Data Leader, IKEA Home smart

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

At IKEA Home smart we develop smart products 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 realise 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 furniture and life at home. We explore opportunities throughout the home and we work closely with other Business Areas to both drive transformation of existing range and develop new smart products to attract new customers to IKEA. We’re still at the beginning–there is lots more to come. Are you the one we are looking for to join us on the journey?

Job Description

A lot of exciting things are happening within Business Area (BA) IKEA Home smart. Now we’re looking for a Data Leader who can lead the way forward and help us build a long-term solution for data collection and form data pipelines. We are looking for a Data alchemist of the 21st Century, who is a champion in building data architecture. 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)
  • Formal advanced education in engineering, computer science, econometrics, mathematics or equivalent

Additional Information

The position is placed in Älmhult, Sweden and will report to our Software Engineering Manager. If you are having questions regarding the role please reach out to our Recruitment Specialist Maria Fröberg Larsson +46 (0)766 190 996. We look forward to receiving your application written in English, at the latest 3rd of December.

GROWING TOGETHER IKEA of Sweden is 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.

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