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Network Engineer

Headquarters in De Meern, The Netherlands

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Castor Marine delivers Connectivity, network and IT solutions to vessels and yachts globally. Our customers are active in commercial shipping, offshore and yachting. The Connectivity solutions are primary internet by satellite (VSAT / Starlink/ Iridium/ Fleet Broadband) all around the globe. Castor Marine engineers manage the network and IT solutions to enable the customer to focus on their core job and we take care of managing the network infrastructure on their vessels.

Castor Marine’s offices are in Utrecht and Groningen, The Netherlands. In the office in Groningen, Netherlands we have the Maritime Support Team providing configurations, installation, maintenance and support for IT/Networking and Connectivity equipment on vessels.

Network Engineer

Castor Marine is growing in the maritime sector with Connectivity and network solutions. To enable this growth Castor Marine is looking for a Network Engineer. The Network Engineer supports our global customers and works on our Managed network solutions(s) range of products.

On a day-to-day basis are you collaborating with your colleagues to support the (managed) network environment from our customers? The IT networks are based on Fortinet, Cisco and Peplink. Most of the job is done from the office and sometimes you have to visit a vessel for installation and troubleshooting.

The position will be part of the Maritime Support Team within Castor Marine based in Groningen and De Meern.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Configure and install various network devices and services on vessels (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS).
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes, and security configurations.
  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability.
  • Provide level-2 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues.
  • Support customers with a proactive approach.
  • Prepare and test installations in our prefab facility.
  • Keep up to date with products and technology.

Your skills/ mindset

  • Relevant experience as Network Engineer for a minimum of five years
  • Proven knowledge of planning, designing, and maintaining (complex) network infrastructure based on Cisco and Fortinet solutions.
  • Certificates such as Fortinet NSE 4-5, Peplink and Cisco CCNA are required.
  • Relevant experience of automation and SD-WAN set-ups.
  • Initiative-taker experience getting going with little supervision.
  • Able to solve problems, as individual and in a Team.
  • The ability/ willingness to travel.
  • Castor Marine is a 24/7 company, meaning that sometimes you need to work/ assist outside of office hours.
  • Work may require occasional overnight travel and weekend and/or evening work.
  • Language(s) spoken English and written.
  • VSAT experience is a plus.

What we offer:

  • A growing organization in a continuously changing Connectivity and IT/Network landscape.
  • An international organization with a Global network.
  • Full time job.
  • Company bonus structure.
  • Company car.

Application procedure

Applications with Curriculum Vitae attached should be sent by email to, please put Network Engineer in the subject line.

A maritime medical examination can be part of the application process, the maritime medical examination is required for the insurance as well for personnel offshore certifications.

No agencies and recruiters please.


Please send us your details and we will get in touch as soon as possible.

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