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Senior System Engineer @ Contassur

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IT and digitization are an essential part in the successful execution of the activities of Contassur (advice and full management of pension funds). 

In the coming years, the company therefore wants to invest heavily in a pronounced digitization of its activities, a modernization of its application landscape and a strong and well thought-out structure, operation and expansion of its IT department. For this purpose the CIO, Wim Verbeeck (part of Contassur's executive committee), was recruited in the beginning of 2020.

Many investments are being made, of which the most important are the complete modernization of the application landscape, as well as a complete revamp and rationalization of the infrastructure.

 

The title of Senior System Engineer is chosen to emphasize the importance of the rationalization of the existing infrastructure landscape as well as the design and implementation of the new IT infrastructure to support the Digital Transformation. This new infrastructure will need to be state of the art, future-proof and built following best practices.

 

The purpose of this role is :

  • Set up the modernization and transformation of the complete IT infrastructure landscape, from a technological point of view.

  • Provide a good alignment between business and IT to determine priorities and impact.

  • Establish a future proof and independent IT infrastructure and governance.

  • Ensure optimal support of the business strategy and operational processes.

  • Ensure continuity and availability of essential and critical IT activities, including operating systems, security tools, applications, servers, email systems, laptops, desktops, software and hardware.

  • Within this role maturity to take ownership of larger business initiatives.
     

    Tasks and responsibilities 
     

  • Participating in the design, implementation of the new IT infrastructure.
     

  • Ensure the availability and reliability of the infrastructure and related services.
     

  • Helping guarantee the security of the infrastructure services and application landscape.
     

  • Creating and maintaining technical documentation (Design and implementation).
     

  • Participating in the creation and roll-out of IT operational policies, procedures and inventories.
     

  • Creating relevant user manuals.
     

  • Ensure a responsive and high quality service by providing IT assistance and support to our internal (+/- 60 users) and external users.

 

Profiel

On top of a proven experience in designing and implementing an IT infrastructure and workplace services; the ideal senior system engineer should be eager to learn new technologies and solutions to evolve towards Infrastructure as a code (IAC).

You have a Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent through experience.

You have at least 5 years of relevant experience in relevant positions.

Technical skills

The following technical skills are desired :

  • Strong experience with Active Directory.

  • Strong experience with at least one virtualization technology (Hyper-V, VMware or Citrix) .

  • In depth knowledge of networking: routing and switching, Firewall/Proxy/VPN solutions.

  • Strong experience in automation with a scripting language such as PowerShell.

  • An experience with the Microsoft cloud platform (Office 365 and/or Azure) .

Furthermore, any of the following skills will be considered a plus :

  • You are at ease with database servers and know the SQL query language.

  • You have experience with backup policies and solutions.

  • You have proven experience in supporting workplace services, including providing user support.

  • You have a thorough grasp on security principles and implementations, e.g. installing, tuning and hardening of operating systems (server/desktop) in a Microsoft environment .

  • You have previous experience in CI/CD solutions and a good understanding of a release process.

Aanbod

  • A stable company, with short lines of communication and a family atmosphere.

  • A place in the growing IT team.

  • A company that invests in IT.

  • A challenging position and a role with impact on the IT infrastructure of the company.

  • An environment in which you can work independently to fulfil your role in the most optimal way.

Interested? 
Please contact Jan (jcu@amon.be) or Leonore (ldb@amon.be).
Amon is the exclusive searchpartner for this role at Contassur.

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Kernwoorden

Senior System Engineer @ Contassur

Contassur is an insurance company active in the field of pension funds (group insurances) and collective care. The activities of Contassur are comparable with actuary offices such as Aon Hewitt, Mercer or Willis Towers Watson. The company  mainly works for companies in the gas and electricity sector (Elia, Fluvius, Fluxys, Ores,…)  and the ENGIE group (Electrabel, Tractebel, Fabricom, Cofely, Axima,…). 

The pension plans of the above companies are managed via the insurance company Contassur SA or via five Belgian pension funds (Tractebel, Pensiobel, Elgabel, Enerbel and Powerbel) and the supplementary pension plans set up by these bodies (Pension Financing Organisations – OFPs). These pension funds are also managed by Contassur.

Contassur has 40 employees and works for almost 200 companies. It has more than 40,000 people insured, hundreds of pension plans and 4 billion Euros of reserves under management. Contassur's clients are closely interwoven in the shareholder structure (Electrabel 15% and three of the five pension funds for 85%).

The organisation follows a mutualist philosophy, i.e. its main objective is to remunerate its policyholders in the best possible way, thanks to a limited cost structure, without a commercial structure and in close collaboration with its clients.

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