Network Engineer

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1080524
Digital & Technology Solutions

Curtin is building one of the most exciting digital transformations across Australia today. We are building a revolutionary digital services data centre powered by Amazon Web Services, revamping our approach to identity management, and designing a roadmap of ground-breaking innovations that will transform our digital experiences for our students and staff.

If you enjoy technology, transformation, continual innovation, and change, then the Digital & Technology Solutions team at Curtin is for you!

Your new role

We have an opportunity for a Network Engineer to join our specialist IT operations team. You are responsible for ensuring that the University’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) networks and related services meet the University community’s expectations.
Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensure high availability and performance of centrally managed ICT services by diagnosing complex problems, tuning to improve performance, maintaining, and supporting the underlying University-wide ICT network infrastructure, including liaison with ICT hardware and software vendors where advanced diagnosis is required.
  • Plan and implement service continuity measures to ensure that business goals can be achieved even if a severe fault or serious incident occurs.
  • Plan ongoing capacity improvements to network connections to ensure that the technological infrastructure continues to provide the services required by the University.
  • Protect the integrity of the ICT infrastructure, networks, and services by managing access, monitoring global ICT security news and technological developments, and acting on these using vendor advice and current technical knowledge.
  • Define and comprehensively document technology implementation standards, protocols and processes related to implemented technologies.
Essential criteria:
  • Completion of a relevant degree with considerable relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competence in managing and maintaining Cisco IOS-based LAN/WAN/Voice/WLAN Network Infrastructure and Network Services, including services such as Switching, Routing, DNS, DHCP and Firewall devices.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting a large scale production network environment.

Knowledge and competence in the below would be

highly advantageous


  • Cloud Technologies
  • Managing and maintaining Cisco DNA Centre
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
  • Cisco/Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewall services

If you obtain a certification (or progressing toward) in Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and/or other specialist qualification (security, voice, wireless) then we would love to hear from you.

Flexibility of working hours is required when necessary.


As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you must have permanent work rights in Australia to be considered.


To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Shamila Ratnayake, Network Infrastructure Manager on

About us

Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements (including parental leave), flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus also includes an art gallery, gym, childcare, medical centre, and endless food options.
For more information on our university, please visit
Join us!

Your application should include:

  • Your CV
  • A cover letter, providing an overview of your experience in line with the requirements of this role

To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser.

Applications close: Wednesday, 14th June 2023 – 1pm AWST
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

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