University of Colorado Network Engineer

Network Engineer


University of Colorado | CU Denver

Office of Information Technology

Network Engineer

Position #795522 – Requisition #25648

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The Office of Information Technology has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Network Engineer position.


Does this describe you?

Your aim is to ensure the integrity of high availability network infrastructure to provide maximum performance for your users.

As a network engineer, you'll have responsibility for setting up, developing and maintaining data networks within an organization or between organizations. You'll offer support to users, who can be staff, students, clients, and customers and troubleshoot any problems that arise. This may, in some cases, involve designing and implementing new networks and hardware.

You will be exposed to new and exciting technologies that will push your abilities and enlarge your skills and horizons.


Some of the key responsibilities of this position include:

  • This position will focus on as a network administrator for CU Anschutz and Denver campuses including various remote sites throughout Denver metro areas.Responsible for delivery of tasks in accordance with accepted project plans. Communicates with other departments to report and resolve software, hardware, and operations problemsEstablishes and maintains network users, user environment, access lists, and securityResponsible for remote office supportResponsible for support of remote usersWorks with IT Group to design and implement network topologiesLoad balancing technologies and support various internal to university customers and data center environment‘Maintains circuit documentationData networking layer 2 and layer 3 supportUnderstanding of LAN and WAN environment, which includes basic Routing and Switching topologies, Wireless (802.ln, a, g, ac), VPNs (IPsec, SSL and others), Ethernet, Carrier Ethernet, and MPLSStrong analysis and problem solving skills and IF packet analysisEscalates issues to vendors and managementTakes a proactive approach to mentoring other staff membersSolid knowledge of IP routing protocols such us BGP, OSPF, ISIS and EIGRPSpecial projects as assigned 

We are looking for someone with:

  • Curiosity, motivation, and a desire for continuous learningA reliable team workerStrong technical skills in a data networking field.A collaborator with a focus on providing solutions based on the requirements and necessary outcomes of those whom we serve
  • VPN and tunneling techniques (GRE, IPsec, DMVPN, MP-BGP)
  • Routed protocols such as lPv4 and lPv6
  • Cisco router and switch configuration and administration
  • Strong Routing Skills with ISIS, MP-BGP, OSPF. Source routing knowledge is a plus.
  • Virtualized networking (MPLS, VPLS, LDP, SR, PW, VXLAN, VTEP)
  • Strong Layer 2 technology skills including IEEE 802.3, 802.1D, 802.1w and 802.1s
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities ‘RADIUS and TACACS
  • TCPIP networking (IEEE 802.3)
  • Multicast Protocols and topology (Auto-RP, BSR, RFC1112, PIM, IGMP, CGMP, RPF, BIDIR-PIM, MSDP, SSM, and Anycast)
  • Load balancing technologies (focus on LTM, GTM, and others)

We also have a few Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or closely related field.
  • Substitution: A combination of work experience in the occupational field or specialized subject area of the work assigned to the job, which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.
  • 3 years’ experience working in data network field.
  •  *Full detailed job description given to those identified for interviews.


    Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
    And we would love to hire someone with these additional qualifications:
    • Cisco certification(s) – CCNA/CCNP
    • Large Cisco network switching and routing experience
    • Experience with data center switches and environment (such us Nexus family and ACI topology).
    • Knowledge of and experience with VPN and wireless networking
    • Three years of professional experience working in an enterprise class higher education environment
    Why work for OIT?
    We value our team members and strive to achieve work life balance, inclusivity, and a FUN working environment. Click HERE to view testimonials from OIT Employees about why they enjoy working for OIT!
    The Office of Information Technology (OIT) works to advance the University mission by providing innovative technology solutions and services to the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campuses, their constituents and partners. Click here to find out more about the Office of Information Technology
    OIT formed with the vision of becoming the primary organization that university constituents utilize to solve their information technology challenges. To meet this vision, it was clear that a culture that put our constituents at the center of our service offering was necessary. OIT began working to build a culture of six core values, Service, Professionalism, Leadership, Innovation, Community, and Excellence (SPLICE) through our focus on TEAM – Trust, Empower, Appreciate, and Motivate.  Click here to find out more about OIT’s Culture 
    We believe diverse teams are more innovative and make better decisions! In OIT, we strive to create a workplace where team members feel heard, valued, and have a sense of belonging. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. We are committed to diversity and equity in education and employment


About the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit


Why work for the University?

We have AMAZING Benefits and offer 10 holidays a year including exceptional amounts of vacation and sick leave! 

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Conditions of Employment:

This position may require some occasional weekend and evening assignments as well as occasional availability during off-hours for participation in both scheduled and unscheduled activities.

This position is eligible for a hybrid of remote and on-site working locations. The work schedule will be based around core working hours in Colorado Mountain Time.

Must be willing and able to travel between campuses (Denver Campus and Anschutz Medical Campus)

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Parking expenses for employees are not covered by the university. To review parking options please visit the link below and select your appropriate campus:


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The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $58,481 - $100,000.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. Try out our Total Compensation Calculator:

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.


Job Category: Information Technology
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: May 5, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing