• Competitive
  • Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Moody's
  • 2018-11-16

AVP Systems Engineer – Infrastructure as a Service, Network Engineering

Location: Brussels, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium

Role/ Responsibilities:

This is a challenging position within the Systems Engineering team of Infrastructure Services. Reporting up to Moody's Chief Information Officer, Infrastructure leads all aspects of the company's global engineering, service management, network, branch office delivery, end user services and delivery of hosting, environment management and production support services. We support over 150 bespoke applications operating from 5 key private cloud data centers along with public cloud facilities. Infrastructure has invested significantly in ITIL-based service management, best practice information security, software and hardware to enable Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service cloud-based architectures.

The candidate must be very motivated and willing to take on challenges, learn new concepts and be willing to multi-task to succeed. This is a level 3 role responsible for, designing, optimizing and implementing WAN and LAN technologies for our ever expanding organization.

Moody's is moving towards Software Defined networks for voice, video and data in order to increase the use of collaborative technologies in an effort to improve our competitive advantage. This team is also responsible for deploying WAN optimization technologies to help use its precious bandwidth as efficiently as possible. The job requires a very good understanding of SDN, WAN and LAN technology .

As a member of the Infrastructure as a Service Engineering team you will be responsible for defining standards for Hardware and Software configuration templates along with tracking their patching and lifecycles. This includes HW standards for routers, switches, QOS and WAN optimization. Besides selecting the appropriate standards, the team is responsible for designing and future proofing the infrastructure. This includes the implementation and creation of SOPs in coordination with the operations teams. The team also has ongoing responsibility to oversee the operations teams to ensure that SOPs are followed, problems identified and resolved in a timely manner.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Lead the journey to bring the network infrastructure to software defined networks as well as cloud enabled.
  • Design and development of Integrations, acquisitions and decommissions.
  • Capacity planning and upgrades for network circuits and equipment.
  • Responsible for network equipment life cycle, version management, patch and vulnerability management.
  • Ensure all network Infrastructure is complaint in accordance with Moody's Security Policy.
  • Working with the Sr NE, AVP and VP to evaluate new product roadmaps.
  • Responsible for creating SOPs and reporting for operations teams and ensure adherence to the same.
  • Responsible for the evaluation and recommendation of HW/SW solutions for other IT teams / business groups.
  • Provide automation for configuration management and prevent configuration drift across all devices.
  • Keeping abreast of new technologies and developments in related area of responsibility
  • Recommend adoption of new technologies and work on testing and deployment plans.


With 300 employees primarily located in New York, London, and San Francisco along with over 1,100 onshore/ nearshore/ offshore outsource IT partners worldwide, Moody's Information Technology ("MIT") is the largest department of Moody's Shared Services. We provide end-to-end technology solutions for Moody's Investors Service and infrastructure for Moody's Analytics. The development and ongoing support of our Bond rating business along with content and enterprise risk solutions ensure the company's premier standing among financial services firms. MIT continuously seeks talented individuals to drive the execution of its technology roadmap, which offers exciting career opportunities in program management, business analysis, enterprise architecture, software development, quality assurance, IT risk management, vendor management, technology operations and service management.

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Qualifications:

Education Qualification and Certification Requirements:

• Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Equivalent area of study
• Industry certification in relevant area is a plus
• Accomplished experience in IT industry in relevant area

Technical Skills:
  • Knowledge of automation techniques and orchestration technologies for network devices (Ansible, Puppet, Cisco Prime).
  • Linux/Python/REST API skills are desired.
  • Good working knowledge of Software Defined Networks.
  • Knowledge of Cisco DNA Center and APIC is desired.
  • Knowledge of networking in cloud environment (AWS, Azure).
  • Experience with development of fault tolerant, redundant, and scalable networking solutions.
  • Experience with Ethernet Switching technologies and related IEEE standards (i.e. 802.1d, 802.1q, 802.3ad, 802.1x, 802.11a/b/g/ac, etc).
  • Experience with common cabling plant standards and various LAN/WAN interface technologies (T1, E1, T3).
  • Experience with IPv4 networking, IPv4 dynamic routing - especially OSPF and BGP.
  • Experience with VPN technologies.
  • In depth knowledge of WAN technologies - especially MPLS.
  • Experience with traffic prioritization use QOS, COS, DiffServ.
  • Understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • Understanding of Data Centre technologies
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Good Visio and Excel skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly and draw meaningful conclusions from independent research.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to understand and analyze client requirements and provide appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to understand wireshark captures and netflow reporting.
  • Cisco routing and switching products (45xx 39xx, 3850, 65xx, Nexus 9K, 7K, 5K, 2k).
  • Experience with Cisco IOS, NXOS, Wireless technologies.
  • Riverbed Steelhead or equivalent WAN optimizer product experience is desired.
  • Citrix Netscaler or equivalent load balancer product experience is desired.
  • Must be familiar with ITIL and ITSM support processes and terminology.


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $4.2 billion in 2017, employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.

Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Candidates for Moody's Corporation may be asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading and the requirements of the position. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.