Group Network Security Expert

Stow is a dynamic and global key player in the racking & storage solutions industry. In line with our continuous growth and innovation efforts, we have developed automated storage solutions both for pallets and bins. These automated solutions are headed by stow Robotics.


Lokeren, Berchem (Antwerpen)

, Belgium

Job Description

The Group Network Security Expert has the role to design and build the full network and security environment for stow at group level. The main goal is to secure, standardize, combine, and optimize one of the most critical IT assets of the company’s IT landscape. You will guide the company to ensure the network availability within the company is above 99.8% on a yearly base. You will be the lead architect for your domain within group and local project workgroups. You will respect the boundaries of the IT rules & regulations.

Your main responsibilities and key tasks 

  • Advise the company on how to build highly available, secure and performant networks using modern technology, considering the requirements articulated by our company.
  • Translate a (complex) business problem into a technical solution in your area of expertise.
  • Participate in the design of solutions needed to grow our business, where you will be the IT architect for your domain and make sure we design and build an enterprise-grade setup that is resilient in case of failure and secure by design.
  • Actively implement your solutions into our environment. You will do this hands-on, aided by a partner or as a joint team effort.
  • Ensure we have the highest level of protection possible to prevent intrusion in our network and to avoid data loss or loss of critical personal or financial data.
  • Take responsibility for optimizing existing (SD)LAN, WLAN, (SD)WAN, SASE, identity provider, application delivery and firewall components and build a cost-efficient network topology that serves the company’s current and growth plans to access both on-premises and public cloud applications.
  • Consolidate and optimize the existing environment to a harmonized, centralized, and well-secured environment.
  • Detect and communicate continuously on areas in your domain that can be improved, should be removed, or can be matured to keep our competitive advantage.
  • Plan and execute the removal of decentralized assets, if possible, to lower our IT footprint in remote locations.
  • Ensure that applicable principles, policies, standards, and guidelines are understood by IT teams and are being applied.
  • Collaborate with the Network, Workplace & Security Experts and other IT colleagues to ensure our network infrastructure matches the expectations of the business.
  • Actively follow up on technology trends within your domain.
  • Occasionally assist & collaborate with L2 support teams in case of operational or security-related incidents.


Who are we looking for?

  • You have extensive knowledge of switching, routing, and next-generation firewalls
  • Strong knowledge of WLAN, preferably in industrial environments
  • Experience with dynamic routing protocols
  • Experience with application delivery appliances, load balancing, VoIP, Quality of Service and overlay network technologies is considered a plus.
  • Ability to create network flow diagrams and network schemes.
  • Ability to work in an international company and with staff in different time zones.
  • Flexibility and ingenuity, sharp mental skills
  • Solid problem-solving skills
  • Ability and desire to learn and evolve his or her skills.
  • Hands-on, proactive and responsible, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Result-oriented, self-starting, self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Collaborative and team-minded attitude.
  • Willing to travel abroad.

Additional information

What do we offer you?

  • You will work closely together with other rack stars in an open and enthusiastic environment.
  • The necessary freedom and possibility to take initiative. 
  • An intensive training by experienced people.
  • An attractive salary in an international environment, including
    • A competitive gross salary
    • Company car with fuel card
    • Group & health insurance
    • Meal vouchers (8€)
    • Net allowances
    • CAO90 Bonus
    • 40 hours week + 12 ADV days 
    • Possibility to work in: Lokeren, Berchem (Antwerpen)