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Enterprise Network Architect

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Information Technology, the university's central Information Technology group, is looking to add an Enterprise Network Architect to the Chief Technology Officer's Enterprise Architecture group.

UW-Madison consists of 13 schools and colleges, over 24,000 faculty/staff, a student enrollment of over 45,000, and in excess of $1.3B in annual research expenditures. All of this adds up to amazing and incredible activities happening on campus that you will be a part of. The data network supports these activities, connecting all campus buildings, domestic and international research facilities, internet service providers, cloud providers and our health partner UW Health - all with security, performance, and universal access as design pillars.

Enterprise Architecture (EA) plays a role in setting and facilitating the direction of the university's major information and technology efforts. EA contributions and assignments are matched to skills, experience, interest and strategic need.

The Network Services department is responsible for the university's most prominent network products, including hardwired and wireless networks, virtual private networks, firewalls, telephony, research networks, and more.

Enterprise Architecture and Network Services are collaborators first and foremost, guiding colleagues across campus to architect, design, and build networks relied upon by our world-class research university.

You will help set the course for our campus data network future that supports leadership vision. You will build trust relationships and strategize with our partners to understand that vision, plan and articulate it, and help make it a reality. Most importantly, you will take pride in making a difference at our great university.

Being a part of a word class university is an amazing experience. You will see and feel the energy of our students, staff, and faculty and understand the tie to our instructional, research, and outreach missions.

This position comes with generous paid time off and sick leave, banked leave, an attractive employer-contributed retirement program, employer-contributed healthcare for you and applicable family members, and a wealth of professional development opportunities including paid continuing education, vendor sponsored training, and training from professional organizations.


Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Bachelor's Degree

Required Qualifications
-Experience with increasing responsibility in architecting complex and secure network infrastructure and systems at scale.
-Experience assessing a range of network solutions and products.
-Ability to understand overlapping technologies, their dependencies, and the role each serves in helping build the suite of network services.
-Demonstrated interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills with the ability to work across a large & diverse organization.

Preferred Qualifications
-Experience with applicable frameworks and methodologies, including enterprise architecture.
-Knowledge of standards bodies and experience applying new or emerging standards in architecting network infrastructure and systems solutions.
-Experience specifically with Cisco, HPE, and Palo Alto network architectures.
-Self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritize and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment.
-Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude.
-Strong conceptual and analytical skills.

Full Time: 100%

This position is eligible to be partial remote or fully on-site. This position is required to be on-site at least 3 days a month. Remote work requires an approved remote work agreement (RWA) agreement. An RWA requires successful candidates to possess their own high-speed internet and phone to perform the work on a university provided computer. Per the UW-Madison's Expense Reimbursement Policy, the selected individual may be eligible for reimbursements for certain travel and non-travel-related expenses provided the purchases comply with all other UW-Madison purchasing and accounting policies


Minimum $112,200 Maximum $160,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Please note that successful applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship, on or before the effective date of appointment.

Per the UW-Madison's Expense Reimbursement Policy, the selected individual may be eligible for reimbursements for certain travel and non-travel-related expenses provided the purchases comply with all other UW-Madison purchasing and accounting policies


The deadline for assuring full consideration is January 27, 2023, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.