Full-time Supervisory/Professional: Network Architect

  • Apr 05, 2024
  • Kirtland, Ohio, United States
  • Full-time

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: 

The Network Architect plays a pivotal role in our organization by overseeing the monitoring, installation, configuration, and support of both physical and cloud-based networking equipment, including routers, switches, wireless devices, firewalls, load balancers, DNS, and DHCP. We primarily operate within a Cisco environment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES (representative, not all inclusive):

  • Analyze and optimize LAN traffic, identifying and rectifying bottlenecks.
  • Administer, Support, ensure network uptime, and maintain the entire network infrastructure, including LAN, WAN, subnets, Wi-Fi, Firewall, Cloud and VPN.
  • Develop and implement network management standards and procedures, including security, disaster recovery, and cybersecurity.
  • Provide technical support for internet and intranet communications.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity and application issues.
  • Keep hardware firmware updated as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Contribute to team discussions for network improvements, cybersecurity enhancements, and hardware or software modifications.
  • Serve as a backup for Network Systems Administrator.
  • Stay current with industry trends and certifications in network architecture, Wi-Fi technology, VPN security, and cybersecurity.
  • Perform other assigned duties related to network and cybersecurity operations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Required and Preferred):

Education/Training and Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Computer Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science, or Electronic Technology.
  • At least five years of work experience in a Cisco network architecture, administration, and management.
  • While not required, Industry-recognized certifications like Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) would be a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • This role demands effective communication, critical thinking, and adaptability to convey technical information, solve complex network and cybersecurity issues, and adapt to evolving technologies.
  • Strong time management, resilience under pressure, and leadership are essential for multitasking, maintaining positivity in stressful situations, and leading team discussions.
  • Meticulous organization, a customer-centric approach, and self-motivation with independent judgment ensure accurate network configurations, outstanding support, and optimized network performance.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

This is a 12-month, full-time position assigned to pay grade 5 of the administrative and supervisory/professional salary schedule. Information pertaining to employment at Lakeland is available on the college’s Human Resources webpage

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates can apply through the college’s website. Please be prepared to:

1) complete the application questionnaire in its entirety* (see the note below)

2) attach a current resume and a cover letter which details your interest and experience for this position.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

*To avoid difficulties when submitting your application, be sure your web browser is updated to the latest version (e.g., Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer) and allow yourself sufficient time to complete the application since you WILL NOT be able to save a partially completed application and work on it later.

Lakeland Community College is an equal access and equal opportunity employer. We have a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seek a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, people with disabilities and people over 40. Under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. If your disability requires special accommodations to participate in the application/interview process, contact the Human Resources Office at 440-525-7555.