Security Engineer


VANDEWIELE is an international group with 4,000 employees, active worldwide in mechanical engineering and technology development.

Its head office is located in Kortrijk and employs 600 people. Here, about a hundred engineers are working daily on the design, conceptualisation and development of innovative machine (optimisations) for the textile industry. Machine production is realised from A to Z in a state-of-the-art production environment.

The IT department in Kortrijk consists of more than 20 internal employees and is divided into 2 teams: infrastructure (networks & security, servers, virtual servers, storage, backup, Azure, Office 365 & Teams, clients, mobile clients) and business applications (CRM, ERP, CAD/PLM, CAD/CAM, MES/WMS). Together with the IT suppliers, they are responsible for IT services at group level.

Your role

After an extensive introduction and guidance within the infrastructure team, you will be jointly responsible for IT security within the Vandewiele group (worldwide), both on-premise and cloud.

  • You provide input and support in implementing optimal security on various systems and applications (on-premise and cloud).
  • You keep abreast of developments regarding external threats and proactively initiate the necessary actions and/or configuration changes.
  • You manage the planning and follow-up of regular installations of security updates on all systems by the IT partners.
  • You perform security audits (security scans, penetration tests...) on the IT and OT networks in the various branches and follow up on their action points.
  • You monitor the security of user and administrator accounts (identity protection), application of password policies, authentication methods (MFA, biometric...).
  • You monitor data security: access rights on servers and databases, data encryption on end-user devices.
  • You do daily follow-up of security alerts of systems, users and applications, as well as monitoring log files, activity reports... and you take action in case of irregularities.
  • You follow up reported security incidents and take the necessary actions regarding viruses, malware, spam, phishing, etc. You define and implement the necessary improvement actions.
  • You actively contribute to increasing the "security awareness" of the Vandewiele group employees.

You will report to the IT Manager Infrastructure

Your profile

  • You enjoyed a higher education in an IT-related field and have relevant work experience.
  • You have a thorough knowledge of:
    • Windows Server, Windows, Office 365
    • Network concepts and protocols
    • Firewalls, network switches
  • You have experience in managing several of the following products and technologies, especially in the area of security:
    • Azure AD, Office 365, Exchange Online, Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint Online
    • Azure Cloud (networking, security, virtual servers, cloud services)
    • Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)
    • Servers & storage, virtualisatie (VMWare & Hyper-V), backup (Veeam)
    • Citrix Netscaler, Virtual Apps (XenApp), Virtual Desktop (Xendesktop)
    • SCOM/SCCM/Intune
    • Powershell
    • SQL Server
  • You are a team player, but can also work independently.
  • You are eager to learn and focused on self-development.
  • You can think things out conceptually and implement them effectively.
  • You are strong in documenting policies, procedures and processes.
  • You are communicative and have a customer-oriented hands-on mentality.
  • You communicate fluently in English and Dutch (both spoken and written) and have notions of French.

Our offer

  • You will work in an international, high-tech and innovative context in which you will work closely with our foreign colleagues.
  • You will have the opportunity to grow based on your own interests and strengths through a well-supervised induction period and extensive internal and external training opportunities.
  • You can work both independently and in a team on challenging projects, where your own input and new insights are highly valued.
  • We offer you a motivating remuneration in accordance with your function and profile. With us, you get the opportunity to join a flexible benefits plan, where you can put together your own package of fringe benefits (including a company car with fuel card).
  • Finally, you will enjoy sliding hours and a family-friendly leave scheme with 38 days off.

Why you and Vandewiele?

Dynamic persons fit a dynamic company

  • You will be working in a high-tech setting where you will learn a lot

  • You will get proper coaching by an expert in the field with whom you will have daily contact for consultation

  • We strive for a concrete realization of the findings from the project within the period of the internship or bachelor/master thesis.

  • We have a fix number of opportunities for technical talent, which makes is very likely that after your internship or bachelor/master thesis you will find a regular job at our company.

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