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Network Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 11/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 01/14/2018
Working Title Network Manager
Job Classification Systems/Programmer IV
Department Name 19200H-CSSD-Infrastructure
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135864
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) Department is seeking a Network Manager. This high-level technical management position in the Infrastructure Division is responsible for managing the planning, analysis, design, and maintenance of the University’s data and voice network as well as the supervision of the Network engineering team that performs engineering, operations, and administration of the University enterprise network. The manager is responsible for operations of the data and voice network, responding to alerts and faults generated by the Network Operations Center (NOC) monitoring systems, investigating each problem to determine its cause, and taking appropriate steps to resolve faults as quickly as possible on a proactive basis. When the outages or network performance problems occur that are observable by the University community, this position will determine the root cause of the outage and oversee the resolution and documentation of the problem. This position reports to the Director of IT Infrastructure.

The NOC is located off-campus at RIDC Park and is staffed 24×7×365 to continuously monitor critical enterprise-wide systems and services. This position requires extensive technical experience in a multi-platform, large, and networked environment.

Applicants must provide three work-related references (supervisory, whenever possible) as well as include their complete employment and salary history on their application. Applicants should include salary requirements in the cover letter.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 6-9 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, or related field with extensive technical systems knowledge is preferred; Or equivalent years of experience. The incumbent must have strong technical management skills and experience with high-performance computing. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. He/she must have a minimum of five years of management experience in a technical environment, preferably in an academic setting or ten years’ experience working in 24/7 operations in a large, multi-platform, networked environment.

Required Licenses/Certifications

Cisco CCNA certification required, Cisco CCNP or CCIE certification desirable.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

On occasion, some evening and weekend work may be necessary depending on business load, project timeline requirements, or scheduled downtime changes. Unscheduled or urgent support outside of business hours may occur. Responsible for carrying an escalation cell phone.

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your management style.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter