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System Engineer @ Ardo



In the coming years, Ardo wants to focus strongly on further standardisation and automation to create a central IT infrastructure with group services. The ambition is to divide the IT Infrastructure & Services Team into various competence centres that will consist of System Engineers, Level 2 Service Engineers and external consultants:
– Networking, firewalls, security
– Compute: servers, data centre, backup, Azure
– Office 365, Sharepoint, Teams
– Inpoint: PCs, software, packaging 
As a Systems Engineer you oversee Ardo's entire IT infrastructure. You install, configure and test operating systems, application software and system management tools. Together with the IT team (6 colleagues) you ensure the highest possible availability of systems and infrastructure. You evaluate the existing systems and give technical direction to the IT service staff.
The System Engineer can specialise in various competence centres. The focus of the System Engineers will be on run, build, project work and architecture.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • You are responsible for the management and optimisation of the server environment (Microsoft servers, VMWare, AD, SCCM, Azure). Knowledge of all things network-related is an asset;
  • Your focus will mainly be on working on a project basis. You are responsible for analysis, design, implementation, documentation, for new installations, upgrades, and migrations. There are various projects on the IT roadmap to further realise the new infrastructure environment;
  • You take a leading role in the concretisation and translation of the vision on infrastructure together with the Infrastructure Manager into operational functioning; a lot of autonomy. not only executive but also strategic. where they should be within 5 years. more high level view. 
  • You work out business cases, including budget exercises;
  • You make technological choices, take decisions in consultation and work out these infrastructure projects from A to Z. You call on external parties when necessary; 
  • Besides project-based work, you are also responsible to a lesser extent for second and third-line support tasks; 
  • You also participate in standby duty, together with your team members.


  • You have a degree/certificate in IT and/or at least 3 years of relevant experience as a System Engineer preferably in an international, complex context;
  • Experience in production context and multi-site environment is an added plus;
  • You have a broad background in IT infrastructure: server management, virtualisation, storage, network management, security, cloud solutions;
  • You have experience with project-based work from scope determination to delivery;
  • You are eager to learn, a strong communicator and you like to take initiative; 
  • You have a structured way of working with an analytical mind;
  • You are also a team player with a getting-things-done mentality who focuses on qualitative solutions;
  • You manage your projects proactively and with a focus on results;
  • You can reason conceptually analytically, but you also have the will to be hands-on;
  • You are willing to travel to nearby sites if necessary.


  • You will be working in an international, decisive and innovative environment;
  • Ardo gives you the opportunity to play a pioneering role in a company in full technological evolution;
  • At Ardo you will find the best of both worlds: a dynamic family business and an international environment;
  • You are a pivotal figure and independently develop improvement proposals;
  • The brand new head office in Ardooie is easily accessible and free of traffic jams;
  • Your knowledge, skills and dedication are just some of the driving forces of Ardo; 
  • You will find a challenging and fascinating work environment to support your professional and personal growth;
  • An attractive salary with fringe benefits is part of the deal. Ardo takes care of their people by offering the flexibility to work 2 days/week from home.


System Administration, System Engineer, Microsoft, Cloud, Azure, Office365, Sharepoint

System Engineer @ Ardo

Ardo is the European leader in fresh frozen vegetables and fruit. The organisation employs 4,000 people in 21 production sites in 9 different countries, mainly in Western and Southern Europe. The family business (100% family-owned: Haspeslagh family) is active as a sales organisation in 100 countries worldwide and has a turnover of 1.1 billion euros. The brand name Ardo stands for quality, service, flexibility and innovation. Ardo has undergone an organisational metamorphosis in recent years. In this context an ambitious digital programme has been designed and a System Engineer is being sought. This position is a newly created role that fits in with the group's ambition to optimise the operation of the IT Infrastructure & Services team.

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