Job Posting: Network Administrator

 Reporting to the Associate Director of Information Technology Services, the Network Administrator is responsible for the installation, configuration, security, and maintenance of the Academy’s network-based systems and fiber optic campus network wiring.

Primary duties include: install, manage, maintain, and tune network-based systems and software; including routers, switches, firewalls, wireless network systems, VPN, DNS, ARIN resources, and IDS/IPS systems; create and maintain systems and processes for devices that utilize the Academy network; install, monitor and maintain network security hardware and software in accordance with industry standards; architect and engineer network systems and services in collaboration with infrastructure team members and vendor consultants; formulate, implement, and document network security policies in accordance with ITS and Academy policies and in compliance with State and Federal laws; create and maintain systems for legal discovery of digital records, and assists with digital forensics  and security incident response; collaborate with Academy departments and vendors on the installation and configuration of devices that require network/internet access; research and recommend software and hardware solutions to support the Academy’s network infrastructure needs; collaborate with physical plant staff and vendors on the installation and maintenance of the campus copper and optical network; provide backup support to the Academy’s Systems Administrator; and in conjunction with the Associate Director, formulate and maintain business continuity plans, including data backup policies, to ensure that institutional systems and data are protected, recoverable and accessible.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and specifications: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field required; advanced degree and/or network management certifications, such as CISSP, preferred; 5-7 years of experience managing a complex network environment, including fiber backbone, routing and switching, secure wireless networks, enterprise firewalls and remote VPNs required; experience with Palo Alto, Brocade (Ruckus/Extreme), Aruba and Juniper solutions preferred; extensive knowledge of network hardware, network security hardware and software, and network protocols; strong knowledge of best practices related to the implementation of security and privacy controls and laws; working knowledge of server-based systems, e.g., Active Directory policies & groups, application services, file & print services, server based security, and server virtualization; knowledge of cloud computing; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; strong written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; interest in the promotion of cooperation and teamwork with colleagues; strong customer service orientation; willingness and ability to learn additional technologies as needed; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to serving the needs of a diverse community; and sensitivity to confidential information.

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