Job Opening

Network Engineer

Caltech/Southern California Seismic Network

Posted: 10/05/2022

Open Until: 12/31/2022

Caltech is hiring a full-time Network Engineer to work with the Southern California Seismic Network. The position is based in Pasadena, CA.

Job Summary

Under general direction, this position manages system level networking of routers, switches, gateways, bridges and firewalls. The Network Engineer working from the Caltech campus in Pasadena also configures the field hardware such as dataloggers, cell modems, and routers for the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN). The SCSN has seismic stations which are located at approximately 400 sites throughout Southern California. The Network Engineer will plan and schedule remote software upgrades to the field equipment, and monitor and tune systems to ensure data integrity and low latency. They will follow standard operating procedures to ensure consistency and repeatability, and will be responsible for ensuring compliance of all networking equipment with standard data communications and IT security operating procedures. They will administer networking equipment in-house as well as in Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Basic Qualifications

- BS degree or higher in Computer Science, Physical Science, or related field, with 3 years of experience in networking.
- Proficient in troubleshooting, maintaining, and improving networking equipment, for example; routers, switches, gateways, bridges, and firewalls.
- Experience with diverse data communications hardware.

The SCSN has a diverse and respectful team, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates of underrepresented groups in the geosciences.

For more information and the online application:

If you have any questions, please contact Rayo Bhadha ( and Allen Husker (

How to Apply

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