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The Network Administrator is key member of the team responsible for the configuration, administration, and support of all internal and external network devices including cloud-based configurations. This role is expected to analyze and optimize performance and security, ensure hardware and software are kept current and reliable, provide technical support and guidance to technical and non-technical staff, and participate in architectural evaluation, planning, and execution in accordance with industry best practices.
While our ideal candidate would be located in the Central PA area, we would be willing to consider candidates working remotely within a few hour radius of State College who would be able to travel occasionally to the office as needed.
- Collaborate with architects, engineers, and administrators to ensure a reliable, high-performance technology environment.
- Recommend network enhancements and purchases.
- Test and assess network performance and security, identifying and remediating any weak areas.
- Participate in the implementation and administration of firewalls, intrusion detection, data encryption, and other security measures.
- Proactively research best practices and make recommendations for improvement.
- Develop, set up, and/or maintain procedures and automated processes to monitor and respond to the performance and security status networks and network equipment.
- Participate in on-call support to address critical issues related to assigned duties.
- Create and/or maintain clear and comprehensive technical and administrative documentation.
- Train and mentor junior personnel.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, or a related field. Advanced degree is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- 5+ years of experience as a network administrator or network engineer.
- Strong knowledge and experience with setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Cisco network equipment, particularly Nexus and ASR.
- Direct experience with administration of network resources in a cloud environment is desirable. Azure experience is strongly preferred.
- Advanced knowledge and experience with Palo Alto, F5 BigIP, Meraki, and Infoblox is strongly preferred.
- Advanced knowledge of LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, UDP, QoS, BGP, OSPF, and MPLS.
- Experienced with the use of Visio (or equivalent) and drawing/documenting network topology at all levels.
- Network-oriented certifications (CCNP, etc) are preferred.
- Cloud-oriented certifications are desirable, with Azure strongly preferred.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and analytical abilities, and strong verbal and written communication skills are essential for success.
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