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Pre-eminent Network Engineer


UF Information Technology Classification*

This is an expert-level position recognized as a thought leader in areas of expertise which includes planning network implementation administration and installing, configuring, and maintaining UF data and voice networks. Specialist and Expert Professionals are expected to have technical acumen in their specific domain area. The Pre-eminent Professional is responsible for technical integration across multiple information technology disciplines including networking, compute, storage, databases, operating systems, middleware, and cloud (public and private). The pre-eminent professional is focused beyond the immediate tactical efforts on new emerging technologies and its alignment with the strategic IT goals of the University of Florida. Responsibilities typically include recommending operational strategies and plans with a direct impact on results and directly influencing technology decisions made by leadership, addressing complex and multi-dimensional problems. Requires communication with executive leadership on matters of strategic importance.

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.

  • Evaluates business requirements and conducts fit/gap analysis
  • Provides technical recommendations to directors
  • Develops strategy, alternative technical solutions, and direction for IT solutions
  • Identifies and maps relationships between IT platform and infrastructure components
  • Determines and diagrams the physical layout to illustrate the physical location of and the connections between devices participating on the network
  • Develops specification, plans, and designs most complex and business-critical solutions
  • Automates routine tasks using scripting
  • Writes basic computer programs to address more complex systems software configuration and enhancement
  • Facilitates the establishment of standards and procedures to guide the design of technology solutions
  • May represent the University through participation in forums, conferences, and the production of technical publications
  • Acts as an internal consultant, advocate, mentor, and change agent
  • Addresses Tier 2 and Tier 3 support requests

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent and 8 years of relevant direct experience in the specific core competency within UFIT Infrastructure and Communication team and total 12 years of collective experience in similar IT roles across UF.

Licensure and Certification



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

This position may include supervisory responsibility.

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