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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
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Berkeley IT believes in and fosters a workplace environment where people can bring their diverse skills, perspectives and experiences toward achieving our goals through a process of critical inquiry, discovery, innovation, while simultaneously committing to making positive contributions towards the betterment of our world.
In addition, members of the Berkeley IT community have created and endorse the following values for our organization to augment and amplify the campus principles:
We champion diversity.
We act with integrity.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are more than just suggestions for us. They are the guiding principles underlying how we come together, develop leaders at all levels of the organization, and create an environment that unites us. We affirm the dignity of all individuals, call upon our leaders to address critical issues with integrity and intention, respect our differences as well as our commonalities, and strive to uphold a just community free from discrimination and hate.
The Network Services group designs, installs, and operates the campus data network, Wi-Fi and security video service, and related systems. We provide connectivity throughout campus, including within the Data Center, plus off-campus locations of University departments. We also manage the interconnection between the campus and regional and national research networks as well as connectivity to the public Internet. The network services group collaborates with other groups within the Berkeley IT organization to provide end user connectivity and network services, including Wi-Fi and wired network connections.
Involves operation of the campus's data networks, Wi-Fi, remote access, and supporting infrastructure. Plans, designs, develops, installs and maintains data network systems for the campus or a sub-unit.
The Senior Network Engineer is a technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and recognized expertise in specific areas; problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.
They use advanced professional IT concepts and campus objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 20, 2024
Take a lead role in mid-sized campus projects, working with cross-functional groups to identify needs, recommend direction and technologies, design solutions including cost analysis, product comparisons, and hands-on implementation.
Configure, install, manage switches, routers, load balancers, firewalls, and other network related infrastructure and support services
Escalation point responsible for network issue determination and resolution.
Troubleshoot complex issues in network systems software and distribution and access electronics.
Work directly with vendor / manufacturer technical support to isolate and resolve hardware and software issues.
Participate in on-call rotation for incident response.
Perform hands-on and on-site work for projects and incident response as needed.
Mentor less experienced team members.
Plan and build solutions to automate new builds, operational tasks, monitor, and report on network integrity/performance.
Author, audit, and maintain complete technical documentation.
Perform consulting to the campus community to help identify and provide solutions to areas of need.
Communicate with technical and non-technical staff, facility, students, and consultants.
Participate in professional development opportunities, represent the team and institution in discipline related organizations and communities of practice.
Advanced knowledge of professional communications and network systems in the completion of diverse assignments.
Advanced knowledge of the practices and techniques of the data field, and the ability to determine a course of action based on guidelines.
Has highly developed problem-solving skills to resolve issues using defined parameters and technical expertise.
Clearly understands the communications and network needs of the organization and has skills needed to address those needs.
In-depth, advanced understanding of various network hardware platforms, network related protocols and software, and related technical standards critical to the operation of interconnected networks.
Ability to analyze highly complex communication hardware and software systems for maintaining a real-time resource that impacts campus network users.
Understanding and experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and management systems.
Demonstrated commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $105,500.00 - $150,000.00.
This is a 100%, full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is exempt and paid monthly.
This position is eligible for flexible or hybrid remote work based on candidate availability and business needs.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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