Arcadia University, Domestic

  • Senior Network Engineer

    Regular Staff Full-Time
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Is optimizing networks your strength? Do you enjoy working with a small group of subject matter experts where you bring the deep network expertise for designing the future state? Would you enjoy launching a high speed science network? Are you a hands on technologist who can troubleshoot with the best? If this sounds like you, we'd like to talk with you further.


    Under the leadership of the Director of Infrastructure and User Services, the Senior Network Engineer provides deep subject matter expertise for network & solution design, maintenance and monitoring of secure, effective, network infrastructure for Arcadia.


    Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


    Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.


    Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


    Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.



    Essential Functions

    • Provides expertise in the selection, implementation, and management of all network and network related technologies to peers, partners and leadership.
    • Develops, build consensus for and understanding of standards, policies, documentation and controls to ensure the security, reliability, and availability of all enterprise-wide infrastructure resources.  Monitors for compliance
    • Manages contracts with quality of service and business view on SOWs, SLAs, budgets
    • Assists in the development and implementation the operational plans needed to successfully execute the IT Strategic Plan
    • Conducts capacity planning for future Arcadia growth
    • Provides/Participates in actionable assessments to ensure security
    • Provides leadership and vision in the planning and implementation of new technologies to enhance existing systems and improve end-user business processes
    • Designs, Develops, implements and communicates a system adequate to continually replace and enhance all network related technology resources and services including: access points, switches; appliances; servers; software; firewalls to ensure effective and efficient throughput on Arcadia networks, Internet and transport.
    • Schedules regular communication/coordination with members of the Arcadia Technology Community of Practice, vendors and the end-user community
    • Provides for integrated, load testing base on the voice of the customer success factors (Actor/Action/Outcome use cases)
    • Stays current with new technologies and vendor offerings
    • Provides for efficient and cost effective use of cloud-based offerings
    • Manage work and tasks using online tools for transparent project management & knowledge share

    Marginal Functions

    • Provides level three support for User Support Services.
    • Assists Infrastructure group with overflow work when needed
    • Is available for evening and weekend coverage
    • Participates in on-call rotations.
    • Mentor others for shared understanding


    Received: Position reports to the Director of Infrastructure and User Services


    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to establish excellent working relationships with members of the Arcadia Technology Community of Practice, vendors and the end-user community
    • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in current network related technologies and thought-leadership
    •  Demonstrated ability to align user needs with concise profiles for throughput aligning: Network Authentication (active directory), load balancing (BGP), Network Access Control (Aruba, Clearpass) and other tools such as Blue Cat.
    •  Demonstrated experience in IT procurement, bids, budgets, contract management
    • Familiarity with cloud-based offerings, Internet 2
    • Familiarity with protected data regulations requiring segmentation
    • Demonstrate ability to collaborate effectively articulating advantages and risks of proposed solutions and options
    •  Strong root-cause analysis skills
    • Ability to function as a credible and valued member of a high performance team
    • Ability to estimate resource use in project management
    • Ability to collaborate across different organizations, locally and globally
    •  Proficient in planning and executing enterprise IT upgrades and implementations
    •  Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree from accredited College or University, or robust certification and/or experience
    • At least seven years' professional experience in an enterprise network environment
    • At least two years' project management, team lead or architect level experience within an IT environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in higher education 
    • Appropriate professional certifications 
    • Experience in working in a virtual environment that includes international teams is a plus
    • Expert working in Microsoft, Visio, Google environment
    • Experience with a wide range of IT vendors and offerings


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