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IP specialist / Senior Network Engineer to NORDUnet

NORDUnet is looking for an IP specialist / Senior IP Network Engineer that in addition have some experience with systems administration.


As an IP Specialist you will be responsible for design and operational tasks where you will take active part in operation and engineering of the various NORDUnet networks in Europe as well as taking part in development and operations of the related support systems. You will be part of the 2nd level Network Planning and Engineering (NPE) team and report to the NORDUnet NPE Manager who is located in Denmark. NPE has the overall technical responsibility for the NORDUnet network, covering fibres, DWDM and IP, why the job also includes evaluation, test and acceptance of all new HW/SW introduced in NORDUnet.

NORDUnet has a complex network setup across Europe with connections to other service providers. In close cooperation with the NORDUnet Operations Center (NOC) in Stockholm, you will participate in the 2nd line support for NORDUnet IP network, where the NOC manages 1st level support. You will also get the opportunity to work with BGP and peering networks.

You will be the “IP go-to-guy” in the office in Kastrup ensuring that office network, service network, firewalls, and core network is aligned. This task will be done in close collaboration with the Systems Security Engineer and the Media department, all situated in Copenhagen.

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Network design, planning and maintenance of NORDUnet’s international core network
  • NORDUnet’s segregated management network for servers and infrastructure equipment.
  • Hands-on engineering for routers “close” to Copenhagen, and when necessary start a POP from scratch.
  • Design and operation of the “office to core” network including the associated firewalls.
  • Maintain and develop NORDUnet’s IP plan.
  • Assist the NOC in trouble shooting office and core networking issues.

NORDUnet is a very technical environment and projects tend to involve several departments and technologies for which reason project management sometimes require a technical single point of contact. Using your technical knowledge and analytic skills you must from time to time be able to fulfil the role of technical project manager, digesting the technical info from your colleagues and present your findings to the project management.

As a person you are a “do’er” who is focused on completing your tasks before moving on to next exciting project. Towards others you present yourself as service-minded and flexible. You must be able to work from project goals and possess a high degree of creativity. You can analyze and solve complex problems, both independently and as part of a team with different functional competencies.

Besides having strong experience designing and supporting IP networks, your specific technical skills include expert knowledge of:

  • Juniper or Cisco routers.
  • MPLS/VPLS, VRF and Layer 2/3 VPN’s.
  • Routing protocols such as BGP, ISIS etc. and peering networks.
  • L2 switches and associated protocols.
  • Firewall operation.
  • Experience with programming and scripting languages eg Python.

It is an advantage but not a requirement that you are familiar with optical transmission networks (DWDM / OTN), general server administration, and databases.

When you join NORDUnet you will be among highly skilled colleagues that work at the forefront of new technology. Each day, they strive to design and operate the best network and deliver the best services. Better, smarter and stronger are the guidelines they work by – and excellence is the goal they aim for. Some of the best specialists within their field are working for NORDUnet, and you will be continuously challenged to excel within your area of expertise.

For more information, please contact Camilla Svendsen from Hudson +45 70 27 77 33. To apply, send your application and resume to dk@hudson.dk and please mark your application with no. 643.


About NORDUnet:

NORDUnet (www.nordu.net), the Nordic research and education network, serves universities in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden with high speed internet access and scientists with global bandwidth capabilities for special research purposes within supercomputing, physics, astronomy, biology, and other scientific areas which require a scalable and innovative communication infrastructure. NORDUnet serves Nordic National Research and Education Networks (NREN) with:

  • International Research Network access
  • General internet access
  • Special Research Network configurations for VLBI, LHC, GRIDS, etc.
  • International representation for partners worldwide.

NORDUnet was established due to a growing need for collaboration across borders. In 1980 the first NORDUnet conference was held between some of the countries, and in 1985 all 5 countries were involved in the NORDUnet program. The networks count UNINETT (Norway), SUNET (Sweden), FUNET (Finland) RHnet (Iceland), and DeIC (Denmark). In 1993 the countries agreed to establish a company, NORDUnet A/S.

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