Senior Network Engineer

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Date: Jan 14, 2023

Location: Dordrecht, NL

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Location: Dordrecht

Hours: Fulltime - 36 hours p/w


Purpose of the Job:

To further develop, improve and manage the Springer Nature Global Network (WAN/LAN) with a main focus on LAN, Wifi, SSE and SDWAN


Main Result Areas:

  • Work on projects to make structural improvements to the infrastructure
  • Ensure that the network systems and -applications applied within Springer Nature are kept operational
  • Ensure that the systems can operate free of interference by solving bottlenecks and problems
  • Pro-actively manage the network systems and continually improve the management processes
  • Develop guidelines on usage of the systems and their components, and maintain an adequate system of documentation for reference and re-use
  • Pro-actively provide service to users of the network system in terms of information, guidance, coordination and advice and maintains relevant external contacts
  • Manage the Network Support incident queue ensuring timely resolution of incidents

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills and good command of the English language
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Organizational skills
  • Flexible
  • Able to work both independently and in a distributed (global) team
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Natural ability and drive to take ownership of projects/problems and see them through completion
  • Customer focused and service orientated approach to support
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic fast-paced environment


Required Background/Experience:

  • Relevant technical education (at University Level)
  • Expert knowledge on Cisco Routers, Wifi and Switches (CCNP)
  • Broad experience of working with global networks
  • Broad experience of working with firewall technology
  • Networking design and documentation
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant latest ICT-developments
  • New Technologies and innovation ( SSE, SDWAN, ZTNA, )
  • Knowledge of Network Load Balancers (F5)
  • Knowledge of Cloud Technologies (GCP/AWS)

At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent.

Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here.


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