IT Wireless Network Engineer, IT Network Engineer

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The University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Jul 06, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Full Time

Position title: IT Wireless Network Engineer, IT Network Engineer
Position #: 106454

The Wireless Network Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and functionality of the University of Maryland’s wireless local area networks (WLANs) and associated wireless services.

The position is responsible for Wireless planning which includes developing plans for service design, service operations and continual service improvement. As a result, this engineer is expected to work effectively with stakeholders to gather and refine requirements while at the same staying current with industry trends and vendor capabilities. This position requires strong analysis, troubleshooting, and planning skills and will develop detailed implementation plans. Implementation plans include, but are not limited to, service improvements and upgrades (both client facing and administrative), equipment upgrades/replacements, and general design, security, and architecture improvements. This position requires an understanding of network security and may require the development, deployment or integration of network security services.

The Wireless Network Engineer will assist in the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all WLAN hardware, software, and communication links. This individual shall analyze and resolve WLAN hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end-user training where required.

Other duties include managing network resources such as wireless maps, and assisting in the management of the wireless network management system and other related support systems. This position does require a valid drivers license.

Minimum qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.


  • At least 2 years experience supporting and administrating wireless network environments in a mid to large scale deployment.


  • Technical knowledge of, and experience working with Cisco and/or Aruba wireless hardware and administration.
  • Demonstrated understanding of 802.11 wireless protocols
  • Familiarity with site surveys and site design tools for the purpose of creating efficient and effective WLAN performance and coverage.
  • Analytic and problem solving skills and the ability to contribute new thoughts and participate in collaborative problem solving and decision-making.
  • Creativity, originality, and ingenuity in the many technical and human situations encountered in professional service.
  • Valid driver’s license



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field preferred
  • Network related certifications such as CCNA, CWAP, CWSP, CWNA and CCNP are Desirable.


  • Experience in a higher education environment


  • Design, implement and support wireless networks.
  • Strong, hands-on technical knowledge and experience managing Cisco and/or Aruba wireless networks

Additional information: This position does not provide sponsorship for Visas.
Benefits Included:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage designed to help you and your family live a healthy lifestyle.
  • Flexible work opportunities
  • UMCP Tuition Remission for employees, and their dependents to grow and achieve greatness.
  • Generous paid time off package to address work/life balance and maintain well-being.
  • Retirement Benefits created to aid employees in reaching future retirement goals.
  • And many more…

Salary range:  $83,000 – $98,000.

Physical demands: Predominantly operates in an office environment though periods of time could be spent in computer room and communications equipment spaces for installation, testing, and troubleshooting. Some work (less than 10%) requires moving and lifting of heavy communications equipment.

Best consideration date: 07/27/2022 or open until filled

Please apply at: 

Vaccine protocol: the University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


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