Senior Software Engineer, Order Promise, Group Digital
Why should you join IKEA?
Hej! My name is Ansgar and I lead our engineering teams in Order Promise at IKEA. As we are building our new hub in Amsterdam, I want to get to know you and I’d love to get the chance to convince you why it is great to join us on our journey.
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 where they are. At the same time, we aspire to become truly people and planet positive.
The challenge of transforming such an iconic global brand is breath taking – You can read about INGKA’s ‘10 jobs in 3 years’ here https://bit.ly/ikea-10jobs , 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 focussed teams are empowered to make decisions and solve problems as autonomous teams. We believe that true innovation comes from co-creation, taking educated risks and daring to fail in safe surroundings. https://bit.ly/IKEA-diversity
We believe that you, as us, will thrive when meeting incredible people that are on the same mission at IKEA. People that are very humble, supportive and absolutely committed to leading 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.
WHO YOU ARE
We are looking for passionate Senior Engineers who strive for engineering excellence and excel in constantly changing environments. You are excited about software architecture, modern technologies (cloud native, global scale), 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, using them to 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.
Being a successful Senior Software Engineer, you have advanced training in computer science or equivalent experience gained through keeping up with current best practices in your areas of expertise. In addition, you have demonstrable experience of working in a changing, agility focused and DevOps-minded environment; you thrive on taking full responsibility for the products and the customer experience. To enable others, you are energized by delivering high quality software with a focus on the surrounding ecosystems, democratic data and smart infrastructure. These build the resilient foundations 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 www.ikea.com or just watch this movie: https://bit.ly/ikea-what-if.
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 Senior Software Engineer, your main accountabilities will include you:
being accountable for delivering quality software reliably, safely and quickly into production, whilst 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, sparring with product owners and business specialists
applying and adhering 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 many options and at the same time keep the needs of your and accompanying teams in mind.
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 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.
QUESTIONS AND SUPPORT? LET'S CONNECT!
In this role you will report to an Engineering manager in Order Promise domain. The role is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to Igor Micanovic at email@example.com or Martina Wickström at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we will be interviewing continuously. We look forward to hearing from you!