Network Architect #req3637

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Posted on November 14, 2021
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University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio

Network Architect

The primary responsibility of the Network Architect is to design, implement, monitor, troubleshoot, manage, and enhance the various components of UT's data network. The Network Architect serves as an architect to research, plan, and design network topologies and protocol implementations to support campus and wide area network environments. The Network Architect works directly with customers, IT teams, other UT technology providers, and vendors to define and implement application and network requirements and solutions. This position also serves as a representative of the University to various external organizations or partnering institutions regarding data networking initiatives of the community and region at large. This position is charged with architecting the University's data network for high availability, security, and performance. In addition, this position oversees the successful planning, installation, provides second level support, and manages all critical portions of the UT network and systems through their production lifecycle including backbone, datacenter, and perimeter networking functions which are critical to enterprise-wide success of the organization. This position leads large network projects developing project plans, technical designs, cost and time estimates, ensuring compliance with technical standards and procedures, documenting network designs and implementations, status reporting, and providing technical direction to other networking, voice, security, and various other IT professionals. The Network Architect also develops, recommends, and maintains the University's network architectural standards, policies, and procedures. The position performs follow-up activities to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction are maintained and provides coaching and training to other IT technical staff, Network Engineers and student employees. All members of the university network engineering department rotate on-call responsibilities to ensure high availability of the University's network and systems. 

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