Descartes Unites the People and Technology that Move the World
The need for efficient, secure, and agile supply chains and logistics operations has become ever more critical and complex.  By combining innovative technology, powerful trade intelligence and the reach of our network, Descartes helps get goods, information, transportation assets, and people where they’re needed, when they’re needed. 

We’re one of the most broadly deployed logistics and supply chain technology companies in the world. More than 22,000 customers around the globe use our cloud-based solutions to transform the way they move inventory and information to enhance productivity, better serve customers, thrive competitively, keep pace with evolving regulations, and respond to rapidly changing market conditions. Descartes is publicly traded (Nasdaq:DSGX, TSX:DSG) with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and offices and partners around the world. With record financial performance for more than 16 years, we lead the industry in innovation investment. Every day, logistics service providers, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and other logistics-intensive businesses of all sizes rely on our scale, stability, and comprehensive solution footprint to move what’s most important to them. Learn more at 
We’re growing fast and invite you to join our amazing team. 


In your function as Junior Systems and Network Engineer within the EMEA Infrastructure Team, you will assist in the proactive contribution and ongoing support and maintenance of the operational environment (servers, operating systems, network, and end-user equipment).

You support a variety of hardware and software and ensure that the performance and availability of the IT Infrastructure is maintained at the highest standards at all times.

You integrate new environments from acquisitions and manage the international WAN and LAN.



Within the EMEA infrastructure and together with your colleagues:

  • You manage data center inventories related to systems, space, and requests for moves, additions, and changes of hardware. You ensure that the environment is updated at all times (implementing patches, and service packs …).
  • You assist in the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of our enterprise storage and backup systems
  • You install and configure all new hardware, systems, and software
  • You document problems and resolutions for future reference. You are responsible for knowledge transfer to other system/network engineers. You create procedures and keep documentation up to date.
  • You will assist in infrastructure-related projects like the integration of data centers, the improvement and extension of the complete infrastructure in terms of functionality and technology.
  • You will assist in server and network-related project management activities to support all lines of business.
  • You monitor system performance and implement performance tuning.
  • You are willing to work outside normal business hours if needed (on-call team).



  • You have a (higher) degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or similar,, or equivalent level by experience.



You have a broad knowledge of ICT, more specifically:

General Knowledge

Basic knowledge of managing server, network and datacenter IT infrastructure environments

Basic knowledge of networks, wide area networks, VPN solutions, switches/router configurations

Basic knowledge of server hardware, server operating systems, and virtualization technologies

Understanding of ITIL concepts


Descartes will help the Junior candidate to learn on the job and build up extensive experience, however, knowledge or experience on any of the following is considered an asset :

Pure Storage or equivalent SAN technologies

Backup systems: Cohesity or equivalent

VMware products, VMware vSphere, VMware ESXi 

Networking : Cisco, Juniper

Networking protocols

Windows Server Family OS

Linux OS: Oracle Enterprise Linux, Rocky Linux



  • You can work independently and perform well under pressure.
  • You are analytical thinker and have excellent technical and problem solving skills.
  • You have excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing to internal and external contacts.
  • You are a real team player, always customer-oriented with focus on quality.
  • You are open to working in an international team, including occasional travel.
  • You are results driven.
  • You are willing to learn new concepts, products, and technologies.



You are fluent in verbal and written Dutch and English.



We are a rapidly growing organization in an international environment.

We offer an attractive compensation package including a company car, lunch vouchers, group and hospitalization insurance, and extra holidays. We offer a flexible and casual work environment, as well as mentorship and on-the-job training to support your personal growth. You will have an opportunity to contribute new ideas and we welcome your fresh perspective.

Join Us 
As we scale, we’re looking for new doers, collaborators and innovators to join Descartes in uniting the people and technology that move the world as the Global Leader in Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. We’re entrepreneurial, hardworking, geeky-in-a-good way problem solvers. Guided by our values, we nurture a TEAM focused culture that invests in people and creates opportunities for advancement across a broad spectrum of career paths. We prioritize work-life balance and foster an environment with the space to take ownership, to be heard, and to carve a path for your individual accomplishments to help drive our success. At Descartes, everyone has a voice and the best idea wins, regardless of who makes it. We offer competitive compensation, great benefits, remote and flexible work hours, and the opportunity to join a company on an awesome mission with a great existing team and trajectory.


Descartes also has a deep sense of environmental responsibility. Learn more about how we helped our customers save over 552,000 metric tons of CO2 in 2020 by reducing fuel and paper consumption:  Join a team that’s committed to working with customers to conserve resources and enhance sustainability. 

If you feel you have 70% of the qualifications we are looking for, and Descartes sounds like the team and the mission you want to be part of, apply now. We can’t promise it will be a fit, but we do promise to consider your experience. 


Through COVID-19, we implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview and onboard candidates by video using Microsoft TEAMS. We record interviews and use them strictly for quality assurance, training and general record keeping purposes. Should you have any questions about this process, please connect with our hiring team in advance of scheduled interviews. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together. 

We are an Equal Employment employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics at  


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