Senior Research Network Engineer

Posting Number 2021-7977
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/24/2021 9:23 AM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Research Technology Services
NYU IT (WS1170)
Compensation Grade
Band 53

Position Summary

The Senior Research Network Engineer provides programming and software and systems engineering support for the dedicated High Speed Research Network (HSRN) and High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure, in alignment with NYU’s research computing infrastructure which includes new state-of-the-art HPC clusters, an investment to research cloud for bursting HPC jobs, and a dedicated High Speed Research Network. This position is involved in the scope, design, build and maintenance support of the HSRN and HPC in order to enhance the capabilities of Research Technology’s Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, HPC, and Immersive resources and service portfolios. The Senior Research Network Engineer works to extend the HSRN to Internet2 connectivity, in order to enable researchers to fully utilize the HSRN and HPC resources. This role develops tools and processes that can be scaled and shared by IT and NYU faculty researchers, furthering investment in critical research partnerships and research projects. The Senior Research Network Engineer works closely with NYU IT teams to align the operation and configuration of the recent research infrastructure investments with the needs of research faculty and research groups at the university. Duties will include, but not be limited to, capacity planning, monitoring of network reliability and performance, as well as to provide problem resolution for network components which support the university's research units.



We demonstrate our core beliefs everyday in our interactions, attitude and performance.


People at the heart of everything we do: We listen to our clients, and colleagues, and use our expertise to anticipate and address their needs.


Create space to innovate: We challenge assumptions and seek out fresh perspectives and new ways of thinking to fuel our productivity.


Right promise. Right delivery: We set clear goals and priorities, and execute with speed and agility to deliver better results.


Share information. Build trust: We engage in open and honest communications that reflect inclusiveness, fairness and respect for each other.


Teams and partnerships work. Boundaries don’t: We collaborate to maximize the value we bring to NYU because our best ideas come from working together.


Insist on excellence: We take pride in what we do, strive to improve constantly and hold ourselves accountable for the results.


Required Education:
Master's Degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or related field or equivalent

Preferred Education:
Doctoral Degree in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, or related field or equivalent.

Required Experience:
5+ years of enterprise network experience, with intermediate to advanced knowledge of designing, configuring and operating an enterprise-level TCP/IP network using OSPF/BGP a must. Management of switches, routers, network security devices, load balancers and network services (DHCP/DNS/IPAM) is required. Experience with HPC networks (Infiniband). Experience with network management and monitoring systems (such as Zenoss/Solarwinds/Nagios/Thousand Eyes, etc.) as well as log management tools (Splunk/Loggly/Elastic). Intermediate understanding of DNS and DHCP. Experience and basic understanding of administering Linux based systems. Experience in supporting a multi-site global campus WAN using DMVPN over public and private connectivity. Advanced network configuration and troubleshooting experience in a large (10,000+ node) campus environment.

Preferred Experience:
5+ years of experience with WDM systems such as Infinera. 7+ years of work experience as a network engineer in an academic or research setting. Must be well versed in quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data in NYU systems and be able to strictly follow data privacy and security procedures for data handling and analysis to ensure adherence to legal and institutional standards. A record of successes in programming, architecting and deploying systems that are used or have produced concrete results. 5+ years of experience in a consulting, collaborative, or service-like role with researchers or clients. Experience with managing Cloud services (list options, AWS) and deploying, managing, administering and migrating complex software platforms in a Hybrid environment. 5+ years of experience should include strong programming, analytical, communication and managerial skills. 5+ years of experience in writing successful research proposals and leading research teams.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Advanced BGP and OSPF configurations, as well as traffic engineering. Deep understanding of the OSI model and how each layer applies. Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation and written and verbal communication skills, including documentation and customer support. Programming Arista, and Infinera network Equipment.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Understanding of physical network mediums and participation involving design and build out of cabling plants for facilities is desired. An understanding of project management and the ability to create network level diagrams and documentation is desired. Excellent understanding of desktops, networks, hardware, and cloud platforms. Proven ability to adapt to changing technologies, new applications, and dynamic environments. Desire and ability to write content on relevant technical subjects as needed. Excellent organizational, project management and technical leadership skills, and the ability to manage complex, large-scale research projects. Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

Additional Information

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