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Senior Network Administrator (Cisco exp)


Ann Arbor, MI, US

Req ID:  1709
Level of experience:  Senior Level
Remote:  No
Travel Required:  0%-25%




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



LOCATION - Ann Arbor, MI

TYPE - F/T Salaried


**seeking someone with strong experience as a senior network admin that has exp with Cisco routers/switches.


Senior Network Administrator


Key Responsibilities: The Senior Network Administrator position is highly technical in nature. The position involves network design, configuration, installation, upgrades, security, troubleshooting, planning and recommendations for upgrades.  Duties are performed on a variety of network hardware with a heavy emphasis on Cisco network switches, routers, wireless and telephony. This position reports to the Director of Technical Services. 


The successful candidate will:

  • Provides highly skilled technical assistance to junior network technicians engaged in resolving network related problems. 
  • Diagnoses and resolves complex problems in the college network core, building LANs and regional campus WANs. 
  • Maintains, upgrades and repairs network hardware systems, devices and interfaces using supported tools and equipment. 
  • Monitors the health of the college network (LAN and WAN). Monitors the effective utilization of network address space. 
  • Administering and maintaining remote VPN access, applications and security for network related administration and access.
  • Documents and updates network physical layouts, logical connectivity, and device configurations. 
  • Maintains and/or increases technical knowledge through course work, workshops, seminars and readings. 
  • Assists in the administration of the DHCP, DNS, and TACACS+ server(s). 
  • Assists in the formation and implementation of college security policies as it relates to the college network environment. Maintains, upgrades and repairs college firewalls.
  • Participates in the disaster recovery planning process as it relates to the networking infrastructure. 
  • Provides support for wireless network infrastructure which includes trouble tickets, monitoring, design, troubleshooting and maintenance. 
  • Receives, updates, and closes support/work order tickets in software system. 
  • Shares technical and functional expertise with other members of the team as required.
  • Documents various procedures for use by other IT staff members.
  • Configures, installs, and maintains college Cisco VoIP system and end points & Palo Alto Firewalls
  • Performs related work as required.


Requirements: Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Network Engineering program; and/or  5 years’ experience in a primary Network Administrator role. 
  • Experience with Cisco switches/routers
  • An CCNA level certification
  • Willingness to work as a contributing member of the team including other networking personnel, the operations staff, and the account administrators. 


Desired Skills (not required/nice to have):

Functional understanding of NAT, VLAN and complex network design.



Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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