Network Engineer

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Mar 20, 2020
Full time   Computer & Web Services, Info Technology

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Network Engineer

Job Title
Network Engineer

Prairie View A&M University

Business Affairs Information Resource Office

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

The Network Engineer, under direction, Oversees the operations of the Prairie View A&M research network working with faculty and staff to support research activities. Reviews emerging network (data and voice) technologies, tools, products, and services.


  • Oversees the operations of the Prairie View A&M research network working with faculty and staff to support research activities.
  • Reviews emerging network (data and voice) technologies, tools, products, and services.
  • Meets with IT stakeholders to gather business requirements and their implications on networking solutions.
  • Configure, install and support Cisco routers, switches, access points, physical rack units, etc. when necessary.
  • Troubleshooting and configuration of complex SDN/LAN/WAN infrastructure including routing protocols such as OSPF & BGP
  • Business continuity/Disaster recovery planning/testing. After-hours systems support (rotating on-call schedule once a month).
  • Design end-to-end networking and application data flow with PMO.
  • Approves and implements network design plans. Incident troubleshooting and resolution, including documentation of root cause analysis
  • Implementation and support of SDN (ACI) and automation and scripting tools (Chef, Python, etc.)
  • PCI DSS Program adherence, IT standards and best practices, policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring all Cisco equipment's using Solarwinds, WhatsUpGold and NAC Administration.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field
  • Eight years of related experience.

Job Posting Close Date:

  • Open Until Filled

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ten years of related experience in network engineering, routing and switching, wireless projects, network protocols, encryption, topologies, overall system integration/convergence, and/or video and data convergence, integrating systems in multi-user, multiplatform, and multitasking operating system environments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Knowledge of IT architecture, application of systems theory, advanced negotiation skills, enterprise-level operations, multi-team leadership and coordination, advanced project management, advanced vendor relations, advanced business acumen, and change management
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of interior and exterior routing and switching protocols, domain name system (DNS), dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), proxy functions, security protocols, time protocols, tag and label switching, real-time protocols for voice and/or wide area network (WAN) communication protocols.
  • Knowledge of virtualization and storage area network (SAN) solutions in network, security, and computing.
  • Knowledge of network system analysis and design techniques for voice (wireless and wired), video, and data.
  • Knowledge of firewalls.

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

Cover Letter

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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