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$90,000 - $115,000 /year
Torrey Pines Center South
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#108906 Senior Network Engineer

Initial Review Date: Sat 5/8/2021

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UC San Diego is ranked the 9th best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and is the largest employer based in San Diego County. Reporting to the VC-CFO, Information Technology Services (ITS) delivers Enterprise information technology services to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) under the leadership of the campus Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Information Technology Services (IT Services) uses world-class services and technologies to empower UC San Diego's mission to transform California and the world as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. As a strategic member of the UC San Diego community, IT Services embraces innovation in their delivery of IT services, infrastructure, applications, and support. IT Services is customer-focused and committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, and accountability.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at UC San Diego and within Information Technology Services. Crafting a culture around these values allows us to more deeply connect with and appreciate our employees, students, and campus partners. Information Technology Services is continuously working to build a community where we all feel safe, empowered, and encouraged to bring our authentic selves to work. We do this not only because it is what’s right, but because we know that diversity drives insight and innovation. We are proud to partner closely UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as their dedication to this mission helps us all to drive change.

The Data Communications team strives to provide the University with a state of the art sophisticated data network infrastructure, both wired and wireless. It designs, configures, maintains, upgrades and monitors UCSD’s enterprise routers, switches, wireless access points and associated management tools. The Team assists customers by providing consultation, evaluation, configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of network devices throughout the campus.

This position will be one of two senior network engineers on a team that also has eight mid-level network engineers. This position works with the network architects to deploy new technologies on campus. Current projects underway include SDN, network backbone upgrades including new VSS deployments, ISE integration, DNA-C deployment and integration, and more. The position is also expected to mentor and assist the mid-level network engineers in their work and professional growth, and serve as an escalation resource for troubleshooting, including after hours, weekends and holidays as needed.


Provide design, engineering, and maintenance assistance on the UCSD campus wireless and wired local area network. Applies advanced professional communications concepts, industry practices and relevant policies, procedures and objectives to resolve highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Determines methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results.

  • Employee must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Employee must be available to travel as required.


  • In-depth, advanced understanding of various network hardware platforms, network related protocols and software including understanding of OSI layer 2 and 3 protocols at a complex level and related technical standards critical to the operation of interconnected networks.

  • Detailed knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite and routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, RIP.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on large, highly available computer networks supporting critical applications.

  • Has highly developed problem solving skills to independently resolve issues using defined parameters and technical expertise. Proven skill in analyzing network problems, performance of fault isolation, problem resolution and service restoration.

  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team.

  • Strong ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.

  • Bachelor's degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 14 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) Life insurance
e) UC Retirement Plan
f) Pet Insurance For more information about UCSD Benefits please click here and visit UCSD Work/Life.

To calculate an approximate value of the UC Total Compensation package, please click here.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California 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, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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