Software Engineer, IKEA Core Business Supply (Planning, Intelligent Automation)

  • Ikea
  • Pratteln, BL, Switzerland
  • 25/10/2021
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

Inter IKEA Group brings together three core businesses: Franchise, Range and Supply. Together we work constantly to improve the IKEA home furnishing offer and make it more accessible for the many people. You will be part of IKEA Supply and the Supply Chain Development organisation. IKEA Supply is responsible for securing that the product offer is produced and delivered to our customers. We lead the supply agenda across many functions and work together with all business areas, different business units, but also retail markets to secure customer availability in all markets and sales channels at lowest total cost.

Together, we create a workplace where everyone feels free to be themselves – to experiment, try new ways, and dare to ask, “What if…?” We believe in everyday personal growth and offer the opportunity to develop your career globally. At IKEA we have a vibrant culture where ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people". We give down-to-earth, straightforward people the possibility to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles. We offer this position in a fast paced, truly global environment with an endless supply of challenges and development opportunities.

Job description

The Intelligence Automation Centre of Excellence has the assignment to create value by providing automation solutions and simplify the life of our IKEA co-worker, working hand in hand with the business and product teams.

As a Software Engineer in the IKEA Supply Intelligent Automation team, you will work in a modern cloud based Azure environment and be a part of the community continuously developing our data platforms, integration and automation capabilities. You will be regularly involved in workshops and brainstorms with process, product, solutions and user teams to determine and deliver on small and large automation opportunities. Supporting a complex organization to realize the benefits that intelligent automation can bring is at the heart of the role.

More specifically, in this role you will be accountable for:

  • Lead the technical development activities across Intelligent Automation Centre of Excellence streams
  • Review and approve the code developed by the development team to ensure good quality
  • Manage the execution phase ensuring smooth transition of deliverables (from execute to service)
  • Provide architectural and design directions ensuring consistency
  • Review solution design to ensure good quality and optimized service offering based on the latest technologies and to drive a competitive advantage for our users
  • Provide technical leadership for Intelligent Automation Engineers across the organisation, fostering a culture of support and collaboration in the team
  • Drive continuous improvement, collaboration and knowledge sharing of methodologies, tools and materials across the IKEA Intelligent Automation community
  • Ensure consistency by sharing relevant development techniques, digital frameworks, and best practices.
  • Keep up to date with the latest automation technology trends

In this role you will report to our Planning Manager in Data & Technology at IKEA Supply, under the leadership of our Intelligent Automation Leaders.

Are you looking for the challenge of your life? Come on board!


We are on the journey to transform our digital capabilities, bringing core business processes, people, data & technology together - an enabler for IKEA to become an even better home furnishing company in the future. A journey that needs passionate people who embrace change, dare to question and want to make a difference. If that sounds like you, come and join us. Together we can do great things.

We’re doing some amazing things in IKEA Supply; therefore we need some amazing people – this position is not an exception.

To be successful in this role, we believe you are a strong Software Engineering who is able to naturally and effectively communicate, collaborate, network and build relationships across a complex organisation. You should also be able to make advanced technical solutions understood and embraced by both technical and non-technical co-workers.

We believe you have a track record from leadership and business development in complex organisations and experience from modern development techniques such as Agile and DevOps. You have a solid proficiency with an appropriate set of languages (e.g. SQL, VB code, Python), technologies (e.g. Robotics Process Automation, Machine Learning, Power Platform, UI/UX design), frameworks (e.g Azure BotFramework, Azure DataStorage), cloud environments (Azure preferred) and data interchange formats (e.g. ISON, YAML, XML). You have had successful hands on experience in software development (e.g. .Net, Java) with a good understanding of development practices and lifecycle challenges (including supporting tools like GIT and Jira). You have performed analysis across various domains to identify opportunities for Artificial Intelligence based automation, process automation, Cloud based automation, self-service creation and delivered them successfully.

You are a big fan of home furnishing and enjoy building a purposeful business by creating engaging and trustful relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and business partners. As a person you are appreciated for collaborative spirit and how you lead with strong focus on both technology and people. You create impact and inspiration regardless of function or formal reporting lines.

The IKEA culture and values are crucial for 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 or just watch this video:

More Information

Questions & Support? Let’s connect.

If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Hans Wirblad Kastman and Akash Jha, IKEA Supply Intelligent Automation Leaders, and - or Ilaria Tamburriello, Planning Manager for IKEA Supply Data & Technology,

This position is located in Pratteln, Switzerland. Please also note that we do only handle applications in English and no applications coming in by email. We look forward to receiving your application at the latest 15th of November, 2021.

You might have some questions about the recruitment process, and we are more than happy to answer those! Feel free to connect with the People & Culture Leader Dan Gustafsson at