University of Texas at Dallas Network Engineer III in Dallas, Texas

Job Summary

The Lonestar Education And Research Network (LEARN) is a consortium of 39 organizations throughout Texas that includes public and private institutions of higher education, community colleges, the National Weather Service, and K-12 public schools. The consortium, organized as a 501©3, connects these organizations, and over 630+ affiliated organizations, together with high performance optical network services to support their research, education, healthcare and public service missions. LEARN provides Layer 1 and MPLS transport services. It also provides IP connectivity to a global research network through Internet2 and other networks, and commercial Internet services (CIS) to its members.

Position Location: This position requires the candidate to currently operate from a home office in a virtual office environment.

Travel Requirements: Travel to LEARN POPs and member locations throughout the Central, North and Southeast regions of Texas regularly and throughout the state of Texas occasionally.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree. Five to seven years experience.

Preferred Education and Experience
  • BS degree with minimum of 5 years of experience working directly with complex network environments OR 9 years of professional experience in advance service provider network environment

  • Demonstrates team building abilities

  • Shows initiative and works independently

  • Proven communication skills in business environment

  • Proven experience with advanced service provider and WAN optical technologies, including advanced fiber optic networks, in house and outside plant fiber systems, and Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM, CWDM). Familiarity with Coherent Detection and modern modulation techniques

  • Fiber optic troubleshooting knowledge and experience with variety of test equipment. Working knowledge of fiber and networking tools, including spectrum analyzer, OTDR, Chromatic Dispersion, BER test sets

  • Proven working experience with Ciena and ADVA Optical, and common Metro Ethernet systems

  • Project development and network documentation experience Knowledge of network management and monitoring systems (ex: PerfSonar, OpenNMS, Rancid, etc.) and diagnostic tools

  • Linux skills

  • Fiber Optic or vendor certifications

  • Familiarity with co-location and Internet Exchange point practices and policies

  • Prior experience working with R&E; networks

Equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience will be considered.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide engineering and support services to LEARN customers and members. LEARN operates a high-speed Wide Area Network (WAN) and ISP environment consisting of circuits, multiplexers, routers, and network switches.

  • Provide project planning, implementation and successful execution of projects including technical network design, and develop detailed network documentation.

  • Isolate and diagnose root causes of hardware and software issues and act on a plan of action for timely problem resolution.

  • Provide second and third level network support. Troubleshoot physical and optical connections, and isolate problems with network interfaces, transponders, multiplexers, amplifiers, DWDM line and client optics.

  • Design and implement advanced configuration of network and transport systems, including 1Gb/s, 10Gb/s, 40Gb/s, and 100Gb/s ethernet circuits.

  • Design and implement co-location space, power, and fiber systems. Design and implement cross-connects among systems.

  • Interact and collaborate with vendors and contractors for product/platform evaluation, technical implementation and planning, and procuring network products and services.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain standard operational procedures and established standards.

The individual will work in a small team environment, but will have significant interaction with network and service providers, and members ranging from K-20, higher education, University system networks, other regional and national networks.

Additional Information
  • On-call availability for resolving network emergencies, both during regular and off-hours.

  • Emergency on-call availability 24×7×365

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.

  • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as network switches, computers, and peripherals.

Location of Position: Central, North and Southeast regions of Texas

International sponsorship is not available for this position.

Posting Number: S00822P

Position Title: Network Engineer III

Department: IT-AIS

Salary Range: $60424.00 - $85000.00 DOQ

Pay Basis: Monthly

Position Status: Regular full-time

Location: Richardson

Open Date: 10/14/2016

Open Until Filled: Yes