Senior Network Engineer

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22004189

The Information Technology Services (ITS) organization, a campus-wide provider of technology services for academic, research, and service missions is seeking a Senior Network Engineer to join our Network Services team. This team is responsible for the design, implementation, performance, and ongoing maintenance of the University of Iowa enterprise network, a critical institutional service.

This is a Professional & Scientific full–time position is classified as a Senior Network Engineer (PIN3). The person in this position will contribute to network architecture, project communication technology needs, and the implementation and ongoing management of campus-wide communication technologies to ensure the highest possible service quality and integrity. Ideal candidates at this level enjoy aspects to mentor and contribute as a senior technical member. 

This position will require occasional off-hours work and will participate in a team after-hours on-call rotation. Our department values a work-home life balance. This position is eligible for hybrid work schedule with the expectation of greater than 60% being on campus. Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process. 

Our mission is to create a welcoming and supportive workplace where everyone feels empowered to be their authentic selves and share ideas. We strive to cultivate a workforce culture of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace this commitment as mission-critical, not just compliance-driven, and embed it in hiring, incentive, retention, and career-development practices and initiatives.

Duties: (not all-inclusive):

  • Design, implement, and maintain the campus networks to meet institutional requirements, and standards.
  • Research and recommend products and solutions based on project requirements.
  • Utilize advanced knowledge of current and emerging network management applications and networking technologies as it applies to network designs

Analysis/ Implementation: 

  • Investigate and evaluate new network management applications, hardware and software solutions
  • Utilize network integrity analysis tools and interpret resulting information of moderate complexity.


  • Function as a technical resource on and may lead network services projects.
  • Assist in development of models and procedures for installation and support of networking services.
  • Participate in IT Security related activities such as monitoring, design, investigation

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience (typically 5 - 7 years) working as a network engineer, systems administrator, or security analyst, involving the support and implementation of an enterprise class network.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience 
    • in the design and support of complex enterprise and/or campus networks.
    • of the hardware infrastructure, routers, switches, firewall systems, cloud, etc.
    • managing day-to-day delivery of stable and reliable network services to clients.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills. Must be systematic, technically curious, and self-motivated.
  • Driver's LIcense and ability to meet the University of Iowa’s Fleet Safety driving requirements (see website for info) .
  • Responsible for network equipment replacement, code upgrade. Ability to accomplish day-to-day tasks including ascend/descend a ladder, move, transport up to 50 pounds.

Desirable Qualifications: 

  • Experience with IPv6 addressing (highly desirable)
  • Knowledge of wireless network equipment
  • Knowledge of software programming and shell scripting necessary for the development and integration of monitoring and management tools
  • Knowledge of DNS and DHCP
  • Experience evaluating new and emerging technologies and their potential application at an enterprise level
  • Knowledge of 802.11 wireless security standards such as WPA2-enterprise and RADIUS 
  • Experience with network monitoring tools, enterprise monitoring of network infrastructure, network performance and capacity analysis.
  • Strong understanding of monitoring and reporting protocols including SNMP, SYSLOG, MIBs, etc.
  • Experience supporting technology in a higher educational setting

For questions, contact Kim Kuebrich Yordi at

There is an expectation that the person i n this position will maintain effective, civil, and respectful working relationships with the University of Iowa campus community and uphold a high standard of cultural competency and respect for difference that represents our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

  • To be considered, applicants must upload a resume and a cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential verification.
  • Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 82731

Posted 25 days ago

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