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IT Development Leader

Älmhult, Kronoberg IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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What if you could inspire to make everyday life just a little bit better?

The answer is simple: You can. This is what motivates us at IKEA. We’re constantly searching to find new ways to be better. We use insights from real life at home all over the world, learning about the needs and dreams of people. We use our home furnishing knowledge to help inspire people with ideas and solutions that will help them live the life they want.

At IKEA Communications, we’re people-centric, have a passion for making great stuff, and we aim to be the best communication partner for the whole of IKEA. We work closely and together with our colleagues across IKEA, creating state-of-the-art communication at the lowest price. Located in Älmhult, Sweden, we’re a melting pot of many different nationalities and cultures. Because in order to make things better for the many, we want to involve people from all parts of the world. Nonetheless, we never forget our Swedish heritage that forms the backbone of who we are today.

We’re on the lookout for passionate doers, leaders, idea makers, creative thinkers - people who want to find answers to everyday problems in people’s lives, for society and the planet.
Do you also believe in celebrating the everyday life? Do you want to be part of making it happen from idea to paper or pixel? Then keep on reading.

Job description

The Digital Area is set up to connect, enable and support all IKEA Communications Areas with IT systems and tools to create, produce and deliver communication in the smartest, most automated and cost efficient way possible. We also do digital development and innovation work in the spatial computing area for all IKEA companies.

The Development and Operations team is the part of the Digital Area and is now looking for an IT Development Leader.

As a IT Development Leader you will contribute to the development of the IKEA Communications´ business and the IKEA brand by leading a DevOps team and managing projects for the development and production of IT systems, tools and customized solutions to enhance and improve the user facing interaction with complex production systems.

In the role you will:

  • Take leadership of your team by creating preconditions that enables co-worker to grow, to feel engagement, for the team spirit and togetherness.
  • Identify and contribute to the development of optimal processes and ways of working that ensures production at high creative quality, in time and at the lowest cost.
  • Ensure and manage the daily operations connected to the specific DevOps area assigned ensuring Product Life Cycle and prompt incident and problem management and escalation.
  • Contribute actively in establishing and improving common tools and methods used to structure, measure, monitor and document overall project performance, assignor satisfaction and project learnings.
  • Take responsibility of all administrative tasks related to ordering, purchasing, and invoicing documentation and administration of resources/inventory connected to the project, including the update of key performance indicators.
  • Be a change driver for developing the business & people agenda by identifying and sharing possible future competence or business needs.


To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Experience leading development teams either indirect within the frame of a project or direct as a manager
  • Ability to communicate IT related topics both in a clear and simple way (business language) as well as technically detailed for development briefing.
  • Overall Knowledge of Communication production pipelines such as 3D, images, print, motion media and web production.
  • Fundamental knowledge of process and resource management, experience of project steering.
  • Preferably experience working with complex IT infrastructures that involve many solutions and knowledge of some coding languages e.g  C#, Python, Java, Oracle SQL.

More Information

This is a place where you can focus on doing what you love. There are no dress codes or closed offices. No day is ever the same. All ideas are welcome. Everyone tries to pitch in when needed, and failures are seen as a way of learning. When you enter our building, we want you to feel that you can inspire billions of people all over the world. 

Are you ready to make the world a little better, together? We want to hear from you!
We look forward to receiving your application, in English. Please note that this position is in Älmhult, Sweden.

In this role you will report to Taco Van der Maden, Development & Operations IT Manager. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process please contact Recruiter Jonas Levin at +46 72 886 53 84. Note that due to vacation it might be hard to get in contact with the hiring team.

This ad was published on the 20th of July and will be applicable approximately three weeks after publishing date. But the recruitment is an ongoing process so if we find the right candidate before we might close the possibility to apply before.