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Tech Lead Cloud Networking

  • Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland



  • You are part of a new Security Platform team; you engineer along with us and are still fully immersed in technology;
  • Space for your vision as a Lead and the responsibility to express and realize it;
  • You have a direct impact on logistics in the port.   

Description of your professional mission

At Portbase we contribute directly to Dutch port logistics every day with our products. The quality and added value of our Portbase Community System makes us enthusiastic and proud. And by using modern tooling, we develop reliable software with as much customer value as possible. To maintain this level and continue to innovate, we are looking for you!

As a Technical Lead, you ensure that Portbase has a future-proof vision on, among other things, cloud infrastructure, cloud networking, security & operational automation. Together with the team, as a Tech Lead you are responsible for implementing, optimizing and managing a connectivity hub that connects all traffic to the security platform, inspects and handles the traffic with the best possible customer experience. You have knowledge and experience with IaC, Cloudflare and Cloud Networking. Together with the team of engineers, you create new functionalities in the platform through an agile process, where you are responsible for coordination with the rest of the organization.

Because your technical output is of a high level, you as a Technical Lead are 'Leading by Example'. You are hands-on. In addition, as a Technical Lead you find a constructive team culture important, and this is visible in your team. You coach your team members on both personal and technical skills. The HR tasks for this team are assigned to the Manager Operations with whom you have a close line of communication. Thanks to your excellent stakeholder management, processes, goals and results are in line with each other and you know what is going on outside your team and how you can influence this.

In practice, the distribution of your time looks something like this

Hands-on participation (cloud networking, infra & security) as an Engineer (50%).

Guidance and knowledge development in the team, process and stakeholder management and communicating your vision (50%).


We are looking for you if you can enrich us with

  • Experience with implementing and maintaining Cloud Networking Infrastructure & Security measures within a demanding environment;
  • Preferably AWS and services such as VPCs & Transit Gateways;
  • Analytical thinking skills to analyze problems with a focus on connectivity, traffic flows and security;
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (Terraform);
  • Experience in the network edge & perimeter. Preferably Cloudflare and technologies such as WAF, DNS;
  • An agile mindset and the desire to work in a DevOps culture. Don't think agile, act agile;
    Interest in the complex (logistics) domains of Portbase;
  • Active knowledge sharing within your team and the organization;
  • Strong process and stakeholder management skills;
  • Communicating your vision and working in a quality-oriented and results-driven manner;
  • An emphasis on delivering functionality, where you only see technology as a means.

What Portbase has to offer you

  • An office within walking distance of Station Blaak and De Markthal.
  • Performance management; ownership of your own development, just like with your code, you are in control, we facilitate.
  • Plenty of room for creativity, innovation and personal initiatives. Whether you work with us for a week, a month or a year, we are open to it.
  • Unique and pleasant culture; we work together towards a common goal in which we deliver value to the logistics community. You will be able to recognize these values in everything we do, including our collaboration
  • 26 vacation days; and the option to purchase additional days.
  • Necessary tools and good secondary conditions; laptop, phone, travel expense reimbursement, good pension scheme, etc.
  • A competitive annual salary; including a 13th month.

About Portbase

We operate as both an IT company and as a logistics service provider. We are both and that makes us strong. We understand the market, the players and their interests. We bring parties together, initiate chain agreements and collaborate on solutions that make Dutch ports and their supply chains attractive for companies that want to transport goods across Europe.
We listen carefully to all parties in the logistics chain. From shipping company to terminal, from driver to customs officer: all links in the chain have their own challenge. We therefore work for the entire port community. We help them operate more efficiently and effectively by simply processing 140 million transactions per year on time through 40 different services.

Keeping things moving

Portbase has been around for 21 years and we are proud of that. What once started with the assignment to digitize paperwork has grown into one of the most progressive Port Community Systems in the world and a connecting factor between all port partners.
In the future, we will continue to take the lead in developing chain-wide digital solutions to make integrated services simpler and safer. If there's one thing we've learned in the past 21 years, it's that we can't stand still. As a port community we are on the move. Literal.

With this vacancy we are recruiting our new colleague ourselves. If we are unable to do this, we will take the step of hiring an agency to help us with this. We therefore do not appreciate acquisition. We are not open to self-employed or temporary employment for this vacancy.


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