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Software Engineer, Customer Meeting Points – Store, Group Digital, Madrid

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Hi! I am Petra. I lead a team as Product Engineering Manager at IKEA and I want you in my team, and I will tell you why.

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 to where they are. At the same time, we aspire to become truly people and planet positive.

We believe that you, as me and the team, believe in a greater purpose and a space to innovate. We believe that true innovation comes from co-creation and how we dare to fail. We share our failures in our Failure Fridays with stories that inspire to explore and dare to try and fail.

We believe that you, as us, thrive when meeting incredible people that are on the same mission at IKEA. People that are very humble, supportive and absolutely committed to lead 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.

Our team is focusing on providing a convenient, inspiring and fun shopping experience by enhancing the customer journey in physical IKEA stores with digital solutions. We are building a winning team with a clear mission and priorities!


We are looking for passionate engineers who are excited about technology and innovative ways of working and want to be a part of 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, skills, champion new methods, digital systems and processes to improve performance. Doing so, will enable you to change direction based on new ideas, approaches and strategies. You will be empowered to work agile and through continuous improvement within the software engineering function. By encouraging simplicity, efficiency, ownership, accountability makes you easy to collaborate with others to achieve our 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.

Tech stack:
o Microservices technology (Docker, Kubernetes, especially in GCP )
o Good or very good experience as developer in: HTML / CSS; JavaScript; TypeScript; React-Angular-Vue; Python; Java; Node.js; MVC model; SQL language
o Experience with CDI, CI processes.

Typical tasks in your role:
o Contributing to setting up the organization and ways of working (Design patterns, clean code enthusiast, …)
o Cross-team collaboration between app, cloud & backend, and embedded systems
o Bringing in third party open source tools as needed
o Prototyping new ideas, both individually and across teams (we love prototyping and MVP!)

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://vimeo.com/290339889.


As Software Engineer, your main responsibilities will include you:

o being accountable for delivering quality software quickly, reliably and safely to production, and understanding the customer impact and experience of your contribution
o working in agile teams and across the capability areas, contributing to the development and maintenance of products and solutions, community practices at the core of your delivery
o applying and adhere to good practice software engineering practices (e.g. DRY principles, TDD and BDD, continuous integration, automated tests, pair programming, code reviews) within an agile/iterative development approach
o providing support and guidance as needed to other developers within the development team encouraging good practices, as well as creating an environment based on psychological safety
o 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 productivity
o working closely together with other software engineers and cross functions to produce all required design specifications and ensure that digital solutions work together and fulfil business needs


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.


If you have any questions about the position, please reach out to hiring manager Petra Lindberg at petra.lindberg@ingka.ikea.com.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to Warren Roach at warren.roach@ingka.com.

Warmly welcome with your application!

Please note:
Our primary concern since the outbreak of corona virus has been the health and safety of our co-workers and candidates. Because of this, we have adapted our recruiting processes to be fully digital.

We would love to meet our candidates face to face, but to prevent the spread of the virus this recruitment will be handled through digital appointments and solutions.