Who you are 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 state-of-the-art data products. You like solving hard problems with code. You are not afraid to innovate to find a better answer. And you like working on state-of-the art technologies. All the while you solve real problems for IKEA co-workers. You are a hands-on Data Engineer who can build great data products. You will join a diverse team within Data & Analytics consisting of data analyst, data scientist and data stewards based across Sweden, Netherlands and Spain. You recognize yourself in the following: A curious world class problem solver who wants to keep learning! Extensive knowledge of designing, developing and deploying efficient data pipelines using modern technologies. Extensive software engineering experience and interest in software engg practices Broad knowledge of new and emerging tools for extracting, ingesting, and processing of large datasets (Apache Spark, Beam, Kafka, or equivalent). And curious to learn the ones you don’t know yet! Good knowledge of Machine Learning models and strong understanding of what requirements ML puts on data pipelines Broad knowledge of digital product development: you know how to make trade-offs between speed and quality Broad knowledge of collaborative software engineering practices (Agile, DevOps) Excited about IKEA’s core values and vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people Experience and interest in data modeling and data lifecycle management Eager to drive the implementation of best practices for data engineering in our growing community At IKEA, you’re welcome no matter where you come from, what you believe, and what you look like. We don’t even care how you have furnished your home. We’re interested in you simply because you’re you. Our different views, backgrounds, and personalities make us better understand our customers, give us more fun at work and spark more and better ideas. Perhaps your unique take on something could lead to a great idea that creates a better everyday life for the many people 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. What you’ll be doing day to day This role will find a home in our Pricing sub-domain meaning that majority of the work will focus on making the IKEA pricing process better every day. Data Engineer in Pricing will not only be responsible for making adequate and relevant data available for exploration work but also for model training and downstream distribution for analytical use cases. Identify the best suited data model / schema for the purposes and data lifecycle for the data assets offered from the sub-domain. The Data Engineer will not only be expected to work hands-on with data pipelines and logic, but will also 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 make data more discoverable and easier to use? How should we ingest, merge, transform and serve data to enable usage at global scale? What user needs do we prioritise first , making the optimal choice between quick business impact and building for the future? What data products and mindsets should we evolve to empower not only our Data Analysts/Scientists/Stewards, 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? Perhaps you have your own ideas on problems to solve? Our ultimate goal is to create a better everyday life for the many people by creating a unique partnership with each customer. To do so, we want to give customers the most beneficial offer for them, exactly when they need it, and support them throughout their journey with IKEA in the best way possible. Our team within Ikea 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, Design, that designs, implements and deploys products that help to solve these kinds of problems. Your job will be 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. Pricing has been at the core of everything IKEA. We at Pricing are committed to embed intelligence throughout the pricing process to make IKEA offerings relevant for the many people across IKEA markets globally. 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 models, 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 mainly on Google Cloud Platform (and other cloud providers like Azure, Ali etc. when needed) We use a lot of open source tools across the board. We use the latest programming languages Python, Java/Scala, Go, Rust 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. Questions and support? Let’s connect! Does this sound like your next challenge? IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global workplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us. Studies show that members of underrepresented communities don’t apply for jobs unless they’re 100% “qualified”. If this is part of the reason you hesitate to apply, we like you to reconsider and give it a chance. Maybe your profile fits our needs much better than you think. We look forward to receiving your application. From: “Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified” by Tara Sophia Mohr, August 2014” If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please reach out to Recruitment Specialist Annette Björkquist-Åstedth at email@example.com. Please apply with your application in English. Note that we can’t process any applications through email. Thank you!