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Network Systems Administrator

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology
Position Description

Job Summary

Under general supervision, this position supports the ITS-Infrastructure & Platform Services group and their interface with other campus systems and services; provides network infrastructure and associated systems analysis, modification, maintenance, installation and design and interfaces with internal ITS staff and the user community on the use of these systems and infrastructure. Designs and supports enterprise-level routers, switches, firewalls, and other related infrastructure and systems.  This position also maintains and supports assigned systems and services to ensure system availability, integrity, and reliability. 

Department Summary

Information Technology Services (ITS) is a fast-moving team that is responsible for helping Cal Poly achieve academic excellence through developing and implementing learning, teaching, and administrative solutions which leverage technology that align with strategic goals and objectives.  With a focus on continuous improvement, ITS fosters innovation, supports continuous learning, and develops people to their full potential.  Our team of more than 100 professionals works in a dev/ops environment to shape the technology landscape at Cal Poly. 

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and expertise in enterprise level network infrastructure and associated services such as DNS, Firewalls, Application Load Balancers, Wi-Fi and/or VoIP. 
  • Thorough working knowledge of current network routing protocols for data systems such as OSPF, BGP and EIGRP. 
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience configuring network infrastructure in hybrid cloud environments, such as AWS and VMware. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with automation tools/languages (e.g. Python, Powershell).  
  • Demonstrated ability with installing and designing network configuration management and monitoring tools in a large-scale enterprise DevOps environment (e.g. Cisco Prime, ALE OmniVista, Puppet, Jenkins, Solarwinds). 

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $78,000 - $102,000 per year

Classification Range: $52,464 - $129,504 per year

Cal Poly

Known for its Learn by Doing pedagogy, Cal Poly is the flagship of the world-renowned California State University system. Annually recognized as one of the top public universities in the nation, Cal Poly continues to offer an academic curriculum based on learned experience gained through real-world practice. Located in San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly is nestled comfortably among the coastal foothills, minutes from the Pacific Ocean and equidistant to the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.  

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer. 

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

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.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

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