Network Engineer – Leiden, The Netherlands

Senior Network Engineer –  Leiden, The Netherlands

Are you looking for a challenging position at a fast-growing, international organisation?  You will be working in the Operations team. It consists of two sections: Service & Support and Projects. The Service & Support section provides (24×7) support to our customers. The main responsibilities of the Projects section are: design and implementation of new customer solutions and (usually short term) consultancy jobs. The Senior Security Engineer position is in the Projects section.

About the company

The company is a Network Integrator for organisations whose core business depends on the network infrastructure. With a focuses on two specific market segments: Service Provider Networks and Mission Critical Networks. Within these market segments a number of specific customer groups can be distinguished, each of which have their own challenges and for which the company offers specific, customer-oriented solutions.

The company retains and motivates, not only clients, but also employees. Along with the focus on clients and the innovative strategy, there is also the requisite attention for the third success factor: culture. It’s all about people. The professionals are the capital and ensure the quality of the service. Therefore the company invests continuously in the quality of its employees and also expects its employees to possess a healthy dose of personal initiative. The organisation is flat and informal with a winner mentality.

What you will do

As a security engineer you will play a pivotal role in projects where confidentiality, data integrity and system availability are of vital importance. In this position you will contribute to design & implementations of load balancing solutions, VPN deployments, anti-DDOS architectures, network access control or authentication systems. It is expected that you have experience in solution architecture design, high level design and low level design, systems configuration and IP/protocol troubleshooting.

  • Funtioning within a team of engineers from different team and vendors to ensure excellency in support
  • Working with customer and in-house NMC’s to ensure prompt and efficient incidents resolution
  • Troubleshooting issues in a IP networks related to security and application delivery
  • Solving issues in a large scale enterprise and ISP IP networks and systems
  • Carry out projects and implementation activities among which are migrations and/or green fields installations
  • Liaising with the vendors for incident and problem management
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience in a large enterprise or service provider environment
  • Preferrable a MsC or BsC degree in Information technology study
  • Have in-depth knowledge of Linux/UNIX OS’s and tools
  • Experience at the service provider, enterprise or vendor level
  • UNIX/Linux scripting including at a minimum Bash and Python or Perl is a good to have
  • One of the following Firewall vendors;, Checkpoint or/and Juniper
  • JNCIA, JNCIP-SP/ENT, of CCNA, CCNP, of F5 (niveau 301 is een pré), or Palo Alto PCNSE
  • Knowledge of network routing and security protocols
  • Experience with multiple site firewall installations, including highly available clusters

Additional requirements

  • Proof of concept activities
  • Ability to handle extended working hours as well as on-call duty
  • Adhere to the change management and incident processes
  • Experience with multiple site firewall installations, including highly available clusters
  • Work well under pressure, grasp new ideas quickly and be able to thrive in a dynamic and diverse environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English)
  • Willingness to travel
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Opportunity to work in one of the fastest growing companies in the Cloud Networking and Cybersecurity environment

Facts about Leiden

Greater Leiden area
Population of 340,000 inhabitants
Over 3,000
Distance to Amsterdam - 25 minutes
The Hague - 15 minutes
28 kilometres
Nice bars & Restaurants
260 in total