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University of Utah Health Network Engineer III Data Center in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position will have emphasis in data center network functions. The incumbent is responsible for the design, deployment, maintenance and support of the computer networks, telecommunications networks and related security devices. This position has no responsibility for providing care to patients.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.


  • Designs and plans network communications systems.

  • Provides specifications and detailed diagrams for network architecture.

  • Provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.

  • Conducts testing of network design.

  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, firewalls, gateways, etc.

  • Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

  • Performs a full range of complex network designs encompassing multiple technologies within a single network.

  • Evaluates new network technologies and makes recommendations to project managers regarding the integration of these technologies into the existing network.

  • Plans new configuration for integration into the network, using knowledge of the performance characteristics of the systems being added to the network and the specifications for network interfaces to insure effective integration and optimal network performance.

  • Prepares technical proposals for presentation to the Sponsor's engineering review boards for adding new technologies to the network.

  • Performs a full range of upgrades to the existing network architecture.

  • Reviews user requests for upgrades or additions to the network to assess impact on network performance and provides advice and guidance on the most practical technical approach to meeting user requirements.

  • Proposes upgrades to existing network configurations, using knowledge of the performance characteristics of the systems being upgraded and the specifications for network interfaces to insure effective integration and optimal network performance.

  • Utilizes complex network analysis tools to identify and correct problems in the network.

  • Prepares troubleshooting procedures for restoring the network to optimal performance levels.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Knowledge of theory and practice underlying satellite and LAN/WAN network operations.

  • Ability to assess the technical characteristics of new operating capabilities proposed for inclusion in the network to determine potential impact on network performance.

  • Ability to utilize complex network analysis tools to resolve complex network performance problems. Ability to provide explanations of complex technical procedures and processes clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Excellent IP networking fundamentals and extensive experience in the application of IP protocols.

  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with major internet routing protocols; specifically BGP and OSPF.

  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with major router platforms; specifically with Cisco 96xx, 95xx, 94xx, 45xx, 36xx platforms including all compatible supervisory and line cards for these platforms.

  • Excellent network analysis fundamentals and robust troubleshooting skills.

  • Configuring load balancers, troubleshooting traffic engineering using BGP and large scale network design and maintenance is critical.

  • Candidates should also have had significant past experience with, and expertise in many of the following protocols & technologies: DWDM, 802.2/3, 802.1d VLANs/STP, IPv4 & IPv6, TCP (internals & flow control), BGP, OSPF, HSRP/GLBP, PIMv2, IGMP, LDP, TACACS, IPSEC & VPNs, netflow, DNS, HTTP.

  • Experience with mission critical multicast systems is highly desired.

  • Experience designing network and datacenter installations utilizing L2 and L3 protocols is highly desired.

  • Strong Unix skills and the ability to script in Perl, shell, C or C++ is desirable.

  • CCIE Lab and Written a huge plus.


Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's Degree in technical discipline such as Electrical Engineer, Computer Science, Information Technology, Systems or Software Engineering or equivalent.

  • Three years industry experience in a similar environment.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

We are University of Utah Health.

Immediately Hiring

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 51607
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule 8-5
Location Name Information Technology Services
Patient Care? No
State UT
Category Information Technology