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University of Washington SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 192555


Appointing Department Web Address:

Posting Date: 06/29/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. (

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW is Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, your experiences, perspectives and unique identities will be honored at the University of Washington. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing critical technology support to all three campuses, UW Medical Centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation and discovery at the UW. UW-IT has an outstanding full-time opportunity for a Senior Network Engineer in our Network Design and Architecture (NDA) team. This position designs and leads evaluations of complex network and telecommunications technologies. The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for looking to the future of network architecture to ensure that UW and its partners and affiliates deploy efficient as well as leading-edge network constructs in support of research, teaching, learning and medicine. These services are foundational to the missions of the University of Washington and our networking partners. The NDA team is a key part of the IT Infrastructure division of UW-IT, supporting both wired and wireless networks. We work on networks of varying scales from campus to international - including three University of Washington campuses with associated labs and facilities throughout the region; UW Medicine (3 hospitals and over a dozen clinics across the state); the Washington State K20 Education Network (connecting 400 school districts); the Pacific Northwest Gigapop, the regional point of presence for research & education networking; the Pacific Wave international R&E peering facility; and the C3 optical ring around Lake Washington. In addition to supporting a variety of network scales, we also design, deploy, and operate partner-owned fiber, DWDM, ethernet services, and third-party circuits. ABOUT US We are skilled IT professionals dedicated to the use of technology to support the missions of the University and our partners. We are committed to:

  • Teamwork, transparency, self-motivation, and individual accountability.

  • A collaborative workplace that promotes cross-disciplinary interaction.

  • Agility, responsiveness, and iterative means of delivering strategic value sooner.

  • Self-directed time for learning, innovation, and professional development.

  • Effective use of tools and processes to free people to do what they do best.

  • A healthy work/life balance, where our best work happens in a 40-hour work week. REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications.

  • Five or more years’ experience architecting, designing, and deploying advanced, large-scale, high-volume and reliable networks that is inclusive of both physical, logical and as well as software-defined networking constructs.

  • Experience as a lead network engineer in a major national or international production network environment.

  • Relevant industry experience with National Research and Education Networks would be beneficial.

  • Strong expertise with a variety of cloud constructs as they relate to network infrastructure requirements both in support of the network itself as well as network users accessing cloud resources.

  • Identification, creation and deployment of virtualization and automation constructs to increase efficiency and reliability and decrease costs.

  • Track record of successful, increased responsibility and decision making; successful design and deployment of major, large-scale leading-edge network constructs inclusive of automation and virtualization technologies.

  • Track record of successful evaluation and proof-of-concept of leading edge network technologies and tools.

  • Demonstrated written/oral communication skills, user liaison skills and personal interaction abilities. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED:

  • Experience in a major higher education, research, and/or medical/healthcare organization.

  • Collaborates and partners with customers and coworkers to identify, evaluate and resolve complex network problems or service needs.

  • Focuses on results by setting and achieving goals.

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills and personal interaction abilities

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies.

  • Proven record of continuous learning creating strong and supportive team relationships commitment to customers strategic & innovative thinking with the ability to create vision openness and dedication honesty and trustworthiness ability to mentor and coach; make decisions

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Demonstrated project and organizational skills

  • Demonstrates continual professional development

  • ITIL Foundations 3 certification

  • Software coding tools & practices such as Agile, DevOps, Python, Ansible, Django, github, Containers WORKING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS This is an essential position that is required to report to campus when UW suspends operations.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.