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Network Engineering and Specialized Services Manager (0660U), Berkeley IT - 34546
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Apr. 22, 2022
Title Network Engineering and Specialized Services Manager (0660U), Berkeley IT - 34546
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology

Network Engineering and Specialized Services Manager (0660U), Berkeley IT - 34546

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Berkeley IT believes in and fosters a workplace environment where people can bring their diverse skills, perspectives and experiences toward achieving our goals through a process of critical inquiry, discovery, innovation, while simultaneously committing to making positive contributions towards the betterment of our world.

In addition, members of the Berkeley IT community have created and endorse the following values for our organization to augment and amplify the campus principles:

We champion diversity.
We act with integrity.
We deliver.
We innovate.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are more than just suggestions for us. They are the guiding principles underlying how we come together, develop leaders at all levels of the organization, and create an environment that unites us. We affirm the dignity of all individuals, call upon our leaders to address critical issues with integrity and intention, respect our differences as well as our commonalities, and strive to uphold a just community free from discrimination and hate.

Berkeley IT is powered by problem solvers who deliver services and support to drive the campus experience. The Network Services and Operations Team is a part of Berkeley IT's Campus IT Infrastructure Department. The team empowers students, faculty and staff by providing them with access to the tools, resources and information they need. We do this by implementing, managing and maintaining services such as Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi throughout campus and high speed connectivity to support research.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 5, 2022.

  • Plans and architects large-scale local and wide-area networks. Makes decisions and / or recommendations based on analysis of data and information. Performs analysis techniques, up to and including the most complex and advanced. Directs project planning, cost analysis and vendor comparisons for projects at the campus, up to and including the most complex. Applies traffic analysis to determine best configuration of the campus network. Initiates or recommends large-scale communications and network system changes, up to and including the most complex. Develops proposals for new services. Consults with other units and directs, initiates and designs broad-scope networking solutions to meet the needs of research, teaching and administration at the campus and with external partners. Resolves network issues at the detailed protocol level involving multiple systems, up to and including the most complex and advanced. Ensures that campus network connectivity is operating as designed. Develops and oversees implementation of appropriate network monitoring and measurement for campus and regional networks. Participate in a 24/7 on-call rotation to resolve critical network issues as they arise. Anticipates technical needs for unit, develops plan and coordinates professional training. Acts as a technical project manager for the implementation of selected network solutions. Evaluates requirements to determine whether an internal or other networking solution is more appropriate for projects with broad scope at the campus. Guides the gathering of information during the planning stages. Represents the impact of technical decisions or situations to business advisory groups within UC and outside advisory boards. Represents the interests of the campus and other research universities by serving on technical advisory boards. Works with other UC campuses medical centers or the Office of the President and research universities to develop next generation networks and services for higher education. Supervises, develops and evaluates the performance of a team of professionals to ensure the communications and networking services needs of the campus are met in a timely and cost effective manner.

Required Qualifications
  • Expert knowledge of professional communications concepts in the completion of complex and diverse assignments. Expert knowledge of the principles and practices within the field. Demonstrated ability to apply highly developed technical skills and knowledge to improve the effectiveness of the function. Expert understanding of core networking protocols including a thorough understanding of all OSI layers. Experience successfully applying protocols to independently solve networking problems, up to and including the most complex. Demonstrated ability to communicate to all levels within the technical, academic and management community at the campus / medical center / OP and relevant external organizations. Experience and ability to represent the operational and strategic interests of a complex organization to communities interested in using, providing services to or interconnecting with campus / medical center / OP networking services. Understands implications of work on other areas. Clearly understands the communications and network needs of the organization and has skills needed to address those needs. In-depth, advanced understanding of various network hardware platforms. Demonstrated ability to analyze highly complex communication hardware and software systems for maintaining a real-time resource that impacts campus / medical center / OP-wide network users. Expert knowledge and experience working with network management systems. Ability to gather, organize and analyze data in the completion of a variety of functional assignments. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines. Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated expert problem-solving skills for the most complex situations.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience leading a team of data networking professionals.

Salary & Benefits

How to Apply

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Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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