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9 Aug 2021


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

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Traditional 235 work days

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $90,575 – $113,220


Essential Functions and Objectives:


Applies engineering principles, techniques and scientific methods in a specific area of expertise (building, construction, technology, etc.). Responsible for solving technical problems and discovering new ways to improve the districts systems, infrastructures, processes and operations.


Participates in visionary directional initiatives over DPS strategic network planning, design and optimization. Advises and sets developmental strategy for network systems solutions applying futuristic, emerging and current technologies (including wireless). Answers the “can we” questions visionary leaders pose to an enterprise. Demonstrates DPS’s Core Values: Students First, Accountability, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity, and Fun.


– Determine the most effective utilization of assets and services (capital, equipment, facilities, and systems) to maximize product and output. Improve efficiencies by planning, studying requirements, researching, and producing.

– Reviews business needs, defines problems or opportunities, examines materials (charts, blueprints, drawings, technical specifications, etc.), formulate ideas, and selects solution approach. Plans and conducts research, devises studies, and keeps abreast of industry changes, new developments and technologies through publications. Defines and considers key scoping variables, such as: costs, resources, time, limitations, economic factors, etc.

– Reviews specifications and evaluates effectiveness of cost, reliability and safety by in-depth analysis of workflow, utilization, causation, quality output, risks, and production. 

– Ensures efficient implementation of solutions, systems, and processes according to functional specification. Produces final designs, builds and maintains new solutions, monitors upgrades and modifications.

– Provides ongoing opportunities to help improve daily work skills; educates new team members, hosts meetings, mentors, and allows a showcase of strengths. Ensures compliance with the district by implementing and enforcing standard practices and procedures. 

– Maintains a close relationship and regularly discusses workload and deadlines with the team. Report status to team members and managers, including cost, scope, quality, time, performance, and output to create a positive team atmosphere and keep everyone informed. 

– Translate both business future planning and current requirements into network or process designs.

– Research and plan network hardware, systems management software and architecture.

– Establish performance management metrics and systems that encompass and measure enterprise-wide applications, interdepartmental efficiencies, and resource/asset optimization.

– Research, approve and ensure installation of network design and architecture to ensure compliance.

– Evaluate and recommend new products, maintain knowledge of emerging technologies for application to the enterprise.

– Monitor network performance, ensure capacity planning is performed, and is proactive in assessing and making recommendations for improvement.

– Perform troubleshooting procedures and design resolution scripts.

– May oversee the role of Senior Project Leader for special enterprise-wide assignments. 

– Perform other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:


– Seven (7) to ten (10) years of IT work experience in infrastructure/network environments performing network planning, architecture design, engineering (hardware and software) and optimization.

– Strong knowledge of routing protocols including OSPF and BGP.

– Data Center experience such as vPC, VxLAN, NSX, and ACI.

– Experience with network automation tools and scripting languages.

– Experience handling confidential information with a high degree of integrity. Skillful attention to detail and accuracy. 

– Proven experience and skills to quickly learn new systems and applications. 

– Experience in troubleshooting, isolating, diagnosing and problem resolution.

– Knowledge with Google Suite. 

– Effective communication skills.

– Strong attention to detail.

– Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

– The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

– Work collaboratively with others on a team.

– High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.

– Aptitude for variety and changing expectations and fast-paced environment.

– Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment with district and school leaders, faculty, staff and students.

– Effective time management and organizational skills.

– Knowledge of Microsoft applications, preferred.

– Ability to converse in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills, preferred.

– Ability to discuss issues at a technical or non-technical level, depending on the audience, preferred.

– Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels, in all departments, preferred.

– Ability to contribute to a positive and cohesive DoTS team.

– Ability to read and interpret relevant manuals and information and to understand and troubleshoot a variety of programming techniques, preferred.

– Ability to interpret, adapt and occasionally deviate from established practices and procedures for new situations and problems, preferred.

– Ability to work independently, make decisions and complete assignments, preferred.

– Ability to plan, prioritize and organize project work, at times with interruptions, preferred. 



Education Requirements:


– Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field, required. 

– Cisco Certified to CCNP level or equivalent experience is preferred.

– Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field is preferred.  




Additional Information:


Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

– Benefits (including DPS contributions):

– Compensation Structures:

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.  


About Denver Public Schools:


Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS comprises nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.  


DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at  


Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.





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