Global Platform Architect (*)

 StepStone ·  05.06.2019 ·  Essen ·  Schenker AG


At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With more than 76,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.


Responsible for the maintenance of the baseline and target architecture for global platform services (Datacenter, Server, Cloud, etc)

Analysis of current and development of a future architecture for global platform services based on strategic imperatives and in close alignment with the overall Infrastructure Architect

Responsible for development of standard infrastructure architectures for global platform services and development of implementation plans (architecture roadmap for global platform services)

Develop, evaluate and improve a global data center platform architecture design to achieve best-in-class quality of core capabilities in performance, reliability, safety, and privacy

Supports the global data center consolidation and transformation process

Development of cloud principles and standards for the global data center cloud platform (IaaS & PaaS) and their integration with other global on-premise data center

Coordinate with the DevOps team on the implementation of the architecture and will provide technical leadership on the cloud architecture

Supporting the migration of data and application of Custom and Custom of the Self (COTS) applications in cloud services

Supporting and providing the cloud platform and their cloud services (AWS & Azure)

Supporting and providing the on-prem platform and their on-prem services out of the regional data center

Technical coaching of members from the different service delivery teams

Audits of technical implementations from different service delivery teams

Support DB Schenker in its “Cloud First” strategy & digitalization by designing & implementing leading edge technology based on a greenfield approach


• Study to university degree level • Profound knowledge in data center platform technologies, cloud platforms (AWS, Azure) • Proficiency in automation and scripting of deployment and operation procedures • Certifications in the areas of Cloud technologies (AWS and Azure), CISCO UCS, Netapp, VMWare, Hyper-V, Microsoft, Linux, Databases • Fluency in written and spoken English • Willingness to travel (internationally) • The ability to work collaboratively across diverse groups of business and technical stakeholder • Strong leadership skills, intercultural competence, global mindset, strong communication skills, solution orientation, willingness to learn and flexibility.

The Global Platform Architect at our department Global Infrastructure Services (GIS) is responsible for the overall global platform architecture supporting our global standardization and the going cloud approach for our 8k+ servers around the world.

Join DB Schenker’s Global Infrastructure Team in one of our main IT locations in Europe, located in Warsaw, Essen and Frankfurt. Our open, international Global Infrastructure Team is looking forward to start collaborating with you. Interesting, innovative IT projects with diverse team members and supportive leadership around the world are waiting for you. Let’s drive the Logistic digitalization together!




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