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Network Analyst, Expert

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Position Summary

The Network Analyst serves as a technical lead overseeing complex networks and coordinates large complex migration projects, including high-performance research networks.  The Network Analyst is responsible for designing and implementing advanced network architecture, ensuring scalability, reliability, and performance. 

The Network Analyst acts as the primary point of contact for Chancellor’s Office staff regarding campus networks and will evaluate technical solutions to enhance university-wide network performance and reliability.  

The Network Analyst supports the comprehensive installation, maintenance, management, and operation of both wired and wireless data networks at SDSU.  This includes configuring network devices, ensuring proper connectivity, and troubleshooting the most complex issues.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

This position is eligible for a partial telecommuting schedule, with onsite work in San Diego.

Department Summary

The SDSU OneIT Community is vital to the university’s success by delivering core technology services across our campuses, colleges, administrative areas, and auxiliary units. Our mission is to support innovation in teaching, research, and service by strategically developing infrastructure, responsibly managing IT assets, actively engaging with our community, and fostering collaboration. Guided by our Vice President for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer, we uphold SDSU’s commitment to learning, discovery, and engagement, with our core values—service, collaboration, respect, integrity, innovation, and professionalism—permeating every aspect of our work.

IT Network Infrastructure (ITNI) provides network infrastructure to support the university's IT needs. ITNI supports the campus networks and Internet access, including all wired and wireless networking. ITNI provides campus telephone service for faculty and staff, including voice mail, call centers, and other voice services. We install and support campus fiber and copper cable infrastructure for all campus buildings. ITNI supports these services on the main campus, residence halls, IV-Calexico, IV-Brawley, and off-site foundation buildings.

For more information regarding the IT Division, click here.

Education and Experience

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical, information network systems is a prerequisite.  This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, industrial technology, telecommunications or a related technical field, or equivalent training and experience.  Foundation knowledge and skills for the Network Analyst include a basic knowledge of telecommunications and transmission technologies, including network architecture, topologies, protocols, programming applications and interfaces appropriate to the defined work area and assignments.  Based on specialized assignments, a position may also require background, and/or licensure if required, in computer operating systems, broadcast network functions, or telecommunication switching systems.

Key Qualifications

  • At least five years as a network analyst in a large enterprise network.
  • Experience in supporting and managing Palo Alto firewalls within an enterprise environment.
  • Experience leading technical projects on departmental or campus initiatives.
  • Strong understanding of networking technologies, including network protocols and management systems, with practical experience in multi-protocol routed environments.
  • Experience with HPE-Aruba wireless network and Alcatel Lunt routing and switching environments
  • Extensive background in supporting and maintaining enterprise-level wired and wireless networks.
  • Robust understanding of TCP/IP switching, routing, security, and wireless data network architectures and configurations.
  • Proven experience with Windows PC and Apple platforms.
  • Proficiency in supporting and configuring load balancers to optimize network traffic distribution.
  • Experience with Aruba Clearpass for network access control and policy enforcement.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $9,584 per month. 

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $7,020 - $13,594 per month. 

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

This position is open to current SDSU employees only. Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin July 9, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by July 8, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Taylor Jaress at

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