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Senior Software Engineer-Inventory Management, Group Digital

Amsterdam, North Holland - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

Job description


At IKEA we strongly believe that we can help people and the planet, while creating an affordable and better everyday life at home.

We believe that it is our responsibility together to find a greater purpose and create space to innovate. We believe that innovation comes from daring to fail; these stories inspire us to explore and dare to try again.

We believe that we thrive when meeting incredible people that are on the same mission at IKEA. People who are very humble, supportive, and absolutely committed to lead into the future and create a better life for more of the many people by putting the customer and their homes at the heart of all we do.


You are curious and you love tinkering. You believe together is better than apart. You have opinions, but you are happy to change your mind if new data contradicts the assumptions. You love leading by example and you get energy when those around you succeed through your efforts. You believe in finding a solution actively rather than passively waiting for the solution to come to you. You are always constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve the system, the processes, or the team. The IKEA values resonate with you.

Regardless of whether you have had advanced education in computer science or if you have learned software engineering through other means, you keep up to date on current best practices. You are unafraid to question your own assumptions about the world and have a track record of flexibility and end-to-end ownership of systems, from the customer to the database. You are deliberate in the software you deliver, and focus on well-functioning software ecosystems, democratic data, smart infrastructure, and resiliency.

The IKEA culture and values are the core of our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it is important for us that you share our values! You can read more regarding our values and life at IKEA on our website or just watch this movie:


Within the global inventory sub-domain, together with you, we build and maintain systems that answer all questions related to things, such as “what is where?” and “where should it be?” This is at the heart of IKEA: in order to be efficient at selling things, we need to innovate upon the logistics area, so that we know where things are in stores, warehouses, in trucks, in production, in addition to knowing where it should be, how it is going to get there, and begin making nimble adjustments to make sure our customers have what they need when they need it. We will support the organisation and our customers by providing accurate inventory data enabling IKEA to optimise, promise and predict its goods flow in order to achieve better and sustainable business for the future.

We are a team of Software Engineers that holds themselves accountable for the below:
odelivering quality software quickly, reliably, and safely to production, and understanding the customer impact and experience of your contribution.
owork with multiple modern languages like: Golang, Java (Quarkus, GraalVM), Node/Typescript, Python, Dart.
obuilding and maintaining microservices (containerized workloads, distributed systems, container orchestration) on public and/or private cloud environments.
oproven skills on strategizing and designing distributed systems.
odev-ops way of working: You write it, you run it, you own it.
otaking initiatives to experiment, prototype new ideas, and generate value.
oworking in agile teams and across the capability areas, contributing to the development and maintenance of products and solutions, community practices at the core of your delivery.
oapplying and adhering to good software engineering practices such as continuous integration, automated tests, pair programming, code reviews.
ocollaborating in an agile/iterative development approach.
oproviding support and guidance as needed to other developers within the development team encouraging good practices as well as creating an environment based on psychological safety.
ocontributing to the continuous development of standards against which software development should take place as well as exploring and bring in new technologies and tools to boost innovation and development productivity.
oworking closely together with other software engineers and cross functions to produce all required designs and ensure that digital solutions work together, fulfilling business needs.


At Group Digital, we set the digital agenda to keep IKEA leading in an ever evolving and fast-moving environment. We drive the development, provision and operation of our digital products and services through the use of new and existing technology and agile delivery methods to deliver at pace. At the same time, we provide a home for digital skills to both develop and extend the technical, people and business skills needed to ensure continuous development and growth of our digital capability.


The role is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to Veronika Danovich at

Please note that we will be interviewing continuously. We look forward to hearing from you!

We’re the ones who make it possible for people to have a smarter life at home and a hassle-free and rewarding shopping experience. Together we work to find new digital solutions for every business need to help make IKEA a great and efficient place to work. We like to think of ourselves as innovative and modern, and we believe that nothing would actually work without us.