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About the Challenge

pioneer in the field of networking. They are running several proof of concepts to roll out Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions to their customers in the near future. They are currently looking for an SDN Engineer to continue to build and develop this IT network of the future.

As an SDN Engineer, you will work in the backbone and data centre infrastructure tribe. You'll be part of a team that is constantly working with diverse, cutting-edge technologies. Your responsibilities will include

• Designing and developing the SDN based on Application Centric Network principles

• Evolving the network to meet future functional and security requirements

• Translating your SDN experience to the user networks

• Working towards an agile and flexible network to meet the challenges of an exciting telecommunications and media landscape


Your skills

Required skills:

• Expertise in firewalling and networking (design, build and troubleshoot multi-datacentre Cisco ACI fabrics and Palo Alto / Check Point firewalls, including VPN, NATing, URL filtering and HA clustering)

• OR proficiency in infrastructure automation (defining, deploying and managing network infrastructure as code using Terraform and Ansible in Gitlab CI/CD pipelines)

• OR proficiency in all of the above skills

• Fluency in English

Nice to have:

• Knowledge of the technologies used within the team:

o Infoblox DDI

o Cisco ISE/Nexus/Wireless Controllers/DNA Centre

o AWS, Azure and Google Cloud for networking

o Algosec firewall policy management and automation

• Dutch language skills are an advantage

Our offer

Exellys isn’t your typical recruiting or consulting agency, we’re a different breed. We are a tech talent incubator, which is every bit as cool as it sounds. Here’s what you can expect from us:

• You’ll join an awesome community and enter one of our Smart Programs, based on where you are in your career and where you want to go. Did we mention you’ll get a personal coach as well?

• Next to a generous monthly salary, you'll receive a company car or a flexible mobility budget and tons of other benefits (pension, daily compensations, etc.)

• You’ll spend most of the time at (y)our client’s, except for regular Exellys trainings, fun events, tribe meet-ups, after works, knowledge sharing sessions, etc.

After two years of coaching and upskilling from Exellys, you’ll get the opportunity to join (y)our client’s organization as an internal employee. Or if you prefer to stay with us, you could explore our follow-up Smart Programs as well.

Company insights

More about this organisation

You’ll be joining a company that invests in you and adapts to your needs. That way, you can develop yourself fully while guarding over your work-life balance. We support your personal growth by offering many internal mobility possibilities and learning opportunities. You’ll be enjoying a job with a lot of variation, in which you achieve tangible results and see the impact of your work. Last but not least, you’ll be joining a team of wonderful colleagues who are just as passionate about their work as you are.

• Over 3,400 employees

• Head office in Mechelen

• Founded in 1996

Next steps


  • Apply now
    We'll get back to you asap
  • Ace a phone call
    Don't worry, this won’t take long
  • Show your skills
    A series of technical tests based on your expertise
  • Convince us
    You can expect one duo interview
  • Sign the contract
    Welcome and congratulations!

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