes.
- Ability to operate effectively in a fast-changing environment that demands flexibility and quick, self-directed learning.

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