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Sr Wireless Network Engineer

  • Requisition no: 506542
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: CUIMC IT
  • Grade: Grade 107
  • Categories: Information Technology
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Columbia University Medical Center is seeking a Senior Network Engineer who will be focused on wireless capabilities, Network Access Control (NAC) and Network Management systems.


  • Design and engineer wireless infrastructure services. 25%
  • Responsible for upgrades, implementation, and testing of full proactive Network Access Control for various networks 20%
  • Utilize best practices for NAC policy creation 15%
  • Manage & deploy the IP network subnets on a per appliance basis 10%
  • Work well with others and contribute to a positive work environment utilizing conflict resolution skills when necessary 5%
  • Aid in installation and evaluation of data communication products and documentation of procedures for installation, use, maintenance, troubleshooting, and management of these products 5%
  • IP Network Design skills, including a strong understanding of standard routing protocols 5%
  • Monitor for unauthorized equipment, investigate security incidents, and recommend improvements 3%
  • Responsible for maintaining a network tap infrastructure and aggregation devices necessary to allow NAC visibility of the networks that NAC is managing 3%
  • Development of automated network monitoring and management tools 2%
  • Provides after hours on-call support on a team rotational basis (approximately 1 week per 2-3 months) 2%
  • Other duties as assigned 5%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in computer science preferred or equivalent in education and experience, plus seven years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced expertise with TCP/IP networking protocols and concepts
  • Working knowledge of, DNS/DHCP, SMNP, Active Directory a plus, RADIUS authentication/authorization
  • Experience working with Cisco \ HP and Arista and Cisco Prime and Aruba Infrastructure experience
  • Strong communication and writing and organizational skills
  • Desire to learn
  • Comprehensive knowledge of wireless networking systems and protocols
  • Expert WLAN troubleshooting skills
  • 1+ years of hands-on IT experience with experience with Network Access Control (NAC) e.g. Forescout CounterACT, Aruba ClearPass, Cisco Prime \ DNA
  • Hands-on experience with security systems including Palo Alto firewalls, IDS/IPS, NAC, APT
  • Recent programming knowledge (Perl, Python, C, PowerShell, Ruby, SOAP, XML, Java/Hadoop) and scripting experience
  • Intimate knowledge and proficiency in networking protocols (including but not limited to 802.1a\b\g 802.1x authentication (PEAP\EAP-TLS), routing protocols (BGP, OSPF etc)
  • Sound knowledge of data communication wiring (CAT5/5E/6/6E and Fiber)
  • Experience using security tools in a multi domain environment
  • Familiar with 802.11 a/b/g and 802.1 Q standards and RF technology
  • Experience in all aspects of wireless LAN engineering or 5 years of experience in all aspects of wireless LAN operational support
  • Industry network certifications a plus
  • Hands-on experience with data cabling installation practices as well as fiber and copper materials is strongly desired
  • Extensive knowledge of basic networking hardware (routers, switches, bridges) and protocols (UDP, TCP/IP)
  • Strong documentation skills including updating ticketing systems, Wiki Pages and Network Diagrams

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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