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DANONE IS/IT - WAN Architect


Date: Jul 10, 2019

Location: St Ouen, FR

Company: DANONE

FRS - DANONE SA,a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for DAN'IS - WAN Architect (L9) France (FR) St Ouen 

Each time we eat and drink, we vote for the world we want to live in.


Danone’s mission is Bringing health through food to as many people as possible and we want to invite people to join the movement for a healthier world. We recognize the power people have to impact the world through their daily choices. Healthy food needs a healthy planet and this is what our new signature One Planet One Health embodies.


Danette, Evian, Activia, Volvic, Bledina, sound familiar to you? Do you know that behind these brands there is always Information Technology pushing them forward?

At Danone, we use advanced and innovative IT solutions which are implemented in all Danone units around the world to contribute to our mission : bringing health through food to as many people as possible. Don’t wait, discover the Danone IS/IT universe and join the movement : your IT skills could be a real asset for the alimentation revolution !




Danone IS/IT organization (Dan'IS) is looking for a new WAN Architect in the Unified Communications team. The position is based at the Danone headquarters in St Ouen (France).


The role missions are the following:



- Propose technical solutions aligned with Danone standards & meeting business requirements, challenge and validate WAN providers technical proposals (routing, architecture...)

- Participate in elaborating technical documents/deliverables (HLD, LLD)

- Elaborate network master plan with a capacity planning and the demand management.

- Perform: technology evaluation, proof of concept for introduction of new technology in the WAN

- Define WAN roadmap

- Propose WAN technical network strategy

- Write RFP / RFQ

- Participate to the provider choice

- Write standard WAN documentation and best practices

- Contribute to Danone standards and WAN tools enhancements

- Manage global IP scheme for the Group with ad hoc associated tools

- Day to day operations & level 3 support (interaction with NOC, WAN providers, Service Mgmt and local IT teams)


Project Management

- understand connectivity requirements for Danone businesses worldwide and their partners

- support Danone businesses worldwide in building their budget on WAN

- support IT regional & local teams worldwide on WAN topics

- Define deployment plan, support deployment of WAN services (new sites, moves, upgrades)

- Ensure smooth transfer from project to operations (tests, change Mgmt...)


Chosen candidate will take part to WANext program, impacting DANONE worldwide WAN : WAN providers consolidation and 800 sites migration, set up of a WAN NOC.

Other main projects : WAN integration of new business acquisition, datacenter consolidation project.


Required Background :

-              Very good network technical skills

-              significant experience on network engineering and projects (Cisco, WAN, routing protocols, Virtualization, SD WAN, IoT)

-              Autonomous, you manage time and priorities by yourself

-              Relationship skills: openess and diplomacy with both internal customers and external providers. You'll work in international context; we will consider strong communication skills as a key aspect.

-              Result oriented

-              Fluent French & English




Mix 75g of Activia, 130g of a small Blédina pot, 50cl of an Evian bottle and add a drop of Fortimel ... you get 4 brands representing the 4 divisions of the Danone group: Fresh Dairy Products and Vegetables (Activia, Danette, Actimel, Alpro, etc.), Waters (Evian, Badoit, Volvic, Salvetat), Medical Nutrition (Fortimel, etc.), and Infant Nutrition (Blédina, Gallia).

All these brands are worn by 100,000 Danoners in the World. Do not wait, vote for the world in which you want to live and join the movement!



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