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Solution & Technology Architect (with focus on integration and/or data platforms) – Ingka Centres

Malmö, Skåne County IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

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You are passionate about building, maintaining and implementing a good solution design. We are searching for someone with at least 5 years of experience as a technical/solution architect. You have experience in solution design what regards to data & analytics platforms, modern integration, APIs, modern API-led and emergent architecture – all utilising modern cloud based services and tools. You are used to perform in an agile environment with focus on value and performance driven deliverables. Proven advanced training in information technology, computer science or equivalent is required. We are recruiting to two positions and are in total looking for knowledge in: • how to engineer and design information technology systems that enable agility, flexibility and reusability to respond to needs • how to enable business change by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value, in a continuous delivery process • how to provide frameworks from an architecture perspective for creating/sourcing new services or modifying those that already exist, with re-usability and information security in focus. • API-led Architecture and its application in a business context • platform architectures, understanding challenges in platform development and a proven capability to articulate platform level abstractions from requirements • developing and implementing platform-independent (de-coupled) solutions that are available to customers, co-workers and applications across multiple geographies and utilizing multiple protocols • providing the framework from an architecture perspective for creating/sourcing new services or modifying those that already exist • understanding of one or more architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, Zachman) • if specializing in our integration platform; API design and management and integration principles, patterns and cloud based integration services; API and micro service development in cloud environments • if specializing in our data & analytics platform; practices and solutions in relation to data onboarding, data storage and data processing as well as provide re-usable patterns, practices and solutions for both traditional and advanced analytical areas.


As a Solution & Technology Architect; you will translate business needs and ambitions into concrete, robust and appropriate solution architectures (high level design), and transition roadmaps that achieve the business outcome for a fast-growing business. You will proactively steer and support product and platform teams as they design, build and deploy features & solutions. You will: • lead architecture activities, across product and platform areas, and also specialize in our data & analytics platform and/or integration platform; e.g. the creation, revision and implementation of standards and reference solution architectures (reusable for Ingka Centres), handling of deviations and exceptions, ensuring architecture requirements for life cycle management of products and services, perform design reviews, provide guidance for service improvements and service transition • ensure the platforms and solution assembly of products adhere to agreed technology architecture standards, principles and the overall roadmap • create & refine architecture designs and patterns; and ensure that they account for non-functional requirements such as reliability, scalability and performance • ensure that the agreed solution architectures and transition roadmaps guide the scoping of business initiatives, the low-level design and govern the implementation • participate in technology identification and selection • drive implementation of the technology architecture roadmap according to plan, minimizing technical debt • if specializing in our integration platform; create API design principles, e.g. naming conventions, response codes, path and query parameter usage, etc; ensure projects are educated on the API standards and they are implemented accordingly; maintain the services register for Ingka Centres • if specializing in our data & analytics platform; provide technical guidance for data lakes, data warehousing and data processing as well as visualization and advanced analytics (ML/AI) tools; provide business analytics guidance to ensure data quality and speed-up delivery of information as per business requirements; architect and design reporting solutions via automation, scheduling, and other distribution services; support the engineering teams by providing guidance and expertise on schema definitions, logical and physical database design and optimization for efficient reporting and data consumption In this role you will report to the Technology Architecture Manager, Ingka Centres. These positions will be based in Malmö, Sweden.


It is the purpose of Ingka Centres to drive visitation to IKEA. We are creating Meeting Places where people loves to visit and come back again and again. As a Solution & Technology Architect at Ingka Centres you will be a part of the Commercial & Digital Domain. The Commercial & Digital Domain´s mission is to enable Meeting Places, acting as a commercial engine to drive visitation and brand awareness through partnership and co-creation of innovative commercial and customer solutions, concepts and insights, creating an outstanding 360* experience for customers and communities.


If you have job specific questions please connect with hiring manager Gregory Arulappan at Do you have questions about the recruitment process? Please contact the Ingka Centres Recrutiment team at Please apply with your Resume and Cover Letter written in English, no later than 3rd of September. Warmly welcome with your application!