The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet) seeks an Engineering Project Manager to support the overall mission of the group and in particular to lead project manager for OARnet including backbone operations, service provisioning, outside plant, facilities, and software development.
Role and Responsibilities: The Engineering Project Manager will work with OARnet staff, vendors, contractors, and clients to scope, plan, coordinate, track, and ensure successful completion of projects to support the daily operation of the OARnet statewide DWDM IP/MPLS backbone. The Engineering Project Manager will provide technical and design consulting to clients using OARnet network services, coordinate development of OARnet ServiceNow (Incidents, Problem, Change, Customer Service, Service Portal, Asset, Contract and Compliance modules), develop and maintain OARnet processes and procedures, and participate in national and international network conferences. This position requires working with considerable autonomy to identify needs, set goals, identify and implement solutions, and review and communicate on progress. The Engineering Project Manager plans budgets, monitors spending, and allocates necessary resources. This position is often required to be accessible via phone when not in the office and have Internet access to perform certain work duties from home; position requires travel within Ohio, occasional out-of-state travel, and occasional off-hours work; other duties as assigned.
Work Environment and Culture: The Engineering Project Manager will report to the Network Director at the Ohio Technology Consortium main office located on Ohio State University’s West Campus. The Consortium functions as an umbrella organization for Ohio’s statewide technology infrastructure that includes: The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), the Ohio Academic Resources network (OARnet), and OhioLINK.
Funded by the Ohio General Assembly through the Ohio Department of Higher Education, OH-TECH reports to the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. All fiscal and legal services are provided by the Ohio State University, with direction from the Vice President of Research. Through committees and direct contact with faculty and student researchers, OH-TECH is well positioned to meet the needs of those who require our resources. And to plan for future acquisitions and services, OH-TECH relies upon the guidance of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the advice of committees to achieve and sustain national eminence.
OARnet delivers technology-based solutions that reduce costs, increase productivity and improve customer service – and has done so since 1987. As a division of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s Ohio Technology Consortium, OARnet serves Ohio’s education, health care, public broadcasting and government communities. The OARnet network blankets the state, consisting of more than 2,240 miles of fiber-optic backbone, with more than 1,500 miles of it operating at ultrafast 100 Gbps speeds.
OARnet expects all of its members will uphold and embody its core principles of providing connectivity to Ohio’s colleges and universities, K-12 schools, public broadcasting stations, academic medical center, government agencies and partnering research organizations.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science and/or engineering, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; at least 15 years of hands on experience with design and implementation of IP networks; working knowledge of SQL database systems, high-level programming languages, and network firewalls; experience with network file systems and cloud computing vendors; proven experience managing multi-million dollar IT projects.
Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on project management; experience with network security protocols, algorithms and implementations; experience working in a campus network environment; knowledge of campus disaster recovery design and implementation.
Target Salary: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Information Technology (IT)
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.