The Network Administrator's primary function is to provide support, monitoring, and maintenance for UNCW's enterprise wireless network infrastructure that consists of over 3,500 wireless access points.The position maintains configurations, designs solutions for new construction, and provides support for wireless network services to meet the growing needs of the university. This position works within the Networks group and assists in the overall design and maintenance of the campus network.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years experience working with 802.11 wireless technologies, OR a Master's degree and 2‐4 years experience working with 802.11 wireless technologies, OR an Associate's and 4-6 years experience working with 802.11 wireless technologies, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Experience in designing, deploying and maintaining a campus wide WiFi network solution.
Experience in network management and monitoring software (e.g. Cisco DNA, Cisco Prime).
Experience with a wireless predictive design and survey tool – e.g. Airmagnet, Ekahau, etc.
Solid understanding of Ethernet networking and wireless networks up to 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6).
Understanding of wireless security including 802.1x, WPA2, and EAP-TLS.
Proficiency in other network standards including cabling standards, ethernet, TCP/IP, DHCP, routing, and information security practices.
Strong understanding of interconnection and troubleshooting techniques for LAN hardware, including routers, controllers, switches, access points, RF design, and protocol analysis.
Highly self-motivated and directed.
Keen attention to detail.
Excellent communication and documentation skills.
Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment.
Experience in Cisco wireless and switching technologies.
Experience in AirOS and IOS wireless controller code.
Experience in higher education networks.
Required Certifications or Licensure:
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Network & Communications is part of the Information Technology Services (ITS) unit of Business Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The Department of Network & Communications is responsible to ITS and the University for the campus wide enterprise communications systems including the wired and wireless networks, communications servers and the voice network, the campus copper and fiber infrastructure, distance education services, and cable television services. Network & Communications also assists in developing, designing and engineering long-range infrastructure plans for the University and ITS to support the campus community in its goals and objectives.
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At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
About The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.