Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
Lead the design, development, support, maintenance, monitoring, and implementation of the university's enterprise data, voice, and wireless networks serving as a subject matter expert in at least one critical technology area. Provide final escalation incident support, fulfill advanced customer requests in their subject area, research new technologies, develop solutions for network expansion and growth, lead the deployment of network hardware and configuration as part of the department's ongoing initiatives, and work with management to form strategies for the introduction of new and improved technologies.
Lead the design, development, and provide final escalation support for networking technology, including LAN/WAN (wired switches and routers), WLAN (wireless access points and controllers), network security (VPN, firewalls, and authentication systems), network support (DNS/DHCP, network management), and telephony (VoIP) services; specific duties will vary according to the life cycle and the technical complexity of the network and associated hardware and software.
System Owner/Subject Matter Expert for one of the Network Operations department's major systems: LAN/WAN, Wireless, Voice, Security.
Plan, design, configure, maintain, and manage enterprise network devices, traveling throughout the university's campuses and to other remote facilities as necessary.
Serve as internal project manager for small to medium scale implementation projects.
Monitor and analyze network activity to ensure optimal network usage, and performance; establish and operate network test facilities; test and evaluate network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements.
Evaluate and select new technologies to optimize network capacity, efficiency, and performance.
Facilitate work with clients, technical staff, and vendors on service request fulfillment, network implementation, optimization, and ongoing management.
Troubleshoot system failures escalating to vendors as appropriate; act as final level of escalation for incident reports and works with Network Operations team members and other departments to resolve problems.
Essential Functions Continued
Participate in an after-hours Tier 3 on-call rotation responding to network outage emergencies as defined in the department's standard operating procedures; serve as the emergency escalation contact for Tier 2 support.
Create and maintain a disaster recovery and backup & restore plan for vital network components, implementing when necessary.
Perform backups of network equipment configurations and support system data.
Ensure the security of the university's network by implementing the policies and practices that prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, or denial of service to a computer or other network-accessible resources.
Develop and maintain documentation for network systems to be used by other engineers or the university community.
Serve as seasoned and highly proficient professional, technical mentor and advisor to the entire Network Operations team.
Serve as an expert resource to others outside of Network Operations while serving on committees and project teams.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.)
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or another related program.
Eight (8) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Valid Driver's License with an acceptable record
Four (4) years of advanced level experience working with networking hardware and software including network design and implementation.
Possess an expert-level understanding of commonly used networking concepts, practices, and procedures.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Professional level (CCNP, CWNP) or higher industry certification.
Master's Degree and two (2) years of advanced level experience working with networking hardware and software including network design and implementation.
6-8 years working in the Cisco wireless area.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Hearing, listening - Continuously
Sitting - Continuously
Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
Talking - Often
Bending - Seldom
Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
Crawling - Seldom
Crouching - Seldom
Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom
Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Seldom
Pulling, pushing - Seldom
Reaching overhead - Seldom
Stooping - Seldom
Walking - Seldom
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.