• Network Engineer Advanced

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/3/2019 11:33 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Info Technology
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    INFO Network Engineering
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Advanced Network Capacity Planner (working title: Network Engineer Advanced) supports and monitors the UAMS Network Engineering environment.  Environment includes but is not limited to: Networking equipment from Arista, Aruba, Brocade, Juniper, and Cisco; networking monitoring software from Arista, Aruba, Brocade, Juniper, AKiPS, SolarWinds, InMon or other functionally equivalent applications.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Salary offered commensurate with experience


    Analysis and Design – Hardware and software: 

    • Assessment of users’ system requirements taking into consideration existing UAMS computing environment.
    •  Assessment should include, wired network jacks, wireless access points, network switches, routers, etc.
    • Design of work plans that will enable IT Network Engineering to meet campus service level agreements.
    • Design of work plans that will keep Network equipment and software up-to-date.
    • Design of work plans for networking equipment, wired jack locations, wireless Access Points, and networked devices, as needed to assist in design of new buildings or remodel of existing facilities.
    • Testing of vendor supplied updates and service packs.

    Systems Support and maintenance:

    • Ensure timely update of Network Engineering hardware and software to new Service packs, patches, etc.
    •  Assist with resolution of user defined problems with production systems and/or production equipment.
    • Monitoring performance of production systems. Ensure automated monitoring of production systems when possible.
    • Installation and/or activation of networking equipment: wired network jacks, wireless access points, network switches, etc.
    •  Update wired and wireless systems drawing as changes and/or additions are made to productions systems.
    • Maintain IP assignments.
    •  Update hardware and software inventory and version control information as items are added, removed or modified using established record keeping processes.
    • IT Application Analyst coordination in support of productions systems.
    • Written and verbal communication at a department level concerning system maintenance and/or downtime.

    Infrastructure Technology Planning:

    • Assessment of software tools that will enable all IT areas to provide quicker more reliable services to UAMS.
    • Assessment of emerging technologies that will enhance the UAMS IT environment.
    • Assessment of emerging management needs.
    • Selection of appropriate technologies and systems for UAMS.
    • Recommending technology standards appropriate for the UAMS environment.
    • Coordination with other IT areas in support of new system implementations and upgrades.

    Cloud Infrastructure Technology Planning:

    • Assessment of emerging cloud technologies that will enhance the UAMS IT environment.
    • Assessment of emerging cloud management needs.
    • Evaluation and recommendation of appropriate technologies and cloud providers for UAMS needs with other IT areas and stakeholders.
    • Coordination with other IT areas in support of new cloud system implementations and upgrades.

    WAN Circuit Evaluation and Planning:

    • Assessment of existing data circuits in the area of circuit quality, down times, and bandwidth.
    • Recommendation of appropriate existing data circuit bandwidth as customer needs change.
    • Assessment of existing circuit or new circuit needs & costs with recommendation of appropriate sizing of bandwidth, appropriate technical delivery mechanisms, and vendor selection to best balance needs and costs.

    Disaster recovery preparedness:


    • Responsible for monitoring regular backups of the system.
    • Plan for system recovery in the event of a failure.
    • Documentation for the disaster recovery plan is to be kept current at all times and tested periodically.

    Other duties as assigned


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field of study plus 10 years of Information Technology experience or other relevant experience in a large data network environment or Associate's degree in Computer Science or related field of study plus 12 years of Information Technology experience or other relevant experience in a large data network environment or High School diploma plus 14 years of Information Technology experience or other relevant experience in a large data network environment
    • Experience listed above must include four years specifically in two of the following: Network Engineering Equipment support (Arista, Aruba Networks, Brocade, Cisco, and Juniper, etc.)
    • Must have vehicle to commute from UAMS campus office to off-campus UAMS offices for meetings

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Certifications - Network+ and A+ certifications, Arista, Brocade, Cisco, Juniper – provide proof of certification(s) held in one or more of these product lines
    • Experience with MS Office Tools: Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Visio
    • Configuration, troubleshooting, and certifications of network equipment from Arista, Aruba Networks, Brocade, Cisco, and Juniper
    • Network monitoring software such as Inmon, Ciscoworks, Solarwinds, AKiPs, Cacti, and Nagios or functional equivalents
    • Network troubleshooting tools such as a fox/hound toner, wire scanners, and network packet sniffers
    • Good working knowledge of OSI Layers 1-4
    • Experience in a TCP/IP routed environment using OSPF, BGP, EVPN, & VXLAN
    • Troubleshooting network connectivity with desktop and server operating systems such as Windows Server, Linux, Unix, and Mac OS

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.



    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 51 - 99 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Dust, Sharp objects/tools


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