Binghamton University Network Analyst in Binghamton, New York

Network Analyst



Locations:Binghamton, NY

Posted:Jun 13, '17


Ref. No.:00342


About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Lead Programmer/Analyst (SL-3)

Salary: $50,000 based on experience

The Network Analyst will be responsible for all aspects of the University's data network infrastructure which supports teaching, learning, research, and business systems. This includes installation, backup, tuning, maintenance and change management. This position will work as part of the networking team that designs, builds, and maintains the University's data network infrastructure.

The Network Analyst reports to the Network Administrator, an Assistant Director of the Operations and Infrastructure group, and will work closely with other key groups and staff members within Information Technology Services (ITS).

In addition, the Network Analyst will:

  • Maintain the campus internet, R&E connections and the associated BGP peering relationships

  • Maintain core and distribution routers/switches, implement and troubleshoot routing protocols such as BGP, EIGRP and OSPF

  • Maintain campus data center networks

  • Maintain campus firewalls, including configuration, installation and rulesets

  • Create specifications for network hardware as well as network design

  • Assist with the configuration, installation, cabling and documentation of general network hardware

  • Provide network support to the campus community (faculty, staff and students)

  • Respond to network "outages" and provide after-hours support, this includes an on-call shift

  • Maintain network monitoring and management systems

  • Assist with ongoing network maintenance (I.E. hardware and firmware upgrades) across the enterprise network infrastructure at Binghamton University

  • Work in a team setting and provide a positive working environment

  • Must be able to maintain data confidentiality and compliance with regulatory requirements (HIPAA, etc)


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and three years of experience working as a network analyst or network engineer

  • Working knowledge of advanced network concepts and the ability to implement associated technologies (routing examples - EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, switching examples - VLANs, spanning tree)

  • Working knowledge of the configuration, installation and troubleshooting of IOS based Cisco network hardware, including at least three years of hands on experience in working with enterprise level networking equipment

  • Knowledge of ethernet wiring standards and experience in repairing ethernet data connections

  • Familiarity with fiber optic standards and how they relate to networking and experience in working with fiber optic based network connections

  • Ability to work well as part of a team

  • Good customer service skills with at least one year of customer service related experience

  • Availability for after-hours support (after normal business hours) and early morning maintenance (typically starting around 6 a.m.)

  • Must have the ability to lift at least 30 pounds

  • Must have valid/clean driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State

  • Experience documenting new and existing processes as well as updating existing documentation when changes are necessary

  • Must be detail oriented, organized, have the ability to multi-task with excellent problem solving skills, willing attitude and persistent follow-through

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with team and community


  • Certification in the network field (i.e. CCNA, Network+)

  • Experience with security technologies (i.e. firewall, access control lists, intrusion detection)

  • Systems administration experience (Windows and/or Linux)

  • WiFi (wireless) administration experience certification is a plus

  • Experience in working in a large complex organization

  • Experience working in higher education or a large research environment

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University will be a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: June 27, 2017

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  • Resume,

  • Cover letter, and

  • Contact information for three professional references

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The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As required by title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.