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Senior Solution Architect - Gdansk

Do you have solid experience as an architect within a complex IT environment? Do you have knowledge of Facility IT systems incl. meeting rooms, video rooms solutions? Or maybe experience in the deep technology of ServiceNow or on Microsoft HoloLens equipment? Can you set the direction and like agile ways of working? If you can answer yes to these questions, then we would like to talk to you about joining a great IT team at Arla Foods.

We have completed an agile transformation based on the SAFe framework with the objective to deliver all new IT solutions through strong cross-functional teams working fully agile.


Welcome to Global Shared Services in Gdansk

Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation that is behind many well-known and loved brands, including Arla Apetina®, Castello®, Lurpak® and many, many more.


As a Senior Solution Architect you become a part of our Global Shared Services in Gdansk. Here, you won’t find factory machines or farmers. Instead, you will join over 400 colleagues dedicated to supporting all of Arla with IT, HR, financial and procurement operations. Joining us, you will take part in our mission to make a real difference for colleagues near and far.


With over 10 years of existence in Gdansk, we offer you a lot of knowledge and the opportunity to partake in challenging and exciting innovation projects. As a part of the Arla organisation, you will also enjoy a Scandinavian, collaborative work culture. We are all on first name terms with each other, and we truly appreciate diversity and individuality.


About the job

A value driven architect, who can span multiple technologies and take us to the next level.

In Gdansk, you will join the “DSI” release train within IT Solutions department. You are part of an architect group of 8 other technology oriented architects split between Germany, Denmark and Poland. You will be part of an agile team and responsible for the architecture in all deliveries and you will ensure the team can understand your technical guidelines and bring the business high quality solutions to realize the business value.


You are a team player who takes pride in solving complex dilemmas and facilitating the required discussions to ensure maximum focus on creating value. You will be responsible for roadmaps / strategies and target architectures in your area of responsibility. Together with your agile team you will prepare and participate in PI-plannings and demos of the deliverables of features to our business.


Close cooperation with other architects within the same Release train and outside the Release train, incl. Release Train Architects and Enterprise Architects is a absolutely must have mindset.

Also close cooperation with our Operations IT department regarding changes and handover is needed.


More specifically, your responsibilities include:

  • Architecture responsibility for some interesting areas as global Facility incl. Meeting rooms and Video rooms, Microsoft AzureDevops, ServiceNow
  • Enable new technologies like HoloLens for our digital transformation process
  • Roadmaps / Strategies / Target Architectures
  • Bring in your ideas to our Portfolio for the next years
  • Be compliance to Arla processes and security policies
  • Participate Team Meetings – incl. daily scrum, iteration planning
  • Familiar to work in self-organizing agile teams
  • Helps the team to produce high value products
  • You will bring continuous improvement to the architecture solutions
  • Monitor and report progress


Who are you?


You are focused and persistent about achieving goals and can create great collaboration between the product owners, Release Train Management, Enterprise Architecture and business. You will be working with a complex stakeholder environment, spanning different cultures. Thus, you have great facilitation skills and thrive engaging with people of different cultures and from various backgrounds. Also, you can link IT, business need to business benefits.




  • You have a master degree within IT or other relevant areas with a minimum 3 years of experience working in an Architect position
  • Good understanding of architectural tasks
  • Having experience in coordination between different areas of responsibility in complex deliveries and system environments
  • You are creative and having the ability to help the team to develop innovative solutions
  • You have a security mind set
  • You are solutions oriented
  • You speak and write English effortlessly 
  • Experience in working with agile methodology would be a plus 
  • Ability to travel is expected
  • You have a strong business process understanding, allowing you to engage in dialogue with your business owners inside and outside IT
  • You are good in balancing agile speed / designing easy solutions with always having the mindset of high stability / quality is a must have


What do we offer?


  • Work in an international team in a matrix structure
  • Friendly atmosphere & comfortable workplace (Neptun office in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz)
  • Medical care & life insurance
  • Relocation package
  • Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc.
  • Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position
  • Development possibilities while taking part in internal projects


Application and contact

If you want to drive innovation and help your colleagues worldwide, then seize this exciting opportunity.


Please apply via below link.


Read more about Arla Global Shared Services

Global Shared Services consists of multiple functions that are all placed in the Neptun building in Gdansk – with colourful offices and a beautiful sea view.


As of now, we have an IT Operations and an IT Solutions division dedicated to SAP as well as a variety of app development and implementation projects. Our procurement and finance functions support a wide array of processes such as purchasing, distribution and sales globally.

We also have a dedicated HR operations division to ensure we attract, develop and retain the very best of talent around the world.


Together, we are all dedicated to one collective mission: ensuring an optimal global supply of fresh Arla products – every single day.


COVID-19 Notice:
We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.


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