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Network Systems Engineer

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Network/System Administrator
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

The Network Services department of Boston College Information Technology Services is responsible for all of the University's network infrastructure ( ex: switches/routers/ VPNs/wireless devices/firewalls/datacenters)  and interconnections between the University's campuses, internet, Internet2 and cloud applications and services.  The staff works closely with the systems and ITS security teams. The Network Systems Engineer provides technical expertise in the engineering, installation, monitoring and maintenance of the network in support of the University's business needs and academic mission.

Develops, maintains, improves, and ensures the proper functioning of the University's data network.  This network is essential for all of the academic, research and business functions for the University.  The incumbent analyzes the data networking needs of Boston College, to include recommending solutions, engineering, implementation and ongoing maintenance and support of the local area network (LAN) and the wide area network (WAN). 

The Network Systems Engineer must be able to work independently, juggle multiple demands and prioritize work in a dynamic environment. 

Position Requirements:
- Work collaboratively as a member of the Network Services engineering team and in cross-functional teams within IT and across the University.  
- Embrace the mission and strategic goals of Boston College and the role of technology in fulfilling those goals.
- Flexibility, willingness & ability to quickly learn and support new technologies as needed. 
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
- Oral and written communication skills, especially the ability to produce thorough and clear written documentation.
- Off-hours support for troubleshooting, configuration changes and deploying new equipment as required. 

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:

Senior Network Systems Engineer: Salary range 90k-112k
Minimum of seven years of related network systems engineering experience working in a complex network environment with Cisco certification. Certification from a well-known national vendor (e.g. Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Juniper or Brocade).  Project management and coordination. Experience with enterprise class networks.

Network Systems Engineer: Salary range 76k to 92k
Minimum of four years of related network systems engineering experience with Cisco certification. Project management and coordination. Experience with enterprise class networks.

Associate Network Systems Engineer: Salary range 70k - 76k
Minimum of two years of related network systems engineering experience. 


Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent education and experience.
- Cisco certifications are a plus.
- Verbal and written communication skills: must be able to articulate technical issues & solutions and produce clear, concise written documentation. 

Technical Qualifications:
- Expertise with all network protocols including  IPV4  / OSPF / BGP / protocol analysis / VPNs / Firewalls / SNMPv3, netflow & monitoring tools.
- Experience with Cisco (nexus/ASR/ASA/Firepower ), Fortigate, Extreme Networks and Aruba wireless network equipment
- Knowledge of IPV6, AWS/cloud networking, SIP/VoIP experience desirable. 
- Familiarity with programming / scripting ( ex: Python) skills a plus.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at

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