Job Information

University of Utah Senior Network Engineer DevOps/Automation in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/09/2023

Requisition Number PRN35913B

Job Title Network Engineer Sr

Working Title Senior Network Engineer DevOps/Automation

Job Grade G

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

Monday – Friday

VP Area President

Department 00428 - UIT - Network & Comm. Srvs

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $60,700/yr. to 131,300/yr. DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

University Information Technology has an opening for a NetDevOps Engineer within its Common Infrastructure Services department. This position will support equipment automation, information collection and reporting, and workflow solutions, as well as participate in the design, deployment, continued development, integration, maintenance, and validation for network automation and related systems.


  • Performs tasks associated with the engineering of network systems used in data communications services, including fiber optic, twisted pair, IP systems, switches, routers and LAN / WAN Systems.
  • Collaborates with other team members and groups to identify and develop scalable network designs, solutions and policy recommendations.
  • Ensures continued smooth operations of the global network infrastructure.
  • Supports internal application groups by identifying and presenting their network-impacting requirements to the rest of the network engineering team.
  • Supports and leads implementation of growing network infrastructure.
  • Prepares various documents such as work orders, purchase orders, records equipment, facilities and systems, and budget paperwork.

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, squatting, crawling.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

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


  • Experience with Automating Operations/System Administration
  • Strong understanding of Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows operating systems
  • Experience with using REST APIs
  • Hands-on experience with VLAN trunking, STP troubleshooting, and enterprise level routing
  • Strong understanding of network protocols ( DNS , DHCP , TCP /IP, ARP , HTTP , HTTP /S, SSH , etc.)
  • Strong understanding and experience integrating large enterprise systems using scripting languages (JavaScript, PowerShell, and Python) and standard protocols
  • Experience developing and implementing scripted automation solutions to optimize operational tasks
  • Experience in using configuration management tools like Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, HashiCorp Terraform
  • Proven ability to participate with other functional teams in systems integration and design with attention to detail
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experience with specific platforms: ServiceNow, InfoBlox, Solarwinds, Cisco APIC , Cisco DNA Center, and Cisco IOS and Nexus platforms
  • Develop automated and scripted solutions that integrate with Enterprise Systems
  • Operationally maintain the Orchestration systems in multiple environments
  • Troubleshoot automation issues through entire stack


Four to six years of previous IT related experience preferred.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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