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Senior Network Engineer m/f

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Senior Network Engineer m/f

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The function of the Senior Network Engineer is to design, implement, support and maintain WAN, LAN, SAN and related aspects of Data Center Operations in our European data centers and offices as a senior member of the engineering team. The Senior Network Engineer will report directly to the Manager Datacenter & Network and is ultimately responsible for hands-on engineering activities to ensuring the successful operation of a mission critical network architecture spanning multiple data centers and providing financial services to our customers. The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of network administration, best current practices, IP transit, routing & network protocols and all aspects of networking needed to support a 100% 24x365 uptime for our customers.


The ideal candidate will be available for 24x7 on-call support of all critical network functions. The candidate will demonstrate strong abilities to collaborate with vendors, contractors, customers, consultants and other technology groups that operate within or consume datacenter space and network services. Furthermore, as a senior member of the on-site network engineering team you will pursue technological compliance with corporate goals and values.



  • Design, implementation, support and maintenance of WAN, LAN, SAN, MAN and related technologies.
  • Network operations providing 100% 24x365 customer uptime.
  • Alerting, monitoring and response disciplines.
  • Availability for 24x7 on-call support of critical network functions. A hands on approach and willingness to work out of normal hours is essential.
  • Ensuring technological compliance with best common practices, standard operating procedures, security standards and policy.
  • Participation in the documentation processes including network diagrams, staff contacts, vendor contacts, customer contacts, utilization of monitoring/resource/inventory management tools.
  • Participation in the daily planning & operations, ticket handling, tracking, scheduling and execution of projects, change management activities, and general engineering activities with the network engineering teams.
  • Participation in root cause analysis and post mortem processes with business, customer services and other technology teams.


  • Expert level knowledge of network administration, architecture and engineering in mission critical environments servicing large server deployments.
  • Minimum of three years of network engineering experience in critical datacenter network environments.
  • Demonstrable high level experience in network administration with CCNP certification or equivalent practical skills.
  • Knowledge of common protocols suchs as SNMP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, NTP, LDAP, KERBEROUS, RADIUS and FTP.
  • OSI Model, Routing & Switching concepts and protocols, like LACP, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, VPN, HSRP, VLANs, Trunking, Ether-Channel, STP.
  • Understanding of a wide variety of network equipment including but not limited to; routers, switches, firewalls and loadbalancers.
  • Working experience with emerging network technologies is a plus, for example SDN, converged infrastructure.
  • Must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with both technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function both independently and in a team setting.
  • Preferable: ITIL methodologies like Change Management, Problem Management, Root Cause Analysis, Post Mortem Analysis.
  • German language skills (at least B2).




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+49 631 3649-192

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