Germany, Düsseldorf, DX

Head of Platform Engineering (d/f/m)

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?


  • 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

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 21024011
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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