We are looking Network Engineer to join our team based in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.

About Barentz
Barentz is a leading global life science and specialty performance ingredients distributor. The company sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation, and ingredient testing from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers, and application laboratories in EMEA, Americas, and Asia-Pacific.

Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 65 countries with a strong presence in Europe and North America, and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. With an estimated turnover of €2.5 billion, the company employs over 2,000 people worldwide and serves more than 22,000 customers. For more information, visit: www.barentz.com

About this role
This role is part of the European Barentz IT team and works as a member of a highly technical Infrastructure engineering team in the design, implementation, and execution of infrastructure network projects for Barents. Within the team, individual ownership and self-sufficiency are expected, as well as the ability to collaborate with remote colleagues. Among others you will:

  • Participate in local and European-wide network and infrastructure-related projects in collaboration with project teams.
  • Configure, install, and maintain network devices and services including, but not limited to, routers, switches, firewalls, VPN appliances
  • Optimize existing network infrastructure, and contribute during planning, design, and implementation.
  • Individually drive smaller projects, plan, and implement changes, advise on improvements, and replace network infrastructure components, ensuring stable operation and performance of company networks.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policies, standards, and documentation ensuring consistency.

Your job
We are looking for a true CCNA-level candidate although certification is a must. Are you an experienced and ambitious network engineer showing analytical thinking, strong initiative, planning skills, and solid but fair judgment? A team player able to prioritize work, learn new concepts, and, at times, multitask in a fast-paced environment. Do you enjoy solving technical challenges in complex environments and executing large-scale deployments with skilled professionals from multi-tiered disciplines?

About You

Required experience

  • 3+ years of network support and engineering experience preferably in an international enterprise environment
  • Experience in managing network devices, switches, and firewalls
  • Fluency in written and verbal English
  • Must have experience with:
  • Providing Level 3 support and troubleshooting to resolve complex network connectivity issues
  • Network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices
  • Identifying risks in network infrastructure designs and proposing countermeasures
  • LAN topologies including industry best practices
  • ISO/OSI layers and protocols
  • Static and dynamic routing especially with OSPF and BGP
  • Concepts of DNS, DHCP, HSRP, VLAN, VRF, Port-Channel, QoS, VLT
  • Watchguard Firewalls and Access Points
  • Dell series N and S switches
  • Configuring and managing firewall policies
  • ITIL
  • Vendor and ISP management
  • MS Office package especially Visio
  • Documentation writing skills



● Cisco Networking Hardware:

  • Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Cisco Meraki firewalls
  • Cisco Catalyst Wireless Controller
  • Cisco Catalyst Access Points
  • Cisco DNA Centre

Knowledge and/or experience of the following is an advantage

  • Azure Networking Services
  • Infoblox, SolarWinds Orion, Service Now, Cisco ACS, NCM, or other mass-scale configuration changes software
  • Security concepts such as NAT, VPN
  • Hands-on experience in configuring routers/switches with Command Line Interface
  • Exceptional customer support skills

● Experience with Watchguard and Cisco hardware:

  • Firewall virtualization techniques
  • Firewall mass management tools
  • Network security troubleshooting (Cisco SecureX)

Why Barentz?
Barentz is a great company to work for, with positive and warm company culture, and a One Team, One Goal mentality. It is an inspiring multinational company, with fast-growing market segments and global coverage.

  • Competitive package including 27 days annual leave + bonus structure
  • An inspiring multinational company in a fast-growing and innovative business
  • Commuting allowance, up to 50 Kilometers one way
  • Flexible and hybrid working environment
  • Fringe benefits like private health care, private pension scheme, company Fitness scheme, etc.

If you feel excited reading the above and want to join our journey, please send your resume and application letter, both in English, by using the below apply button. Any questions regarding this position, please contact Jill Lan: jill.lan@barentz.com.

Job ID: No.22