IT Network Architect - DDI infrastructure (d/f/m)

Düsseldorf, Germany
Closing date
Feb 4, 2023

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At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?
  • Create, manage and share the platform vision as well as technology and data strategy incl. roadmap
  • Design specific technology architecture and guidelines
  • Ensure that platform and product architecture is used as much as possible, including API, Microservices, data definition and standards
  • Establish a portfolio for corporate infrastructure standards with focus on DDI (DNS, DHCP, IP Address Management) infrastructure in close collaboration with our IT-service, selivery- and project-management, our purchasing department and our external partners
  • Ensure standards proliferation on worldwide basis under compliance-, technology- and commercial aspects to meet Henkel's needs on a risk-optimized, transparent and cost-efficient IT solution portfolio towards our global business areas
  • Steer global and local activities in network area including coordination of contract partners
  • Analyse existing network infrastructure at Henkel including service elements like DDI, DDOS protection, with the target to optimize qualitative and quantitative utilization on a global scale
  • Consult and support regional IT offices in regards to standard solutions

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or similar field
  • Work related experience - preferable in IT Infrastructure/Network Management/focus on DDI - is advantageous
  • Experience in designing and operating DNS/DHCP/IPAM infrastructure
  • Hands-on approach and technological mindset for designing and implementing IT network architecture, including configuration, optimization and supporting network management systems and relevant network services like DDI
  • Experiences with the process to request, validate and issue public SSL certificates as integration into CI/CD pipelines
  • Technical skills about LAN and WLAN infrastructure equipment, e.g. routers, switches, WLAN controller, network management server, AAA server, firewalls, Network protocol analyzing tools, and common IP protocols ( e.g.: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, NTP, SNMP, VoIP, MPLS, Radius, TACACS)
  • Contract-negotiation skills are advantageous
  • Knowledge and experinece with IT-Project management
  • Strong analytical thinking and specific process skills with exceptional proactive initiative and clear sense for the taken risk
  • Effective communication and persuasion skills to manage continuous improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Desire to work in a dynamic and challenging environment
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.



Our purpose "Pioneers at heart for the good of generations" unites what we stand for, how we work, and forms the basis for our strategy.

The pioneering spirit of our company founder, Fritz Henkel, is what continues to differentiate us and unites Henkel employees worldwide. The ambition and motivation to work together on the solutions of tomorrow. Today. Every day. We do this not only for ourselves, but also for future generations, because we share a common responsibility.

Building on a strong legacy of more than 145 years, we are leading the way to reimagine and improve life every day. Today and for generations to come. Through our innovative and sustainable brands and technologies, across our teams around the world. Henkel holds leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses: Our portfolio includes well-known hair care products, laundry detergents, fabric softeners as well as adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. 

Worldwide locations and an international culture shape our global footprint.

Henkel products and technologies are available worldwide. With employees from 124 nations and locations around the world, we achieve a strong presence both in mature and emerging markets. 



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