Network and Security Engineer

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Nov 13, 2021
Closes
Dec 03, 2021
Ref
STF10635
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Network and Security Engineer

George Mason University's Information Technology Services (ITS), located on the Fairfax, Va., campus, invites applications for a Network and Security Engineer position within the Network & Security Engineering team. 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.

About the Position:

The successful applicant will be a key member of a technical team that designs, implements and maintains the Mason's network in a fast-paced, multi-campus environment.

Assigned tasks will include project management, network and Wi-Fi design, maintenance and troubleshooting of the Mason Date Network. The incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining network documentation per department and commonwealth of Virginia information technology (IT) security guidelines.

Responsibilities:

The Network Engineer will report to the Manager of Network Engineering and be a member of the engineering team working on design, implementation, and documentation of network and security infrastructure and Wi-Fi networks. Applicants should have a good understanding of current network and information Wi-Fi concepts, technologies, and best practices; and will be able to explain these clearly to both technical and nontechnical audiences. A strong working knowledge of networking best practices and previous project management in a higher education environment is preferred. A bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or telecommunications, or the equivalent combination of education and work experience, is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of data and Wi-Fi networking, telecommunications, and transmission technologies including network architectures, topologies, protocols, devices and interfaces;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of LAN physical transmission media, Wi-Fi networks, Ethernet and IP;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WAN physical transmission media and Data Link technologies;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IP routing and the operation of interior gateway routing (IGP) protocols; demonstrated knowledge of IP routing protocol details and BGP (border gateway protocols);
  • Experience installing and configuring routers and Ethernet switches; demonstrated ability to diagnose, resolve, and document communications problems related to network hardware;
  • Extensive, successful experience interacting with both coworkers and customers, resulting in high-quality customer support; hands-on experience working with Linux or other UNIX variants;
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems and applications;
  • Hands-on experience with Cisco or Enterasys equipment;
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills; and
  • Must be eligible to work in secure computing environments including International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Programming experience with at least one high-level language;
  • Hands-on experience working with networks using Palo Alto, Cisco, Cisco Wi-Fi controller and AP's and VPN (virtual private network) solutions;
  • Understanding of systems analysis and engineering techniques;
  • Knowledge of state procurement policies and procedures;
  • Experience with Magic Ticket system; industry certification at the associate-level or higher (e.g., Cisco, Wi-Fi or Palo Alto); and
  • Experience documenting ongoing projects, testing procedures, and troubleshooting methods.


Work Environment:

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

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position 01805z at https://jobs.gmu.edu; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. References must include name, email address and phone number.

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Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
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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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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