The Network Engineer works with latest technologies to meet the evolving needs of our cutting-edge research program. OIST has deployed substantial network infrastructure in order to support our unique and world-leading research activities here at OIST. OIST is seeking a motivated and technically adept Engineer to join the OIST Networks and Connectivity team, ensuring that we deliver the best possible service to support OIST researchers. Come help us build something new, and support OIST to succeed in its mission to serve as a model for change in Universities in Japan.
Working as part of the team, under the direction of the Networks and Connectivity Manager, the incumbent will:
Ensure the day-to-day operation, reliability, and integrity of the OIST network.
Deploy, support, and maintain current and future OIST network systems and infrastructure, including both logical configuration and physical racking and cabling
Support collaboration with the OIST’s ISP’s, network vendors and partners, as required.
Work on complex problems where analysis of situation requires in-depth evaluation of various technical and non-technical factors
Create and provide input into the design, purchase, installation, and support of network communications, including LAN/Wireless/MAN/WAN and telecommunications systems
Work within a team of highly skilled network engineers, sharing knowledge, and engaging with all aspects of OIST to support and provide network services.
As early as possible
Term & Working Hours
Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.
Working hours: 09:00-17:30
At least 5 years’ experience in the network field.
Business level Japanese (Native or JLPT N2) OR business level English.
Experience in installing, racking, and installing of network hardware.
Experience in network cabling in a campus and data center environment.
Strong hands on experience and knowledge of Cisco switches, routers and firewalls.
Minimum of CCNA or equivalent certification is required
Ability to understand and deploy LAN/MAN/WAN functionality such as cabling systems, hubs, switches, bridges, routers, gateways, terminal servers and communication servers
Understanding of routing protocols to include BGP , OSPF
Practical experience and understanding of LAN technologies to include VLANs, STP, bridging, and switching.
Understanding of security technologies to include firewalls, VPNs, and security best practices
How To Apply
Apply by uploading your submission documents HERE*. *This is a secure file uploading system for handling confidential materials.
Letter of intent in English or Japanese (both if available)
Curriculum vitae in English or Japanese (both if available)
Names and contact information of 3 referees, one of which should be a previous employer
or send by post to the following address:
HR Recruiting Support Section Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Okinawa 904-0495, Japan
If you have any questions, please contact us at recruiting[at]oist.jp. (replace [at] with @ before using this email address)
Application Due Date
June 30, 2019 (Applications will be screened upon arrival)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
Annual paid leave and summer holidays
Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ )
Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
Worker’s accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)