Network Engineer

Iowa State University is seeking a highly motivated individual to join a team dedicated to support, maintain, and deploy enterprise-grade network services to make the ISU community an exceptional place to work, teach, research, and learn.

The Network Engineer position is a hands-on, highly technical role responsible for upkeep and operation of the ISU data network. This position is responsible for troubleshooting and configuration of routing, switching, security, and wireless equipment. Other duties include documentation of network services, deployment and use of network monitoring solutions, utilization of network traffic analyzers, dashboarding performance metrics, and proactive identification of network capacity and performance issues. The ability to work a flexible off-hours schedule for planned and unplanned maintenance is required.

The applicant must be detail oriented, self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills, and have the ability to troubleshoot while learning new skills, tools, and technologies. Applicants must also possess strong time management, organizational, communication, and decision-making skills with the ability to identify, analyze, and solve complex problems. A successful candidate must have a track record of understanding technology and security and be familiar with trends and how they can be applied in a higher education setting.

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides core computing, network services, enterprise systems, and information security resources to the students, faculty, and staff of Iowa State. ITS partners with IT professionals from around campus to provide more specialized IT resources to ISU’s academic and business units.

This position is listed as a series and could be hired at a level I or II.

Minimum Qualifications:

Level I: High school diploma or equivalent (PS807)

Level II: High school diploma or equivalent and 3 years of related experience (PS809)


Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

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