Data Engineer in Data & Technology, IKEA Core Business Supply

  • Ikea
  • Pratteln, BL, Switzerland
  • 15/01/2022
Full time Data Engineering Big Data Software Engineering DevOps

Job Description

Company 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

Data & Analytics has the assignment to create value and enable business movements by bringing data, competence and the right tools from across IKEA together. We are working closely with the business and product teams that deliver cutting edge, data driven solutions to the many IKEA customers.

As a Data Engineer, you will support the organisation in leveraging data. You will be working close with business stakeholders and secure a wider understanding of the potentials and how data and data engineering can help unlock them.

We work in a modern cloud based Azure environment and you will be a part of the community continuously developing our data platform and integration capabilities. You are regularly involved in workshops and brainstorms with users to determine large and small data opportunities and support the organisation to use modern data infrastructure efficiently. Supporting a complex organisation to realise the benefits that modern data engineering can bring is at the heart of the role.

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

  • Doing continuous improvement, collaboration and knowledge sharing of methodologies, tools and materials across the IKEA Data Engineering community
  • Upholding a culture of support and collaboration in the team and across the Data & Analytics organisation
  • Collaborating and communicating with other parts of the organisation to understand needs of stakeholders and devise possible solutions
  • Ensuring consistency by sharing relevant development techniques, digital frameworks, and best practices.
  • Making sure that the insights and conclusions from data engineering are easily available to other parts of the organization.
  • Keeping up to date with technical developments and best practices.
  • Assuring quality and contribute to the testing of deliverables.

In this role you will report to our Data & Analytics Manager in Data & Technology at IKEA Supply. You can find more information about our digital journey at Technology and Digital Career Hub at IKEA


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. We, therefore, need amazing people and this position is not an exception.

To be successful in this role, we believe you are a strong Data Engineer who 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 solid background with modern development methods such as Agile and have a solid proficiency with an appropriate set of languages, technologies, data, ETL and DevOps frameworks (e.g., Python, R, Jupyter, Databricks, Alation, Manta, Jenkins) and cloud environments (e.g. Azure, AWS, GCP). You have had hands on experience in designing data pipelines, data warehousing, data modelling and database design.

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:

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Questions & Support? Let’s connect.

If you have any questions about the role, please reach out to Robert Pernetun, IKEA Supply Data & Analytics manager,
This position is located either in Älmhult, Sweden or 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 January 31st, 2022.
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