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Helsingborg, Skåne County - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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We are looking for a passionate Senior Systems Engineer who strives for engineering excellence and excels in constantly changing environments. You are excited about systems architecture, modern technologies (cloud native, global scale), innovative ways of working (cross-functional, autonomous, agile) and you want to take part in shaping the future of IKEA!

As a person you have a proven ability to develop high quality digital services using and applying good practices. You have a curious nature, and actively acquire new knowledge and skills, using them to champion new methods and processes to improve performance. On the same side you are happy to share your knowledge and help everyone around you to grow as individual engineers and strong engineering teams.

You will become part of the Database and Application services Management team and be a key player in contributing to the technology evolvement of the area. We are on an exciting journey, Developing and enabling new technology services through full focus on automation and self-service capabilities for efficiency, availability and usability.

To succeed as Senior Systems Engineer you have:

-Deep knowledge of the technology domain(s) and its architectual concepts

-extensive knowledge and experience in Development of self service capabilities for Databases & Application Hosting

- Deep knowlwdge and experience of infrastructure architecture in the domain

-excellent communication and coaching skills and an ability to make data driven decisions

-Strong knowledge of operations engineering practices using industry standard toolsets

-Deep knowledge of working in agile/iterative environments with agile practices

-Good understanding of the cost drivers and effective leveraging the commercial consequences of technical decisions

- Good knowledge in how to develop and optimize the area


As a Senior Systems Engineer you will be responsible for designing and delivering high quality digital capabilities and services to support consumers across Ingka and Inter-IKEA Systems to be more efficient and reach the many people.

Among many tasks you will:

-Design, develop and deliver technology services through automation and self-service capabilities for efficiency, availability and usability

-Design and educate in ways of working for stakeholders encouraging good practices to meet consumer expectations on Service delivery

-Be the glue between Enterprise Architecture and the service area making sure that technology strategies align.

- Together with your peers in the Management team create and drive the technology roadmap for the service area.

-Ensure and review systems compliance towards legislations, policies or other requirements in order to stay compliant.

-Take the lead in change activities in different environments in order to secure adaptation, functionality and availability, coaching stakeholders through the process.

-Take responsibility for cooperation and align key stakeholders within Ingka and Inter-IKEA Systems with interdependencies towards Group Digital to develop Product/Service design and technical roadmaps.

-Lead in promoting and advocating good engineering practices within an agile/iterative development approach in order to improve time to market.

-Onboard, coach and mentor engineers in order to secure transfer of competence and enable a high performing team

-Ensure that Products and Services are built according to best practices by continually learning from and benchmarking against industry standards to continuously validate and improve deliverables

In this role as Senior System Engineer you will report to Service Manager Database ad Application Services. Your office location will be in southern part of Sweden (Helsingborg or Älmhult).


Group Digital 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.

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 or just watch this video:

We believe a healthy and flexible life balance is important, so together we will strive to create a work environment where you feel in control of your life balance, can be yourself, grow and excel in both your personal and professional life.

At IKEA, we welcome all dimensions of diversity. A diverse and inclusive workplace is good for our co-workers, for our customers and for our business. Working with differences helps us grow both as individuals and as an organization. ... Simply put: we believe the uniqueness of every individual makes IKEA better!


If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Mikael Rönnmark, Service Manager Database and Application Services;

Please also note that we do only handle applications in English and no applications coming in by email. 

You might have some questions about the recruitment process, and we are more than happy to answer those! Feel free to connect with the recruitment specialist