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. 

Position Overview

We are looking for a highly motivated and results-oriented individual to join our EMEA network team.

The Senior Network Engineer will be instrumental in designing, deploying, and maintaining our Cisco-based network environment, integrating advanced technologies such as VXLAN/EVPN, F5 load balancers, Checkpoint firewalls, and Juniper Junos.

This role requires a comprehensive understanding of Cisco networking solutions along with a deep understanding of supplementary technologies to ensure the scalability, security, and optimal performance of our network infrastructure.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Network architecture and Deployment:
    • Design, implement, and optimize of network architectures, incorporating Cisco VXLAN/EVPN, F5 load balancers, and Checkpoint firewalls.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration of network solutions into the existing infrastructure.
    • Ensure high availability, redundancy, and fault tolerance in all network components.
  • Cisco Networking Expertise:
    • Demonstrate expert-level proficiency in Cisco networking technologies, including routers, switches, and Cisco Nexus platforms.
  • F5 Load Balancers:
    • Configure, manage and optimize F5 load balancers to enhance application delivery and performance.
    • Collaborate with application teams to implement load-balancing solutions tailored to specific application requirements.
  • Checkpoint Firewalls:
    • Design, deploy, and manage Checkpoint firewall solutions to safeguard the organization’s network infrastructure.
    • Implement and maintain firewall policies, rulesets, and access controls.
  • Troubleshooting and Technical Support:
    • Provide expert-level support to resolve complex network issues and incidents.
    • Collaborate with IT support teams to address user-reported network problems.
    • Be part of an on-call rotation system.
  • Network Analysis and Reporting:
    • Utilize network monitoring and analysis tools to generate reports on network performance and trends.
    • Provide regular updates to management on the status of the network, including recommendations for improvements.
  • Documentation:
    • Maintain comprehensive documentation of network configurations, processes, and procedures.
    • Develop and update network diagrams to reflect the current state of the infrastructure.



  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Network Engineer, with a focus on Cisco technologies.
  • Extensive expertise in Cisco VXLAN/EVPN, F5 load balancers, Checkpoint firewalls, and Juniper Junos.
  • Industry certifications such as CCNP, CCIE, or equivalent is highly desirable.
  • F5 certifications (e.g., F5-CTS, F5-CA, etc.) or Checkpoint certifications are a plus.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Familiar with change management and ITIL processes.

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.  


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. 


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. 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/Affirmative Action 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 Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please review our EEO is the Law, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Statement, EEO/AA Statement. Descartes participates in the E-Verify program. Please click below to learn more about the E-Verify program. Notice of E-Verify Participation Right to Work (English and Spanish)
Descartes is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. Applicants in North America with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can email us at [email protected]. Provide your name and contact information along with the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process. Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. 




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