Connectivity Engineer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Jun 2024

Te Ratonga Tautoko Hangarau | Digital Services

Located in Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand

  • Full-time 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Two year fixed-term position

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
The role of the Connectivity Engineer is to design, implement and maintain connectivity services across the University of Canterbury.

The role is responsible for meeting the Universities' availability, reliability, performance, and security requirements. Central to the role's success is the provision of expert guidance and support enabling the successful operation of university connectivity infrastructure.

On a daily basis you will be working to provide the university with an available, reliable and secure network. You will be the go-to person for advice, guidance and solutioning network related problems and requests.

Mōu | Who You Are
You are a professional with experience in various aspects of networking. To thrive in this role, you will have:

  • Significant experience with Enterprise Networking with Juniper, Aruba, Cisco equipment.
  • Significant experience with Enterprise Wireless Networking and Cloud Networking.
  • Strong network security skills, ensuring the safety of data and systems.
  • An in-depth knowledge of routing and switching, network automation, scripting, and firewall management.

You enjoy troubleshooting and creative problem-solving. Your documentation skills are excellent and you're also familiar with Linux, making you a well-rounded and asset to any networking team.

You work efficiently alone and as a team, even under pressure. If you enjoy learning, you will thrive in this role.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
Building world-class digital capability is crucial to the University of Canterbury's ongoing success. Digital Services strives to provide a dynamic foundation from which the University can explore new business models and ways of working. Digital will transform how we work, behave, and the expectations of the communities we service. 

The Connectivity team has begun a journey to re-design and re-build the Universities network into a modern and secure network. You'll get to see more, do more and learn more.

Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Ngā Uara | Our Values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga guide our decisions and behaviour and provide a roadmap for how we do things at UC, affirming our commitment to pastoral care and support for our ākonga and staff. They challenge and inspire us to be the best we can, and make UC a great place to work and study. For more info on Ngā Uara | Our Values visit us here .

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Enjoy a great work-life balance, working 37.5 hours per week.
  • Receive up to 6.75% superannuation.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Living in revitalised Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • A unique working environment in a beautiful campus with access to UC facilities such as the recreation centre and Staff club at discounted rates plus onsite cafés and eateries, and more.

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit

The closing date for this position is: 16th June 2024 (midnight, NZ time)
Please note, applications may be reviewed as they are received, and interviews may take place before the close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply

Applications for this position must be submitted via our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume.

Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

You must have Aotearoa New Zealand or Australian citizenship/permanent residency to be considered for this role. If you hold a valid work visa and are physically present in New Zealand then you may also be considered.

Job Details
Reference # 20791
Posted on 05 Jun 2024
Closes on 16 Jun 2024 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Information Technology
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Fixed term full-time
More details (document) Connectivity Engineer 2024.pdf
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