George Mason University- Advanced Network Engineer George Mason University Network Engineering and Technology—within Information Technology Services, located on the Fairfax, Va., campus—invites applications for an Advanced Network Engineer. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Is information technology your calling? Do you play with programming, build your own computers, or stand up servers just for fun? Did you teach yourself how to subnet? Have you ever tried to build your own router? Do you daydream about the Internet and think network engineers have the coolest jobs in the world?
If so, you may be a fit for the Advanced Network Technologies group (ANT) at George Mason University. ANT is the research, development, prototype and test arm of the university’s network engineering practice. ANT’s mission is to design and preserve a network architecture that satisfies the availability requirements of business and residential customers, while maintaining the flexibility to support the high-performance and dynamic-service demands of research teams. ANT is currently seeking a novice or journeyman network engineer to complete its team.
This position’s job responsibilities include:
- Researching, implementing (configuring), evaluating and documenting new network technologies;
- Building and maintaining relationships with research institutions and industry partners;
- Production network design, analysis and maintenance; and
- Providing consultative and technical support to the user community.
The well-qualified applicant will have or be seeking a graduate degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or a telecommunications-related field; and have experience as a network engineer in an academic, research and development, or test environment. However, ANT recognizes that new talent may come from a different background of skills and experience, so those with information technology work experience who can demonstrate a passion for network engineering are encouraged to apply.
- Ability to work cooperatively and enthusiastically with a diverse team of people;
- Ability to work cooperatively with external providers, clients and customers with varying degrees of technical ability in order to complete projects;
- Working knowledge of the Internet Protocol suite and Ethernet;
- Working knowledge of interior and exterior gateway routing protocols, specifically OSPF and BGP; and
- Working knowledge of networking technologies and concepts including network and server virtualization, VLAN, MPLS, VPLS, GMPLS, VPN and WDM.
- Bachelor’s degree in computational, scientific or technical discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
- Working knowledge of a Linux, BSD or a Unix-based operating system;
- Working knowledge of a Microsoft Windows-based operating system;
- Some programming ability; and
- Demonstrated skill in technical writing.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
George Mason University is a great place to work, where employees are given an opportunity to develop skills and expand horizons. The university offers tuition waivers, telecommuting and flextime schedules, and facilities that will meet your physical fitness needs; and the campus environment is dynamic, and ethnically and culturally diverse.
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 00713z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by August 10, 2016; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information, to include e-mail address and phone number.