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Senior Network Engineer, Office of Information Technology

Company: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) appreciates your interest in employment. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
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Job Description
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Senior Network Engineer, Office of Information Technology [R0137246].
Primary responsibilities include administration of enterprise network infrastructure components critical to the connectivity of UNLV's campus and constituents. The position will require advanced network administration skills and will collaborate and work with other engineers to design, implement, monitor, and operate the UNLV enterprise network composed of routers,
switches, firewalls, wireless controllers, and structured cabling. This position will require collaboration with OIT's system and database administrators to facilitate a robust campus wide infrastructure. The position will also assume a leadership role in the strategic planning, development and administration of the UNLV wireless network.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides leadership, support, training, and enterprise IT services that empower students, faculty, and staff. We are a dynamic group of 150+ full-time administrative faculty and staff and 125 student and temporary employees with a passion for providing excellent customer service to our campus constituents. We value individuality and encourage our employees to be their geekiest selves.
We believe every person brings with them unique strengths, experiences, and perspectives and we value these differences. One of our best opportunities is to deliver a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and focused on equality and to hire candidates who share these values.
Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
This position requires an earned Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and 7 years of professional experience performing Network Engineer and design job duties or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience is one of the following:
9 or more years of directly comparable experience by the date of appointment
Associate's degree plus 8 years of directly comparable experience by the date of appointment
60 hours toward a bachelor's degree with at least 6 hours (equals 1 year) in computer science, or related field plus 8 years of directly comparable experience by the date of appointment
In addition, CCNA or JNCIA and/or CCNP or JNCIP or like certifications are preferred.
The incumbent must have specific skill and knowledge in the following areas:
In-depth knowledge of the following: LAN switching technologies, routing technologies, network security, wireless infrastructure, network infrastructure services and network infrastructure maintenance, operation and design.
In-depth knowledge and strong hands-on technical experience with networking components (routers, switches, and wireless infrastructure), security technology (VPN, IPSEC, Firewalls Intrusion Detection, etc.), network protocols (e.g. OSPF, EVPN-VXLAN, HSRP, BGP, LACP, Multicast, underlying IP telephony and IP Video protocols, SNMP, IPv6), and technology.
Advanced hands-on technical experience, both configuration and management, with firewalls, VPN services, and other remote access tools
Demonstrated successful implementation of enterprise wireless network technologies.
General project management terminology
Demonstrated work history of progressively increasing responsibility within the organization
Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong written and verbal skills with the ability to convey ideas clearly to others
Interpersonal skills to interact with team members and customers and resolve conflicts in a positive and constructive manner.
Enterprise WiFi administration
Ability to promote, adapt, establish, and adhere to, and enforce best practices and procedures
Ability to deal with complex problems and apply appropriate tools, data, and techniques to diagnose and develop solutions
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Must be available to serve in an on-call rotation for unexpected emergencies and work extended shifts
Must be willing to adjust shift schedule to perform maintenance and upgrades outside of business hours a minimum of once per week
Ability to develop and deliver oral briefings or presentations at meetings of peers within the unit to communicate technical knowledge and new information.
Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects/network equipment that weigh up to 20 lbs frequently
Ability to lift network equipment that weighs up to 45lbs occasionally
Ability to learn technologies through research and self-studies and share knowledge with others in the units.
A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. The position is contingent upon funding with a salary range of $91,600 to $97,100.
Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, 30 days of sick leave the first day of employment, and paid holidays
Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
No state income tax for Nevada Residents
Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
Employee recognition and appreciation programs
Personal and professional development opportunities
UNLV athletics ticket discounts
Statewide employee purchase program discounts
RebelCard discounts on and off campus
Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost
Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
This position will remain open until the position is filled or 100 applications are received. A review of candidates' materials will begin immediately and best consideration will be given for materials submitted as soon as possible.
Materials should be addressed to Matt Kole, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact OIT Human Resources at (702) 895-1806 or
UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Browse Jobs" report within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Browse Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, "R0137246" in the search box.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
For more information, visit us online at:
The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. - - 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University's commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.
Information pertaining to the University's grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.
UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.
Administrative Faculty
Full-Time Equivalent
Required Attachment(s)
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Posting Close Date
Note to Applicant
This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.
All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements (if a closing date is provided).
Recruitments that provide a work schedule are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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