Network Engineer III

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

ID: 7065500
Posted: March 23, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Division of Information Technology provides reliable and accessible IT services to elevate and enhance Texas A&M University. We provide IT leadership to the campus community while serving the mission of Texas A&M. With trusted services and innovative solutions, we are changing the technology landscape on campus. To learn more about IT at Texas A&M University visit us at:

What we want

The Network Engineer III, under direction, serves as technical lead for network engineering projects or services. He or she also provides technical oversight for the application of and compliance with technical standards; coordinates the technical activities of a network engineering team; and completes reports and summaries for management and users including project status reports, problem reports, and progress summaries. Our preferred candidate will have experience working in a university setting as well as completed their degree in Computer Networking or Information Technology. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this description interests you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Please note: must be a U.S. candidate which includes: U.S. citizen, lawful permanent residents (i.e. Green Card holders), and certain categories including refugees and asylees.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
Five years networking design experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with a diverse range of people
Must have strong interpersonal skills
Preferred Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Networking or Information Technology
Experience working in a university setting, managing university networks
Other Requirements or Other Factors:

Hiring restrictions in compliance with System Policy 15.02 Export Controls such as: must be a United States citizen, permanent resident, or a person granted asylum or refugee status in accordance with 15 CFR, Part 762; 22 CFR §§122.5, 123.22 and 123.26; and 31 CFR § 501.601.
Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

CCNP, CCDP, CCNP – Collaboration
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Project management skills including: mentoring, negotiation skills, basic vendor relations, advanced client relations skills, proposal writing, business acumen, persuasive communication, adaptability to change, team leadership skills, and quality assurance methodologies
Hands-on experience with enterprise grade Cisco network equipment
Experience with Cisco Identity Services Engine, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, SolarWinds, Cisco Call Manager, and Cisco Unity

Design Networks and Network Upgrades - Implement and coordinate design activities for very complex, networking projects. Review network design plans.
Network Testing and Security - Implement and coordinate tests for used to certify complex networking projects to required installation design standards. Review plans for installation and testing of enterprise-level networks. In collaboration with the network security team, help oversee the monitoring and maintenance of network security.
Problem Management - In collaboration with the field services and installation teams, help coordinate and monitor the problem management process to include backup support. Analyze, troubleshoot, track, and repair complex enterprise data.
Client/Vendor Consultation - Provide technical oversight for the development of plans for new networks or upgrades. Facilitate input from clients, systems administrators, contractors, and vendors to develop specifications and plans for large and complex networking projects.
Documentation - Oversee the process used to document network engineering. Monitor and audit documentation of network engineering designs, plans, maps, methods, procedures, problems, and repairs.
New Technology Deployment and System Integration Testing - Create, evaluate, and approve plans for the implementation of new technology deployments and system integration testing.
Technology Planning and Evaluation - Coordinate the evaluation of new technologies. Make recommendations based on the evaluation of new technologies for their applicability to the client’s needs.
Project Planning Support - Collaborate with the project leader to develop work plans and time schedules for projects including outlining phases and identifying personnel and computing equipment requirements.
Professional Development - Participate in training and professional development sessions.
Common Duties - May coordinate the technical activities of a project team; complete reports and summaries for management and/or users including status reports, problem reports, progress summaries, and system utilization reports; serve as a senior member of an information resource team responsible for setting technical direction; and perform all or some of the duties of a Network Engineer II. Perform other duties as assigned.


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