City of San Jose United States, California, San Jose
May 07, 2021Full Time
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers . The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Network Engineer classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay. The Department is recruiting to fill a vacant Network Engineer position within the Technology Services Division. This is a unique opportunity for a qualified Network Engineer to manage the IT infrastructure supporting citywide HVAC system while concurrently building skills in HVAC control automation. The Network Engineer will manage local/wide area networks with multiple servers and network segments associated with the HVAC system, performing system administration and maintenance. Under direction of the Information Technology Manger, this position will perform the key duties and responsibilities listed below along with other duties as assigned: Set up and monitoring Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) to isolate the HVAC Server environment from rest of the City and ensure both Consultant and City staff have uninterrupted 24/7 access. Evaluate and spec personal computer hardware, upgrade operating systems, and install/configure hardware/software. Administer Windows and Red Hat Linux servers and manage backup operations and infrastructure. Monitor system performance for availability, speed, capacity, storage, and security issues. Incorporate system modifications as appropriate to ensure performance and prevent problems. Examples of actions include applying security patches, ensuring security best practices are followed, and restoring lost data. Implement a preventive maintenance routine and standard maintenance schedule to address weaknesses and help prevent critical server issues. Resolve a variety of problems with servers, such as lack of storage space, communication problems with Ethernet switches, Echelon network problems, and other critical server/network issues. Coordinate resolution of problems. Develop and recommend design plan for LON/Bacnet/Modbus/LAN/WAN networks, including research and developments of a capacity plan (number of users, applications needed, logistics, switch connectivity, routers, etc.). Research suitable replacements for obsolete equipment to ensure interoperability. Consult with technology vendors. Establish and maintain vendor purchase orders. Define proposed work and oversee satisfactory delivery of equipment and services. Administer, support, and ensure optimal performance of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. Work with vendors and HVAC engineers to build understanding of HVAC systems and control strategies. Attend available training and develop basic skills in control algorithms and automation. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.