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Network, Systems and Security Administrator

  • CEFIC - European Chemical Industry Council
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: April 12, 2024
  • CEFIC - European Chemical Industry Council
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: April 12, 2024
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Today, the European chemical industry is indispensable to modern life, producing the building blocks and high-tech materials on which modern societies are built. Our molecules and materials are used in every industry, from agriculture to construction, food and beverages, energy, health care and medicines, machinery, textiles, hospitals and transportation. We deliver a range of solutions needed to deliver the EU Green Deal, from better batteries, solar panels, wind turbines and smarter, more energy efficient materials. The Chemicals Industry Transition Pathway identifies the actions and conditions needed to achieve the green and digital transition and improve resilience in the chemical industry.

Cefic, was founded in 1972 strives to be the best respected and most trusted business association in Europe in its role as the voice of the chemical industry. Its mission is to:

  • Serve its members by generating and aggregating scientific knowledge that fosters the purpose of the Association in critical areas;

  • Offer services and expertise to its members in regulatory, scientific and technical matters;

  • Engage, advocate and represent the industry in order to create the right support and policy framework in Europe and beyond;

  • Add values as a collective compared to individual companies activities.

For Its IT team, Cefic is looking for a (M/F/D): Network, Systems and Security Administrator.


The administrator will work closely with a dynamic team of IT professionals and will be responsible for running and maintaining servers and network systems, and in enhancing the IT cybersecurity both on prem and in cloud-based environments.


You will

  • Install and maintain network systems (switches, routers, firewalls, …) as well as MS Windows® servers, on-prem or in cloud-based environments;

  • Regularly/proactively monitor and test the above for anticipative glitch detection and to ensure security, constant availability and structural integrity;

  • Troubleshoot hardware/software problems or performance issues in a timely and efficient manner, and maintain backup and disaster recovery plans;

  • Identify technical risks and vulnerabilities in the virtual and physical infrastructure and the applications, and recommend solutions;

  • Contribute to developing organisation-wide security measures and optimal IT governance by through documentation in policies, procedures or playbooks;

  • Stay up to date with latest industry trends, best practices and cybersecurity developments and recommend upgrades, patches, new applications and equipment;

  • When necessary, act as a backup for IT colleagues to provide technical support and guidance to users.


The successful candidate will be a highly experienced professional who demonstrates the following experience, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Academic background: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field (Master degree preferred);

  • A minimum of 5 - 7 years of proven successful experience in network and systems administration, with proven success in installation and maintenance of VMware- and Windows-based software (Knowledge of Linux-based software is an asset);

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience maintaining security detection or protection systems, rigor and firm knowledge in applying security principles (cyber-prevention, PIM, secure by design, policies, risk-based approach, …);

  • Solid knowledge of network and system security protocols and procedures (OSI layers, TCP/IP, VLANs, WLANs, SSL, SMTP, …). Experience with the Cisco® systems is an asset;

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills;

  • Strong expertise with MS Windows servers, local and Azure Active Directory architecture and with VMware platforms;

  • A proven experience working in and maintaining a Microsoft® 365 environment is strongly recommended and will be an asset (Azure®, Defender®, Intune®, Sentinel®, …);

  • Experience with Microsoft SQL and/or Veeam, as well as creating automated scripts (a.o. Powershell) is preferred;

  • Good project management skills, service-minded with a certain autonomy, self-starter who is methodical and rigorous;

  • Full professional proficiency in English; additional European languages are a definite asset;

  • Strong communication skills: ability to speak clearly and concisely, sharing knowledge and expertise and at ease in exchanging with colleagues and stakeholders within both social and formal settings. Ability to handle high pressure situations and manage stress when faced with challenges and time sensitive problems;

  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills;

  • Open to the necessity of working outside regular working hours when required by IT-specific tasks;

  • Experience dealing with technical partners or sub-contractors is a plus.


  • Working in a team with a positive attitude towards stress and mindful of work – personal life balance;

  • Working in a people oriented, international and dynamic culture at the centre of EU affairs;

  • Full time employment contract, competitive salary according to experience and several benefits;

  • Opportunities for employee development (trainings, mentoring).


Please send your application with full curriculum vitae and letter of motivation by 12 April 2024 to Cefic: Jessica Bart-Williams, HR Officer, Rue Belliard 40, b15, 1040 Brussels, E-mail address:

NB: Please note that in the course of the recruitment process, your application may be shared with internal departments and/or Cefic members.
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