Sr Network Engineer

Rochester, NY


Provides conceptual design, implementation and operational support for organizational networks, including LAN/WAN, backbone/data center infrastructures and network related services.


  • Instructs, advises and mentors personnel on established standards and provides technical expertise and guidance to ensure optimum efficiency and program progress. Assists in the development of policies and procedures, ensuring that documentation is kept current and complete.

  • Develops design specifications for network topologies, electronics and distribution systems from general requirements. May also develop cabling specs based on assigned area or function. Develops physical or virtual segmentation schemes to satisfy various connectivity requirements. Develops, documents and implements standards for all network components.

  • Plans, organizes and directs the activities of assigned staff. Participates in the selection, training and orientation of team members and provides input on performance. Assists in the development and management of division budget and participates in vendor negotiations.

  • Directs and performs troubleshooting as required to identify root cause for any business impacting events. Acts as escalation point of contact. Documents and identifies root causes and develops processes to limit recurring issues.

  • Configures and deploys network management tools to monitor network capacity and maximize network availability.

  • Develops timelines showing phasing, interdependencies and resource requirements. Translates project phases into discrete work orders for execution by subcontractors, when applicable. Produces bills-of-material as required by construction activities when needed. Produces itemized project cost estimates including labor and materials when needed.

  • Provides on-call coverage to service network interruptions and serves as escalation to other team members in on-call rotations. Documents network topologies and cable plant interconnects. Maintains an inventory of network components throughout entire network infrastructure.

  • Participates in department or user initiated quality improvement projects and works to build value for the organization. Attends technical classes or seminars and reads technical journals appropriate to maintaining skill proficiency. Leads initiatives in modern technologies and encourages innovation in other team members.

Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED required.

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline preferred.

  • 7 years of related experience required.

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Experience working with large enterprise-wide LAN/WAN environments in a University or Hospital setting preferred.

  • Familiarity with network electronics, including optical networking concepts, routers, switches, etc. required.

  • Familiarity with network management tools, such as Intermapper, Netdisco, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, etc. required.

  • Familiarity with Ethernet concepts and network routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP required.

  • Familiarity with structured cable plant components and techniques for both fiber and copper required.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills required

  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.

  • Thorough knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and addressing required.

  • Cisco CCNA or CCNP preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $86,482 - $129,723 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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