Job Information

University of Utah Sr. Network Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/14/2022

Requisition Number PRN32307B

Job Title Network Engineer Sr

Working Title Sr. Network Engineer

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

VP Area President

Department 01555 - UIT INFRASTRUCTURE & OPS

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $75,000-$100,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Sr. Network Engineer collaborates with other team members and groups to identify and develop scalable network designs, solutions and policy recommendations. They ensure continued smooth operations of the global network infrastructure, support internal application groups by identifying and presenting their network-impacting requirements to the rest of the network engineering team, and support and lead implementation of growing network infrastructure.


• Assists in the development and maintenance of network communications.

• Uses knowledge of LAN / WAN systems to help design and install internal and external networks.

• Contribute to University vision and direction by helping improve technical practices and procedures.

• Establish, maintain, and increase client satisfaction through professional, courteous, and caring technical service.

• Identify client needs and design, propose, and implement solutions, including writing recommendations, specifying equipment, and assisting with or directly writing proposals and presenting the network impacting requirements to the rest of the network engineering team.

• Coordinate installation, upgrade, or deployment projects, including providing on-site direction for other network engineers.

• Collaborate with other team members and groups to identify and develop scalable network designs, solutions and policy recommendations.

• Troubleshoot and resolve wired and wireless network issues.

• Tests and evaluates network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements.

• Assist other network engineers in troubleshooting difficult or time-sensitive problems.

• Perform 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.

• Prepare various documents such as work orders, purchase orders, records equipment, facilities and systems, and budget paperwork.

• Participate in on-call rotation which will include evening and weekends.

• It is expected that the employee will actively continue network education including certifications.

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalency and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. (One year of education is equivalent to two years experience).

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



• Actively participates in monitoring services end to end for a complete picture of system health and availability.

• Experience with VPN administration – Palo Alto, Cisco, other firewall vendors.

• Thorough knowledge of Firewall Administration and best practices.

• Experience with IT Procurement process.

• Solid Linux background and skills.

• Experience with BIND .


• Network Certification such as CCNA , CCNP and or CCDA .

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.

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 ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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