Job Details

Colgate University
  • Position Number: 5311823
  • Location: Hamilton, NY
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Colgate University

Infrastructure Engineer/Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Requisition Number: 2024S050Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Dean of the Faculty
Department: Information Technology Services - Services and Shared Infrastructure
Wage/Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000/$93,000-$99,000

Department Statement:
Colgate Information Technology Services (ITS) is a dynamic organization that serves the diverse technology needs of the University community. ITS prides itself on exceptional customer service and building creative solutions to meet the unique needs of our liberal arts campus. ITS endeavors to foster an inclusive environment that values diversity, professional development, creativity, and innovation to support the growth of individuals and the organization. Under the leadership of the CIO, ITS is embarking on a strategic planning process to align services and resources with several exciting new initiatives identified in Colgates Third Century Plan.
The Infrastructure Engineer is a member of the Enterprise Infrastructure Services team within Information Technology Services. This position plays a key role in maintaining, and improving the campus infrastructure and its many future transformative projects and initiatives across campus including the construction of the Middle Campus, Lower Campus, and future Athletics facilities.This position will serve as part of a collaborative cross-functional team that will help lead efforts in providing reliable and resilient network infrastructure services for use across the entire Colgate community.

This position supports the Colgate mission by providing a reliable and robust network and hardware infrastructure that supports the academic and administrative areas of the university. This position is responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining the physical network, connections and servers used at Colgate University.

Specific Accountabilities include but are not limited to:
  • Implement, maintain and improve infrastructure systems and services by regularly monitoring to prevent problems and assess the need for improvements.
  • Actively research current and emerging networking technologies to better understand and apply network engineering best practices and procedures.
  • Ensure security, uptime, efficiency and functionality of Colgate's wired and wireless network infrastructure, DHCP and DNS services, network authentication service (Clearpass), storage, remote sites, hardware and software based firewalls, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) systems, virtual machine environment (VMware), and cloud infrastructure through regular maintenance and improvements.
  • Maintain knowledge of security standards and requirements. Understand and apply appropriate security and privacy concepts and methods, and assist with security incident response.
  • Proactively identify, analyze, diagnose, document, and resolve all technical issues and requests in a ticketing system.
  • Works cooperatively with colleagues, partners, and customers.
  • Maintain general awareness of advances and current trends in technology. Research issues and resolutions to technical problems. Acquire and maintain technical knowledge through reading, self-paced training, computer-based training, or video-based training, courses, seminars, and other methods as necessary.
  • Occasionally manage technical assignments, and maintain key relationships with student workers and/or interns and provide training and leadership to them as necessary.
  • Maintain and track inventory of systems, equipment, and services
  • Perform other related duties and projects as assigned to assist the department in achieving and maintaining its mission.

On-Call Responsibilities: The Infrastructure Engineer will participate in the after-hours ITS on-call rotation to respond to issues outside of normal business hours.

Professional Experience/Qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of DHCP, DNS, firewalls, VPNs, and troubleshooting wired and wireless network issues.
  • Experience working with and knowledge of operating an enterprise level network using at least one major equipment manufacturer.
  • Experience working with and knowledge of server virtualization (VMWare) and configuration of servers including Active Directory, web servers, database servers, and email.
  • Experience scripting relating to managing network infrastructure or servers.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with people of all skill levels
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team. Willing to collaborate, share ideas openly and learn.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for working in a highly collaborative environment with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of copper and fiber cabling, TCP/IP, routing, BGP, Palo Alto firewalls, and cloud networking infrastructure.
  • Experience with Aruba wired and/or wireless networks.
  • Experience in higher education environments is preferred.

Bachelors Degree in Information Technology or a related degree preferred, or equivalent additional professional experience in essential duties and responsibilities.

Other Information
This is a full-time, 12-month position which is normally scheduled Monday through Friday concurrent with the business hours of the Services and Shared Infrastructure office with appropriate adjustments to the normal schedule to accommodate evening, overnight, weekend and holiday work as required for service maintenance and upgrades. This position is required to participate in an on-call rotation to handle or facilitate off-hour critical problems. The position will support working from home arrangements from time-to-time.

Diversity Statement Requirement:
Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. The statement can be any length (e.g. paragraph or page). You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements.

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Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act

The Department of Campus Safety will provide upon request a copy of Colgates Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page at: Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at

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