Information Technology Specialist 3

Fairfax, VA
Jul 27, 2017
Aug 14, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Up to $94,000; commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
Senior Network Engineer

George Mason University Network Engineering and Technology (NET)--within Information Technology Services (ITS), located on the Fairfax, Va., campus--is seeking qualified applicants to fill an open position as a Senior Network Engineer. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The Senior Network Engineer will report to the Manager of the Network Engineering team. The successful applicant will be a key member of a technical team that designs, implements and maintains the university data network in a fast-paced, multicampus environment. Assigned tasks will include: * Project management and network design; * Maintenance and troubleshooting; * Maintaining network documentation pursuant to department and Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology (IT) security guidelines; * Working with NET staff, ITS staff, and business units to design virtual networks to meet university business goals (designs should embrace modularity, scalability, and operational simplicity), and recommending reconfiguration as necessary; and * Developing procedures and documentation to support operations.

Required Qualifications: * Bachelor’s degree in a computational, scientific, or technical field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; * Good understanding of current network and information security concepts, technologies, and best practices with the ability to explain these clearly to both technical and nontechnical audiences; * Working knowledge of the Internet Protocol (IP) suite and Ethernet; * Working knowledge of interior and exterior gateway routing protocols, specifically OSPF and BGP; * Working knowledge of networking technologies and concepts including network and server virtualization, VLAN, MPLS, VPN and WDM; * Experience configuring Ethernet switches, IP routers, and network security appliances--preferably in an enterprise environment; * Demonstrated work experience in network element or telecommunications system configuration; * Ability to work cooperatively and enthusiastically with a diverse team of people; * Ability to work cooperatively with external providers, clients, and customers with varying degrees of technical ability in order to complete projects; and * Excellent verbal and written communication skills including some experience with technical documentation for a network engineering audience.

Preferred Qualifications: * Extensive experience configuring Cisco routing and switching devices, and Palo Alto firewalls; * Working knowledge of a Linux-, BSD- or Unix-based operating system; * Working knowledge of a Microsoft Windows-based operating system; * Significant demonstrated work experience in network element or telecommunications system configuration; * Experience working in a higher education environment; and * Industry or vendor certifications indicating proficiency in configuration of routing, switching, and firewall devices, such as, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE.

Salary up to $94,000; commensurate with education and experience.

George Mason University is a great place to work where employees are given an opportunity to develop skills and expand horizons. Mason offers tuition waivers, telecommuting and flextime schedules, and facilities that will meet your physical fitness needs; and the campus environment is dynamic and ethnically and culturally diverse.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 01589z at by August 10, 2017; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

MasonAd : Great Careers Begin at Mason! People choose to work at George Mason University for many reasons, and there are even more reasons why they stay for a career including the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrows news! Mason embodies many things, but underlying it all is a commitment to flexibility, creativity, autonomy, and making a difference. Add that to a robust benefits package, a commitment to flexibility as well as work/life options, the opportunity for personal and professional development and you have a career in balance at Mason! Enrollment is over 32,000, with students studying in over 198 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. George Mason University Where Innovation Is Tradition!

Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2017-08-10

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