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Automation Architect - Aarhus

Do you want to be a key player in the standardization of Arla’s Automation platform across all our dairy sites? Are you thriving when you explore new standards and technology, evaluate and identify business value that can be harvested when implementing new standards or technology? Then join us and transform an automation vision into an execution plant for all our sites worldwide.


Arla’s Automation platform is a keystone area for us to meet the digitalization agenda in Arla. We aim to support all sites with relevant new technologies, strong standards for PLC and SCADA systems and benefit from Industrial 4.0 and IIOT initiatives wherever we can.


Draw the future picture of Arla’s Automation Platform

Your primary area of responsibility will be to prepare a standardized automation platform description for our primarily hardware architecture Siemens. You will be working in close collaboration with our Wonderware architect to shape the future of automation in Arla. Furthermore as our Automation Architect, you will be responsible for the generalization of the automation platform across the factories, which fits our overall infrastructure and meets the needs of internal customers at the sites.

You will also be responsible for driving our next generation of “One Automation system” (OAS) where we investigate the possibility with the new MTP standard that we see as a potential candidate for the next generation of OAS framework.


You will: 


  • Develop target architecture, technical guidelines and IT governance for a scalable automation platform.
  • Be a key player finding next generation technologies to build automation and digital platform solutions
  • Create technical roadmaps and design documents, that enables the development and maintenance of standard automation templates by our trusted vendors. 
  • Participate in workshops and meetings with customers, vendors and other project participants, also managing technical parts of vendor contracts.
  • Contribute to the development of existing and new IT solutions.


You will join our Dairy program together with 10 Architect colleagues and you will be a part of the IT Solutions team with more than 90 colleagues using agile methods as way of working.

You will be located at our office in Aarhus or in Gdańsk. However, you should expect approx. 15-30 days of travel per year to our locations in Denmark, Germany, Poland, Sweden and the UK.  


The candidate

The right candidate has significant experience within the Automation System domain and related requirements to Manufacturing processes.


Furthermore you:


  • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience with architectural related work (Solution, Lead or Service Architect), delivering documentation for both decision makers and developers
  • Are able to translate business needs into specialized IT competencies, involving multiple IT disciplines
  • Have a strong business process understanding, enabling you to engage in dialogue with your business owners
  • Have a Master’s/Bachelor’s degree within IT, Automation or other relevant areas


We expect you to be fluent in English in writing and speaking. 


Next step


Please apply as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated, and interviews conducted, on an ongoing basis.

If you have more questions about this job, feel free to contact Release Train Architect Erik Veedfald +45 9131 1770, or Hiring Manager Maiken Palmquist Langvold +45 91 31 68 07,


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.



Req. 68799