Kuwait Petroleum International, known by our trademark Q8, refines and markets fuel, lubricants and other petroleum derivatives outside Kuwait. Our main activities focus on Europe and the Far East.

Established in 1983, Kuwait Petroleum International is the international subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, which brings together all state owned elements of Kuwait’s oil sector under one corporate umbrella. The organization is one of the top ten energy conglomerates in the world. Business encompasses the marketing and sales, research and refining of petroleum products.

Q8 markets fuel via over 5,000 service stations across Europe and operates a direct sales operation, providing road fuel and heating oil. Our International Diesel Service (IDS) is dedicated to the needs of international road transport companies; Q8 Aviation provides jet fuel at more than 60 airports internationally; Tango, our unmanned network, provides fuel for consumers and Q8 Oils manufactures and markets some of the world’s finest lubricants.

Please visit www.q8.be for more information.

IT Security & Connectivity Expert willing to join our ‘ Retail Digital Team’

Location: Antwerp

 

Job description

 

The Security and Connectivity Expert plays a crucial role in the creation and maintenance of a stable and secure infrastructure that sufficiently supports the digital business operations, allows data to be collected and consolidated, and ensures that data integrity is maintained. Together with the other team members of the digital team, the Security and Connectivity Expert is responsible of offering performant and user-friendly digital tools to our customers.

The Security and Connectivity Expert reports to the Retail Digital Manager.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Security and Connectivity Expert is responsible for both day-to-day tasks and project delivery.

Operations

  • Deliver IT network support in order to deliver 100% availability of the digital platform, mobile application and web portal to users and customers to ensure smooth functioning of key services such as the mobile payment application
  • Monitor security and network infrastructure proactively, identify areas of concern and develop action plans to address them
  • Manage operational issues with hosting, connectivity, system performance and security from logging the issue at the respective supplier to implementation of the required fixes
  • Manage SLA’s with key digital and site infrastructure suppliers – e.g. Dioss
  • Follow up on new technologies; a.o. by attending conventions and contacts with suppliers
  • Collaborate closely with the Business Expert and Network Coordinator to guarantee that the solution is in line with KPNWE security policies and network standards
  • Keep documentation of system setup w.r.t. security, hosting and connectivity/interfaces up to date

 

Project Delivery

  • Be involved in conceptualisation of new projects, acting as a gatekeeper for the integrity of the digital architecture and its connection to the site infrastructure
  • Organize and evaluate Penetration Testing activities to ensure security of the digital platform, mobile app and web portal, and document outcome
  • Participate in technical testing activities

 

Profile

We are looking for a technical IT Security & Connectivity Expert with specialty in DevOps topics (hosting, networking, security, SLA, performance, logging, deployment, …).

The ideal candidate should be hands on and able to dig into technical problems in different areas up to a certain level and be able to drive the different partners in the ecosystem in reaching a workable outcome.

The candidate should be able to advise different (project) teams about the consequences of certain technical solutions and the risks involved.

The candidate should be able to work autonomously and take decisions in his/her scope of responsibility and drive his/her management for decisions.

Must Have:

  • Bachelor degree IT education, preferably with a specialty in IT security
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience is required, consultancy experience is a plus
  • Proven experience in large software or IT projects with direct impact on customers.
  • Profound and hands-on expertise in DevOps – hosting, networking, security, SLA management, performance monitoring, logging and deployment
  • Hands-on and able to dig into technical issues
  • Strong drive for solutions and sense of urgency
  • Able to assess the criticality and impact of risks and issues in the above domains, and formulate concrete recommendations
  • Good communication skills – to align with multiple parties and drive for solutions, but also to report risks, issues and mitigating actions to management
  • Proficiency in English
  • Ability to work autonomously and take decisions within the boundaries of his/her role
  • Ability to work together in a team with colleagues having different expertise
  • Ability to explain complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people may understand
  • Knowledge of IT governance and operations
  • Leadership
  • Can do attitude - ‘I Take Care Of IT’-attitude.

Specific knowledge:

  • Networking (Public/Private network, CIDR, routing tables, TCP/IP, VPN, and related tools like ping, traceroute, netstat, nslookup, wget, ...)
  • Coding: good base in scripting language (Python, Powershell)
  • Web technology: Architecture of MVC framework, microservices, webservices (SOAP, JSON, GRPC), Databases (basic knowledge of SQL)
  • Knowledge in security, understanding PKI, TLS 2.0, symmetric keys, asymmetric keys, basic attacks on websites (like SQL injection, HTML) , the links of those attacks to specific weakpoints(for example input forms) and the countermeasures to be put in place.
  • Proven hands on experience on cloud services (Microsoft, AWS, Google).
  • Knowledge of state of the art app development and software architecture

Desired:

  • Cloud architecture certification, like Amazon, Azure, Google
  • Experience in subcontract management
  • Knowledge of information security and data security (including GDPR)
  • Proficient in Linux and Windows OS

Nice to have:

  • Certification in a project methodology
  • Experience in app development and/or app development life cycle
  • Experience in data, ETL
  • Experience in monitoring
  • Experience in performance optimization

 

About Q8

Kuwait Petroleum International, known by our trademark Q8, refines and markets fuel, lubricants and other petroleum derivatives outside Kuwait. Our main activities are focused on Europe and the Far East.

Established in 1983, Kuwait Petroleum International is the international subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, which brings together all the state owned elements of the Kuwait oil sector under one corporate umbrella and is recognized as one of the world’s top ten energy conglomerates.

Our business encompasses the marketing and sales, research and refining of petroleum products.

Q8 markets fuel via over 4,000 service stations across Europe and operates a direct sales operation, providing road fuel and heating oil. Our International Diesel Service is dedicated to the needs of international road transport companies; Q8Aviation provides jet fuel at more than 60 airports internationally and Q8 Oils manufactures and markets some of the world’s finest lubricants.

For more information: http://www.q8.be/

We offer

Kuwait Petroleum offers you an exciting position, where you will be working in an international company that is one of the market leaders in the oil sector and is expanding rapidly.

You can expect a competitive salary package with an extensive package of extra-legal benefits, a lot of attention for your personal growth and development.

Interested?

Are you interested in this position or do you have questions about the job description or the company? Contact Lynn Dedeurwaerder at +32 3 241 33 26. To apply, please click on the 'Apply' button.

Uw sollicitatie zal behandeld worden door het HR departement van Kuwait Petroleum zelf. Voor alle bijkomende informatie aangaande uw kandidatuur verwijzen we u dan ook vriendelijk door naar het HR departement van Kuwait Petroleum.

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