Software Engineer – Backend, Circular Ventures, Group Digital
WHO YOU ARE
We are looking for a passionate and experienced software engineer who are excited about technology and innovative ways of working and want to take part of shaping the future of IKEA!
We are looking for a true team player. You know your tech and not afraid to challenge, share ideas, see opportunities, learn yourself to bring the needed changes. You are an expert who is curious and always looks for creative ways to reach set goals and remove obstacles. You care about the details and know what it takes to deliver great quality applications. You will take part and can influence strategic decisions regarding the design, construction, distribution and maintenance of cloud-based solutions for our business.
As a person you have a proven ability to develop high quality code using and applying good practices and principles. You have a curious nature and actively acquire new knowledge, skills, champion new methods, digital systems and processes to improve performance. Doing so, enables you to change direction based on new ideas, approaches and strategies. You strive to work autonomously and through continuous improvement within the software engineering function. By encouraging simplicity, efficiency, ownership, accountability, you are making it easy to collaborate with others to achieve common goals.
To be successful as a Software Engineer you have advanced training in computer science or similar experience through keeping up with current best practices in your areas of expertise. In addition, you have demonstrable experience in working in an Agile and DevOps environment and thrive on taking full accountability for the products and the customer experience. You get energized by delivering high quality software in an agile environment, with a focus on well-functioning software ecosystems, democratic data, smart infrastructure and building a resilient foundation, which is all part of our Technology strategy.
Typical tasks in your role:
•Experience in building microservices in technology (Docker, Kubernetes, especially in GCP)
•Experience with CI/CD pipelines
•Contributing to setting up the organization and ways of working (Design patterns, clean code enthusiast, innersourcing…)
•Cross-team collaboration between app, cloud & backend, and embedded systems
•Bringing in third party open source tools as needed
•Prototyping new ideas, both individually and across teams (we love prototyping and MVP!)
The IKEA culture and values are the core of our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it is important for us that you share our values! You can read more regarding our values and life at IKEA on our website
Within the circular ventures sub-domain, together with you, we would build and maintain the circular digital ecosystem to support the product lifecycle and operations. Our digital touchpoints will connect with the web, app, sales and support co-worker applications, store kiosks, planners, social media, ad networks, communication services, home smart devices.
As Software Engineer, your main responsibilities will include you to:
•develop, run and maintain high-quality code of the assigned Product or Service using the right toolsets required in order to meet consumer expectations on the delivery
•develop high-quality software design and architecture in accordance with good practices and agreed standards, such as Ingka Software Security Directives, to ensure delivery
according to requirements and compliance
•work in agile teams across areas, contributing to the development and maintenance of Products and Services
•apply and promote good software engineering practices, including continuous integration and delivery, within an agile/iterative development approach in order to improve time to market and fulfill business needs
•drive change activities in different environments in order to secure functionality and availability
•deliver tests, performance analysis, configuration management and creation of functional/feature specifications to improve the Product/Service delivery
•continuously explore and evaluate new technologies in order to boost innovation and productivity for optimisation/modifications to the current design and development productivity
•provide support and guidance as needed to consumers and other engineers encouraging good practices
•develop different engineering patterns for different types of Products and Services by working across initiatives within Ingka Group.
ABOUT THIS WORK AREA
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 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.