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Global Networks Lead


Braine L'alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium

Job Function:  Information Technology
Job ID:  64552

About UCB
UCB, Brussels, Belgium ( is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With 7 500 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 4.6 billion in 2018. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB). Follow us on Twitter: @UCB_news 

Within the global UCB IT organization, the eConnectivity department is responsible for driving, executing and improving the network strategy. To strengthen our global and cross-functional eConnectivity team in Braine L’alleud, Belgium, we are looking for a Global Network lead to join our team.

Your main responsibilities

As Global Network lead, you will:

  • Be owner and responsible for the design and definition of network services (for Industrial and IT networks)
  • Responsible for periodically organizing and driving the evaluation of the architecture and plan for future enhancements of the network environment.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to define the requirements and scope/constraints
  • Be responsible for the prioritization, solutioning and delivery for large scale network projects across multiple geographic regions
  • Contribute in engineering and solution design, developing and realizing a long-term view from vision to tactical technical solutions for the IT landscape
  • Be ultimately responsible for the successful operation and continuous improvement of the global network services
  • Take the lead during critical network outages and work closely with the IT operations teams to ensure any issues are addressed as quickly as possible.
  • Come up with innovative solutions and keep up with the latest market trends

You see yourself immediately when reading…

  • University degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related degree. We select on skills and capabilities, not on degree alone!
  • Five years or more experience in a similar role.
  • A very good understanding of high availability, disaster recovery, multi-site architecture, data center design, virtualization, network and network security, bandwidth design, firewalls, load-balance and traffic management technology is a must
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of all Datacenter and Cloud systems,  architecture, platforms and technologies.
  • Good knowledge of IT service management.
  • Lead a technical team of external consultants.
  • Curious and passionate about how different pieces fit together into a coherent solution.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • Fluent command of English is a must, other languages are a plus.
  • The role requires the ability to provide strategic and architectural guidelines to as it relates to general networking and network security

Why you should apply

Do you want to contribute in bringing real value to patients living with severe diseases while driving innovation forward?

Join UCB’s dynamic, inspiring and innovative environment. You will be recognized for impactful performance via a competitive compensation and benefits package and you will enjoy ample personal development opportunities.

Tell us what makes you the perfect match to our team and join one of the most dynamic & forward-looking IT organizations in the world.


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