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Network Operations Center Analyst

Information Technology

Reed College is seeking an experienced professional with network management and system administration monitoring experience to be our Network Operations Center Analyst. The Network Operations Center (NOC) Analyst will work with other IT technical staff to design, build, implement and maintain the monitoring systems needed for Reed Colleges IT infrastructure. The NOC Analyst ensures maximum possible service availability and performance of Reed’s core IT services by monitoring the performance and capability of physical and virtual IT systems using a diverse set of software tools. This role reports to the Chief Information & Security Officer.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. Salary for this position is $74,000 per year. 

Reed College employment opportunities are in person and on campus. Therefore we do not offer remote positions. 

Who You Are

  • You are extremely detail oriented and highly organized. 
  • You understand the fundamentals of network infrastructure.
  • You’re an excellent communicator with internal and external partners. You exercise tact and are adept at modifying your communication style to those of your audience or listener. 
  • You enjoy solving complex problems and you remain calm and clear-headed when faced with challenges. 
  • You are customer service-oriented and you take time to explain processes in a way users can understand.
  • You enjoy working in a dynamic environment that is committed to continuous improvement.
  • You are an optimistic and empathetic person that works collaboratively with their team. 
  • You are comfortable handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • You are self-aware. You understand your own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power, privilege, and stereotypes.

What You’ll Do

  • Monitor operational support systems to identify service impacting events related to IT network and IT environmental conditions.
  • Monitor and respond to critical outage alerts associated with college wide physical network, server, storage and backup systems, including environmental monitoring of all IT closets and data center environments.
  • Configure monitoring thresholds and related alerting systems to ensure Reed is able to immediately respond to cyber threats and system outages with the added ability to anticipate potential issues.  
  • Perform troubleshooting and triage in order to support IT Directors, technical administrators, engineers and application owners in pinpointing issues.
  • Serves as point of contact for technical teams responding to high risk and service impacting incidents as needed.
  • Perform monitoring and escalation duties as part of operations and cybersecurity team.
  • Work in conjunction with the cybersecurity team in addressing Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE's), patch management functions and active threat hunting.
  • Coordinate incident response efforts with internal IT teams, third party vendors and customer contacts.
  • Collaborate with the Helpdesk Management to coordinate communications for incident response with internal and external parties. 
  • Be available for rotational work in monitoring systems 24/7.


  • Bachelor's degree and/or 5 years of relevant technical experience in IT functions that demonstrate technical troubleshooting abilities and thorough understanding of network security and monitoring
  • The ability to push/pull/lift equipment weighing up to 30 lbs

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to achievement of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. 

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.