2019-1562 Network Engineer (COMM AND NETWORK TCHL ANL 3)

  • Contract to Career
  • Irvine, CA
  • This position has been filled

Website Enterprise Infrastructure

Under general supervision of the Manager, OIT Network Engineering, the Network Engineer is part of a network engineering team responsible for managing a wide variety of services in support of the campus network.  Duties include assisting with the planning, design, security product evaluation/specification, installation, upgrade, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and performance optimization of the campus networks.  Primary responsibility for the network includes the routers, switches, cable plant, and wireless infrastructure.  Provides a moderate level of technical expertise, and serves as a consultant, answering technical questions, providing network analysis and problem resolution, recommending appropriate network designs and solutions to problems, and planning and participating in network implementations.

UCI’s primary campus network (UCInet) is a complex network, employing some of the latest available technology. It consists of a fiber optic 100 gigabit Ethernet TCP/IP backbone with twisted-pair and fiber optic cable serving the building LANs, utilizing routers, switches and wireless infrastructure.  UCInet is a critical service for the campus, providing access to electronic mail, campus resources, national supercomputer centers, other universities, and the Internet.

UCI’s other networks include:

Residential Network Services (ResNet) is the network infrastructure within the student housing complexes where over 7500 students and families live. This network consists of over 400 Cisco Routers, switches, and network security controls.

Facilities Network (FACnet) is a network infrastructure for critical Building Management Systems (BMS) controls and communications. Devices with limited security controls and high security needs are placed in this separate network.

The Lightpath Network is a research network with low-latency, high-speed connectivity for high bandwidth data transmission.


External Recruitment: Open to current UCI employees and the general public.

Hiring Salary

Commensurate with experience

DOE, plus benefits