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Operations Engineer Content Distribution Services (m/f)
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Operations Engineer Content Distribution Services (m/f)

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Information Technology

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Datacenter Operations provides stable, secure and reliable day to day Infrastructure and Content Distribution Services within the adidas Group. This infrastructure builds the foundation of the entire adidas Group application landscape. The Datacenter Web Operations team is providing mission critical CDN, Web Application & Security services to adidas global B2B, B2C and B2E applications. This is an outstanding chance to further develop your skills and career within a dynamic and challenging environment.

The role of CDN operations engineer requires skills in CDN "Content Delivery Network" such as (Akamai, Cloud Fare, Limelight), HTTP, DNS, Linux and networking to support in mission critical services especially during to Kanye - Yeezy and NMD Flash Sales on our global eCom platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Improve service levels such as availability, scalability, security, efficiency,

flexibility and performance

  • Support the Senior manager in developing, making recommendations, and communicating plans for investing in CDN Services, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities
  • Coordination with external CDN provider for advanced level configuration
  • Managing the external operations team ensuring deliverables based on statement of work are met.
  • Being the technical point of contact for internal customer/stakeholder
  • Being the technical point of contact for adidas internal infrastructure departments such as network and security
  • Being the technical point of contact for external CDN provider
  • Ability to assess and plan the development of long-term strategic goals for the global Group Web Service environment in conjunction with IT service owners and department managers


  • Attend service review meetings; areas covered will include performance reports, service improvements, quality and processes.
  • Support Senior Operations Manager in defining Global adidas Group standards for Content Delivery Services
  • Audit and review relevant information and documentation
  • Design & Develop, Configure , manage and own the content delivery platform from a technical perspective on a global scale.

Key Relationships:

  • Works closely with other IT departments to ensure efficient and effective implementation of strategic designs
  • External operation service providers
  • External CDN provider and suppliers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of content origination & delivery techniques and / or experience with delivering content using CDN providers like Akamai
  • Excellent understanding of Internet technologies (e.g. HTTP, DNS, SMTP)
  • Hands on experience with using development plugins for all Client Web Browsers
  • Load Balancing & Traffic Management platforms (F5)
  • Network Traffic flow Analysis tools
  • Basic understanding of web scripting languages like java based and .NET based web applications
  • Understanding of HTTP under the hood, HTTP/1.1 and emerging HTTP delivery options such as HTTP/2.0
  • Understanding of end to end data flows and traffic pattern
  • Understanding securing data in motion using SSL certificates
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment
  • Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least 3 years experience in working with Content Delivery Network Services
  • Experience developing strategic plans is beneficial
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of network protocols and standards
  • Ability to work independently as well in a group
  • ITIL - Service Delivery experience is beneficial
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken

We're looking forward to receiving your application!

Check out this video of the adidas CIO on Digital Transformation:

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