Los Angeles Community College District

Senior Network Engineer (#1079)

$47.49-$58.83 hourly / $8,231.12-$10,196.91 monthly / $98,773.44-$122,362.92 annual


Definition

Provides innovative and highly complex technical support functions related to the installation, customization, testing, and debugging of the District’s local and wide area enterprise networks; assists in monitoring network performance and responds to the more complex service requests to resolve platform and service performance disruptions; provides technical direction to network staff on a project-by-project basis.

Typical Duties

Provides highly complex technical support related to the installation, customization, upgrade, and maintenance of District network systems, including LANs, WANs, internet, security, and wireless.

Troubleshoots enterprise routing and switching environments, virtual private networking (VPN), wireless networking, and voice communications infrastructure/systems including Voice Over IP.

Monitors and evaluates the technical performance of network systems including, but not limited to, speed, capacity, and transaction distortion through the use of a variety of diagnostic tools.

Evaluates, installs, customizes, optimizes, and monitors network data and telecommunications hardware and software such Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Proxy.

Implements and maintains security configurations in firewalls, Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS), routers, switches, Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliances and communications circuits.

Installs and uses systems management software to monitor network activities at multiple sites.

Collaborates with network engineers, security engineers, and other technology peers on the development and implementation of approaches, processes, procedures, and standards that promote responsiveness and efficiency of network systems.

Participates in periodic systems backups and recovery tests involving network hardware and software.

Provides technical training, mentoring, and coaching of professional staff and technical staff on complex matters related to network systems.

Conducts research and makes recommendations on products, services, protocols, and standards related to network technologies.

Prepares reports, statistical summaries, training materials, and other materials related to network systems.

Creates and maintains documentation related to daily activities logs, network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records.

Attends and participates in meetings, conferences, and seminars related to network technology to maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Senior Network Engineer provides innovative and highly complex technical support functions related to the installation, customization, testing, and debugging of the District’s local and wide area enterprise networks; assists in monitoring network performance and responds to the more complex service requests to resolve platform and service performance disruptions; provides technical direction to network staff on a project -by-project basis.

A Network Engineer provides complex technical support functions related to the installation, customization, testing, and debugging of the District’s local and wide area enterprise networks; assists in monitoring network performance and responding to service requests to resolve platform and service performance disruptions.

A Network Architect plans, designs, and documents, the physical components, functional organization, configuration, and operating protocols and standards of enterprise networks Districtwide; leads the implementation of infrastructure projects, monitoring of network performance, and response to platform and service performance disruptions.

Supervision

General supervision is received from information technology management staff. Technical direction is provided to assigned staff on a project-by-project basis.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles of local and wide area network design, development, implementation, and administration

Network systems, protocols, and standards such as: TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, DHCP, NAT, 802.1x, MPLS, OSPF, and BGP

Network security and access control such as Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS), Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliances

Fault isolation, testing procedures, and network mapping and diagramming tools

Network management, network availability, and capacity planning tools

Operation and application of a wide variety of network software

Communications network architectures, programmable protocol analyzers, and communications hardware

New trends and developments in computer and network technology

Principles of training

Methods and techniques of technical documentation and record keeping

Ability to:

Install, customize, test, and debug a variety of network systems

Monitor network performance and security and devise innovative solutions to complex problems

Modify and implement network software configurations

Analyze network systems problems and devise solutions

Utilize diagnostic test procedures and tools

Write complex technical specifications and network diagrams, and other technical reports in understandable terms

Meet established priorities and schedules

Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with professional standards

Actively contribute to a culture of constructive collaboration and innovation with colleagues

Maintain high levels of customer service and satisfaction

Provide guidance to staff assigned to projects

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with District staff, technology staff, network users, and vendors

Keep current on emerging/new technologies and industry standards through educational opportunities, research, professional affiliations, and personal networking

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering, or a related field

AND

Three years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in the installation and maintenance of computer networks in large enterprise environments supporting LAN/WAN, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Qualifying experience must have included the management of routers, firewalls, and switches. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Vendor training courses in router and firewall management is highly desirable. Experience in multi-vendor and/or higher education environments is desirable.

Certifications:

The following certifications or an equivalent must be obtained within six months of employment and remain current thereafter:

  • Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Palo Alto Networks Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE)

Special:

A valid Class "C" California driver's license

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 1079; EST: 2/13/2019; REV: ;