• Job code: QR8523
  • Administration/Beheer/Ops

Network Infra Specialist (DC/VMware)


For our client in Rotterdam we are looking for a Network Infra Specialist (DC/VMware).

Building a secure network is your hobby, but you can switch easily in a mindset to an enterprise environment where uptime, performance, and security are critical to serving our customers optimally. You like to script and program for fun but can apply these skills to your job as well. You are an energetic engineer who is creative and has a can-do mentality. You are a team player, collaboration and sharing knowledge is a natural behavior.

Based in Rotterdam, you will join an international team who is responsible for managing and developing’s the IaaS technology of cloud platforms.

You will participate in agile work processes such as daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and planning. Together with the Product Owner, the team (Squad) works on common goals and a shared backlog. We use video and collaboration tools to facilitate the communication process.

You recognize yourself in this profile (Competencies):

You have experience in implementing, configuring and changing network infrastructure. You are able to make mental connections and challenge network designs on technical implementation and security aspects. You are pro-active and are verbally and written competent in the English language.

Competencies – Skills:

• Broad knowledge of DC environments

• Knowledge of routing and switching protocols in a highly available environment

• Experience and preferable one or more certifications on:

• F5 load balancers (F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator)

• Palo Alto Networks firewalls (PCNSA) or other firewall products

• Routing & switching

VMware NSX

• You can manage (monitor, evaluate, continuously improve) Incident, Problem, Change and Configuration Management processes

• Technical implications of Security and Risk principles

• Clear understanding of consumer context and needs, as well as the value-add of your service to the consumer

• Strong analytical skills

• Insight and implementation of desired structural infrastructure solution

• Creating and improve documentation and work instructions on the delivered infrastructure solution

• The technology of interfacing squads and consumers to achieve an end-to-end view

• Impact of different factors on the performance and capacity of services different elements on the performance and capacity of services

• Working-level knowledge of Agile and DevOps practices

• Understanding of the Scrum methodology (e.g., backlog and spring planning, review and marketplace)

• Knowledge of DevOps way of working (e.g., continuous delivery, cross-functional team set-ups, development of cross-skilled squad members)

Competencies, bonus:

• Knowledge of scripting and automation tools

• Experience and preferable one or more certifications on:

• Experience in cloud deployment and infrastructure services

• Experience or knowledge of Open Networking platforms

• You know your way around with orchestration platforms as Terraform, Ansible, Saltstack, Chef, Puppet, Azure Automation, Google Cloud Deployment Manager, AWS Cloud formation etc.

• Experience scripting in one or more of the following languages; Python, Bash, PowerShell, JavaScript

Competencies - Behaviors:

• The mindset of openness and willingness to try new ways of working and technologies

• End-to-end ownership mindset

• Active team player who takes responsibility

• Independent and autonomous in completing tasks

• The mentality of continuous improvement of the service and way of working

• Reflects upon behaviours and performance to proactively identify improvement areas

• Strong problem solver to structure and improve complex situations

• Coaches others to help their individual development

Your education and background:

• Professional and intellectual IT ability at least a bachelor’s degree

• Certifications or proven proficiency in Networking and Security

• Certifications or proven proficiency in one or more programming/scripting languages

• Excellent command of spoken and written English

We work in hybrid mode, working from home and from the Rotterdam office