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Secure Connectivity Chapter Lead (EMA)

KPMG is looking for an experienced lead engineer to join our rapidly expanding team. This role will lead several and diverse engineer team(s) in mostly global projects ensuring delivery of applications and/or service components with the highest levels of availability and  performance.

IT Management
Digital Transformation
Professional (3+)

Your challenges

  • How is security evolving with the cloud?
  • What can Software Defined Networking bring to the table?
  • Can you apply the Reliability Engineering paradigm to networks and security?
  • Do DevOps and CI/CD pipelines make things more or less secure?



This is what you bring

  • Masters degree from an accredited university in computer science, engineering or related discipline
  • You have at least 5 years of relevant IT work experience
  • Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience with Palo Alto Networks security technologies 
  • Firewall and network management qualifications such as PCNSE, CCNP Security, CCSE or FNSE (or equivalent)
  • Strong familiarity with routing, switching, and bridging in both LAN & WAN environments
* These criteria are an indication of the profile we are looking for. Research shows that male candidates often apply when they see a 60% match with the profile, while women only apply when they see a 100% match. If you don't meet all the criteria but you do believe that this is the right position for you, we kindly invite you to apply anyway or get in touch.

What will you do as
Secure Connectivity Chapter Lead (EMA)?

The Chapter Lead: Secure Connectivity must lead and develop a high performing Security & Networking Operations team to drive the ITS Global group's agenda and achieve its business objectives. Primarily this role focuses on Palo Alto technologies, KNET WAN, Azure Networking, Azure Firewalls, Squid Proxies, Layer7 & ISAM. This role will provide leadership to ensure effective performance management, succession planning and development of the in region team. The team will apply industry best practices and ensure consistency across service providers in their delivery and support of services and applications. Success in this role will be defined by a solid foundation of support applied consistently throughout the regional organization through collaboration with the delivery group and Squad leader. 

  • You are accountable for the Secure Connectivity Chapter team leadership within region
  • You deliver the Chapter vision and objectives, provides input to set priorities and strategic/tactical direction based on chapter and regional goals
  • You are accountable for a (mixed KPMG staff / contractors) team of total 4+ FTEs
  • You are responsible for managing a proactive working relationship with stakeholders and management
  • You maintain relationships with the business functions and all ITS Global teams to ensure a smooth transition of Business Solutions and services into steady state operations
  • You provide support of the services operated by the Secure Connectivity Chapter (Palo Alto Technologies, KNET WAN, Azure Networking, Azure Firewalls, Squid Proxies, Layer 7 & ISAM) including regular on-call support at the weekends during the normal working hours for the region using a follow-the-sun handover process between regions
  • You identify & implement continual improvements to the services operated by the Secure Connectivity Chapter (Palo Alto Technologies, KNET WAN, Azure Networking, Azure Firewalls, Squid Proxies, Layer 7 & ISAM) 

This is what we offer

  • Salary on the level of Senior Manager, a fixed expense allowance and a working from home allowance
  • 30 vacation days (on a full-time basis) and the option to buy more days or sell your vacation days
  • A lease car or mobility budget
  • A completely furnished home office 
  • A laptop and iPhone which can also be used privately
  • Pension accrual without a compulsory personal contribution

  • Choice to pick from different courses which contribute to your own personal and professional development

  • Focus on well-being! There is a gym at the Amstelveen office or you can get a discount for a gym near your house and you get access to different health and/or vitality programs

  • ‘Together’ is one of our core values. So you can count on different social activities, like team events, drinks with colleagues and events with all your KPMG colleagues

Continual improvements & projects
  • Customer Engagement

  • Problem & Pattern Analysis

  • Platform Monitoring & Support

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