University Of Washington

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Job Description

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work for UW-IT, as well as to get a feel for our culture and our people, visit us at our employment website. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.

UW-IT has an outstanding full-time opportunity for a Senior Network Engineer in our Network Design and Architecture (NDA) team.

We're seeking a Network Engineer to help evaluate complex network and telecommunications technologies and create architectures, designs, and deployments of leading-edge network constructs suited to the needs of the University of Washington and its strategic network partners. Members of the NDA team design and help support networking services that are foundational to the missions of the University of Washington and our networking partners.

This team is a key part of the IT Infrastructure division in UW-IT supporting both wired and wireless networks. We work on networks of varying scales - from campus to international - including three University of Washington campuses with associated labs and facilities throughout the region; UW Medicine (3 hospitals and over a dozen clinics across the state); the Washington State K20 Network (300+ connectors); the Pacific Northwest Gigapop, the regional point of presence for research & education networking; the Pacific Wave international R&E peering facility; and the C3 optical ring around Lake Washington. In addition to supporting a variety of network scales, we also design, deploy, and operate partner-owned fiber, dwdm, and ethernet services; third party circuits; and a variety of L2/L3 network constructs.


We are skilled IT professionals dedicated to the use of technology to support the missions of the UW and our partners. We are committed to:

* Teamwork, transparency, self-motivation, and individual accountability
* A collaborative workplace that promotes cross-disciplinary interaction
* Agility, responsiveness, and iterative means of delivering strategic value sooner
* Self-directed time for learning, innovation, and professional development
* Effective use of tools and processes to free people to do what they do best
* A healthy work/life balance, where our best work happens in 40-hour work week


By applying for the position, you are telling us:

* That you are a successful network engineer with four or more years' experience designing, and deploying advanced, large-scale, critical, high-volume networks.
* You believe in open engagement, dialog, clear communication, trust, and respect as the foundations for effective partnerships.
* You are driven to understand the needs of our community and are able to translate for others, and ask yourself questions like "What are their needs?" and "What are they trying to do?"
* Your decisions are guided by vision, informed by data and process, and driven by a desire to make things work better.
* You are motivated to work in higher education, at a public institution, and, more specifically, at the UW.

This role requires an entrepreneurial spirit, agile mindset, and desire to influence the evolution of the services we provide. This Network Engineer has three primary roles:

* Network Architecture and Design
* Network Services
* Project Lead


Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, engineering, telecommunications, technology business administration.

Four years' experience architecting, designing, and deploying advanced, large-scale, high-volume and reliable networks that is inclusive of both physical, logical and as well as software-defined networking constructs.

Identification, creation and deployment of virtualization and automation constructs to increase efficiency and reliability and decrease costs.

Track record of successful, increased responsibility and decision making; successful design and deployment of major, large-scale leading-edge network constructs inclusive of automation and virtualization technologies.

Track record of successful evaluation and proof-of-concept of leading edge network technologies and tools.

Collaborates and partners with customers and coworkers to identify, evaluate and resolve complex network problems or service needs.

Focuses on results by setting and achieving goals.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and personal interaction abilities.

Ability to work with minimal supervision, both independently and as part of a team.

Ability to quickly learn and apply new technologies.

Proven record of continuous learning creating strong and supportive team relationships.

Commitment to customers.

Strategic & innovative thinking with the ability to create vision.

Openness and dedication.

Honesty and trustworthiness.

Ability to mentor and coach; make decisions.

Excellent time management skills.

Demonstrated project and organizational skills.

Demonstrates continual professional development.

Ability to lift 25 lbs.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Experience in a major higher education, research, and/or medical/healthcare organization.

Experience as a lead network engineer in a major national or international production network environment.

Foundations 3 certification or equivalent experience.

Prior experience using ServiceNow, Atlassian Confluence and JIRA), O365. Google Suite.

Software coding tools & practices such as Agile, DevOps, Python, Ansible, Django, github, Containers.

Familiarity with a variety of cloud constructs as they relate to network infrastructure requirements both in support of the network itself as well as network users accessing cloud resources.


This professional position requires the employee to fulfill the requirements of the job. This may entail occasional situations where work outside of standard work days is required to meet deadlines or respond to emergency situations.

This position is required to report to work remotely when the UW suspends operations.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, your experiences, perspectives and unique identities will be honored at the University of Washington. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

About University Of Washington

University of Washington is an educational institution that provides undergraduate, graduate, and research programs.

10001 employees
University Of Washington

1400 northeast campus parkway

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