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Network & Security Engineer

The Network & Security Specialist is responsible for the end-to-end management and implementation of network and security projects. The Specialist is also responsible for ensuring that network and security aspects of other ICT projects are properly managed and coordinated with the project managers.The Network & Security Specialist must collaborate with HQ, regional and local ICT teams to ensure group standards are implemented and maintained while ensuring the highest levels of business continuity and productivity for the approximately 4000 IT users currently on the Puratos WAN. As infrastructure specialist you must have at least 3 years of experience in the LAN/WAN or Security area preferably in an international environment. 


Key responsibilities


The key tasks of the Network & Security Specialist centre around the L2/L3 support of networking and security and related technologies as well as the implementation & design of new network/security projects for the Puratos Group worldwide. This will be done together with the different Senior ICT specialists responsible for the specific technologies.

  • Firewalling & load balancing: Troubleshoot and make routine changes to the different firewall & load balancing systems as also be able to implement new installations & features.
  • LAN & WAN: Installation and configuration of Cisco switches in the different remote offices, factories as also communicate with global WAN provider to ensure a reliable and performant connection to the different sites. 
  • VoIP: Installation and configuration of Cisco Voice gateways and implementation of new sites. Troubleshoot the different systems (Cisco Unified Communications Manager / Cisco Unity) where needed
  • Documentation: Interpret and maintain technical documentation and make the necessary design documents for new projects & installations
  • Physical installations: aka “racking and stacking”, help with installation, initial configuration and troubleshooting of new equipment as also maintain the computer rooms. Follow the cabling and installation standards of Puratos.
  • Support: Offer operational support on wired and wireless networks for all Puratos entities connected to the Puratos network, either directly or by assisting the local IT support staff. The Senior Network & Security Specialist will be the first point of contact for local IT resources in branch offices for network related support.
  • Monitoring: Follow up and maintain the various monitoring systems used for network and security


The Network & Security Specialist is expected to be able to lead projects within HQ and on remote sites, coordinating with other members of the Infrastructure team as well as members of other HQ IT teams and local IT. These projects can last from 2-3 weeks to several months. 


At other times the Senior Network & Security Specialist is expected to participate in projects lead by colleagues from the Infrastructure team or other IT teams in HQ. The Senior Network & Security Specialist is expected to manage his own time and balance own projects with colleagues projects as well as on-going support and maintenance and is responsible for ensuring that tasks critical to the business are given the necessary priority.


Additionally the Senior Network & Security Specialist will be part of a 24/7 standby team for critical incidents approximately once every 8 weeks.



Who are we looking for?


  • Bachelor or Master degree in computer science, preferably systems & networking
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar position in an internation environment
  • Hands on mentality, taking initiative, independant
    • Good knowledge of one or more of the following technologies are an advantage:
    • Cisco wired and wireless environments
    • Cabling standards, switching and routing
    • Monitoring systems (Netflow, realtime alerts, snmp, syslog)
    • Firewalling systems (Palo Alto)
    • Load balancers, reverse Proxy (F5)
    • Layer 1, 2 & 3 networking and support
    • Wireless standards
    • VLSM, Subnetting and routing
    • TCP/IP and OSI layers 1-7
    • Troubleshooting tools (Wireshark, Fiddler, DOS commands)
    • DNS & DHCP
    • Windows server 2008-2012
  • Able to communicate with colleagues and the business
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch or French
  • Prepared to travel for short periods (1 to 2 weeks) depending on the project at most 2 or 3 times per year (once travelling is allowed again



Why would you join Puratos?


You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative.


A great work environment with lots of challenges is what you can expect:

  • You'll get the opportunity to further instill a culture of continuous learning to ensure our employees keep up with rapidly changing skill requirements
  • You'll get responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work
  • You'll get training and career opportunities to build your career within our company


You can count on a competitive salary package with a company car.


Watch our corporate movie and feel the Puratos Magic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oWeohwqgW4&t=69s



Are you looking for the right recipe for your career?


The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 9000 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.
This is what makes working at Puratos so magical!


Working at Puratos is choosing a Top Employer in Belgium.

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