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Computer Network Architect

Job Description

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Computer Network Architect. This position plans, designs, and documents the physical components, functional organization, configuration, and operating protocols and standards of enterprise networks Districtwide; leads the implementation of infrastructure projects, monitoring of network performance, and response to platform and service performance disruptions.


MONTHLY SALARY: $7,971 - $9,874*

*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

TYPICAL DUTIES


Conceptualizes, in collaboration with Division administration, short and long-term plans and strategies to ensure the District technology infrastructure capabilities and capacities meet existing and future requirements.


Manages and sets priorities for the design, development, upgrade, and evaluation of all infrastructure systems, including LANs, WANs, internet, security, and wireless.


Designs, configures, and troubleshoots enterprise routing and switching environments, virtual private networking (VPN), wireless networking, and voice communications infrastructure/systems including Voice Over IP.


Develops and executes test plans to measure infrastructure and systems technical performance including, but not limited to, speed, capacity, and transaction distortion using a variety of network management and measurement tools.

Conducts root cause analysis; develops and executes corrective action plans for resolution of complex technical issues related to platform and service performance disruptions.

Leads in a hands-on manner, as necessary, the implementation of solutions in support of infrastructure installation, migration, and upgrade projects.

Researches and recommends infrastructure migration methodologies and techniques including mass application movements into the cloud.

Conducts research and cost-benefit analysis and makes recommendations on products, services, protocols, and standards related to the network infrastructure.

Collaborates with network engineers, security engineers, and other technology peers on the development and implementation of approaches, processes, and standards that promote responsiveness, efficiency, and simplification of infrastructure.

Composes and maintains up-to-date documentation on network infrastructure to include, but not limited to, technical designs, network diagrams, plans/roadmaps, purpose statements, stakeholder requirements, test plans, required personnel and hardware resources, costs estimates, and schedules.

Directs the preparation of and/or prepares correspondence, reports, statistical summaries, training materials, announcements, and other materials related to network infrastructure.

Provides technical training, mentoring, and coaching of professional and technical staff on complex matters related to infrastructure design and operations.

May participate in negotiations with vendors and contractors for infrastructure-specific products and services.

Performs related duties as assigned.

VACANCIES
A current vacancy exists at the District Office, 770 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.  Our Colleges include:

Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College


BENEFITS

  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District.  Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System.  The employee contribution rate is 6 percent.  The District also contributes to the retirement system.  Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF AN APPLICATION:
Education and Experience:


A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, engineering, advanced science, or a related field.

AND

Three years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in the development and design of network architecture in large enterprise environments supporting LAN/WAN, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Experience in multi-vendor and/or higher education environments is desirable.


Special:
A valid Class “C" driver's license is required. Travel to locations throughout the District is required.


For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.


EXAMINATION PROCESS


The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

 
ACCOMMODATION

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient.  In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.



HOW TO APPLY

Online
https://jobapscloud.com/laccd

DEADLINE
Interested applicants are invited to submit applications through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.  For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at https://jobapscloud.com/laccd.


Contact Us
Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099
TDD: (213) 891-2408
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM

Job Snapshot

Location US-CA-Los Angeles
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate $98,655.00 - $118,499.00 /Year
Store Type IT & Technical
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Company Overview

LACCD

Over the past seventy-seven years we've served as educator to more than three million students. Affordable, accessible and practical, the LACCD offers opportunity to all. Our doors are wide open for a diverse student population eager for skills, knowledge and upward mobility. LACCD educates almost three times as many Latino students and nearly four times as many African-American students as all of the University of California campuses combined. Eighty percent of LACCD students are from underserved populations. Community colleges serve adults of all ages, meeting the needs of a society where "lifelong learning" is the rule and multiple careers and continual retraining are the norm. More than half of all LACCD students are older than 25 years of age, and more than a quarter are 35 or older. More than any other California system of higher education, community colleges offer a first - and a second - chance for anyone who wants to succeed. Learn More

Contact Information

US-CA-Los Angeles
Personnel Commission
2138912129
Snapshot
LACCD
Company:
US-CA-Los Angeles
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
$98,655.00 - $118,499.00 /Year
Pay Rate:
IT & Technical
Store Type:

Job Description

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Computer Network Architect. This position plans, designs, and documents the physical components, functional organization, configuration, and operating protocols and standards of enterprise networks Districtwide; leads the implementation of infrastructure projects, monitoring of network performance, and response to platform and service performance disruptions.


MONTHLY SALARY: $7,971 - $9,874*

*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

TYPICAL DUTIES


Conceptualizes, in collaboration with Division administration, short and long-term plans and strategies to ensure the District technology infrastructure capabilities and capacities meet existing and future requirements.


Manages and sets priorities for the design, development, upgrade, and evaluation of all infrastructure systems, including LANs, WANs, internet, security, and wireless.


Designs, configures, and troubleshoots enterprise routing and switching environments, virtual private networking (VPN), wireless networking, and voice communications infrastructure/systems including Voice Over IP.


Develops and executes test plans to measure infrastructure and systems technical performance including, but not limited to, speed, capacity, and transaction distortion using a variety of network management and measurement tools.

Conducts root cause analysis; develops and executes corrective action plans for resolution of complex technical issues related to platform and service performance disruptions.

Leads in a hands-on manner, as necessary, the implementation of solutions in support of infrastructure installation, migration, and upgrade projects.

Researches and recommends infrastructure migration methodologies and techniques including mass application movements into the cloud.

Conducts research and cost-benefit analysis and makes recommendations on products, services, protocols, and standards related to the network infrastructure.

Collaborates with network engineers, security engineers, and other technology peers on the development and implementation of approaches, processes, and standards that promote responsiveness, efficiency, and simplification of infrastructure.

Composes and maintains up-to-date documentation on network infrastructure to include, but not limited to, technical designs, network diagrams, plans/roadmaps, purpose statements, stakeholder requirements, test plans, required personnel and hardware resources, costs estimates, and schedules.

Directs the preparation of and/or prepares correspondence, reports, statistical summaries, training materials, announcements, and other materials related to network infrastructure.

Provides technical training, mentoring, and coaching of professional and technical staff on complex matters related to infrastructure design and operations.

May participate in negotiations with vendors and contractors for infrastructure-specific products and services.

Performs related duties as assigned.

VACANCIES
A current vacancy exists at the District Office, 770 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.  Our Colleges include:

Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College


BENEFITS

  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District.  Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System.  The employee contribution rate is 6 percent.  The District also contributes to the retirement system.  Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF AN APPLICATION:
Education and Experience:


A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in computer science, information systems, computer engineering, engineering, advanced science, or a related field.

AND

Three years of recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in the development and design of network architecture in large enterprise environments supporting LAN/WAN, web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Experience in multi-vendor and/or higher education environments is desirable.


Special:
A valid Class “C" driver's license is required. Travel to locations throughout the District is required.


For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.


EXAMINATION PROCESS


The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

 
ACCOMMODATION

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient.  In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.



HOW TO APPLY

Online
https://jobapscloud.com/laccd

DEADLINE
Interested applicants are invited to submit applications through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.  For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at https://jobapscloud.com/laccd.


Contact Us
Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099
TDD: (213) 891-2408
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM

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