Network Engineer

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience 5 Years
  • What we do Education / Teaching & Training
  • Qualifications Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

National University of Science and Technology (NUST), is a prestigious educational institution dedicated to providing high-quality education and fostering innovation in Zimbabwe.

With a strong focus on science and technology, NUST is known for its commitment to excellence and its contribution to the development of the country’s skilled workforce.

NUST is looking for a highly skilled and motivated Network Engineer to join the university’s dynamic team. As a Network Engineer, you will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and maintaining the university’s network infrastructure.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the advancement of technology in the education sector.


  • Design and implement new network solutions to enhance the efficiency and reliability of the university’s network infrastructure.
  • Install, configure, and support network equipment, including firewalls, routers, switches, WAN accelerators, DNS, and DHCP.
  • Procure network equipment and manage subcontractors involved in network installation.
  • Configure firewalls, routing, and switching to optimize network performance and ensure security.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network performance, proactively identifying and resolving issues to minimize downtime.
  • Perform server virtualization and schedule upgrades to improve network functionality.
  • Supervise junior staff members and provide guidance on network-related tasks.
  • Maintain and update network equipment with the latest firmware releases to ensure optimal performance.
  • Prepare reports on network status and present them to key stakeholders.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and technologies, recommending improvements to enhance the university’s network infrastructure.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science discipline, Electronic Engineering, or Information Technology, or an equivalent accredited qualification from a recognized university or institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of post-qualification experience in network engineering.
  • Possession of CCNA certification is required.
  • CCNP certification will be considered an added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of network design principles, protocols, and technologies.
  • Proficient in configuring and troubleshooting network equipment, including firewalls, routers, and switches.
  • Experience in network performance monitoring and optimization.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


  • An attractive package which includes Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits is offered; details of
    which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.


All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Applications, which should include a curriculum vitae (giving full personal particulars of applicant, including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone numbers and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and telephone numbers of three contactable referees) and copies of certificates

The National University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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