Network Administrator

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

San Diego, CA

Job posting number: #7111138 (Ref:spd-2208596)

Posted: September 20, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Sanford Burnham Prebys is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. 


Responsibilities include providing a stable and reliable network environment for all network users, including those at remote facilities. Actively participate in the assessment, planning, and implementing of solutions including switching, routing, voice, network security and wireless. This position is expected to provide advanced technical support for issues that are escalated from support teams and is the top escalation point for all critical network application related issues; training and knowledge transfers to other team members are also expected.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary subject matter expert on network security services.
  • Provide moderately complex troubleshooting and support regarding cyber security related issues and projects assigned.
  • Work with security team to perform tests and uncover network/systems/application vulnerabilities.
  • Evaluates evolving network requirements and provides appropriate network design modifications which address key criteria such as stability, scalability, performance, security, and manageability.
  • Coordinates with vendors on projects to ensure all projects are completed on schedule.
  • Maintains daily operations for switches and wireless infrastructure.
  • Conducts preventive maintenance for UPS battery systems.
  • Administer scheduled backups and restorations of all network devices.
  • Respond to alerts and follow defined processes, escalate issues as appropriate.
  • Escalation point for the Help Desk for specific network problems.
  • Creates knowledgebase articles for internal operations and end user network services.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field or equivalent education, training and/or experience required.
  • Cisco Certified Networking Professional certification or greater preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in the Information Technology industry with network operations.
  • 5+ years of experience with network protocols such as OSPF, BGP, multicast, SIP, 802.1q, VTP, NTP, VSS. Knowledge of Cisco network operating systems.
  • 5+ years experience  in Cisco switching and wireless products
  • 5+ years Palo Alto Next Gen Firewall experience or Cisco ASA Firewall experience
  • Experience with collaboration products a plus
  • Experience with network monitoring solutions.
  • VMWare vSphere and NSX-T experience a plus
  • APC Smart-UPS experience a plus.
  • Service Now experience a plus

Other Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:

  • Work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Possess strong attention to detail, analytical, time management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Embody the Institute’s core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion
  • Position: Regular, Full-Time
  • Position Location: Hybrid
  • Office Headquarters: San Diego, California
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: None
  • Business Travel: Up to 5%
  • Vaccination Requirement: Required.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.
  • Available for support during non-standard working hours for purposes of performing network upgrades and problem resolution.


Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability – committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click HERE.

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability – committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals.

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Job posting number:#7111138 (Ref:spd-2208596)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla,California
United States
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