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Job ID: 129574

Senior Network Engineer
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Sep. 23, 2019
Title Senior Network Engineer
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology

Senior Network Engineer

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Senior Network Engineer position within the Innovation Technology Services Department.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


The Senior Network Engineer will provide architectural guidance, design, and technology leadership using best practices for the wired and wireless network, voice, and video infrastructure architecture at St. Thomas. The person in this position will demonstrate leadership, problem solving, organizational, analytical, and communication skills. Additional responsibilities include escalated troubleshooting and incident resolution, network engineering and configuration, coordination of upgrades and changes, migrations and installations as the business requires, follow through on assigned project tasks and ownership of issues in need of resolution.

This position will serve as technical lead on projects, provide direction and leadership in determining technical architecture for both on-premises and cloud-based networking environments, and build and maintain collaborative relationships with St. Thomas academic/business units, external vendors, and other departments within ITS.

This position is responsible for 24×7 support of systems and services.


1. Provide network design and architecture in partnership with stakeholders and ITS Operations groups:

Develop and promote a technology roadmap for University of St. Thomas wired and wireless networks and telecommunications infrastructure. This is includes strategies for:
Logical address space / DHCP
Name space / DNS
IP Address Space Management / NAT
Logical zoning to reflect network trust levels
Layer 2 / Layer 3 redundancy
Routing / switching
VPN / remote access
Effective monitoring and alerts
Lead engineering efforts to develop technology pilots, proof of concepts, and where appropriate, full production rollouts.
Using best practices develop designs and proposals for potential adoption at St. Thomas.
Work with key stakeholders, customers, senior leadership and other ITS teams to identify both technical and business requirements for specific initiatives.
Drive greater efficiencies, adaptability, and improvements to the network through increased automation and network intelligence.
Establish and maintain key academic/business and vendor relationships
2. Maintain and configure the University’s large and diverse network. Coordinate upgrades and changes, open work tickets, monitor network health.

Setup, maintain, and support on-premises and cloud solutions working with application vendors and providers, and St. Thomas stakeholders
Document processes, service levels, systems and inventory; update and refine as necessary in support of continuous improvement
Create and maintain network documentation:
Physical topology
Logical topology
IP segment / zone topologies
Establish and maintain monitoring and service metrics to ensure that systems and support processes meet customer needs.
Coordinate with ITS peers to ensure resolution of reported issues
On-call responsibility and participation in Change Management events outside of regular business
Keep network devices up to date with the latest IOS, firmware, OS

3. Be proficient with and follow the ITS Project Management process

Serve in technical lead and/or consultative role

4. Be proficient with and follow ITS procedures for communication updates and guidelines, incident and problem tracking, installation and inventory, and knowledge base.

5. Remains current on information about higher education and technology industry trends. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, management or a field related to the work

Five (5) years of professional experience with infrastructure/enterprise systems and support, including, but not limited to:
Routing: Static, OSPF, BGP
Switching: Cisco, HSRP, VLANs, VTP, Spanning-Tree, 802.1x
Wireless: Cisco, Cisco ISE
Perimeter: Palo Alto, A10 Thunder CGN
VPN: Palo Alto GlobalProtect
IPv4 and IPv6
Microsoft Visio
Project management
Change management
An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

This position is responsible for 24×7 support of systems and services.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in a higher education/instruction institute is preferred but not required

CCNA, CCNP in Routing / Switching, Wireless, or Design, Network +, ITIL Foundation certifications are highly desired.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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