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Platform Engineering Manager - Group Digital, INGKA Group

Helsingborg, Skåne County Engineering & Technology Full Time

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You are passionate about technology and appreciate the mix of strategic thinking and turning architecture trends and requirements into practice. Moreover, you have the motivation to make platforms fit for purpose, including phase-out. As a person we believe you are agile and motivated to keep learning and to forget the obsolete with an openness to the change. Working both independently and interdependently and cross functions gets you energized. You share and live the IKEA culture and values. For this role you have proven training in information technology, computer science or equivalent. To be successful we believe you have a minimum of 5 years of progressive and diverse experience as software engineer or technology architect. You have experience in managing the operations and on-going maintenance of core systems/solutions and possess strong documented leadership skills. You have knowledge in following areas: · experience of working building and implementing API/Microservices architectures · modern data architectures, data extract mechanisms, functional decomposition and business rules engines · depth of understanding of technology specifically those used for development of the platform areas for which they are responsible · intermediate knowledge of the disciplines of enterprise digital development and technical architecture · extensive knowledge of the cost drivers in systems delivery and operations and the commercial consequences of the technical decisions made · excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage and communicate with senior business-leaders and Technology Leadership · experience with Agile practices You have depth of knowledge in implementing API/Microservices architectures and practical ‘hands on’ experience in platform re-engineering/decomposition/modernisation. As a person you have the ability to take ownership and make effective decisions. Furthermore, you are delivery focused with excellent attention to detail and drive to resolve issues. You have intermediate stakeholder management skills. In times of multiple, potentially conflicting needs, you have the ability to manage and prioritise the needs at the same time. We believe dealing effectively, being good with ambiguity and changing priorities are another capabilities of yours. You are a problem solver with outstanding troubleshooting and analytical abilities. Moreover, you demonstrate strong IKEA leadership skills, with the ability and credibility to lead and guide both in house and third party teams.


As a Platform Engineering Manager you will lead the work of scaling down and phasing out legacy platforms over time, while at the same time delivering the data extracts and APIs required to satisfy the ongoing needs of product development teams. In addition, you will manage and lead the implementation of the platform area roadmap, prioritising work and leading re-engineering teams to execute the required activities. You also will: · support the Platform Area Manager in developing and executing the platform area roadmap for their respective platform, focussing specifically on the re-engineering of the platform · be responsible for balancing the need of implement the platform roadmap, satisfying the ongoing needs of product development teams, while simplify and modernize the landscape · actively manage and prioritize the re-engineering backlog to support product development and the re-engineering of the platform · work with Capability Area Product Owners and Platform Operations Managers to understand and qualify their needs and requirements, ensuring that are understood and planned into the schedule of work as needed · lead the work of scaling down, simplify and modernise through decomposition, decommission and phasing out the legacy platforms over time · manage stakeholders across Products and Platforms Areas to reach agreement on conflicting/overlapping priorities · drive consistency in practice, process, toolset and architecture across the platform reengineering function · lead, coach and develop members of the platform re-engineering function, promoting best practice in technical architecture · work across initiatives within INGKA Group, steering solutions towards the correct architecture In this role you will report to the Platform Area Manager. For this role we have several openings in the following areas: - Customer Fulfilment and Business Operations.


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 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.


Does this sound like your next challenge? IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global workplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. If you have job specific questions please contact for Platform Area Customer & Fulfilment: Petra Lindberg at and for Platform Area Business Operations: Anca Iordanescu at If you have questions regarding the recruitment process or other practicalities, please get in touch with Ami Hui at FYI: This recruitment is being handled in a new recruitment system where you as a candidate now have your own recruitment page. You can now track the status of your application and edit attachments even after submitting your application. Please note that the candidate information we may have saved in the previous recruitment system is not connected to the new platform. You will be asked to update your profile with new information. As you might know, in Sweden it’s common to take a few weeks of holiday during July, most people take over three weeks in a row; at IKEA we are no different. We believe in a healthy work-life balance and encourage our co-workers to take time to relax, recharge, and unwind. Because of this great benefit we might take a bit longer to get back to you, we will return in early August and you should hear from us soon after. We look forward to learning more about you!