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Posted: 3/9/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 59724BR

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Cloud and Software Defined Networking Engineer (Cloud/SDN Engineer)
Arizona State University
CANES Adv Network Eng Svc
Campus: Tempe

Job Description:
ASU, a leading innovator in higher education, recognized by US News and World Report for the last 5 years in a row as the most innovative university, has an immediate opening for a Cloud and Software Defined Networking (SDN) Engineer. We are looking for results driven individuals that strive for excellence, enjoy the challenges of a fast paced environment and the desire to make a difference. More specifically, we are looking for talented networking professionals to design, develop, deploy, sustain and monitor state-of-the-art network solutions (WAN, CAN, LAN, DCN, and wireless communications solutions) that are currently and will soon be deployed across ASU worldwide.

The Cloud and Software Defined Networking Engineer will design and implement the enhancements and future capabilities for the architecture of the university of the future. In this role you will define, plan, and support the execution of the evolution of our current network capabilities to enhanced and expanded network infrastructures. You will serve operational needs within the enterprise and may occasionally be required to serve in an on-call capacity. You will use various global cloud capabilities and software based networking capabilities in order to provide the best possible managed attribution network infrastructure to support our vision of a boundaryless institution. Specifically, you will have to work with the current operational elements, engineering and infrastructure staff and the design team to define the underlying infrastructure use of cloud technologies and SDN capabilities for the enhanced and newly designed networks. This position will report to the Executive Director of CANES and participate in an instrumental role in our cloud and advanced network engineering initiatives.

Salary Range:
Depends on experience

Close Date:

Essential Duties:
Provide expertise and guidance consistent with 5 - 6+ years or experience in enterprise Cloud design and implementation.
Use multiple Cloud vendors (AWS, Azure, Google) for building and maintaining reliable infrastructure and security services
Perform activities that require knowledge of technologies surrounding Enterprise Switches and Routers connecting to Cloud applications and cloud networking technologies in the areas of SDN, NFV, SD-WAN
Use both Windows and Linux administration and systems management
Design virtualized compute environments utilizing VMware, OpenStack, etc.
Use development experience with cloud platforms, orchestration, and VNF managers
Use effective communication and relationship skills, especially the ability to articulate advanced technical topics to both technical and non-technical staff
Experience in using presentation skills

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, or related field AND five years’ of related experience, which includes three years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:
5 - 6+ years or experience in enterprise Cloud design and implementation
Minimum of 9 years of relevant experience
Evidence of a Master’s Degree in a technical discipline
Experience in devising creative ways to use Cloud services and SDN services to provide the best infrastructure options
Experience in using multi-vendor infrastructure platforms (i.e., Cisco, Juniper, Arista)
Knowledge of multi-vendor Layer 3 routing protocols (i.e., BGP, OSFP, EIGRP, IGRP, HSRP, VRRP)
Knowledge of Virtual Private Networking (i.e., MPLS, GRE, L2VPN, EVPN, Pseudowire, IPsec, MACSEC)
Knowledge of data center architectures and converged networks
Knowledge of current networking trends, including commercial implementations of Software Defined Networks (SDN) for both Data Center Network and WAN applications
Knowledge of load balancing and Application Delivery Controller technologies and implementations
Knowledge of WAN architectures (i.e., Carrier Ethernet, Optical Fabrics (OTN), SONET)
Knowledge of network monitoring tools (i.e., NetFlow Tracker, Wireshark, Cisco LMS, Cisco Call Manager, Wireshark, Elastic, and Splunk)
Experience in Network Modeling (OPNet, NetSim)
Knowledge of Network Boundary (Next Generation Firewalls (Palo Alto, Cisco FIREPOWER), IPSEC/SSL VPN Concentrators)
Evidence of technical certifications (e.g., CCNA, CCNP, SEC+)
Experience in cybersecurity engineering, network intelligence and operations, and machine learning are highly desired

Working Environment:
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
Clearly communicate to perform essential functions

Department Statement:
The University Technology Office embraces its role as both an enabler and catalyst for advancing the vision and work of the New American University. We are a values-driven organization. Our commitments are reflected in all of the work we do in pursuit of operational excellence, the experience and delight of our community, and our strategic and innovation initiatives. Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; ASU UTO will not be a sponsor for this position.

ASU Statement:
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement:
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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