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NETWORK ENGINEER

Req #: 128133

Department: UW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Job Location: Seattle Campus

Posting Date: 08/10/2016

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

Notes:

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

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 provides critical technology infrastructure and support to all three UW campuses (Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma), UW medical centers (UW Hospital, Harborview Hospital, and numerous remote clinics). UW-IT partners with the UW community to enable innovation, learning, discovery, and service.

UWIT has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Network Engineer.

Networks, Data Centers & Telecommunications (NDT), a division within UW-IT, provides network architecture, engineering, operations, and support teams whose responsibilities span UW, UW Medicine, the state K-20 Education Network and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop. NDT designs, builds, & operates data centers, voice and data networks including optical and Ethernet solutions for long-haul and local networks.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

This Network Engineer will be a member of the Network Design and Architecture (NDA) team within NDT. Initial duties will be in support of the UW Medicine network environment for which she/he will define & design complex and diverse network facilities (physical and virtual) in support of UW Medicine’s hospitals, administration, and remote clinics. She/he will participate as a member of a network design team that collectively provides designs and tier3 support for the following four “sectors”: UW, UW Medicine, the state K-20 Education Network, and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop.

This position requires significant experience creating and documenting complex switched and routed network architectures and designs that have been 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 campus 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 medical support devices; and devices that may impact network performance such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS).

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences or Mathematics or related field. Minimum of four years’ experience creating and documenting complex switched and routed network architectures and designs that have been 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 campus 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 medical support devices; 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.

DESIRED:

Design and support of hospital and clinic, healthcare-based networks.

Design and support of research and education-based networks.

Design and deployment of networks based on Juniper equipment & JunOS.

Design of Data Center network facilities.

Design and deployment of regional and metro network facilities.

Understanding of facility requirements including space/power/cooling/security.

Understanding of information security and policies and how these intersect with network design.

Functional experience with…

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Firewalls & firewall policies

Capacity Management

Automation tools Monitoring tools

VoIP

WiFi

Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Python scripting/programming experience.

Creation of Service Design Package (SDP) and formalized customer-centric project proposals.

ITILv3 certification.

Network Operations Center.

Experience racking, configuring, maintaining, and upgrading network equipment and providing Tier2 troubleshooting.

Experience working within a formal Change Management process.

Experience defining and designing to operation level agreements (OLAs) and service level agreements (SLAs).

Condition 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.

This is an essential position and will be required to report to work remotely when the UW suspends operations.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.

Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.