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Post Date: Nov 19, 2019
Job Type: Full-time
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Location: US - California - Salinas
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At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do - from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless lives. It has also earned us a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. If you believe in inspiring healthy lives by focusing on community-based care, consider joining Natividad today.


Natividad is currently seeking a full-time permanent Hospital Network & Systems Engineer. The successful candidate will anticipate, develop, design, implement, operate and maintain our hospital-grade systems infrastructure and technology components to ensure the goal of 99.99% reliability. In addition, the Hospital Network & Systems Engineer will perform complex troubleshooting of the Hospital Computer Information Systems (HCIS) network and systems, utilizing expert trouble-shooting tools; be responsible for all aspects of medical data communications equipment and services, including biometrics equipment; and evaluate and test new technology related to hospital and clinical data communications. This position will perform the above in accordance with the Patient Safety and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Acts, The Joint Commission (TJC) and other regulatory agencies.

The Hospital Network and Systems Engineer is a fully experienced lead-level classification, responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of our information systems infrastructure and all associated equipment, data, related software and applications. Incumbent engineers anticipate bandwidth and security requirements; perform complex troubleshooting tasks utilizing such tools as Network Protocol Analyzers, PING and Trace routes utilities; and are responsible for all aspects of multi-level data communications equipment and services, i.e. biometrics hardware, Routers and LAN Switching configurations, communications with remote access, including VPN, Frame Relay, T1, E1, DS-3 connectivity, technical training and network security. The incumbent will work closely with vendors and technical personnel from other departments and may act as the technical lead in IT-related project teams, in addition to having the responsibility of evaluating and testing new technology related to hospital and clinical data communications and their associated IOS levels.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:

  • UNIX, LINUX and Windows NT and 2000 hardware/software enterprise architectures, including Sun Microsystems, Blade Servers, SAN and NAS
  • Multi-layer switching, Optical Network Systems (ONS) integration, configuration and troubleshooting in an enterprise LAN/WAN environment
  • WAN Communications Protocols (Frame Relay, ISDN, ATM), IP Routing Protocols (IGRP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP)

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, business or a closely related field OR equivalent to possession of a Bachelor's degree in any field and 1 year of experience in business information technology performing requirements analysis and documentation, system design and implementation and/or application maintenance and management, plus 2 additional years of experience in software development and maintenance. Successful candidates should also have 3-5 years of experience in a hospital or clinical setting, 4 years of experience delivering infrastructure design and operational excellence, 4 years of working on general LAN support, desktop support, file server installation, administration and support which includes: 3 years of experience with installation, configuration and programming of routers and switches and 3 years of experience working with network management and monitoring tools, such as: HP Open View, Cisco Works, Network Observer, Solar Winds, Sniffer Protocol LAN/WAN Analyzer and SNMP. Extensive experience in LAN/WAN integration, maintenance and troubleshooting, and configuring and maintaining routing protocols, such as EIGRP, BGP, OSPF and RIP is also desired.

Preferred candidates will also have experience in supporting data communications environments, including configuration and administration of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Firewalls, and security policy management; 2 or more certifications from Cisco, such as CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP and Microsoft (such as MCSE for Windows 2000); certification in UNIX or Linux; and certification in Network Architecture such as Cisco Certified Network Architect (CCNA) or Certified Wireless Network Architect (CWNA).

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

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