Posting Number PG192381EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title IT Architect/Engineer I
Anticipated Hiring Range $130,000 - $155,000
Work Schedule 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Job Location Raleigh, NC
About the Department
The mission of Communication Technologies is to provide premier communication
services to the entire NC State University community. The department provides
communication services such as data, telephony, cable TV, video, and converged
services such as IP Telephony and IP Video to over 34,000 students and
approximately 8,000 faculty and staff.
Supporting this continuously growing academic population is a distributed
enterprise data network that provides over 75,000 network access ports with
connectivity to the Internet and Internet2, 12,000 phone lines, and 4,000
cable television outlets.
Communication Technologies (ComTech) is viewed as the telephony, cable
television, and network service provider for the NC State University community
and is responsible for designing, maintaining, and supporting the campus
voice, video, and data network infrastructures and all associated components.
Essential Job Duties
This Network Specialist will be part of a team that designs, tests, builds,
diagnoses, and maintains the NCSU multi-vendor campus network. The campus
network utilizes data center, carrier, wireless, and enterprise technologies.
Potential candidates should have in-depth proficiencies in multiples of these
technologies along with some of the overarching technologies like firewalls,
DNS, DHCP, IPAM and automation.
A prospective candidate should be able to currently perform a substantial
amount of the following:
Design networks to meet business requirements
Plan stepwise procedures for implementing new technologies within an
Perform in depth troubleshooting of network issues across various
Ability to recognize network issues from packet captures
Implement and troubleshoot L3VPN based networks
Implement and troubleshoot EVPN based networks
Understand advanced vendor hardware documentation as it pertains to the
campus network including areas such as:
Implement and troubleshoot advanced OSPF and BGP protocols configurations:
Multiple area OSPF
BGP with multiple autonomous systems
Implement and troubleshoot advanced firewall configurations:
Dynamic routing protocols
Layer 3 and transparent firewall technologies
Troubleshooting beyond testing policy matches
Automating networks utilizing open source and commercial automation
Perform network capacity planning and forecasting/trending
Perform hardware configuration and installation of network devices
according to best practices and procedures
Research new technologies and products including evaluating, performing
cost analysis, and writing business justification for purchasing.
Develop and maintain current documentation
Participate in maintenance windows after hours and weekends
Work with campus groups with varying degrees of networking experience to
develop requirements, initiate and/or implement technology solutions to
meet their needs
Maintain an awareness of and interest in new network technologies
Integrate new technologies and solutions with existing network management
Participate in the development of annual project budgets
Periodic On-call responsibilities
Periodic on-call responsibilities
Minimum Education and Experience
Entry level with Masters; Bachelors and 5 yrs experience
Other Required Qualifications
Requires a strong knowledge of a large subset of the following routing and
switching concepts such as EVPN, BGP, OSPF, HSRP, IPV6, DOT1x, IPSec, TLS,
MPLS, TCP/IP, VLANs, and switch stacking.
Effective communication skills are required for this position in order to
work with University staff and students with varying levels of networking
Ability to determine the best communication method based on the technical
expertise for the person(s) they are working with so that design
principles are understood, implemented and problems are resolved in an
As new technologies and solutions are implemented, this position will be
responsible for presenting the solutions and support information to the
Analytical skills – An effective senior network engineer needs to be able
to display analytical thinking skills and learn complex systems quickly.
The engineer must be able to analyze data from packet captures, device
statistics, and network flow data to assist in troubleshooting service
issues that may be rooted in the application, network design, hardware
malfunctions, network based attacks, etc.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required Yes
Commercial Driver's License required No
Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions
Job Open Date 02/01/2023
Anticipated Close Date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application, please upload a copy of your resume. You may
also upload an optional cover letter.
Position Number 00103423
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Fire/Explosions,
Mandatory - Medical Emergencies, Mandatory - Hazardous Material Incidents,
Mandatory - Transportation Accidents, Mandatory - Evacuations/Natural Hazards,
Mandatory - Utilities/Infrastructure Failure, Mandatory - Threats of
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 516001 - Communication Technologies
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age,
sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a
disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities
requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview
process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at
the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact
Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks.
Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must
be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive
NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all
employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons
hired to work in the United States.
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(Open Ended Question)
Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Networking Specialist position.
Bachelor's, Master's, and/or Doctorate with a major in electronics, telecommunications, engineering, or a closely related field and at least three years of experience in network design, analysis, or management.
Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate in an unrelated field and at least seven years of experience in network design, analysis, or management.
Associate's with a major in electronics, telecommunications, engineering, or a closely related field and at least five years of experience in network design, analysis, or management.
Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least seven years of experience in network design, analysis, or management (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 6 years of related experience).
High school diploma/GED and at least 7 years of experience in network design, analysis, or management.
Did not complete high school but have a combination of education and experience to equal at least 11 years of experience in network design, analysis, or management (ex. 1 year of high school and 10 years of experience).
None of the above
Do you have experience with large enterprise networks?
Application Materials Required