Senior Network Engineer at The Ohio State University

Senior Network Engineer at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
October 30, 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.

The Ohio State University is proud to be a premier employer that provides an exceptional total rewards package including medical, dental, vision and many other “hidden” benefits. Our competitive benefits package is offered to all eligible faculty and staff in order to attract, develop and retain top performers eager to share their talent, time and success. Our benefits support your health and financial goals and include not only health insurance, but also generous state retirement, tuition assistance for our employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and much more. Please visit for detailed information. Be your best at The Ohio State University!

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Network Engineer provides engineering support for the production OARnet IP/MPLS backbone. Testing, configuration, and deployment of networking hardware and services. Troubleshooting complex network issues. The Senior Network Engineer will interface with internal and external customers to facilitate network service deployment and problem resolution; will work in a team environment evaluating networking equipment, protocols, and services.

Summary of Duties: The Senior Network Engineer will be designing, deploying, and supporting all aspects of the OARnet DWDM IP/MPLS network. Identify and recommend changes in network infrastructure. Lead interaction with partners to facilitate connectivity to statewide backbone. Evaluate new network products and technologies. Maintain and evaluate network management applications. Identify and report network performance and utilization. Mentoring of junior network staff. Active participation in national and international networking conferences. On Call Support. Will be placed in an on-call rotation for off-hours and weekend break/fix support.

Position Requirements


Five years of experience working in a service provider network. Familiar with network monitoring tools and protocols such as traceroute, ping, SNMP, NetFlow, and Nagios. Experience with network security protocols, algorithms, and implementations. C, Python, and shell programming. Experience in troubleshooting and deploying QoS. L3VPN, L2 Circuit, Traffic Engineering, and other MPLS application configuration. Metro Ethernet deployment and troubleshooting experience. Experience with ServiceNow development including API integration and process development

Required Experience


Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Expert level experience with Juniper routing and switching in large scale service provider IP/MPLS network. Design and troubleshooting TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, IS-IS, OSPF, BGP, MSDP, PIM, IGMP, RSVP, VRRP, and LDP protocols. Python and shell scripting automation in a Unix environment. Thorough understanding of modern forwarding and control plane architectures. Knowledge of wave division multiplexing concepts and components. Strong oral and written 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.