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Data & Analytics Platform Architect | Inter IKEA Group

Delft, South Holland - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

Job description

Company description

You see things a little differently. So do we. Leadership at IKEA is simple, clear and humble. We’re not fans of bureaucracy and complicated hierarchy. We believe that what you value is more important than what your CV says. Come see things a little differently with us.

Inter IKEA Group brings together three core businesses: Franchise, Range and Supply. Together we work constantly to improve the IKEA home furnishing offer and make it more accessible for the many people.

We are now establishing a new IKEA Shared Data & Technology organization as part of developing our digital capabilities. This organization will be built up together with existing co-workers, recruitments and establishing and developing partnerships over the coming years. It is now an opportunity to join us and be part of and leading this development journey. Our data & technology capabilities that are common across Inter IKEA group will be kept together and organized in the IKEA Shared data & technology organization. The organization will be based mainly in southern part of Sweden and in Delft, Netherlands.

Job description

At IKEA, we aim to make healthy and sustainable choices affordable and accessible for all. To make that happen, we need people with imagination. People who know that everyone has a right to feel at home. People who share our vision of a better everyday life. Together we’ll innovate the future of life at home through data, technology, retail and home furnishing know-how. We need future architects, down-to-earth data scientists, unboxed engineers, cyber guardians, common sense makers and more! Are you one of them? 

Key responsibilities:

  • Design and specify the architecture blueprint for the Data & Analytics Platform
  • Create & maintain Architecture artefacts (Architecture definition document, High level designs, physical components and cloud architecture)
  • Contribute to architectural efficiency and synergies across products and publisher by identifying and managing inclusion of reusable assets .
  • Ensure reusability & scalability of D&A platform
  • Make sure that the overall technology roadmaps are being considered in relevant decisions
  • Document changes to secure current and future architectural state in the Data & Analytics platform
  • Ensure consistency with relevant digital frameworks, principles, guidelines and standards
  • Continuously maintain and looking for opportunities to improve the Data & Analytics platform based on feedback and close collaboration with stakeholders and product teams across the IKEA value chain
  • Work closely together with partners, peers and other relevant roles like architects, product owners, data engineers, or data scientists across IKEA as well as in your team.
  • Contribute to securing the technical roadmap for Data & Analytics platform where needed
  • Facilitate and contribute to the Data & Analytics Technical advisory board
  • Collaborate with product teams and data publishers that technical and non-technical components work together and create a holistic whole.
  • Collaborate with product teams and data publishers on the digital development and operations side.


We believe that you, as our new colleague, have the following knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor/Master degree or similar in engineering, informatics or equivalent combination of relevant training and work experience.
  • Strong digital architecture experience (Business-, IT- and Solution architecture)
  • Experience as a project member in agile project environments and methodologies as well in running business activities
  • Good knowledge of architecture frameworks and aspects as well as architecture methods and tools (TOGAF, ArchiMate)
  • Good understanding in common platforms and practices regarding digital development; Cloud based setups, Advanced Analytics and computing environments and GitHub (or similar) and CI/CD workflows
  • Experience developing and deploying ETL solutions on Azure
  • Experience of Lambda & Kappa architectures and understanding of Data mesh

More Information

This is a full time role (40 hours per week) based in Delft, Netherlands. If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Sarah Fielding (