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Position Title:Network and Security Engineer
Posting Number:1327
Department:Information Technology
Type of Position:Full Time
Duration of Position:12 Month
Work Schedule:M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM
Number of Hours Per Week:37.5
Number of Position Openings:1
Brief Summary:

Get ready to make a reverberating impact as part of a team that is heavily involved in:

•    Research and Education
•    Prototyping
•    Management
•    Commercialization

As a leader in educational applications of technology, Information Technology (IT) offers students, faculty, and staff access to advanced technologies to help promote a strong sense of community, which is a central part of the Marist mission. IT provides critical strategic, technical, and entrepreneurial support to emphasize Marist’s mission of helping students develop the skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community for the 21st century. A distinguishing feature of the Marist education is the manner in which information technology is used in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This environment creates a strong applied research culture and includes Marist students as young paraprofessionals which makes Marist unique within higher education.

The Network and Security Engineer is responsible for engineering, designing, expanding, integrating, securing, deploying, managing, monitoring and maintaining the college’s network infrastructure, wired and wireless, while enforcing network security policies. It ensures the seamless and continuous operation of the underlying network and security infrastructure in order to provide maximum performance and availability for students, faculty, staff, vendors, and affiliates.  Additionally, this position will monitor, track and shape all traffic inbound and outbound on the college’s network, support network services such as DHCP, conduct vulnerability scans, and test security features of various systems.

Marist employees enjoy a highly competitive benefits and compensation package. We provide comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their family members, and retirees. Benefits may include tuition, reimbursement, rich health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision), life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous retirement savings plans. Other benefits include discount programs, highly competitive paid time off, ample opportunity for community involvement, and local volunteer opportunities with foundations and non-profit organizations.

Marist IT staff come from diverse career and educational backgrounds. Our community of technologists collaborate to support a commitment to excellence with 80 staff members within 15 departments, more than 200 student paraprofessionals, and a 24/7/365 operation. Effort, talent, and commitment are rewarded and recognized within the division both internally by leadership, and externally through numerous industry accolades and awards. No two days are ever the same while working in IT. With our focus on open-source technology and innovation, we are committed to finding more effective and practical ways to use technology to meet institutional goals.

We are looking for excellent candidates with attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills. If you’re a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a hard working team, we welcome your application for this position as a Network and Security Engineer.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for configuring, monitoring, and maintaining all network and security related equipment, appliances, and servers
  • Incorporate high-availability concepts into all network designs
  • Conduct product evaluations and make recommendations
  • Investigate network and security exposures and implement fixes to maintain a secure and reliable network
  • Research, document and present emerging networking and security technologies in order to successfully implement them in the network
  • Responsible for engineering network expansions and additions including new building design and renovations
  • Monitor the Network for malicious traffic or anomalies and take action as needed
  • Under direction of Chief Information Security Officer:
    • Responsible for network authentication, authorization, and accounting
    • Troubleshoot and manage the campus’ VPN environment, access control lists and intrusion detection policies
    • Maintain compliance with state and federal rules and regulations to which Marist must adhere by staying abreast of digital security and privacy laws
    • Design, implement, and enforce network security policies and best-practice security strategies
    • Quickly and efficiently respond to and enforce legal notifications such as copyright infringement or other security related incidences
    • Assist campus security with remote surveillance and digital forensics
  • Responsible for creating standards based templates that follow best-practices for secure, scalable, and available network infrastructure
  • Key contributor in disaster recovery and business continuity planning and implementation
  • Utilize technical writing skills for detailed network documentation
  • Provide training and technical support for users with varying levels of IT knowledge and competence
  • Work with operators on network monitoring and problem resolution
  • Management and hands on training of student employees
  • Participate in “on-call” duties within rotating schedule
  • Perform backup duties for Telecommunications Analyst position
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar discipline
  • 3-5 years hands on experience in all of the following technological areas:
    • Enterprise Routing (OSPF, BGP, VLSM, IPv6, Traffic Engineering)
    • Enterprise Switching (Spanning Tree Protocol, VLAN, QoS)
    • Enterprise Security (Firewall, VPN, NAC, IPS, Syslog, IPSEC, SSL, 802.1x)
    • Enterprise Wireless (Mesh, 802.11a/b/g/n, 802.1x, 2.4 & 5 GHz propagation)
    • Linux/Unix server administration (DHCP, DDNS, WINS, RADIUS)
    • Enterprise network architecture and design
    • Datacenter design (Power, UPS, physical security, cooling, high availability, infrastructure)
    • Network management (SNMP, statistical analysis, centralized monitoring, Packet analysis tools)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or industry equivalent
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and leadership skills
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and maintain industry knowledge

Required Applicant Documents:Resume, Cover Letter, References
Position Open Date:07/31/2018

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