(Senior)Data Engineer – Data Products for Order Management & Communications

(Senior)Data Engineer – Data Products for Order Management & Communications


Our Data & Analytics unit in the Order Fulfilment domain works in cross-functional product teams to improve the flow of goods at the heart of the IKEA supply chain and into the hands of our customers. To help our teams and co-workers to analyse and enhance our operations, we are setting up a state-of-the-art data mesh.
We are looking for one or more Senior Data Engineer(s) to join us, both as thought leader and hands-on expert, in developing data and analytics products. In this role you will be working with global data and solutions related to our order fulfilment flow.
Our diverse team within Data & Analytics is growing rapidly and we would love to talk with you, if you recognize yourself in some of the following:
Excited about IKEA’s core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people
A team player who takes ownership, builds relationships with senior peers across functions and loves sharing knowledge with other team members
Passionate about the impact data can have on business, and always striving to better understand how to build solutions that best serve the business’ needs
Strong knowledge of advanced data structures and distributed computing
Strong knowledge of SQL for data processing and analysis
Extensive knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Java, Go, Python, or Scala), including concepts from functional and object-oriented programming paradigms
Broad knowledge of new and emerging tools for extracting, ingesting, and processing of large datasets (Apache Spark, Beam, Kafka, or equivalent)
Broad knowledge of digital product development principles and the importance of rapid validated learning cycles to optimise performance long term
Broad knowledge of collaborative software engineering practices (Agile, DevOps), in which solutions evolve through the effort of self-organising cross-functional teams
A curious world class problem solver who wants to keep learning

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.
IKEA is taking huge steps in its digital transformation and our Data Engineers are working in cross-functional teams to transform IKEA into a more data driven company by building and supporting state-of-the-art data products.
As a Senior Data Engineer you will be driving the development of data products within the Order Management and Communications domain. Here, we are building the systems and tools to enable our world-class supply chain to become even better and enable the journey towards an omnichannel retailer. You will be instrumental in our effort to unlock data on fulfilment of customer orders, and make that data available for a huge number of creative use cases to improve operations in terms of customer experience, cost, and sustainability.
You will work hands-on to build data pipelines in our data mesh on Google Cloud Platform, as well as be a thought partner on questions like:
How can data products enable the transformation of IKEA into a data driven company?
What data products do we design, build, test and maintain to promote data consumption?
How should we extract, merge, transform and serve data to enable usage at global scale?
What user needs do we prioritise first, making the optimal trade-off between quick business impact and building for the future?
What data products and mindsets should we evolve to empower not only our Data Analysts and Scientists, but all co-workers?
How can we ensure the reliability and quality of the data, and how do we educate team members in cross-functional teams about the importance of it?
How do we coach and develop our junior team members to become world class Data Engineers?

And perhaps you have your own ideas on problems to solve? We are on a journey towards becoming a data-driven company and you will have the opportunity to help shape our path, based on your knowledge and experience.
You will work in Data & Analytics together with other Data Analysts, Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Data Stewards and Data Architects. Together you will be joining cross-functional teams consisting of colleagues from Technology, Product, and Design, that designs, implements and deploys products that help to solve business problems. Your job will include a mix of translating business needs into data products, designing data solutions for scale, coaching other data engineers – and of course writing code.
IKEA has long been a global leader in home furnishing. We are proud of our vision to improve the everyday life of the many people. But our industry is quickly changing, and we need to adapt to stay competitive.
As part of IKEA’s journey to strengthen our digital capabilities, we are building a Data & Analytics function. This team is working on problems across the company, ranging from customer modelling, pricing, online shopping, visual intelligence to logistics optimisation.
We see so many opportunities for what we can accomplish and have the ambition to be a world class team. At the same time, we believe that our work is not just about building things, but also about learning and having fun together.
We can offer you:
Work on some very interesting problems as described above, and you are encouraged to spot new opportunities or to collaborate with Data & Analytics colleagues in other specialist teams.
Opportunities to have global impact with your work.
Flexible and modern tools: we deploy on Google Cloud Platform and we use a lot of open source tools across the board.
Hardware and OS of your choice.
A team of great colleagues to learn with and from (with world-class experience across all aspects of Data & Analytics).
Continuous learning (we aim to spend 20% of our working time on learning).
Flexible and friendly working environment.

Does this sound like your next challenge? IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global workplace. And as the world leader in life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.
Please apply with your application in English. Thank you!


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  • Publicerat: 23 augusti 2021
  • Ansök senast: 2 september 2021



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