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The following position reporting to Steven Wallace, Executive Director of InCNTRE is being posted externally. If interested, you must apply online at
Refer to job number #9601.

Software Defined Networking Lab Director, InCNTRE - PA4IT

The Lab Director will develop and maintain the InCNTRE's Software Defined Networking (SDN) Lab as the premier environment for testing and certification of SDN and OpenFlow technologies as seen from SDN standards bodies (e.g., Open Networking Foundation), commercial stakeholders (e.g., Cisco, HP, Big Switch, NEC, etc.), and SDN researchers around the world, as-well-as advance IU's leadership role in research and education networking.

Duties and responsibilities: Develop and continually evaluate InCNTRE's business model, including Lab budget and multi-party relationships and agreements, in order to advance the industry's ability to deliver working/tested SDN technology. Provide a bridge to enable IU to participate in translational network research through the close coordination of researchers and vendors. Act as a primary or contributing author of technical documents, whitepapers and specifications.

Serve as the highest level of operational management for the portfolio of the SDN Lab with responsibility for strategic direction, budgetary leadership and management of staff.


Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field with strong emphasis in computing/networking, plus 8 years of experience in network design and engineering with large complicated network systems which support commercial internet services and advanced services such as IPV6 and Multicast. One year of in-depth SDN/OpenFlow experience, including design and implementing OpenFlow-based network services, debugging OpenFlow implementations, and operating multi-vendor OpenFlow testbeds. Master's degree preferred. A combination of related education and experience will be considered on a 2:1 ratio.

Proficient understanding of SDN/OpenFlow standards, vendor implementations, testing procedures, and practical use cases. Knowledge necessary to troubleshoot multi-layer network services that include Ethernet, IP, and OpenFlow.

Experience developing business strategy and business plans, identifying opportunities for technical partnerships and collaborations, planning and managing budgets and capital resources, and developing and leading a diverse technical team.

Members of the Testing and Interoperability Working Group and Open Network Foundation strongly preferred.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment institution.