Network Specialist - Viby


Viby J, DK

Do you have passion for network technologies such as Cisco switching, routing and wireless? And do you want to join the team in supporting the ambition of Arla IT to be amongst the best in the world operation Network?


As our new Network Specialist, you will be a part og an international setup securing end-to-end network deliveries.


“In Arla, we have made a strategic decision to insource the LAN service to obtain better, faster and more flexible deliveries. Therefore, we are hiring in for building up a state-of-the-art NOC team that will secure the services from implementing new network solutions in our Solutions organisation to operating the network in our Operations organisation through close collaboration” says IT Manager Thomas Jørgensen.


About the job

You will join Arla IT Operations who are responsible for running and maintaining a global diverse IT landscape supporting our business. Here, you will maintain normal operations and be responsible for tasks within network administration. Further, you will take part in supporting the implementation of new network on our dairy sites around the world when possible. This will be in collaboration with our IT Solutions department running the infrastructure projects.


We have an aspiring growth strategy to create the future of dairy in Arla Foods and the key driver for this is strengthening our network infrastructure and bring it up to speed with industry standards. We are continuously refreshing our network and currently in the process of rolling out Cisco SDA on our sites to support our goals. Specifically, your responsibility will be to maintain a LAN consisting of approximately 5000 switches and AP’s spread across 120 sites in 41 countries.


Specifically, you will:

  • Cooperate with our local sites to maintain and change the configuration of our LAN infrastructure
  • Resolve incidents that arise in the infrastructure
  • Support and develop our monitoring capabilities to utilize ML/AI to optimize incident resolution and operations
  • Cooperate with our Solutions department on implementing and taking over the operations of newly implemented sites
  • Ensure quality in our operational documentation
  • Participate in PI-planning and System Demo together with the team members in our agile teams
  • Ensure continuous improvement in our ways of working


Some travel to Arla sites will be essential. Work outside normal office hours duties will be rotated in the team. 


Who are you?


You have a “stability first” mindset. You have technical in-depth knowledge of network technologies. You will act as a link between Global IT and Arla dairy sites, thus it is essential to have great communication skills and a motivation for establishing strong relations with key stakeholders and IT specialists in a matrix environment. Further, you thrive in analysing complex problems and summarize them in a simple and understandable way that supports incident resolution. We highly value your expertise and input and therefore we encourage everyone to speak up and propose new suggestions on how we can do things even better.

At the same time, you must be a good listener and able to see matters from your colleague's point of view. The ideal candidate has:


Furthermore, you have:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree within IT
  • Knowledge of networking protocols
  • Strong knowledge of Cisco Switches, routers and wireless solutions
  • Knowledge of Next Generation Firewalls, preferably Palo Alto
  • Experience with working in an Operational setup – preferably experience with ITIL
  • Experience in working with problem solving in network infrastructure
  • Comfortable with learning new technologies
  • You speak and write English effortlessly


Application and contact

If you want to be an important part of our team driving the network agenda in Arla, then seize this exciting opportunity. For additional information please call IT Manager, Thomas Jorgensen +45 91311634.


We have a purpose for Good
At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


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