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Software Engineer, Order Promise, Group Digital

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

Job description


At IKEA we have a vision to help more of the many people to have an affordable and better everyday life at home and be more convenient to where they are. At the same time, we aspire to become truly people and planet positive.

The challenge of transforming such a global iconic brand is breath taking – You can read about INGKA’s ‘10 jobs in 3 years’ , 5 of them are underpinned by the amazing work we will do in Fulfilment, Logistics & Inventory Management.

We strongly believe that diverse engineering teams can really grow in an environment where cross-functional product-engineering-teams are empowered to make decisions and solve the problems on hand as autonomous teams. We believe that true innovation comes from co-creation, taking educated risks and how we dare to fail in safe surroundings.

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

We are looking for passionate engineers who strive for engineering excellence and excel in constantly changing environments. You are excited about software architecture, modern technologies (cloud native, global scale) and innovative ways of working (cross-functional, autonomous, agility) and you want to take part in shaping the future of IKEA!

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. 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.

To be successful as a Software Engineer you have advanced training in computer science or similar long running experience through keeping up with current best practices in your areas of expertise. In addition, you have demonstrable experience in working in a changing, agility focused and DevOps-minded environment and thrive on taking full responsibility for the products and the customer experience. To enable others, you get energized by delivering high quality software with a focus on the surrounding ecosystems, democratic data and smart infrastructure. These build the resilient foundation, which is all part of our Technology strategy.

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 movie:

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.

As Software Engineer, your main accountabilities will include you:

•being accountable for delivering quality software reliably, safely and quickly to production, and understanding the customer impact and experience of your contribution
•working in an autonomous team and across the capability areas, contributing to the development and maintenance of products and solutions, community practices at the core of your delivery
•being an active part in our product development and spar with product owners and business specialists
•applying and adhere to good software engineering practices (e.g. XP, TDD, BDD, continuous integration, automation, pair programming, code reviews) within an agility focused iterative development approach
•feeling very much at home in different ecosystems and programming environments like the JVM, Java/Kotlin, Node/Typescript, Python, GCP, cloud native Microservices, 12 factor app, Serverless, Event-Architectures
•providing support and guidance as needed to other engineers within your development team encouraging good practices, as well as creating an environment based on psychological safety
•contributing 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 excellence. In your team and beyond.
•helping to identify, collect, automate and use the right data points to improve our overall software engineering process as well as helping with business measures to improve our digital products.
•Identifying with your team the right tool for the job responsibly. You can choose of many options and at the same time keep the needs of your and accompanying teams in mind.

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 modern 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 this role you will report to an Engineering manager in Order Promise domain. The role is based in Helsingborg, Sweden.

If you have any questions about the position, please reach out to hiring manager Johan Håkansson at

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to Igor Micanovic at or Tom Reynolds at

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