Job Title: Network Engineer

Job ID: 522171

Location:  Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:  Regular

Close Date:  10/21/2020


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Job Summary

Supports the Division of Information Technology’s Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA) by designing, developing, and implementing network infrastructure and management systems for the AMPATH International Exchange Point as well as other NSF supported grant projects. Supports the day-to-day network engineering of the AMPATH International Exchange Point, to ensure the integrity and security in the delivery of network services to FIU and national and international research and education networks. Installs, provides configuration and management for, and troubleshoots wide-area networks, on both optical and packet layers. Provides assistance and high-level networking technical support for FIU Faculty and Staff, and CIARA participants and vendors. Assists in evaluating and the establishment of network standards.

  • Assists in the design, development, and implementation of network infrastructure and management systems for the AMPATH International Exchange Point.
  • Implement inter-domain Routing and Peering policies for both IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Maintains dialogue with end-users, IT Administrators, and vendors regarding the proper operation of network services provided by the AMPATH International Exchange Point and CIARA projects.
  • Maintains current knowledge of network services, new technologies, and related hardware and software applications, including SDN and OpenFlow.
  • Provides support for the management of network and data management systems for the operations of the AMPATH International Exchange Point and CIARA. Projects including but not limited to Ethernet and SDN services.
  • Supports monitoring systems for hybrid network services in support of network research, for support of data-intensive science, and for the at-scale deployment of network prototyping efforts using knowledge of programming languages such as Shell and Python.
  • Supports in the development and direction of programs for CIARA.
  • Supports in the troubleshooting activities of network infrastructure problems in a multi-vendor WAN submarine system network environment.
  • Provides On-Call after-hours support as required.
  • Develops network monitoring tools using Bash, Python, and Ansible.
  • Performs other related duties as required or directed by the supervisor.  The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma and six (6) years of related experience, OR an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Departmental Requirements

  • Experience working with networking protocols (Open Shortest Path First (OSPFv2 & OSPFv3)  and Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP(MP-BGP).
  • Two (2) years of work experience with Linux services and server configurations.
  • Experience working with network devices such as Juniper or Extreme/Brocade.
  • Experience working with scripting with Linux BASH.
  • Experience working with Python development.

Desired Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with OpenFlow or P4 networks is highly desired
  • Linux LPICv1 or CompTIA Linux+ certifications is highly desired
  • Experience with Ansible is highly desired
  • Juniper JNCP-SP certification is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow

Job Category

  • Administrative

Advertised Salary

  • $60,000 – $65,000

Work Schedule

Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM

Working Condition(s)

  • Loud Noise from Equipment/Machinery/Vibration 

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Driver’s License Check
  • Fingerprinting Check

Other Information

  • Ability to travel locally and nationally.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends and at locations outside of the University.

How To Apply

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