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Test Engineer - API/backend | IKEA Home smart

Älmhult, Kronoberg County - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

Job description

Company description

At Business Area (BA) IKEA Home smart you will join an amazing group of talented, passionate people with an entrepreneurial mind-set who are set on democratizing the smart home.  

We develop smart products to enable a smarter life at home for people all over the world. We are curious and passionate about creating solutions that solve real-life problems and help people realize their dreams. All on their terms. Because we believe everyone deserves a smart home. 

To succeed, we look for new ways of integrating technology and digital solutions into furniture and life at home. We explore opportunities throughout the home, and we work closely together with other Business Areas to both drive transformation of the existing range and develop new smart products to attract new customers to IKEA. We’re still at the beginning – there is lots more to come.  

Job description

We impact millions of customers around the world, every day, bringing home automation systems and intelligent products to the many people. The cloud is not just how we deliver our service, it’s where we innovate and try to prove our ideas. We own our own delivery and don’t like to deliberate.

To further develop our capabilities, we're looking for a Test Engineer who would like to share their passions and inspiration within our Backend Cloud Team.

You will:

  • Lead the analysis and test planning of the sprints of the Core Backend/Cloud team.
  • Perform functional and non-functional REST API tests.
  • Have continuous discussions with developers during the sprints to take decisions on what is important to test.
  • Develop and maintain a lightweight REST API test framework for automated testing.
  • Make decisions on what level of automated API tests are needed, and implement them.
  • Participate in meetings, and collaborate with others regarding the quality of our systems.
  • Keep an eye on the cloud-native world and what is new and upcoming in the market.


We imagine you'll have:

  • Deep understanding of REST API tests and tools, both for manual and automated testing.
  • Familiarity with tools such as Postman, and Postman APIs.
  • Hands-on experience of Open API Specification.
  • Strong communication skills and an open mind.
  • A passion to share knowledge with, and learn from, the team, as well as the wider organisation.
  • Strong understanding of non-functional aspects of cloud-based backend technology.
  • Core programming skills in Python or Node.js.
  • Experience working in a Linux environment.

It will be a big plus if you have:

  • Experience in Dynamic Test Generation based on Open API Specification, ReadyAPI Platform and similar.
  • Experience with serverless architecture.
  • Experience in testing cloud-based backends being deployed on multiple sites, across multiple regions.

More Information

Our empowered teams operate with autonomy and independence - we believe we're lucky to have brought together some of the best and most passionate engineers in the business.

Does this sound like something you would love to be a part of?

Please apply through the link with your CV and letter of motivation, in English.You are welcome to contact for more information about the recruitment process.