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Posting Number: YUSA-8225
Position Title: Senior Network Designer
Department: University Information Technology
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 19
Salary: Annual salary of $82,495 will be prorated based on the number of weeks worked.
Duration: Limited Term Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Position Start Date: December 15, 2012   Position End Date: April 30, 2014
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A LIMITED TERM CONTRACT: Reporting to the Manager, Network Development, the Senior Network Designer provides technical focus and direction for development and upgrade projects pertaining to the University’s network infrastructure and related systems and services at York University. The Senior Network Designer serves as an expert technical resource and consultant for the planning, architectural design, development, testing and maintenance of networking services and infrastructure throughout the University. The Senior Network Designer provides guidance on standards and architecture for the design, administration and operation of the network and related services.
SKILLS MATRIX: NETWORKING PROTOCOLS AND STANDARDS – ADVANCED LEVEL: IP version 4, IP version 6, TCP, Unicast Routing: OSPF, BGP, MPLS, LDP, mBGP, Multicast routing: IGMP, PIM, DNS and DNSSEC,DHCP, IEEE 802.1, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.11, GRE,DiffServ, QoS. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Optical transport networks (xWDM, ROADM, SONET, etc.). NETWORKING TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES – ADVANCED LEVEL: AAA (TACACS+, RADIUS), Cisco IOS, Cisco IOS-XR, Cisco Catalyst Switches,Cisco Catalyst 6500 Firewall Service Module, Cisco ASR 9000 routers, Cisco Nexus 1000v, NX-OS,Tipping Point IPS, Core Controller, SSL/TLS, Syslog, SIEM,SSH, SNMP, SIP telephony. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Bluecat Networks Proteus, RRDtool / Cacti / MRTG, RANCID, Netdisco. OPERATING SYSTEMS: ADVANCED LEVEL: Linux/Unix . INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Windows, Mac OS X, VMware vSphere v4+, Microsoft Hyper-V. Language PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND SOFTWARE TOOLS: BASIC LEVEL - Perl or other scripting languages, C, UNIX shell programming, SQL , Visual Basic for Applications, XML UML. DIRECTORY SERVICES : BASIC LEVEL – LDAP, Active Directory. APPLICATIONS: ADVANCED LEVEL: Web Browser, Excel, Visio. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: Word, Project. BASIC LEVEL: Enterprise Architect.
Relevant University Degree e.g., Computer Science, Computer Systems, Engineering. Industry certifications an asset, especially CISCO, ITIL v3, CISSP, SANS.
7 years of recent related industry experience e.g., large enterprise, network service provider. Strong network management knowledge and experience including: managed switches, wireless LAN, data/voice networking protocols, data/voice network routing, security certificates, VLANs, firewall management. Experienced in implementing and running resilient/fault-tolerant networks and network services. Proven experience in IT infrastructure planning and development, project management, structured analytical methods and policy development; can demonstrate through recent experience a strong ability to troubleshoot network performance issues. Experience supervising staff, training and teaching (individual or lab environment) is preferred.
Expert level knowledge and experience with Linux is highly desirable. Knowledge and experience with writing and troubleshooting PERL and Shell scripts is an asset. Exceptional ability in requirements gathering and translating user needs into system requirements. Understands the importance of and proven track record of operating within problem, change, capacity management and disaster recovery IT disciplines. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in order to: effectively interact with both technical and non-technical users; to respond to inquiries from all levels of the University hierarchy; to write clear, concise documentation; to direct, persuade, influence and train. Ability to work independently, to set priorities and to work effectively under pressure; able to multi-task and meet short/long term deadlines; excellent organizational skills required. Ability and willingness to work effectively as a member of a team (internal and/or external resources); ability to work and communicate with the external community in a professional and business-like manner. Strong service orientation coupled with an ability to assess the operational significance of a problem and to set priorities accordingly. Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy; maintain confidentiality; ability to deal calmly and effectively with technical and non-technical people. Exceptional analytical, evaluative and technical problem solving skills. Ability to attend accurately to detail. Ability and willingness to keep abreast of technological developments with strong ability to adapt quickly to rapidly changing environments.
Cover Letter Required: Yes
Internal Posting Date: November 28, 2012
Internal Application Deadline: December 5, 2012
Extended Posting Date: January 25, 2013
Extended Application Deadline: January 29, 2013
External Posting Date: January 25, 2013
External Application Deadline: January 29, 2013

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