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Assistant Director, Network Services/Network Engineer

Description

This position leads the design and direction of the UIS network, develops operational strategies and procedures, conducts research, and implements new network technologies. The Network Engineer will be responsible for the architecture, maintenance, and operation of UIS’ network and underlying services. This position requires not only skills and knowledge in many areas of networking, including network architecture, protocol performance analysis and tuning, software development, and computer system administration, but also supervisory experience and the ability to diagnose complex interaction problems between these components. Collaboration with other team members is key.

Duties

Characteristic duties and responsibilities

  • Architect and evolve the fault-tolerant, high-performance data network and related network services that interconnect all UIS systems and computing resources to end-users, including cloud-based resources.
  • Guide the strategic planning, project management, and system implementation activities related to campus servers, both physical and virtual.
  • Lead technical decisions affecting the implementation of network systems’ hardware and software configurations, including the servers that support network functions, develops user policies, and advises on security procedures.
  • Manage the campus network, ensuring the application of best network practices and protecting the integrity and security of the network an information transmitted through the network.
  • Full lifecycle management of the networking hardware and software that comprise the campus wired and wireless network, including design, maintenance and troubleshooting. Coordinate with vendors as applicable for deployment and troubleshooting.
  • Full lifecycle management of the server hardware, operating systems, software, and server applications that provide network-critical services, network administration, monitoring, and diagnostics. This includes designing, maintaining and troubleshooting systems.
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve functional and performance-related problems affecting the network itself or the computer systems that provide network-related services.
  • Create and maintain documentation related to network design and implementation, network capabilities, inventories of installed equipment, working documents for ongoing projects, and system administration tasks and procedures.
  • Develop, maintain and document network administration tools and applications, as well as scripts created for internal use. Evaluate, obtain, and install 3rd party network administration tools as deemed appropriate.
  • Train other ITS staff on support of network capabilities and services.
  • Provide on-call and off-hours support as assigned.
  • Perform other duties or projects as assigned.

Environmental Demands

Work is primarily performed in an office setting, with regular occasions of walking to other classrooms, labs and/or offices on campus to provide instruction and support.  Candidates should be able to lift and transport computer equipment.  Applicants must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and 10 to 20 pounds routinely.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field required. Alternative degree fields may be accepted if accompanied by an equivalent amount of experience.
  • Experience configuring and operating switched Ethernet and routed IP networks.
  • Experience architecting cloud-based integrations solutions.
  • Familiarity with Unix shell and Unix troubleshooting and network utilities.
  • Minimum two years [full-time] of supervisory experience.

Application Process

Visit the application page to create or update your profile and upload a cover letter of application addressing qualifications related to the position, a resume and the names and contact information (phone and email address) for at least 3 references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 31, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.


The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Information Technology Technical Associate

Close Date: March 07, 2018

Description

New Applicants: Please create an account on the Jobs Board. Once account is created, you will need to click on the  “Apply for position” on the Job Details Page which will give you access to the Civil Service employment application forms. Once the pre-approval and application forms are complete, submit an exam request form to apply.

Returning Applicants: Please login to your profile on the Jobs Board, ensure your civil service employment application is up to date, and submit an exam request form to apply.

All Applicants: To properly evaluate your qualifications for this position, your online application must include a complete employment history detailing duties, education and certifications. Note that a resume cannot substitute for the information required on the official application form. Failure to list or accurately describe work experience, or failure to submit college transcripts may result in an applicant not being admitted to the exam.

College Transcripts and Veteran’s Preference Eligibility: College transcripts and military discharge documentation (DD214, DD215, and NGB22) must be uploaded with the online application. Human Resources will not accept faxed, emailed, or hand delivered documentation to our office.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 07, 2018

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS: March 17, 2018

Failure to list or accurately describe work experience, or failure to submit college transcripts may result in an applicant not being admitted to the exam.

For full consideration, applicants must be residents of the State of Illinois.

Minimum Starting Salary: $22.60/hr

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer; persons with disabilities, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform application programming with a focus on mobile development/responsive web design
  • Perform design and analysis activities according to the rapid application development (RAD) software development lifecycle best practices and architect solutions by developing and integrating RESTful APIs. This includes development with .NET, C#, and PHP (using frameworks, such as Laravel) as well as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript libraries such as jQuery, requireJS, and angularJS
  • Perform development and configuration tasks for campus specific applications, including integration of EDW data extracts. Serve as a resource with working knowledge of Business Objects, SQL and remote connectivity (ODBC) to campus units for student system information (data, relationships, Banner, Warehouse) and third party use of Banner, EDW and related systems. Assist with Institutional Reporting (census, enrollment management data, etc.)
  • Extract content from various University applications and integrate that content into learning management systems (LMSs), the Campus Portal, and mobile platforms
  • Research, test and provide recommendations for emerging technologies
  • Meet with campus units to gather project requirements and provide frequent status updates, including communicating with and participating in cross-campus initiatives on deployment and development changes and best practices
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Credentials to be Verified

Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:

  • Progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related setting
  • College course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
    • 60 semester hours or Associate’s Degree equals one year
    • 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor’s Degree equals two years

Note: As required by the position to be filled, additional education, training and/or work experience in an area of specialization inherent in the position may be necessary in meeting credential requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with writing reports using Business Objects
  • Experience with relational databases (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL)
  • Experience working with Responsive Design (XML, HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, jQuery, JavaScript, RESTful APIs)
  • Experience with AD/LDAP, Shell (DOS,Powershell, or Bash/KSH/CSH)
  • Experience with .NET, C#, and PHP (including experience with frameworks, such as Laravel)
  • Experience with version control software, such as Git or Subversion
  • Experience in mobile application development in iOS and/or Android

Environmental Demands

Work is primarily performed in an office setting, with regular occasions of walking to other offices on campus to gather information about projects with users. Candidates should be able to lift and transport computer equipment. Applicants must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and 10 to 20 pounds routinely.