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Senior Software Engineer


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, USC, and Naval Postgraduate School. 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 Systems and Tools, CENIC's Senior Software Engineer designs, builds, and implements robust software solutions to support CENIC’s organizational goals and objectives, including support of the CENIC network.  The position provides advanced-level programming expertise for a variety of systems integration, tools development, software support and troubleshooting activities. The Senior Software Engineer actively works on multiple complex tools and software projects simultaneously. Therefore, the position requires the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a dynamic environment, managing multiple projects in order to complete them successfully and within expected timelines.


The bullet points below detail the primary responsibilities and duties of the role. This is not considered a comprehensive list of job responsibilities. These are essential duties the Senior Software Engineer is expected to perform in the normal course of work. Non-essential responsibilities, those considered peripheral, incidental or a minimal part of the job, are not specified in this section.


Take individual responsibility, consideration, and awareness, as appropriate to the position, for security of CENIC and CalREN computer systems, the CalREN backbone, CENIC network equipment, and CENIC computing accounts; for the security and privacy of CENIC data and data pertaining to CENIC employees; and for the security and privacy of all systems, networks, and data pertaining to CENIC Associates and peers. Look for opportunities, procedures, and tools to improve CENIC's privacy and security practices. Report any concerns about CENIC security and privacy to your manager, the CENIC Security Team and/or CENIC Executive Management. Work closely with the CENIC Security Team to identify, discuss, and implement software tools and solutions in support of CENIC’s networks, network security designs, and implementations of network security policies, procedures, and technologies. 



Four-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent work experience


Experience supporting a 24x7x365 large-scale network environment. 


Participate in on-call rotation for escalation support of technical issues, supporting the 24x7x365 production environment.


Out-of-area and overnight travel may be required depending on CENIC’s business needs.  


An employee must be able to maintain job focus despite constant in person and telephone interruptions. An employee is regularly required to communicate clearly, often via phone or email, in English and required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools and/or controls. An employee is required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. An employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job functions.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. CENIC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance; liberal vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and employer contributions toward retirement.


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.


To apply for this position, please send your resume and salary requirements to jobs@cenic.org with the position title in the subject line; or by mail to:

ATTN: [insert job title]
16700 Valley View Avenue, Suite 400
La Mirada, CA 90638

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.