senior network engineer (wvh)

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KBC Group, the parent company of the Hungarian K&H Bank, is a leading European financial group with a focus on providing bank-insurance products and services to retail, private banking, SME and mid-cap clients, in our core countries: Belgium, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria.

The KBC Services and Infrastructure division (SIN) decided on a nearshore HR strategy based on 2 locations: the core internal workforce is based in Belgium and in Hungary. Therefore not only our services are international, but also our teams.

Our responsibilities range from day-to-day operation to application development and its operation.

We are constantly expanding the Hungarian side of the team, which is why we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated new employees with medior or possibly senior work experience.


For a digital leader like KBC, it is crucial that our data centers run smoothly and safely. Around the clock. Both our customers and our employees count on this. As a Network Engineer / System Engineer you play an important role in this.

We have data centers in Hungary (Törökbalint and Baracska) and Belgium (Mechelen and Leuven). An international team of experts ensures that these four data centers work optimally every day:

Our Group Datacenter Network Team focuses on switching & routing, DDI and network management.

Our Group Datacenter Network Security Team is responsible for firewalling, load balancing and secure web gateways.

As both teams work closely together, you come into contact with all these aspects.

Since you are an expert on DNS, DHCP and IPAM, your take care of the management of our DDI environment on a daily basis.

For network management tools your experience and competencies are expected, especially in some of SNMP, NetFlow, Syslog, NTP and AAA technologies.      

Next to these you also work on performance analysis and troubleshooting around end-to-end application dataflows. You contribute to the daily management of components, and you are also involved in numerous projects.


What your job will be:

  • Together with business stakeholders (your internal customers), IT architects and system engineers from other teams, you play an important role in infrastructure and security projects. Your contribution ranges from analysis and design to implementation and testing.
  • You are involved in the day-to-day management of various telecommunication and network management components. Think of setup, configuration, capacity management, following up on new versions or functionalities, resolving security risks or integrating components into our current infrastructure.
  • You will explore new technological possibilities.  Is there an opportunity to improve or automate the way we work? You spotted it.
  • You analyze problems so that incidents are solved and we continuously improve our domain.
  • Together with your colleagues, you work in a rotational role to provide support outside office hours.
  • Gradually you take on more responsibility, for example more coordinating tasks.


What you can expect working with us:

  • You can make sure your future career is steady within our company.
  • Life-long learning and plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself.
  • Competitive salary as well as other benefits such as:
    • 10% customizable cafeteria,
    • annual performance-based reward,
    • company phone with mobile internet, that you can use for private purposes as well,
    • employee discount at the bank,
    • Medicover.
  • Your English language skills won’t be worn out as you can use it on a daily basis.
  • Flexible schedule as we don’t use ‘Clock in Clock out’ system.
  • As our focus is on teamwork we consider it important to hang out in the "open office" together, but you have the option to spend three days of your working days from home.
  • We value your insight and are always open to suggestions.
  • International environment with a cheerful work atmosphere.
  • Green office in Millennium Park, equipped with:
    • bicycle storage and showers,
    • restaurant with panoramic views over the Danube and the National Theatre,
    • free coffee and snacks in our community area where we hang out and play dart, and have many other dining options in the surrounding area.


What we expect from you:

  • You have a bachelor's or master's degree in IT or a number of years of relevant experience.
  • You look forward to (further) expanding your career within the domain network & security.
  • You like to analyze and  take responsibility.
  • No problem for you to organize your own work efficiently , even if a priority suddenly changes.
  • At the same time, you also like to work together with others and you can delegate.
  • You communicate clearly and diplomatically in English, or assertively if necessary.
  • Just like your colleagues, you focus on the result and help others.
  • You have in depth knowledge or experience with:
    • Infoblox & DNS brokers,
    • DNS anycast, DNSSEC,
    • Network devices (Cisco certifications is a plus)
    • DNS, DHCP, IPAM:
    • Network monitoring tooling.
    • Troubleshooting (traffic capturing and analyses including)
  • Ideally, you are also well acquainted with more than one of these topics:
    • Firewalling, load balancing, DMZ setup en DDOS protection.
    • Routing & switching, basic networking services at the level of a large enterprise.
    • Scripting (Ansible, Python, Perl, Java)
    • Authentication and authorization mechanisms and frameworks.


What you can expect during the recruitment process:

  • After sending your CV in English, expect a two-round interview process, one online in English with the Belgian team leader and one at our office in Budapest (in Hungarian)
  • An efficient selection process is important for both of us, so we try to make it as fast as possible, and even if you are not selected we will give you a detailed feedback.
Job identifier: 12331
Position name: Senior Network Engineer (wvh)
Work place: 1095 Budapest, Lechner Ödön fasor 9. K. épület
Specialty: IT
Job contract type: indefinite time
Daily work hours: full time
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