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Lead Engineer, Network Operations

POSTING DATE:  Open until filled


CENIC connects California to the world—advancing education and research statewide by providing the world-class network essential for innovation, collaboration and economic growth. This nonprofit organization operates the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of over 20 million users, including the vast majority of K-20 students together with educators, researchers and other vital public-serving institutions.

CENIC’s Charter Associates are part of the world’s largest education system; they include the California K-12 system, California Community Colleges, the California State University system, California’s Public Libraries, the University of California system, Stanford, Caltech, and USC. CENIC also provides connectivity to leading-edge institutions and industry research organizations around the world, serving the public as a catalyst for a vibrant California.


Reporting to the Manager of Network Operations, the Lead Engineer within Network Operations supervises a defined shift and is responsible for all aspects of workflow, coverage, and support of network services during this shift.  In addition to duties normally assigned to all NOC Engineers, the Lead Engineer will function as the first point of escalation, providing technical leadership and decision making to on-shift staff and/or escalating issues, both internally and externally as necessary.

Specific Responsibilities:

The following section details the core responsibilities and duties of the role.  It is expected that Lead Engineers perform these duties in the normal course of work.  Non-essential responsibilities are those considered peripheral, incidental or a minimal part of the job and are not specified in this section

Key Success Factors:

Special Conditions of Employment:


Sitting, standing, walking.
Work at computer for extended periods.
Lift and carry packages of up to 20 lbs.
Occasional overnight travel may be required.


The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. CENIC offers a generous benefits package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, liberal vacation, holiday, and sick leave, and employer contribution to retirement.


CENIC has two California offices, the home office in La Mirada and a smaller office in Berkeley. The Infrastructure and Facilities Engineer will work out of the La Mirada office.


CENIC is proud of the diversity of our staff and of those we serve and will not deny employment on the basis of race, national origin, ethnic identification, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, or disability; neither will CENIC discriminate against any employees on the basis of the above.


Please send your resumes with salary history or current salary to:


16700 Valley View Ave. Suite 400
La Mirada, California 90638
Attn: Lead Engineer, Network Operations

or via e-mail to jobs@cenic.org. "Lead Engineer, Network Operations" must in the subject of the e-mail. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.