Germany, Düsseldorf, DX

Head of Platform Engineering (d/f/m)


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Manage a cross-functional product team owning the shared infrastructure and services of the Henkel Data & Analytics Platform that supports the needs of internal stakeholders in terms of scalability, resilience, security, capacity, and operational maintenance
  • Develop and deliver the platform through a set of reusable services that enable data engineers and data scientists to build data products with maximum velocity, quality, and scalability
  • Work closely with data product teams to ensure that data products built on the platform are coherent and leverage the platform in the best way
  • Establish and deliver a platform engineering roadmap ensuring that all products and services deliver value to the business and follow a future-ready architecture
  • Anticipate platform features by tracking product backlogs, obtaining stakeholder input, monitoring industry trends, and collecting business needs
  • Lead with technology expertise across the company and act as an ambassador to our data & analytics platform
  • Live a culture of constant learning, integrity, and mutual responsibility


  • Master’s degree in computer science or related field
  • 10+ years of experience in designing and delivering data and analytics platforms
  • Deep, multi-year technical expertise in Cloud-based architectures in the area of Analytics, Big Data, BI or IOT specifically on the MS Azure platform
  • Hands-on expertise on services such as Azure IoT, Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse, Azure ML, Databricks, Azure Functions, Power BI, as well as open-source technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Kubernetes
  • Strong skills designing software architectures (e.g. domain-driven design) and in modern programming languages, such as Python, SQL, NodeJS, C#
  • Extensive experience in engineering and operating platforms within a DevOps/DataOps organization - delivering tool chains and automation
  • Substantial experience in agile delivery methodologies, such as SCRUM or Kanban, and related software tools such as Azure DevOps
  • Fluent in English with high confidence in both verbal and written communication; German language skill is a plus
JOB ID: 21024011
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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