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WAN Specialist (m/f)

Job Type: 
Country/Region:  PT
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  1681

Faurecia is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

"Technical Perfection and automotive passion" is what defines Faurecia. We design, engineer and provide the best in technology, systems and services for automobile makers in every major market on all five continents. If you share our ambition for technical perfection and our passion for all things automotive, Faurecia has a career for you. "Faurecia, a driving force…for your professional growth." 


Our IT Department - Group Information Systems (GIS) is looking for a WAN Specialist (m/f) to be based in Santa Maria da Feira, Porto (Portugal).



As a member of the WAN Competency Center team, your main missions are :

  • Definition and deployment of global WAN standards
  • Qualification, analysis, resolution and management of WAN incidents. Analysis and follow-up of network traffic and network performance
  • Optimize and maintain QoS performance across the WAN (identify, characterize and define the applications, configuration tracking, …)
  • Work closely with global telco operators and service providers to optimise service processes and procedures both technically and financially, to continuously improve support processes, to design new solutions
  • Support sites in managing WAN services / Provide L3 Support (incl. training and support documentation e.g. monitoring tools, installation of HW, troubleshooting, ...); optimize internal processes
  • Dashboard follow-up and evolution, optimize monthly reporting
  • Deployment and maintenance of network monitoring tools (Netflow, mrtg, cacti, …)
  • Qualification of new application before Go-live


The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Degree in Networking Engineering or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum 3 years in the WAN area or a related field


Skills and competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of WAN infrastructure and technology, both current (MPLS and VPN) and future (SDWAN and cloud access)
  • Excellent knowledge of WAN optimization and QoS products (e.g. Riverbed, Silver Peak…)
  • Experience in scripting and programming using open source tools (e.g. netflow, mrtg, linux, php, perl, postgresql, …)
  • Knowledge of  security infrastructure (e.g. internet access, firewalling, VPN, …)
  • Management of international telecom operators
  • Ability to manage projects and project teams
  • Motivation and ability to work in an international environment
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Focused on service and quality
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills in English language: written and oral
  • Team player
  • Willingness to travel
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