Job Information

University of Utah Network Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/08/2021

Requisition Number PRN26775B

Job Title Network Engineer

Working Title Network Engineer

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Regular work hours

VP Area President

Department 01555 - UIT INFRASTRUCTURE & OPS

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $60,000/yr. - 80,000/yr. DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Assists in the development and maintenance of network communications. Uses knowledge of LAN / WAN systems to help design and install internal and external networks. Tests and evaluates network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements.

About UIT : University Information Technology ( UIT ), the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah’s most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services ( CIS ) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; teaching and learning technologies; software licensing; and a host of other systems and services. For more information about UIT visit .

About the University: Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of the PAC -12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.


• Analyze business requirements and align network solutions.

• Establish repeatable network framework that scales across a complex university environment.

• Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning.

• Support the conceptualization of test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for network projects.

• Write functional requirements/specifications documents.

• Assess vendor development/test strategies.

• Solve complex problems with many variables.

• Provide technology roadmaps governed by strategic direction, business requirements, as well as resourcing and financial constraints.

• Provide technical direction and frameworks to meet business needs.

• Provide expert consultation for major network initiatives or incidents.

• Produce and maintain network standards and guidelines.

• Serve as a key representative on network initiatives.

• Review the feasibility of new and existing network projects.

• Exposure to requirements for regulatory compliance, including HIPAA , FERPA , PCI , and FISMA .

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Often: Office environment.

Seldom: Outdoor Environment

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, bending, twisting, kneeling, squating, crawling.

Seldom: Reaching overhead, lifting- up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty or equivalency and 2-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Department Specific Qualifications:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in computer science, management information systems, or a related field; or an equivalent amount of related, progressively advancing experience. Two to five years of related experience required.

• Thorough knowledge of best practices in program and project management.

• Familiarity with IT systems, protocols, and implementation efforts in large organizations.

• Self-starter that understands the meaning of facilitated collaboration both within and outside an organization.

• Strong coordination and organization skills essential.

• Ability to work under pressure and time constraints and to visualize processes end-to-end.

• Ability to present information effectively to campus leaders and diverse groups, including IT governance, for both background and decision-making purposes.

• Understands how to champion IT strategy and a cohesive vision, including excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Proven leadership with a genuine commitment to staff mentoring and professional development.

• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

• Expertise in LAN / WAN technologies or protocols, including but not limited to wired/wireless LAN environments, data center networking, intranet/extranet environments, IP/ MPLS , OSPF , EGIRP , IP Multicast ( PIM , MBGP ) and Quality of Service.

• Experience with networking products such as routers, switches, load balancers, firewalls, NAC , and WAN optimization products.

• Knowledge of vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, HP, Citrix, AlgoSec, etc.

• Experience managing projects towards timely completion and under budget.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Four to six years of previous IT related experience preferred.

• Understanding of and experience with open-source/community-source software models.

• Experience leading successful IT projects in a research university and/or academic health care system.

• Familiar with technology trends in networking. Examples include but are not limited to software defined networking ( SDN ), OpenFlow, IPv6 implementations, etc.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

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 or 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:

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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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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 Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 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 University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 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.