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Software Engineer

IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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Software Engineer, Group Digital

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN
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. Working at IKEA is a unique opportunity to contribute to our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people.

We are setting up a whole new way for our customers to plan their journey with IKEA, we need you to help us build the solutions for this.

Our mission is to create more innovative solutions to help customers plan life events and to inspire them. To do this, we have started by building our main product, Favourites. You can find this on IKEA.com and the app whenever you favourite something. Together, we need to rework how the customers can use this product on IKEA.com and how we support our other channels with the backend needed for this.

WHO YOU ARE
We are looking for an engineer that enjoys building things that makes an impact with our customers. Are you excited about technology and want a chance to be part of building better digital products for our customers? Look no further, you have arrived at the right opportunity!

Our team is a great group of people who have fun together every day. We come from diverse backgrounds, coming together in the mission of creating a better everyday life for the many people on the IKEA web. In a true cross functional team with designers, data analysts, engineering manager, agile coach, and product owner we make this a reality.

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 https://about.ikea.com/en/work-with-us

If you have experience of working in a devops team building web applications at scale and think that you can thrive in this environment – contact us!

PS. We’re looking for people with skills in backend if you happen to be well versed in both frontend and backend – even better! We can teach you the frameworks and technologies, don’t worry if you don’t know it all.
If you’re interested – our current tech stack in backend is written primarily in Golang (hosted on GCP, on GKE using Cloud Spanner as primary storage, IAC by Terraform).

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
As Software Engineer your main responsibilities will include:
- Building software that meets IKEAs high standards, this includes quality, performance, security
- Setting up and maintain our cloud environments
- Contribute to all aspects of the product lifecycle, with a focus on engineering
- Help maintain and improve our integration and delivery pipeline
- Support, coach, and guide team members in your areas of expertise
- Explore and apply new technologies suitable for our product
- Take responsibility for the product, all the way from idea to runtime, this includes on call duties

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 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.

QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT? LET'S CONNECT!
The role is based in Malmö, Sweden and you will report to Engineering Manager, Sandra Fridälv. For more information about the role, reach out to hiring manager, sandra.fridalv@ingka.ikea.com

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to IT Recruiter, Vefa Andersson at vefa.andersson@ingka.com.

We will be interviewing continuously and are looking forward to your application!

PLEASE NOTE
Due to data privacy (GDPR) we can’t review any applications coming to us in other ways than through our recruitment program.

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.