LAN Systems Engineer at The Ohio State University

LAN Systems Engineer at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
February 25, 2019
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

(OH-TECH), in collaboration with the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (DHE), in accordance with university policies, goals, and objectives; reporting to the Systems Admin Manager.

The Shared Infrastructure team is responsible for managing collective information technology assets for DHE and its consortia; responsibilities include Platform as a Service, Development as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, LAN services, Desktop Support, Program Management, Service Now and Security.  The Local Area Network (LAN) engineer installs, operates and maintains the network components in the LAN environments; this includes support of LAN, Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and security components such as, but not limited to: switches, Domain Name Servers (DNS), DHCP servers, firewall and Virtual Private Network (VPN) devices; performs analysis and resolution of problems in the network; performs log aggregation and analysis; interfaces with clients, customers, WAN engineers and vendors as necessary for specific requirements; assists in the development and maintenance of network communications; uses knowledge of LAN systems to help design internal networks; tests and evaluates network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements; maintains and troubleshoots network problems, designs and recommends changes to network topology as appropriate; is responsible for network performance and uptime; maintains strict maintenance documentation, schedules maintenance and change procedures in accordance with unit policy and procedures; examines current network topologies and provides management with advice by outlining opportunities to provide better and/or more cost-effective network services.

Position is often required to be accessible via phone when not in the office and have Internet access to perform certain work duties from home; after hours and weekend work for maintenance may be required; other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Desired qualifications:

CCNA or JNCIA/JNCIS designation or equivalent experience, and knowledge of Nessus systems vulnerability scanners desired.  Experience operating in an ITIL v.3 environment desired.

Required Experience

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in computer and information science or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of LAN/WAN environments, protocols and equipment; cable types, manufacture, configuration and troubleshooting; considerable experience with either Windows or UNIX operating systems; considerable knowledge LAN switching environments, DNS, DHCP, and firewalls; considerable experience with designing, supporting and troubleshooting layer 2 and layer 3 TCP/IP networks with CISCO or Juniper equipment; experience with Network Sniffers and protocol analyzers; Excellent understanding of major Network Operating Systems; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.