At Business Area (BA) IKEA Home smart you will join an amazing group of talented, passionate people with an entrepreneurial mindset who are set on democratizing the smart home. We develop smart products and a digital ecosystem to enable a smarter life at home for people all over the world. We are curious and passionate about creating solutions that solve real-life problems and help people realize their dreams. All on their terms. Because we believe everyone deserves a smart home.
To succeed, we look for new ways of integrating technology and digital solutions into home furnishing and life at home. We explore opportunities throughout the home, and we work closely with other Business Areas to both drive transformation of the existing range and develop new smart products and solution to attract new customers to IKEA. We’re still at the beginning–there is lots more to be done.
We are looking for a Data alchemist of the 21st Century, who is a champion in building data architecture! A Data Leader who can lead the way forward and help us build and improve our Data collection and analysis. You will bring your expertise and knowledge within data engineering to make sure data can be captured in a way that is aligned with our overall system architecture and all the new devices in our product roadmap. In other words you are going to design and structure the groundwork as well as helping us to introduce a data-driven culture within our organisation. You will be working closely with our Engineering teams, our Product, Business and Legal organisations, along with policy teams across IKEA. You will join a great team and together we will bring our amazing products to the many people. And it will be a lot of fun!
We believe that your biggest asset is your eye for structure and the ability to switch between implementations details and overall business strategy requirements. You have a solid data engineering background and broad knowledge in Privacy Regulations and common trends in this area is beneficial, together with an experience in working data-driven with clear KPIs. You are humble, have willpower and the ability to create togetherness and enthusiasm with the people around you.
You have good knowledge/experience in the following areas:
Data-driven SW Architecture
Interacting and collecting requirements
Knowledge in best practices around analytics and data aggregation
Familiarity with industry standard tools on data and analytics
Collecting data in a wide and complex system (our system has a lot of different parts and platforms)
Knowledge and experience in data privacy and data ethics.
Experience in stakeholder management and driving cross-discipline initiatives.
Formal advanced education in engineering, computer science, econometrics, mathematics or equivalent
At IKEA, we do things a little differently. 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 paintballs 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.
IKEA of Sweden, or IoS, is responsible for developing the IKEA range and making it available to stores and customers all over the world. IoS is based in Älmhult – the heart of IKEA and the center of IKEA range development.