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Network Engineer

Hilversum, Noord-Holland, NederlandTechnology


For our ambitious Network Team we're looking for a Network Engineer.

Location: Hilversum (Hybride)

Network at NEP

For over 30 years, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. NEP has a global network connecting sites all over the world. Interconnecting the NEP studios, (sporting) venues and data centers. Within these data centers we host our CDN, Centralized Production and internet peering routers.

Your role as a Network Engineer

We are seeking a Network Engineer to join our Netherlands based network team. The network team operates NEP’s global WAN and multiple data centers environment. The WAN is based on Juniper MX and runs on ISIS and segment routing. In the data centers we run multi-vendor EVPN-VXLAN with a mix of Juniper and Arista equipment. A lot of multicast flows are running over the network, therefore we cannot tolerate packet loss or high delays. Even an increase in latency can disrupt live television.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for day-to-day network management, including fixing through critical issues and juggling different priorities to support the Broadcast and Media Business;

  • Deploy and administer various network Solutions (Juniper, Arista, Cisco, Fortinet etc.);

  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve connection, reliability, or performance issues;

  • Working with various data centers, vendors, partners, internal IT and broadcast teams;

  • Support a global organization; on occasion be able to time shift to lead or support; projects executed in other time zones


The most important requirements: 

  • 3+ years in network engineering;

  • TCP/IP networking experience;

  • Hands-on Routing and Switching experience (Juniper/Arista/Cisco);

  • Knowledge of Layer 3 protocols (OSPF/BGP);

  • Knowledge of Layer 2 protocols (STP, VLAN tagging);

  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills

Nice to haves (You don’t have to check all boxes):

  • Knowledge about multicast (PIM/IGMP);

  • Knowledge about EVPN-VXLAN and MPLS;

  • Experience in operating firewalls (NAT and stateful firewalling);

  • Experience in network automation and tooling

This is what you are looking for in a job

Working at NEP means having a varied job in an open and collegial working atmosphere. You’ll work in an enthusiastic and passionate team and will be trained and guided during your training period. Humor and fun are central to the work. You will get every opportunity to further develop, specialize or grow, in fact; we even encourage this. Of course, we offer a competitive salary and working conditions.

You work behind the scenes on productions for millions of viewers worldwide, using techniques that you will not encounter in a traditional IT environment:

  • A contract for 40 hours a week;

  • 25 vacation days;

  • A contribution from 300 euro to choose your own phone

  • Room for development & growth;

  • Travel allowance, pension plan and a home office allowance

  • But also (Front row) tickets, we help pay for your gym and your bike plan.

NEP The Netherlands
With our innovative solutions, people and know-how in The Netherlands, we make the biggest live, broadcast events and corporate event productions possible. We provide the complete (production) workflow, from field registration to the most innovative video content solutions, from creation to management and worldwide distribution. We do this for programs such as Eredivisie Football, Formula 1, Vandaag Inside, Lang Leven De Liefde, Een Jaar Van Je Leven, Lowlands, LEGO Masters and daily talk shows such as Khalid & Sophie and The Evening Show with Arjen Lubach.


Please Apply via our website.

Kind regards,

Anja Leber

Senior Recruiter 

Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Nederland