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Insights Tech Lead | Core Business Franchise

Delft, Zuid-Holland - Utforsk stedet Forretning og konsument - innsikt og analyser Heltid


Company description

At IKEA, we aim to make healthy and sustainable choices affordable and accessible for all. To make that happen, we need people with imagination. People who know that everyone has a right to feel at home. People who share our vision of a better everyday life. Together we’ll innovate the future of life at home through data, technology, retail and home furnishing know-how. We need future architects, down-to-earth data scientists, unboxed engineers, cyber guardians, common sense makers and more! Are you one of them? 

Your experience in Tech Leadership will help deliver personally and for IKEA, within the ICMI (IKEA Consumer & Market Insights) team. You embrace this global working environment and everything that comes with it.

Job description

IKEA Consumer and Market Insight (ICMI)

Are you a focused individual who likes to do things differently and wants to be part of a force for positive change for people and the environment? We’re looking for a curious and self-propelled Tech Lead to join us in creating solutions for a better tomorrow. You’ll be part of a product team that contributes to Consumer and Market Insight products that would help shape IKEA’s experiences, strategy & plans.

The New Insight Products you will be responsible for will be:

  • How People Live

  • How People Shop

  • Brand and Range Performance

  • Customer Experience

  • Strategic Market Insight

  • Competitor Insight

About the role: 

As a Tech Lead, you will remain Hands-on from a Software Engineering perspective and will leave your mark in many ways. The Tech Lead is a critical role within the digital transformation that IKEA is currently undergoing, so there is no more exciting time to join us than now.

You will:

  • Lead, influence & implement the Technical roadmap of our digital insight products in light of overall technology and architecture roadmaps.

  • Be responsible for the Architecture of the Insight product, making sure that technical and non-technical components work together in the product to deliver the customer needs.

  • Lead and Develop the digital development and operations of the product using Python, RESTful API and Microsoft Azure Cloud, ideally with some Data Insights experience.

  • Steer the technical excellence of the application and consistency with relevant digital frameworks, best practices and standards.

  • Coach and enable other product team members to deliver best-in-class products.

  • Ensure reusability of product components and contribute to relevant tech communities across IKEA.

  • Work closely with the product owners, data engineers, data scientists, or architects across IKEA as well as in your Agile product team.


If you want to be part of a curious, creative environment that’s open to taking risks, this may be your new home.

As Tech Leader, you will use your solid hands-on skills across full-stack development, with a track record of developing, maintaining and operating digital analytics products. Experience around data processing, integration, modeling and visualization will be highly regarded.

You’ll bring strong experience in leading teams (directly or indirectly) and demonstrate a breadth of knowledge across digital technology, digital infrastructure, IT services and digital steering frameworks.

You will apply what you know, bringing your Software Engineering experience (Python) and ETL Insights systems knowledge (like snaplogic, airflow, Azure DataFactory) to work in a DevOps-focused (CI/CD) environment. You'll create Customer-centric Business Insights products by combining Data and Technology with the help of architecture frameworks and tools like Github, Docker, Kubernetes and AKS. Ideally, you will have experience working with cloud-based and advanced analytics technologies (like MS Azure, Terraform, Databricks or others) and will be comfortable working in an agile environment.

We see leadership as an action, not a position. We’re looking for a hands-on, creative team player who can lead by example while finding simple solutions to complex problems. Someone who can share their knowledge as well as mentor and lead others.

What we can offer you?

  • An opportunity to put your mark in the transformation of IKEA and to have a direct impact on the lives of the many people

  • A modern and colourful office with closeness to the business; located on top of the IKEA Delft store!

  • A unique IKEA culture where you can be yourself, everyday

  • A challenging work environment, where technical excellence and collaboration are key, and fun is a must

  • Plenty of room for your ambitions as well as career opportunities at home and abroad

  • Continuous learning on the job; with majority of the time being spent in your assigned product – but with time for you to develop and grow through other platforms

  • Competitive financial terms of employment, including 13th month pay, pension scheme and an overall attractive package

  • Monthly net contribution for your health care allowance, calculated based on a premium cover

  • Co-worker discount at IKEA stores

  • A fantastic opportunity both for you and IKEA. You will solve challenges at a unique scale within a globally successful iconic company

And what do we ask of you? That you are yourself and share your enthusiasm and values for all things IKEA.

Interested? Please send us your CV in English by Friday 24th June 2022. If possible, please also include a short film introducing yourself. Keep it simple! Just make it on your phone and include a link to it in your application. 

More Information

This role is Full-Time (40 hours per week) based in Delft, Netherlands and reports to the ICMI Chapter Manager.

At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plantballs that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. And it’s been keeping our co-workers going for over 75 years. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home. Maybe you can help us


Creating long term success for IKEA, together (Business Transformation) 

We want to become an even more affordable, sustainable and accessible home furnishing retailer in an omnichannel reality. We bring business and data & technology together to improve how we work and meet customers and enable us to focus on creating value. So we can continuously improve and scale IKEA, together with our partners and the many people. 

Here in Delft, at Inter IKEA Systems B.V., we do a lot of different things to make that vision come to life. As the franchisor of the IKEA Concept, it’s our job to protect, develop and enable the success of the IKEA Brand, together with our colleagues in other IKEA companies around the world. That can make our work – and our workplace – a bit complex. And that’s why strong, clear communication is key to our success.  

At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with the flexibility to work from home when relevant.

Another thing fuelling our success is our values-based culture. While we are unique individuals with endless differences, something we share is our commitment to lead by example, work together, find better ways and to get things done. We believe in life-long learning, where we all play a part in helping each other (and our business) grow. 


Read more about us at https://about.ikea.com 

For data, tech and digital roles, read more at www.ikea.com/tastethefuture