IT Architect/Engineer I

North Carolina State University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$130,000 - $155,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Information

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 Department 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 existing network
  • Perform in depth troubleshooting of network issues across various technologies
  • 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:

  • ASICs
  • Buffer sizing
  • Packet paths
  • Implement and troubleshoot advanced OSPF and BGP protocols configurations:

  • Route filtering
  • 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 platforms
  • 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 tools
  • Participate in the development of annual project budgets
  • Periodic On-call responsibilities
  • Other 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 knowledge.
  • 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 efficient manner.
  • As new technologies and solutions are implemented, this position will be responsible for presenting the solutions and support information to the NOC/helpdesk staff.
  • 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.
  • Preferred Qualifications


    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 Details

    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 Violence/Terrorism/Interpersonal Emergencies Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 516001 - Communication Technologies AA/EEO

    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 credit.

    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.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Professional Journal
  • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Application Materials Required

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
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