Cloud Network Engineer

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Twin Cities, MN

ID: 7151178
Posted: May 30, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Overview:
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the University of Minnesota is seeking an experienced cloud network engineer to support the development and implementation of cloud technologies that advance our core mission of academics, research, and outreach. Candidates should have full lifecycle experience with hybrid clouds including: architecture/design, build, and ongoing operational support. This is an exciting opportunity to define and operationalize cloud services in Azure, Google Cloud, and/or AWS through robust automation and CI/CD pipelines. Ideal candidates will have excellent technical and interpersonal skills (elevated EQ), an ability to work with users and technologists with varying levels of experience and a strong commitment to supporting an environment of trust, collaboration, and mission-focused work.

Compensation: $101,000 - $113,000 (depending on experience)

We Offer:
University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account - vested immediately.
22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays.
Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition.
Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates.
Free disability insurance.
Annual merit increase program.

Job Responsibilities:
Use APIs and automation tools such as Terraform to enable cloud-native network services in conjunction with upper-stack needs to leverage infrastructure as code
Serve as the liaison between the cloud team and the network team for cloud networking strategy and implementation
Work with network architects and engineers to create standards and patterns for cloud network services
Design and implement virtual private cloud (VPC) networks using cloud-native peering and traditional routing protocols
Establish and refine process for the configuration and maintenance of cloud-native firewalls
Establish and refine processes for the configuration and maintenance of cloud-native DNS/DHCP/IP Address Management (DDI)
Establish and refine processes for the configuration and maintenance of cloud-native load balancing services
Develop detailed technical processes and supporting documentation for cloud network services
Participate in troubleshooting and service restoration efforts for cloud network services
Plan and execute code upgrades for cloud network services
Participate in on-call rotation approximately twice per year

*Please document qualifications on resume.

Required Qualifications:
BA/BS plus at least two years of experience, or master’s degree
Cloud networking experience in one or more platforms: Azure, AWS, Google, on-premise cloud
Solid understanding of network technologies (Cisco route/switch, firewall, load balancing, DNS)
Strong scripting skills (ability to write Bash script, Python, Terraform, etc.)
Familiar with infrastructure as code concepts using CI/CD pipelines (development, staging and production).

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
University HSA contributions
Disability and employer-paid life insurance
Employee wellbeing program
Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
Financial counseling services
Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).