Architect (Pre-Sales) with Networking background – Netherlands

Architect (Pre-Sales) with Networking background – Netherlands



About Proact Netherlands

Proact is Europe’s largest data centre solution provider and cloud specialist. With over 600 employees and 3,500 customers in fifteen countries, Proact not only provides infrastructure solutions, we also offer the corresponding support, consultancy, financing and management. We are Europe’s largest managed cloud services provider with over seventy petabytes of managed data, distributed across our own data centres and data centres of customers. We are also partner to a number of leading Public Cloud providers, so we are always capable of offering our customers a fitting solution.

Job description

In our Infrastructure & Cloud Architects team in Utrecht, we are always looking for talented and motivated new colleagues that can help our customers with their journey to the cloud. As an Architect, you will be able to analyse the customer’s problems, wishes and requirements to translate this in a solution design and a transition plan. Your colleagues in the Architect team have all a broad Cloud and Infrastructure knowledge and also hold a specialist area.
As part of the role, you will be responsible (specialist area) for developing requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, network devices, and implementation of applicable technology architectures using latest state of art equipment in Network Infrastructure domain.
You are responsible for documenting the solution design and transition plan, and convincingly presenting this the customer.

Job requirements

You must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed technical education or technical studies, or comparable practical experience;
  • Strong technical expertise surrounding cloud infrastructures, servers, visualization storage, backups, storage, backups, wireless, telecommunications, infrastructure business continuity and other technical systems as needed;
  • Proficient in implementation and migration of a local area network with three tier architecture knowledge;
  • Network experience, experience with Juniper and Cisco switches, firewalls and routers is an asset. Knowledge of load balancing technology;
  • Comprehensive detailed knowledge of IP technologies as well as switching, routing and security procedures;
  • Experience in firewall, VPN and WAN optimization, dynamic routing and traffic engineering;
  • Abbreviations like QoS, OSPF, BGP, IGRP, HSRP, etc. have no secrets for you;
  • Knowledge of network components from other manufacturers;
  • Language skills: Dutch and English spoken and written;

The following would be preferred:

  • Cisco and/or Juniper certifications are desirable, but can also be acquired in the context of the activity
  • Experience with MPLS and/or VXLAN;
  • Knowledge of ITIL and/or Prince2 principles;
  • Knowledge of motivation models and/or TOGAF;
  • Experience with automation, orchestration and an understanding of end user experience;

The selection may include a capacity test;

Applicants must be able to submit a certificate of good conduct.


  • Organized
  • Innovative
  • Seniority
  • Flexible attitude
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills

Proact offers

A great position on a team of motivated professionals, with the possibility to grow together with an ambitious organisation. An enjoyable working atmosphere and the opportunity to continually work on new and appealing innovations. All this is set against an excellent package of pay and employee benefits.

More information

If you believe you are up for the challenge of working in a prominent, proactive organisation, please send your CV and a letter motivating what makes you proactive to Human Resources. E-mail:

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