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Network engineers - Aarhus

Do you have passion for Network technologies such as Cisco switching, routing and wireless? You will be a key team member in securing network deliveries end to end in a truly international setup. Being a great communicator, you will act as a link between Global IT and Arla sites. Can you support the ambition of Arla IT to be amongst the best in the world?


“In Arla we have for many years outsourced our LAN services to external parties. We have taken a strategic decision to insource the LAN service to obtain better, faster and more flexible deliveries. 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, Jesper Dalgaard.
About the job

You will join Arla IT Operations who are responsible for running and maintaining a global diverse IT landscape to support our business in achieving Arla’s goals. We have a strong and mature operations department where stability and continuous improvements are the main drivers. Apart from maintaining normal operations we also strive to use your skills supporting the implementation of new network on our sites around the world when possible. This will be in collaboration with our Solutions department running the infrastructure projects in Arla. Hence you can expect exciting task within network administration where you will be working with the newest technologies and where no two days are the same.


We have set an ambitious growth strategy of creating 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 ambitions. 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
  • Closely collaborate with stakeholders in both IT and Business 
  • Participate in PI-planning and System Demo together with the team members in our agile teams
  • Challenge the current setup and ensure continuous improvement


Some travel to Arla sites will be essential. 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 are an excellent communicator capable of establishing strong networks with key stakeholders and IT specialists in a challenging matrix environment. You are capable to analyse complex problems and summarize them in a simple and understandable way that supports incident resolution and decision making. At the same time, you must be a good listener and able to see matters from your colleague's point of view. 


Furthermore, you have:



  • Degree within IT
  • Strong knowledge of Cisco Switches, Routers and wireless solutions preferable with one or more certifications within Cisco
  • Experience with working in an Operational setup – preferably experience with ITIL
  • Experience in working with problem solving in network infrastructure
  • Knowledge of networking protocols, Next Generation Firewalls, preferably Palo Alto
  • Good communication skills - you have easy dialogue, both verbally, in writing and visually with stakeholders
  • Good collaboration skills with a proactive mindset
  • Comfortable with learning new technologies and challenging things for the better
  • 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.  We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. For additional information please call IT Manager, Jesper Dalgaard +45 87 33 26 52. 


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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