Network Engineer

University of North Carolina System   Raleigh, NC   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on December 30, 2022
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Network Engineer

About the Opportunity
The Network Engineer will be responsible for configuring and maintaining network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls and other devices; designing and deploying functional networks such as LAN or WAN; monitoring network performance, security, and integrity; suggesting improvements to network capacity, performance, and scalability; maintaining technical documentation and mentoring team on technical issues; creating, overseeing and testing security measures such as disaster recovery and access authentication; identifying and resolving issues by troubleshooting local and cloud infrastructure; communicating with the network users as needed; configuring NAT, Policy-based routing, and other policies as needed; configuring VPN endpoints and policies for System Office and customers; support off-hours rotation to support environment (planned maintenance, escalation, etc.); and working with ISP and other providers for connectivity requirements as needed.
This position may be eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement, consistent with System Office policy. UNC System employees are generally required to reside in North Carolina, within a 2-hour commuting distance of their assigned duty station.

About the UNC System Office
The UNC System Office includes the offices of the President and other senior administrators of the multi-campus University of North Carolina System. The UNC System is a treasured public institution dedicated to serving the people of North Carolina through world-class teaching, research, and community engagement. Today, nearly 250,000 students are enrolled in our 16 universities across the state and at the NC School of Science and Mathematics. System Office staff is responsible for executing the policies of the UNC Board of Governors and providing University-wide leadership in the areas of academic affairs, business and financial management, long-range planning, student affairs, research, legal affairs, and government relations. The UNC System Office also has administrative oversight of a number of University affiliates, including PBS North Carolina, the North Carolina Arboretum, the NC State Education Assistance Authority, and University of North Carolina Press.

About the Team
The Information Technology division works collaboratively with UNC constituent institutions to help ensure efficient and cost-effective integration of new technologies that meet common and unique needs of the 17 institutions. The division is also charged with managing the highly complex enterprise-wide data modernization efforts that will enable the System to better monitor, evaluate, and manage our enterprise; as well as facilitate timely comparisons across the 17 institutions and create better data-sharing capabilities for smarter and more efficient data-driven decisions.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Skills
Master's degree and 2-4 years experience; or bachelor's and 3-5 years experience; or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution.

Required Competencies

  • Experience as a Network Administrator or Network Engineer, preferably in a senior position
  • Experience with network administration and architecture
  • Knowledge of communication protocols specifically routing protocols like BGP, OSPF as well as TCP/IP
  • Sound knowledge about network security and control models
  • Experience with network monitoring, diagnostics, and analysis tools
  • Experience with network operating systems such as PanOS and Cisco IOS
  • Experience with network virtualization, such as GENEVE and VXLAN
  • Exceptional organizational, leadership and management skills
  • An analytical mind with a problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to make quick decisions while working independently

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Professionally certified in Palo Alto (PCNSA, PCNSE, etc.), Cisco (CCNP, CCDP, etc.) or other relevant certifications
  • Experience with VMware NSX (NSX-V, NSX-T, etc.)

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Classification: IT Network Administrator III

Appointment Type: Permanent

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Employment Type: EHRA

EHRA Category: Instructional, Research and Information Technology

Location: Raleigh, NC USA

Position Number: G0001112

Special Instructions to Applicants: The posting remains open until filled, but applications received by January 15, 2023 will be given priority consideration.


Equal Employment Opportunity and Other Information
The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

To claim veteran's preference, all eligible persons must indicate their eligibility as requested on the application. A DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, may be required later in the selection process.

The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.