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Network Engineer III


UF Information Technology Classification*

This senior level position is responsible for planning, implementing, designing, analyzing, and maintaining layer 1 – layer 7 network infrastructure.

Examples of Work

Job Functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Identifies resources required for network designs including upgrades, expansions, and enhancements (building, core, and Data Center).
  • Configures and installs network hardware and software to meet requirements and conform to technical Design Standards.
  • Analyzes network efficiency by conducting network tests and running diagnostics to forecast performance thresholds. Monitors and reports on network traffic, usage, and performance.
  • Leads and participate in network planning, design and engineering.
  • Reviews network changes and trends forecast future needs (campus and Data Center)
  • Determines and corrects highly complex network problems for the campus network.
  • Makes design recommendations for the entire campus network.
  • Leads with Data Center and other advanced issues (advanced servers, server load balancers, etc.)
  • Determines feasibility, cost, equipment needs, and time constraints/allocations for assigned projects.
  • Mentors and trains Network Engineers I and Network Technicians.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree and three years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

*Reserved Classification – Use of this classification outside of UFIT requires prior approval by Classification and Compensation


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