Network Administrator

University of Victoria (UVIC)

May 20, 2015

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Position: Network Administrator - (992970)

Salary: $45,023.00 - $50,673.00

Posting close date: 2 June 2015

About this Opportunity

University Systems serves a diverse client base including students, faculty and world-renowned researchers. We consist of three major units: Academic & Administrative Services, Infrastructure Services, and UVic Online, all working together to provide computing, communications and technology in support of the university's learning, teaching, research and administrative activities. We support high profile research projects like VENUS, NEPTUNE and ATLAS and work as part of the BCNET consortium. We exist in a complex work environment where we must effectively navigate complex, cutting edge and ever-changing technology, and information security and privacy issues in order to be the best information systems organization in the Canadian university system.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Team Lead, Operations, Network Services, the Network Administrator works as part of a team to ensure the operational effectiveness of UVic campus data and communications networks, comprised of two enterprise data centres and approximately 300 telecommunication rooms spread over 40 buildings. This position performs triaging and tier 1 problem determination for service requests and trouble tickets related to data; voice (VOIP); network security and access, and wireless connectivity. Problems are escalated as required to resolve network issues through notification to service personnel and technical staff; and updates are provided to NETS management tools.

This position will require daily interaction with teams, both formal and ad-hoc, consisting of personnel from within University Systems, from other campus IT units, IT units at other universities and institutions, the research community, and from communities of clients.

Our normal business hours are 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, system maintenance may be performed off-hours and major issues are responded to on a 24/7 basis.

Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in Computer Science or other relevant discipline and a minimum of 1 year of experience.

Technical requirements:

  •     Working knowledge of all aspects of local and wide area networks, network standards, protocols, network hardware, facilities, configuration, architecture, network security and prevailing networking technologies. These include, but are not limited to:
  •     TCP/IP routing and switching (OSPF, BGP, MPLS, HSRP, VRFs, policy routing),  optical networking (ROADM),voice (VoIP), network security (firewalls, IDS/IPS, SSL, VPN, IPSec), traffic engineering (QoS, IP SLA, policing, shaping), packet capture and analysis (wireshark), network design (IPv4, IPv6, multicast, virtual networks), enterprise LAN/WAN network management and network management systems (SNMP, Intermapper), and TCP/IP services such as Domain Name Services (DNS), DHCP.
  •     Ability to use  technical expertise effectively to identify and trouble shoot technical issues

In addition, the following abilities are required:

  •     to work outside of normal working hours on an emergency or pre-scheduled basis;
  •     effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  •     use task specific network tools such as debugging software and system logs to troubleshoot basic network issues.
  •     take initiative and work with limited direction.
  •     work independently and collaboratively.
  •     Excellent written and oral communications skills. Strong interpersonal skills.
  •     Experience gained in an academic or research environment will be considered an asset.
How To Apply: 

To apply and to learn more about this and other opportunities available at the University of Victoria, interested individuals are invited to visit our website at:

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.