Salary Shown to Applicants (Hiring Range): $115,000-$135,000
Department Description: ITS Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) manages the ITS data centers and provides around-the-clock support for ITS business computing activities. I&O also supports and maintains the infrastructure for network, data communications transport services, and campus desktop computers, and maintains the infrastructure for the operating systems for non-research ITS servers and for disaster recovery and business continuity activities for ITS. I&O also manages the enterprise-wide IT Service Management platform ServiceNow.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Position Description: This position is eligible for a SIGN ON BONUS of $15,000 to be paid in two installments: * $5,000 within 30 days of your hire date and * $10,000 – 12 months after hire date
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.
The Wireless Architect position at UNC Chapel Hill presents an exciting opportunity for an experienced and knowledgeable professional to lead the design, evolution, and maintenance of one of the most critical services utilized by the university’s faculty, students, and staff daily. With a growing network of 11,000 Aruba access points, this role requires an individual who can tackle the challenges of a prestigious research university alongside a team of three other wireless network engineers.
Responsibilities of the Wireless Architect include engaging and managing vendors, possessing expert knowledge in wireless subject matter and design, providing leadership and mentorship to team members, coordinating with University Construction Coordinators on multimillion-dollar building projects, providing guidance and plans for wireless life cycle and improvement, and engaging with customers to find solutions for their demands. While the primary focus of this position is in wireless, the Wireless Architect is also expected to aid in the maintenance, support, and design of the entire university network.
The ideal candidate for this position should possess a comprehensive understanding of networking technologies and the ability to provide guidance on how changes to network topology and equipment can affect the wireless design. Additionally, the Wireless Architect should have a deep understanding of 802.11 technology and the highest level of experience in designing interior wireless in a variety of spaces, including residence halls, classrooms, office spaces, and conference centers.
The successful candidate should also possess excellent leadership and communication skills to effectively mentor and task personnel to accomplish wireless projects across the university. They should have the ability to engage with other higher education institutions as a technical leader through participation in leadership activities within EDUCAUSE.
The Wireless Architect will be provided with all the tools and resources needed to succeed at the highest level. This is a unique opportunity to work at a prestigious university and make a significant impact on the daily lives of faculty, students, and staff through the design and maintenance of the university’s wireless network.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: * Significant demonstrated experience and working knowledge with 802.11 wireless technologies * Excellent communication skills * Excellent project management skills * Experience managing an environment of at least 1,250 Aps * Experience in wireless site design including requirements gathering, translating business requirements to technical requirements, predictive modeling, and site surveys * Valid NC driver’s license or ability to obtain license within 30 days of hire
Education Requirements: Masters’ and 2-4 years’ experience; or Bachelors and 3-5 years’ experience; or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution.
Qualifications and Experience:
* CWNA certification with extra emphasis on more professional level certifications such as the CWDP, CWAP, and CWNE. * Dense knowledge of 802.11 wireless standards and associated protocols * Experience deploying and managing Aruba 8.X environments * Experience in very large enterprise wireless networks exceeding 5,000 APs * Knowledge of 802.1X * Knowledge of RADIUS * Knowledge of Network Access Control * Experience and working knowledge with Enterasys, Cisco, Extreme and Arista * Experience in Network Management and Monitoring software (specific experience with Airwave and VM Ware Edge Intelligence) * Strong working knowledge of Ekahau * Experience with supporting / engineering / maintaining large networks * Experience with higher education networks * Ability to be autonomous and self-directed * Ability to work well in a team environment * Experience in managing small teams, either directly or indirectly * Experience in managing vendor relationships
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