Why we will love you ?
At IKEA, you’re welcome no matter where you come from, what you believe, and what you look like. We don’t even care how you have furnished your home. We’re interested in you simply because you’re you. Our different views, backgrounds, and personalities make us better understand our customers, give us more fun at work and spark more and better ideas. Perhaps your unique take on something could lead to a great idea that creates a better everyday life for the many people.
We are looking for several passionate engineers, who are excited about technology and innovative ways of working and want to join us in Helsingborg to help shape the future of IKEA!
Who you are?
As a person, you have a proven ability to develop high-quality code using and applying good practices. You have a curious nature and actively acquire new knowledge and skills, champion new methods, digital systems and processes to improve performance. Doing so will enable you to change direction based on new ideas, approaches and strategies. You will be empowered to work in an agile way and to use continuous improvement within the software engineering function. By encouraging simplicity, efficiency, ownership and accountability you’ll easily collaborate with others to achieve our common goals.
You are expected to know front end, but you will also need to handle backend development from time to time. You like to be in contact with people from all over the world, and you are a helping hand when assisting less experienced developers. You also like to work with various projects, and it is a plus if you like to coordinate the job when developing a product.
To be successful as a Software Engineer, you have advanced training in computer science or similar experience through keeping up with current good practices in your areas of expertise. In addition, you have demonstrable experience in working in an Agile and DevOps working setup. You get energized by delivering high quality software in an agile environment.
The IKEA culture and values are very much a part of our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA, it’s important for us that you share our values! You can read more regarding our values and life at IKEA on our website www.IKEA.com
The scope of the role is to assist IKEA by:
- being responsible for the development of high quality (software) code which has been tested and is ready to be shipped.
- applying and adhere to good practice software engineering practices (e.g. DRY principles, continuous integration, continuous deployment, pair programming, code reviews) within an agile/iterative development approach.
- providing support and guidance as needed to other developers within the team and other people outside the team. These are tasks you need to enjoy when working in this team.
- contributing to the continuous development of standards against which software development should take place as well as exploring and bring in new technologies to boost innovation and development productivity.
- working closely together with other software engineers and cross functions to explore UX and system needs, and ensure that digital solutions work together and fulfil business needs
About this work area
At Group Digital, we set the digital agenda to keep IKEA leading in an uncertain and fast-moving environment. We drive the development, provision and operation of our digital products and services using 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.
In Customer Meeting Points Web, we work on the overall user experience of IKEA.com – a website with over 4.3 billion visits per year. Here our teams are cross functional product teams that consist of four legs; Product, UX, Data and Engineering. We drive the development, provision and operation of our product and services using new and existing technology and agile delivery methods to deliver value at pace.
We are working with a lot of great technologies and we strive to stay up to date with the technology trends. Some examples of what we are currently working with are:
-React / Preact
-Content Delivery Network/Edge Compute
-GCP and Amazon Web Services
The team’s work includes page performance, legal compliance (including accessibility), user interface consistency, and analytics tools to help us better understand our users’ needs.
In addition to global framework code, we work on making our users’ journeys through the site better by providing them with a consistent and usable navigation system. We also provide a stable and fun platform for our editors to build the required information architecture and content for hundreds of thousands of pages, ranging from support sections up to the home page, and all the components that run on them.
About the Market Engineering team
INGKA Group Digital provides about 50 countries with a global IKEA site. While we deliver a high-quality global platform, there will always be country-specific needs that the global team does not have the time to prioritize. Then there is the possibility for that country to develop a local solution for it and add it to the site.
To deliver to ikea.com there are many guidelines to follow to make sure that the site is secure, accessible, IKEA branded, follows ISDP, has good performance, etc.
For a country that wants to contribute to the site, it is hard to have competence in all those areas. Our Market Engineering team supports, educates, and helps the local markets to make sure their local solutions technically have the quality needed to co-exist on ikea.com. We also have our own products that we have developed. If a country does not have the capability to develop a solution, our team might be the one developing the product for them. To fit in our team, you need to enjoy talking to people all over the world, since that is a big part of our job, not only building solutions
Today the Market Engineering team consists of seven Software engineers and an Engineering manager.
You and most of the people in the team are based in Helsingborg (Sweden). We have one developer in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
LET’S START OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER!
The role is based in Helsingborg, Sweden.
If you have any questions about the position, please reach out to Engineering Manager; Anette Kamf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to our Tech recruiter Usha Rao at email@example.com
Please note that we will be interviewing continuously. We look forward to hearing from you
Studies show that members of underrepresented communities don’t apply for jobs unless they’re 100% “qualified”. If this is part of why you hesitate to apply, we would like you to reconsider and give it a chance. Maybe your profile fits our needs much better than you think. We look forward to receiving your application.
From: “Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified” by Tara Sophia Mohr, August 2014”
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.