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    IT Manager - Application Area

    IT Manager - Application Area

    Type of work
    Employment Type
    Operating mode


    At our office in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz we do not produce butter or cheese, nor do we conduct milk quality assessment. We are Global Shared Services Center and we deliver tens of projects in Finance, IT, HR, Procurement, Risk, and Compliance.

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      Azure DevOps



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    Job description

    Online interview
    Friendly offer

    Do you want to lead a team being responsible for developing applications for our dairy sites across the globe? And are you motivated to join Arla in a role where you get to tie technologies together and drive the digital agenda in our production?


    “As a Manager for the Application Area, one of your first tasks will be to build a strong performing team and you will together impact how Arla is moving forward and shaping the way the organization is working with applications for the next many years” says Release Train Engineer, Marcin Hynek.


    How you will make an impact

    You will have personal responsibilities of 20+ colleagues which constitute a 70/30 split of internal and external developers divided in four development teams. You will lead the development area in the Dairy Release Train and contribute into the strategic direction including expanding the application area with in-house development. Further, you will take part in driving our digital transformation from converting Arla being a classic application development to a more modern software house, tailored made approach using continuous improvement and continuous delivery pipeline (CI/CD), deployment with Docker and AZ GIT.


    You will likewise have a primary role in strengthen the ways of working with Operation Department for the future services that will be deployed with the CI/CD. Here, you will have an influential role in deciding the future setup on the applications. E.g. a classic Dev and OPS mode versus converting the teams into a full blown DevOPS and setting the new level of quality that application can deliver running 24/7/365.


    Specifically, you will:

    • Drive three development teams to words a more modern CI/CD setup
    • Make sure the teams are working towards the same goal and direction
    • Drive the overall solution setup by the architect into executable design
    • Making sure we can deliver the best service level as possible
    • Start transforming the teams into a more automated test mindset


    You will be joining the extended Release Train Manager Team, directly driving the area improvements and delivery, as main voice of you team members securing performance and a good place to work.


    What will make you successful

    You have a global mindset, thinking both on implementation and ongoing maintenance of designed solutions. Communication and stakeholder management must also be one of your core competencies enabling you to build and maintain strong relations with key stakeholders. You possess a motivation for tackling ongoing challenges and have a passion for finding solutions and problem-solving. Your work approach is structured, ensuring every task is approached with precision and efficiency. Further, your self-driven nature empowers you to take ownership and move projects forward. In addition you have a true interest in developing people and organization, creating an efficient and collaborative work environment.


    Further, the ideal candidate has:


    • Strong technical knowledge in one of the areas within Dairy Release Train
    • Experience with agile work approach using the Agile SAFe framework
    • Preferably experience with as People Manager


    Furthermore to stay on top of your game and to be a mentor for the teams in code development, you will from time to time have a deep dive possibility acquiring disciplines like .Net Core development, Angular Java framework, Mobile development and Microsoft PowerApps

    What do we offer?

    • International operating environment  
    • Medical care & life insurance 
    • Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc. 
    • Scandinavian working style & no dress code 
    • Trainings with experts & professional induction & development programs
    • Financial support of your education  
    • Relocation package
    • Hybrid working model 50:50
    • Referral program for employees 
    • Employee Assistance Program (legal, psychological, health, financial consulting, etc. ) 
    • Support for your healthy lifestyle (fruit day, facility for sportsmen, sport challenges and activities, Arla active teams / sport groups) 
    • Flexible working time and home office work possibility depending on business needs
    • Additional holiday depending on length of employment (up to 4 days) 
    • Fully paid 30 min. break  


    … while in the office you can also use some of below:  

    • Modern office space with beautiful view and high standard furniture (i.e. adjustable desks) 
    • Spacious canteen, delicious coffee and tea available on every floor in special designed spots 
    • Chill-out rooms with X-box, pool table, board games, football table and swing