University of Massachusetts Medical School

Senior Network Administration Engineer

2 months ago
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As a member of our Information Technology Department, you will join a dynamic team of dedicated individuals committed to delivering forward thinking solutions with a focus on continuous improvement. At UMass Medical School IT we recognize and reward independent thought and innovative ideas. We have fostered an environment where the team dynamic is embraced and collaboration and FUN are core components of our culture! 


Under the direction to the Manager of Network Engineering or designee, we are seeking a dynamic and collaborative Sr. Network Administration Engineer to support local and wide area networks in a multi platform, protocol, and operating system environment.



  • Under the direction of the Manager of Network Engineering, provides third level support to end users
  • Plans, procures, installs and maintains local and wide area networks in a multi protocol environment
  • Reviews products and recommends acquisition or modification of hardware, software or contract services
  • Monitors network functions and evaluates operations and network performance
  • Involved in the implementation and maintenance of major subsystems
  • Acknowledge and resolve user service requests utilizing the service request management system
  • Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods
  • Develops resolutions to complex problems that require frequent use of creativity uses judgement within defined policies
  • Contributes to the development of organizational goals and objectives
  • Represents the organization as the principle customer contact.
  • Often performs project leadership duties
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Management Systems, or equivalent
  • 7+ years of related work experience including project management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Valid driver's license and dependable transportation



  • Minimum of 3 years of enterprise CheckPoint chassis based firewall experience, preferably with a CP 61K in a HA environment

  • Knowledge of implementation and troubleshooting  of Layer 2-3 switching technologies vendor products from Cisco Systems well as Checkpoint firewall configuration and setup
  • Knowledge of Cisco wireless, ISE and Prime
  • Experience with implementing and supporting wireless infrastructures from large Enterprise vendors utilizing Cisco Systems equipment
  • Good understanding of best practice Data Center network support
  • Expert level knowledge of routing protocols to include OSPF, and BGP with an overall understanding of routing concepts / design
  • Working knowledge of F5 load balancer configuration and management with interaction of DNS components
  • Experience with the implementation and configuration of Enterprise class firewalls from Checkpoint Technologies. Understand firewall integration, rule creation, and safeguard policy configuration
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding and expertise for deployment of networking technologies in a virtualized environment and be able to present these concepts in conjunction with the University’s Networking team
  • Working knowledge and use of network troubleshooting tools to solve complex network problems from Solarwinds Orion and Riverbed’s Application Performance Management systems
  • Working knowledge of Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switching platforms
  • Working knowledge of Brocade Extension switches
  • CISCO CCNP, CheckPoint CCSA

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