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Solution Architect

Älmhult, Kronoberg IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

Job description

Company description

IKEA of Sweden, or IoS, is responsible for developing the IKEA range and making it available to stores and customers all over the world. IoS is leading business development at IKEA and the core IKEA matrices Range, Supplying, Technical and Commercial. At IKEA of Sweden you will work in a company with endless opportunities to develop in different operational areas and countries.

Range & Product Development is a part of IKEA of Sweden. The Product Engineering & Requirement team secures relevant solutions for IKEA Range & Supply – today and tomorrow. Our goal is to connect business and people with information technology.

The future is near, join us and make it perfect

Are you passionate about people and information technology?
We are looking for a Solution Architect to the Product Engineering & Requirement team, belonging to the Process & IT tools department at Range & Product Development, IoS

Job description

In the Product Engineering & Requirements team you will work with our Label Solutions.
You will be part of one of 3 solution teams within Processes & IT Tools in Range & Product Development. Each team consists of several Solution Owners, Business Analysts and Solution Architects working together developing user friendly business solutions supporting the product development process at IKEA.

As a Solution Architect you will mainly work with following:

  • Create high level design for solutions and improvements 
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to capture and document the requirements, create and shape ideas into current state, future state and transition states to guide the detailed design and delivery of business solutions 
  • Lead solution activities within the domain, establish solution/infrastructure design in accordance to the architecture and provide technology advice 
  • Provide expertise for roadmaps, pre-studies and design workshops within projects
  • Secure the Area architecture vision and goals in the solution architecture and the system development process
  • Perform solution, system and infrastructure design reviews to support running business, provide guidance towards service improvements and service transition


To be successful in this role you need to have:

  • General knowledge about the applicable standard IT domain and market
  • Experience from implementation/realization of IT products and services 
  • Good knowledge about the role of architecture and being able to identify areas for architecture focus in a project/line tasks
  • Good knowledge and experience about system integration in complex environments
  • Good understanding of project and software lifecycle management. 
  • Steering according to processes and methods for developing, integrating and building IT system
  • Ability to communicate adapted to different stakeholders e.g. describe complex technical details in a simple way or translate business requirements in technical details
  • Ability to lead your work in a fast developing, changing environment

More Information

We work in an international environment which could lead to some travelling but primary location for this assignment is Älmhult.

Sounds interesting? Submit your application as soon as possible however not later than 9th of August 2020. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Magnus Wetterholt, Solution Team Leader, at +46 70 897 01 80. For information about the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist, Jonas Levin at +46 72 886 53 84. Note that due to vacation we might not be able to take calls.

Process & IT tools department at Range & Product Development manage and develop around 40 IT solutions, supporting users globally in the following areas:

  • Product Development
  • Range Management
  • Product Information to our customers
  • Product Documentation to our suppliers
  • Compliance reporting
  • Sustainability performance
  • Sales Collaboration

We manages the portfolio of all initiatives with an IT component and lead and develop current and new solutions connected to the product development process. This is done in projects, major enhancements initiatives or in a continuous improvements work. We work in an agile way in close co-operation with our external IT Supplier.
We also support users with communication, learning and subject matter expertise.