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Telecommunications Engineer

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Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Telecommunications Engineer


Information Technology

Job Summary:

The Department of Information Technology welcomes applications for the position of Telecommunications Engineer. The Telecommunications Engineer is responsible for the operation, maintenance, availability, and reliability of the enterprise telecommunications system and communications infrastructure. This includes the Cisco VoIP, Unified Messaging, and Web and Video Conferencing services to streamline how the Marist Community communicates and collaborates across various locations.  The Telecommunications Engineer will have the ability to make a reverberating impact as part of a team that is heavily involved in research and education, prototyping, management, and commercialization.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field is required. 3-5 years of experience in Telecommunications and/or Unified Communications is also required. The selected candidate must provide quality customer service to ensure that the end user’s requirements are carried out, and must able to provide creative solutions for unique issues.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall administration of the unified communications and collaboration (UCC), ensuring reliability and availability with minimum impact to the community.
  • Coordinate, review, and oversee all telecommunications moves, adds, and changes in Cisco VoIP phone systems. 
  • Provide problem resolution, performance management, and preventative maintenance of the UCC systems.
  • Maintain telephone call accounting and database systems. 
  • Develop recommendations for improving the UCC architecture and technology solutions that best meets the users’ business requirements.
  • For all approved UCC projects, develop a project plan of activities, milestones, and project timeline.
  • Design, develop, test, and support implementation of approved changes to the UCC architecture and technology.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive technical artifacts pertaining to the implementation, engineering, and optimization of the UCC architecture and services.
  • Support standards around Unified Communication integration with the focus on ease of use for end-users and high availability.
  • Manage the campus-wide communications infrastructure which includes the design and layout of fiber and copper in new construction and renovation projects. 
  • Evaluate and recommend next generation technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) that improves the end user experience.
  • Communicate proactively and effectively with users.
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate telecommunications student technicians’ performance and overall productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Significant experience in designing, building, and operating Cisco Unified Communication Manager systems in a large production environment and a demonstration of strong understanding of related technologies is highly desirable. Project Management experience is also preferred.

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume & Three Professional References.

About the Department:

As a leader in educational applications of technology, Information Technology (IT) offers students, faculty, and staff access to advanced technologies to help promote a strong sense of community. A distinguishing feature of the Marist education is the manner in which information technology is used in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. This environment creates a strong applied research culture and includes Marist students as young paraprofessionals, which makes Marist unique within higher education.

Marist IT staff come from diverse career and educational backgrounds. Our community of technologists collaborate to support a commitment to excellence with 80 staff members within 15 departments, more than 200 student paraprofessionals, and a 24/7/365 operation. Effort, talent, and commitment are rewarded and recognized within the division both internally by leadership, and externally through numerous industry accolades and awards. No two days are ever the same while working in IT. With our focus on open-source technology and innovation, we are committed to finding more effective and practical ways to use technology to meet institutional goals.

We are looking for excellence, attention to detail, strong ownership of one’s work, and exceptional problem solving and project management skills. If you are a critical thinker with the ability to solve problems independently and as part of a hard-working team, we welcome your application for this position as a Telecommunications Engineer.

About Marist College:

Marist College is an independent and comprehensive Master’s granting institution grounded in the liberal arts located in New York's historic Hudson River Valley. The College enrolls over 5,000 traditional undergraduate, over 900 full and part-time graduate, and over 300 continuing education students. The College also has a branch campus in Florence, Italy, site locations in Dublin, Paris, and other locations, and an Executive Center in New York City for corporate, graduate, working professional, and undergraduate education.  Marist has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, TIME Magazine, The Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges, and Barron's Best Buys in College Education and is noted for being a pioneer in the area of online degree programs. Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st Century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, the importance of community, and the principle of service.  Please see for more information.

Marist employees enjoy a highly competitive benefits and compensation package. We provide comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, their family members, and retirees. Benefits may include tuition, reimbursement, rich health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision), life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and generous retirement savings plans. Other benefits include discount programs, highly competitive paid time off, many opportunities for community involvement, and local volunteer opportunities with foundations and non-profit organizations.

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8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Mon - Fri

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Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.









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