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Network Engineer, Network and Communication Services
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2022
Title Network Engineer, Network and Communication Services
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Network and Communication Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology

Position Summary

The University at Buffalo seeks a forward-thinking technology leader for the position of Network Engineer. As a Network Engineer, you will provide technical knowledge and advice to design solutions and solve problems, including installation, testing, and evaluation of new hardware, software, monitoring, and support of systems utilized across the University’s local, wide area, and wireless networks.

In this role you will:
    • Possess an expert current knowledge of data networking concepts and have a history of developing new and practical solutions to meet customer requirements
    • Ensure the system security and reliability for the campus enterprise network infrastructure
    • Be responsible for supporting and maintaining university wide information technology services, including, but not limited to routers, switches, firewalls, VPN, and wireless infrastructure
    • Prioritize and schedule work on multiple simultaneous projects, tasks, service requests, and service problems
    • Maintain current information regarding software and hardware for relevant computing platforms, network infrastructure, applications, procedures, and techniques.


About UBIT:
It is a great time to join UB Information Technology (UBIT)! Our staff are highly skilled and motivated to succeed and have cutting-edge training and technical resources at their disposal. For more information about UBIT visit our website. All the duties & responsibilities listed above continue to occur in a 24×7 environment, therefore, working extended hours, holidays, or varied hours may be required.

Outstanding Benefits:
In addition to professional growth opportunities, UBIT staff have access to benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal, and academic to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo:
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience OR master’s degree with 1 year of experience in:
      • Supporting and maintaining information technology services, including, but not limited to routers, switches, VPN’s, wireless infrastructure, and documenting installation procedures
      • Managing and performing network systems upgrades, installations, and reconfigurations in support of development and production services
      • Hardware/software firewalls and their management platforms
      • Project management


  • A combination of education and experience will be considered

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field
  • In-depth knowledge of network component operating systems (router, switch, firewall OS’s), Domain Name Service, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, Internet Protocols (IPv4 and IPv6), Network Address Translation technologies, Quality of Service, Software Defined Networks, and network routing protocols
  • Extensive wireless experience including designing, managing, upgrading, and troubleshooting, wireless networks along with troubleshooting a wide variety of wireless clients
  • Provided consulting on network application techniques, configurations, hardware, and software solutions, VLANs, firewalls, routers, switches, wireless systems, network authentication and authorization, routing protocols and security implementations

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to occasionally ascend and descend a ladder to lift and move network hardware weighing up to 75 pounds
  • Must be able to use standard telecommunications tools/equipment to differentiate and identify colors used for standard wire coding

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