Stony Brook University Senior Network Engineer in Stony Brook, New York

Senior Network Engineer


Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor's Degree (equivalent) or higher. Four (4) years of full-time experience in designing network infrastructure. Experience working with security technologies and tools such as, Firewalls, VPN, or Multi Factor Authentication, Forensic Tools, Vulnerability Scanning Tools, Key Encryptions, etc.

**Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (\

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  • Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).**

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree. Additional years of experience designing network infrastructure. Experience with optimizing security monitoring and application performance. Experience maintaining, scheduling and executing updates to security devices as part of a change management process. Experience following/updating documentation and network diagrams. Relevant certifications such as CCNA/CCNP, RHSA, LPI, etc.

Brief Description of Duties:

The incumbent’s primary function is to work as a senior member of the networking team to design, configure, troubleshoot and maintain the network infrastructure that are deemed critical thus ensuring the availability of the network. This position will contribute to the efforts of safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the enterprise infrastructure and information assets across the University. The incumbent will be required to participate and lead network security related work-groups to not only develop strategies but raise awareness to community as well. The incumbent will also meet with manufacturers of the network equipment to discuss the unique requirements of the University and present engineering requests to meet the needs of the University. After hours and weekend work are required when appropriate. The successful incumbent must have outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.

  • Network Security/Infrastructure Design & Implementation: Evaluate and improve existing network infrastructure to meet the changing network security demands/challenges of the University. Developing both tactical (near-term/budget friendly) and strategic (long-term) plans are required. In performance of all job duties, at all times be responsible for delivering optimal customer service, for protecting institutional data and privacy, and the excellent delivery of solutions and services by following divisional and University policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Network Security/Infrastructure Change Management: Proactively manage the network infrastructure by performing maintenance updates and perform routine analysis of the health of the network infrastructure with minimal direction. Updates and changes are required to follow the change management process which includes test plans, documentation and management approval process.

  • Vulnerability and Threat Management: Performs analysis of network infrastructure to identify areas of weakness or areas of the network that have been exploited. Develop and execute remediation plans to address the vulnerability or threat.

  • Information Security Working Groups: Participate in the Information Security Program as a Subject Matter Expert for network security to provide guidance for those members of the working group and other IT Partners on campus.

  • Project Management: Working with the owners of the applications/network and identifying the scope of work for approval. Project management involves designing, implementing and supporting a network infrastructure where the University’s assets are operating 24 x 7 on the network without compromising the security and integrity of the network infrastructure.

  • Documentation & Communication: Document network diagrams and workflows for the network team. Collaborates with other IT to review, development, testing and implementation of security plans, products and control techniques. Communicates with stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment.FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.After hours and weekend work are required when appropriate. This position is required to be on call once or twice a month, one week at a time, in the event of a network outage.

This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.


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  • Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver's license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.**

Due to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, the candidate hired will need to be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or other "protected individual" (as defined by 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1324b(a)(3).

Essential Position:This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such are required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at

Job Field: Information Technology

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Official Job Title: Senior Programmer/Analyst

Department/Hiring Area: DoIT - Data Network Services

Stony Brook University

Schedule: Full-time

Pass Days: Day Shift

Posting Start Date: Jul 23, 2018

Posting End Date: Aug 31, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Salary Grade: SL4

Req ID: 1801616