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Job Title: System Programmer II/Network Engineer

Department: Network Services

Date: March 1, 2007

Update: March 1, 2007

A. PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

Configure, deploy, and maintain a wide variety of network hardware, including Cisco and 3Com switches, Cisco routers, Cisco firewalls, Cisco VPNs?, programming to automate configuration, security testing, and maintaining the Network Services test lab

B. DUTIES:

1. Major Duties:
a. Primarily configure and deploy secure and reliable network architecture,
b. Linux systems administration,
c. Perl/PHP/C/C++ programming,
d. Monitor and analyze networks and network traffic in order to prevent or diagnose problems,
e. Investigate security breaches,
f. Wide area network maintenance and monitoring,
g. Detailed knowledge of Big Brother, Syslog, SyslogNG?, and other monitoring and analysis software for servers, and network devices, and
h. Maintenance of campus firewalls.
2. Occasional and subordinate duties:
a. Stand in for supervisor at high level meetings,
b. Communicate and plan with other departments and vendors concerning present and future needs and concerns,
c. Coordinate maintenance of Local Area Network with Wide Area Network personnel,
d. Coordinate maintenance of Wide Area Network with WAN Personnel,
e. Maintenance at Point of Presence when directed by WAN Personnel,
f. Routine maintenance of dhcp/dns entries/requests,
g. Maintenance/configuration of network equipment including but not limited to routers, switches, packet shapers, traffic analyzers, servers, etc.,
h. Supervision of student positions,
i. Knowledge of wireless APs? and deployment,
j. Detailed knowledge of access control lists, and
k. Ability to communicate complex information to non-technical personnel.

C. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

1. Education required: a Bachelorís in computer science or related field, though experience may substitute for the above mentioned degree. CCNA would also be a preferred certification
2. Skills required:
a. Strong network familiarity,
b. Heavy security awareness,
c. Router/Switch/Firewall configuration knowledge,
d. TCP/IP familiarity,
e. DNS/DHCP familiarity,
f. Operating system familiarity (client /server/ standalone),
g. LAN/WAN experience,
h. Strong analytical skills, and
i. Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

D. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:

N/A

E. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Incumbent is the network specialist for the campus enterprise network, and must have the skills in seeing to its operation and advanced troubleshooting of the same. Incumbent must have sharp analytical skills and must be largely autonomous.

F. SUPERVISION:

Supervision of student network troubleshooters

G. EXTENT OF PUBLIC CONTACT:

1. Vendors and contract support
2. Wide Area Network Personnel at College Station
3. Point of Presence personnel (WilTel?)
4. Students, faculty, and staff