Network Engineer II

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Detroit, MICHIGAN
Job Type: FullTime

Posting Number
Position Title
Network Engineer II  
Number of Vacancies
25 - Computing & Info Technology  
Primary Department
H2530-C&IT Computing & Network Services  
Essential Functions (Job Duties)
Troubleshoot network problems and install and maintain specialized network tools and software;
Engineer, analyze, design, and install new networks and integrate them with other networks and the University wide area network;
Monitor network performance, analyze symptoms of outages, and develop corrective actions, through the use of, but not limited to, integrative programming, software defined networking, Solarwinds monitoring, and report writing;
Lead projects to install and/or upgrade networks, serving as a technical liaison with vendors and customers; and
Stay abreast of current trends in network design and provide advice and counsel to customers on implementing or enhancing networks in their area through innovation and modernization.
Unique Duties
Participation with the development of strategic network plans for the Wireless Infrastructure
Participation with the implementation of projects related to wired/wireless technologies, such as 3 year project to upgrade network and/or wireless across campus
Participation with the investigation of new technologies, such as wired and/or wireless related software defined networking
Participation with the our campus wireless network setup/integration to handle new bandwidth demands from big data initiatives in Engineering, Physics, and other research departments as well as Internet of Things (IoT) related technologies/devices
Knowledge of the physical design of communication networks and network operations;
Skill in engineering design and analysis techniques and practices;
Skill in project leadership and coordination; and
Ability to work independently to complete complex projects.
Demonstrated capabilities in network design typically acquired through the completion of the majority of requirements for licensing or vendor certification as a network engineer or equivalent formal education;
Demonstrated proficiency in network operations and support; and
Proficiency in engineering techniques, practices, and principles typically gained through completion of undergraduate studies in computer science or engineering.
Preferred Qualifications
This is the career level where incumbents are fully qualified to work independently on a variety of network design and installation projects. They may participate on project teams for major installations or upgrades or work independently on smaller projects which typically last less than one year. They may also be responsible for coordinating project work with systems administrators and other technical staff and for providing assistance for less experienced network engineering staff. Network project assignments frequently require the integration of multiple networks, both internal and external, and interaction with functional management during all phases of project definition, design, and installation.  
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Not Applicable  
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Professional/Administration & Supervisory/Management  

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