Front End Developer

  • Ikea
  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • 13/06/2018
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Job Description

Work Area: Marketing & Communication

Are you passionate about digital customer experiences and do you have a passion for home furnishing? Then this is the perfect role for you. IKEA Switzerland is looking for a Front End Developer who will bring our most important digital touchpoint to the next level. This position will give you a lot of empowerment and creative space.


Strengthen the position of the Leader in "life at home" on the Swiss market by: 

  • Developing and creating front end solutions for improving the digital meeting with the customer
  • Collaborating around the possibilities within front end development with internal stakeholders
  • Coordinating initiatives with external agencies

Participate in the global community


Your tasks will include:

  • Based on commercial opportunities and identified local needs, create new content and front-end solutions and lead the content adaptation and the implementation
  • Identify and find new seamless opportunities that will increase customer satisfaction, engagement and conversion, both online and offline within all IKEA channels
  • Work closely with merchandising, SEO and digital performance functions to steadily improve and optimise the front end, based on their input
  • Create, publish and optimise pages and modules for all touchpoints
  • Collaborate with different stakeholders and functions to strengthen the digital planning and content assets while identifying needs for adaptation and improvement
  • Being up to date with trends about digital best practices, tools and methods and contribute to the department with insights, recommendations and solutions in the area of web technology and UX
  • Explore new tools and technology to enhance or complement our digital assets
  • Support external web agencies with their deliveries and implementations on IKEA pages
  • Collaborate with global organisations and provide technical requirement analysis processes for development, integration and improvements


Your knowledge, skills and experience include:

  • At least four years of experience working with web development
  • Great knowledge in front-end development using e.g. HTML5, CSS, Less, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, AJAX, XML, JSON and in server side programming using e.g. PHP, MySQL and SQL
  • Some knowledge in Linux, Apache, AWS, Redis and Akamai (or other caching systems)
  • Knowledge in Git versioning systems
  • Knowledge in bootstrap framework, web services, APIs and in creating and editing web content through a CMS platform
  • Great experience of UX and responsive design, and knowledge in SEO/SEM
  • Solid experience of communicating and documenting solutions, both verbally and in print
  • Experience in developing new pages based on wireframes and interaction guidelines
  • Good knowledge in design tools e.g. Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, XD
  • Experience in meeting deadlines and managing publishing schedules
  • Demonstrated conceptual and logical abilities; proven ability to think creatively as well as strategically and tactically


Self-motivated and passionate with outstanding technical and analytical skills

  • Ability to collaborate within a team, and perform under pressure with flexibility and simplicity
  • A strong passion for people, home furnishing and the IKEA brand
  • Excellent language skills in written and spoken English (German is an asset)


IKEA offers an exciting and empowering work environment in a global marketplace. And as the world’s leader at life at home, you have exceptional opportunities to grow and develop together with us.