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BICS - DataCenter Network Architect

Ref.: 3746

Task Description

  • You are responsible for the design of BICS DataCenter networks (including Firewalls, routing/switching, Internet Access, network appliances like DNS, Load Balancers, SSL VPNs, ...);
  • This responsibility includes:
    • High level architecture;
    • Network security architecture;
    • Overall partner/vendor ecosystem management;
    • Reflection on organizational structure, skillsets;
  • You will work with senior leadership to formulate and carry out the strategic plan for BICS' DataCenter & external clouds;
  • You will deliver & maintain a tactical 3-5y DataCenter evolution plan, balance it with the organizational capabilities/specificities and derive from it the impact on the people, customers and processes;
  • You will evangelize the re-use & programmability through implementation of automation & infrastructure managed “as a code”;
  • You support the efforts for cross-training and collaboration, as well as mentoring other LESS-experienced members of the team;
  • You anticipate, identify, track and assist the resolution of design-related issues and risks;
  • You follow up on the development teams' deliveries and the resolution of technical problems.


Your Profile

  • You have at least 6 years of proven architectural experience in DataCenter (private & external clouds);
  • You have in depth knowledge & experience with switched network environments, Firewall configuration & management, Load Balancers, TACACS, DNS, SSL VPN, SSL offloading, certificate management & small PKI, IPsec, MPLS Layer 2, Layer3 VPNs;
  • You have in depth knowledge and experience with infrastructure automation design and services, including HA (High Availability), Service modelling, IaC (Infrastructure as Code), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service);
  • You have a proven background in scripting infrastructure deployments (Automation) and experience with management interfaces that facilitate network automation (like netconf/Yang, Openconfig, Gnmi, Rest-API);
  • You have proven experience with solutions like Ansible, Teraform, CloudFormation, Cloudform Andcloudify;
  • You have the ability to work autonomously with a limited set of instructions, to analyse and operate at different levels of abstraction and to cope with ambiguity;
  • You can balance cost against benefits, what is strategically right with what is practically realistic;
  • You can integrate technical solutions within the broader organizational & business contexts;
  • You have experience presenting automation technology concepts to business and technical teams;
  • You embrace the BICS values: Think Forward, Strive for Leadership and Achieve Together. Within your area of expertise, you challenge the status quo and you stimulate others to think outside the box;
  • You are keen on working within a multi-cultural environment and you are fluent in English.


What's in it for you?

  • International environment. You will be part of an international diverse team and you will have the opportunity to make a global impact.
  • Great company culture. You will be working in a dynamic working environment, driven by 3 core values: Think Forward, Strive for Leadership, and Achieve Together. We look after the well-being of our employees and organize internal events such as happy hours, sports and relaxation activities, parties, etc.
  • Career development. From development plans, to trainings and internal mobility, we are committed to ensuring you have the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to maximize your potential.
  • We offer an attractive salary package including:
    • A competitive base salary and short-term incentives
    • Comprehensive insurances including hospitalization insurance, outpatient care insurance, life insurance, disability insurance and travel insurance, fully funded by BICS
    • A supplementary pension plan, fully funded by BICS
    • A flexible mobility package including company car or car allowance, mobility budget for commuting, bike lease, etc
    • A Telco pack at home including free internet and a mobile phone
    • Many other benefits such as meal and eco vouchers, 32 vacation days, homeworking possibilities, corporate discounts, ...

Beschrijving bedrijf

As a leading international communications enabler, BICS is connecting the world by facilitating reliable and secure mobile experiences anytime, anywhere. Our solutions are essential for supporting the modern lifestyle of today's device-hungry consumer - from global mobile connectivity, seamless roaming experiences and fraud prevention to global messaging and the Internet of Things. 
Are you looking to join a company with a diverse culture based on collaboration and trust? If so, then this could be your next career challenge. With a team of about 600 employees and 52 different nationalities, BICS is a melting pot of different cultures where the diversity of our people is cherished. Join us, and together we can change the world of international communications!

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