IP Network Engineer - Anankei

Brussels
2019-07-16
2019-10-14

For the Datacom department of our customer we are looking for Senior IP Network Engineer
This department is in charge of:
- The datacom transport network for the IP networks and IT networks in general. We have an extensive network of fibre and copper cables, supplemented by rented connections. The technologies in use include PDH, SDH, DWDM, FC and IP/MPLS
- The IP/Ethernet/WiFi networks used for telephony and core business needs (office network, real-time network, …) in all of our administrative sites, data centres and dispatching offices
- Direct IP connections with other electricity transport, distribution and generation utilities
- Internet connections
- The protection and securing of our networks with firewalls, DMZs (Demilitarised Zones), VPN concentrators, and similar, 
- The networks connecting high-voltage substations and data centres for purposes of remote surveillance, telephony, meter readings, consulting disturbance recorders, ... These networks are also used for communication between the electrical protection devices at different stations. Migration of these networks from TDM technology (PDH, SDH) to packet-switched technology (Ethernet, IP, MPLS) is ongoing
- Connections with other TSOs for remote surveillance, remote protection, and telephony

Tasks: 

• Design, implementation and operation services for following technologies:
o L3 IP Networks, Multi-VRF, VRF-Lite, IP/MPLS
o Switching: campus design multi-VLAN
o Cyber security technologies: Firewall, DMZ, authentication, IPS
o IP Sec VPN, DMVPN, FLEXVPN
o Wireless: central switching with light-weight access points
• Definition and introduction of new network architectures and technologies:
o Definition of optimal and state of the art architecture meeting constraints of capacity, reliability, redundancy and price
o Definition and execution of test plans
o Management of vendors to implement optimal architecture
o Coaching of staff during introduction of new technologies through technical workshops, procedures, …
• Technical Management of existing networks and technologies;
o Definition of technical rules and procedures to standardize and optimize daily management (remote configuration, inventory, backup, alarming, NMS, …)
o Offering technical support to the team for daily management tasks and network extensions
o Analysis of complex fault situations and definition of measures to avoid them in the future; these tasks may require strong cooperation with other Elia teams
o Management of vendors during network extensions and during solving complex fault situations in order to guarantee to a maximum the reliability of Elia’s networks



 

Vereisten

Required Skills for the profile;

Should hold a bachelor’s or master degree in electronics, ICT or telecommunications, or have equivalent technical experience in this field,

Must have an all-round and in-depth conceptual, theoretical, practical and operational knowledge of IP Networks and their management in multi-site environments and data centres:
o L3 IP Networks, Multi-VRF, VRF-Lite, IP/MPLS
o Switching: campus design multi-VLAN
o Cyber security technologies: Firewall, DMZ, authentication, IPS
o IP Sec VPN, DMVPN, FLEXVPN
o Wireless: central switching with light-weight access points

Must have already a few years of experience as Senior IP Network Engineer,
Must be willing to continuously refine and broaden his technical knowledge of IP networks and their management,
Knowledge of Nokia routers (SR-OS) is an asset
Needs to be able to work independently and methodically, have a sense of responsibility and can assess risks accurately,
Needs to be customer-oriented and cope well with stress,
Needs to be flexible and approachable (tasks may be suddenly interrupted by urgent operational issues),
Must have good communication skills for interacting with other colleagues, departments, suppliers, service providers, …
You are able to speak, read and write Dutch, French and English.
You have a driving license B