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Solution Architect

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location Engineering & Technology Full Time

Job description

Are you today leading a tech team but would like to take the next step in designing modern scalable software products for the many people in a creative environment? Or maybe you are an experience developer that have a wish to take lead in designing the how? Or you have worked with architecture and looking for a new challenge? Then, you could be the one we are looking for. 

In this role you will lead, together with our tech delivery team and the technology area, the design of our Create & Produce Digital Landscape. You will translate the business requirements to define modern, scalable, and high-performing technical solutions, drive the implementation of systems in the development life cycle and provide technical recommendations for our production systems and infrastructure.  

You will be part of the Tech Delivery team within IMC Digital and you will report to the Digital Engineering Manager. 

What you will do: 

  • Describe the current and future state of the IT landscape for the intended business change as well as the transition to reach the future state aligned with architectural principles and guidelines. 

  • Working with fellow architects to agree on common principles of architecture and shaping it up for the bigger organization 

  • Researching, designing, and implementing new software functionality, reviewing, and validating solutions based on existing and upcoming technologies. 

  • Ensure that agreed IT landscape architectures and transition roadmaps guide the scoping of business initiatives as well as the detailed design and delivery of solutions. 

  • Participate and define needs from the architecture perspective in the creation of solution documentation in co-operation with process/business teams and IT vendors,  

  • Being the point of contact across product teams for topics like Single sign on, Integration designs, log management, documenting architecture using UML/Metamodeling/standards 

what you will need: 

We search for someone who is curious, structured, challenging, and fearless. You have a strong software development background and interest or experience from solution architecture.  

You are interested in business and like to see how digital can enable people to achieve business results, working with stakeholders and their requirements, you are comfortable explaining technical information to people in a simple, easy-to understand way. 

You can see the big picture as well as the details and to structure information and derive conclusions and consequences out of them. For you, quality is important. 

You have strong social and communication skills and are enthusiastic, driven, and structured. You are fluent in both spoken and written English and have the desire to work in a simple and effective way. 

You will need: 

  • Working knowledge of Integration patterns to help design data flow across products 

  • Metamodeling experience to build architecture and document it (UML/Metamodeling). 

  • Experience with Single sign on, log management. 

  • Azure Cloud knowledge or similar (GCP/AWS). Preferably Azure. 

  • To accommodate changing preconditions with the focus on delivery for a solution. 

Company Description 

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 are 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 Marketing & Communications AB, we are 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 are melting pot of many different nationalities and cultures. Because 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 are on the lookout for passionate doers, idea makers, creative thinkers - people who want to find answers to everyday problems in people's lives, for society and the planet. 

Additional information 

We look forward to receiving your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English latest October 12th, 2022. Please note that we will be interviewing candidates continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidate. For questions regarding the position please contact Abhishek Kumar, hiring manager via and for questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist Nichole Syjueco via