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Assistant Director Networking at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, US

Bucknell University

This is a Full-Time position in Lewisburg posted Mar 28.

Assistant Director Networking

Lewisburg Pennsylvania

Description: Bucknell Universityneed a Assistant Director Networking immediately starts from Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:13:43 GMT, this position will be placed in Pennsylvania.

For more detail information about this job vacancy please read the description below. If interested in this position, please email us your resume, along with salary requirements and a cover letter to Bucknell University starts from Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:13:43 GMT.

Bucknell University seeks applications for an Assistant Director Networking.

The Assistant Director Networking is responsible for overseeing Bucknell University’s network infrastructure; for providing leadership and direction to members of the Networking team; and for supplying technical guidance in all networking matters. The Assistant Director is also responsible for fostering an environment within the Networking team where collaboration, coaching, an enthusiasm for learning, and a desire to continuously improve services and infrastructure flourishes. The Assistant Director delegates tasks, sets policies and priorities, assigns deadlines, and manages workflows for the Networking team. The Assistant Director represents the Networking team and is ultimately responsible for the team’s performance.

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Technology Infrastructure and User Services and works collaboratively and willingly with other Assistant and Associate Directors reporting to the Director, as well as with other leaders and staff of Library and Information Technology to offer or take advantage of expertise, investigate opportunities for further integration, improve existing services, or offer new services.

The Network

Bucknell’s campus network is highly redundant and resilient, supporting data, voice-over-IP telephony, IP-multicast television, and pervasive 802.11n wireless connectivity. The network plays a vital role in campus recoverability from a disaster to either of Bucknell’s two on-campus data centers, as well as taking a significant part in securing campus resources against malware and attack. The campus network extends into areas of downtown Lewisburg and other off-campus locations via leased fiber or VPN tunnels. Commodity Internet service is provided to the campus by redundant 1Gbps circuits.

Duties and Responsibilities

–Overall planning, functionality, efficiency, and reliability of the University’s network infrastructure.

–Oversight and direct participation in the configuration, installation, and maintenance of the campus network, as well as the support of daily and on-call network operations.

–Training and oversight of any student employees.

–Monitoring the network and responding appropriately to service breaks or anomalies, including at times outside of normal work hours when necessary.

–Responding as necessary to reports of network problems.

–Developing networking policies.

–Delegation of team responsibilities.

–Engineering solutions to existing problems and proactively designing tools in anticipation of future needs.

–Continually seeking ways to improve the network infrastructure.

–Managing network projects.

–Insistence on quality and neatness of installation, including appropriate labeling and documentation.

–Training and instructing Library and Information Technology staff, as well as members of the campus community, when necessary.

–Keeping abreast of changes, developments, and trends relating to networked environments and associated hardware, software, protocols, and tools.

–Staying informed about trends and issues in network security, including current and emerging technologies.

–Understanding and keeping abreast of potential network-borne threats and vulnerabilities, and mitigation techniques and technologies.

–Recommending changes to network topology, architecture, equipment, or bandwidth, based on new or anticipated requirements, better practices, or other relevant reasons.

–Keeping the Director of Technology Infrastructure and User Services informed of current or likely problems, issues, or trends, as appropriate.

–Leading, managing, and supporting the Networking team: Training new staff; leading annual performance planning process with each team member; leading annual goal setting process with each team member; creating opportunities for and encouraging professional development; guiding and coaching team members; providing regular, ongoing feedback to team members promoting continuous improvement, proactive service, and relationship building; other relevant tasks.

–Preparing annual capital and operating budgetary information for submission to the Director of Technology Infrastructure and User Services.

–Preparing budgetary information in support of Bucknell construction and renovation projects, when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

–At least four years of progressive responsibility, supervisory or otherwise.

–At least four years’ experience in designing, installing, and supporting enterprise networks.

–Deep knowledge of the IPv4 and IPv6 protocol suites, BGP, EIGRP and other routing protocols, LAN protocols, wireless protocols, and network security services.

–Demonstrated experience in information security policies and practices.

–Expertise with Cisco software and hardware in a routing and switching environment.

–Expertise with enterprise wireless networks, including configuration, installation, and troubleshooting.

–Ability to configure and troubleshoot connectivity issues on a wide range of client platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android.

–Experience with converged networks and quality-of-service, including voice- and video-over-IP.

–Enthusiasm for learning new software tools, operating systems, and networking applications.

–Demonstrated experience in creative problem solving, both alone and collaboratively.

–A well-developed sense of organization.

–A strong interest in the application of emerging technological standards and providing functional, high quality services.

–Familiarity with the physical aspects of installing and maintaining a network, including: various sorts of racks, cable trays, cabinets, and other paraphernalia associated with the installation of a network; cable punch-down, termination, and routing; pulling of fiber and cables through conduit and duct banks.

–The ability to work closely and amicably with a wide range of individuals including students, faculty, administrators, and support staff who possess a broad variety of technical skills.

–Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

–Administrative experience with Unix-like, Windows, and Macintosh operating systems.

–The ability to write simple scripts for task automation.

–A self-starter with the ability to fulfill a variety of functions without direct supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

–Bachelor’s Degree

–CCNA or equivalent certification.

–Experience in a higher education environment.

–Experience with Aruba wireless networks, access points, and controllers.

–Programming experience beyond simple scripting.

Physical Demands

The ability to lift moderate loads, climb ladders, and work in confined spaces.

Date Posted

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:13:43 GMT




Lewisburg, PA

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