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Solution Architect | Inter IKEA Technology Services AB

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

Job description

At IKEA, we aim to make healthy and sustainable choices affordable and accessible for all. To make that happen, we need people with imagination. People who know that everyone has a right to feel at home. People who share our vision of a better everyday life. Together we’ll innovate the future of life at home through data, technology, retail and home furnishing know-how. We need future architects, down-to-earth data scientists, unboxed engineers, cyber guardians, common sense makers and more! Are you one of them?

We are looking for someone to join us in our journey to build up professional and modern monitoring capabilities and establish it as part of our shared digital foundation for Inter IKEA Group. You have a passion for enabling business in creating a better everyday life for the ‘many people’ by ensuring an efficient and user-centric way for delivering IT services across IKEA.

More specifically, in this role you will be responsible for:

  • Shape ideas – in close collaboration with relevant internal and external stakeholders into concrete, robust and appropriate monitoring solution architecture.
  • Secure that the solution architecture reflects customer and co-worker experience, time to market, sharing and collaboration, functional, technical, operational, security, financial, social and environmental considerations.
  • Ensure that the solution architecture and roadmaps complies with relevant policies, principles, rules and standards. Align with agreed IT landscape architectures, its vision and goals and transition roadmaps. Suggest changes, when compliance hinders business value. Manage Exceptions.
  • Ensure that the agreed solution architectures and transition roadmaps guide the scoping of business initiatives, the low level design and govern the implementation of solutions.
  • Participate in technology identification and selection.
  • Work actively in proof of concept activities to validate technology and products to match requirements and architecture designs.
  • Lead solution architecture activities within the monitoring area e.g. the creation, revision and implementation of vision and goals, standards and reference solution architectures (reusable for the enterprise), handling of deviations and exceptions, ensuring architecture requirements for life cycle management of monitoring products and services, perform design reviews, provide guidance for service improvements and service transition.

In this role you will report to our IT Operations Manager and work closely with stakeholders across Inter IKEA Group digital to lead towards uniformity and commonality. Monitoring capabilities is a huge foundation to achieve quality, efficiency and simplicity for the delivery of our services.


To be successful in this role, we believe you have knowledge of IT Service Management with a focus on ITIL processes and monitoring capabilities.

You have experience in navigating yourself in large enterprises and able to build relationship and networks to optimize the way of working in the capability.

We are on the journey to transform our digital capabilities, bringing core business processes, people, data & technology together - an enabler for IKEA to become an even better home furnishing retailer in the future. A journey that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference. If that sounds like you, come and join us. Together we can do great things.

We will be doing some amazing things at IKEA Shared Data & Technology; therefore we need some amazing people – this position is not an exception.

You have extensive understanding of technical drivers, business needs and non-functional requirements for the monitoring area. You are following digital technologies/trends, industry standards and digital practices within monitoring capabilities.

Also, you are inspired by possibilities and opportunities digital and information technology bring to enable, transform and break new grounds.

More Information

This is a full time role (40 hours per week) based in Malmö, Sweden or Delft, Netherlands reporting to IT Operations Manager.

The closing date for this role is 7th October 22.

We want to understand the why! Please send your application with a CV and motivation letter in English and tell us why you would be a good fit. Applications without a motivation letter will not be taken into consideration.

About IKEA  

At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plantballs that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. And it’s been keeping our co-workers going for over 75 years. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home. Maybe you can help us.

IKEA Shared Data & Technology builds up, delivers, serves and supports shared data and technology for the IKEA value chain. Together we build a digital foundation to enable our core business partners and franchisees to work more efficiently and create a rewarding customer experience in an omnichannel world. 

At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant. 

Another thing fuelling our success is our values-based culture. While we are unique individuals with endless differences, something we share is our commitment to lead by example, work together, find better ways and to get things done. We believe in life-long learning, where we all play a part in helping each other (and our business) grow.  

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