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Software Engineer - Omnichannel Planning

Amsterdam, Netherlands IT & Digital Solutions Full time
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Job Description

Job ID: 248160

Date posted: 09/07/2024

Who you are

You are curious and you love tinkering. You believe together is better than apart. You have opinions, but you are happy to change your mind if new data contradicts the assumptions. You love leading by example and you get energy when those around you succeed through your efforts. You believe in finding a solution actively rather than passively waiting for the solution to come to you. You are always constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve the system, the processes, or the team. The IKEA values resonate with you.

Regardless of whether you have had advanced education in computer science or if you have learned software engineering through other means, you keep up to date on current best practices. You are unafraid to question your own assumptions about the world and have a track record of flexibility and end-to-end ownership of systems, from the customer to the database. You are deliberate in the software you deliver and focus on well-functioning software ecosystems, democratic data, smart infrastructure, and resiliency.

The IKEA culture and values are the core of our business and day-to-day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it is 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 movie:

Your responsibilities

Within the omnichannel planning sub-domain, together with you, we build and maintain systems that give our planners across functions the digital tools to support them in their planning journey. This is at the heart of IKEA: to be efficient at selling things, offer the best price and cover the customer needs in terms of delivery and other services.

We need to innovate in the planning area. We need to know how and where to allocate and store our stock, how our supply chain network can handle the customer demand and what tweaks or business decisions we need to make to cover our customer needs and business goals in a new digital world. We will support the organisation and our customers by providing a user-friendly experience to our co-workers, enabling them to collaborate across different functions and provide world-class automation and analytics.

We are a team of Software Engineers who holds themselves accountable for the below:

-Delivering quality software quickly, reliably, and safely to production, and understanding the customer impact of our contributions.

-Working with multiple modern languages in the backend: Golang, Java (Quarkus, GraalVM), Typescript, Rust

-Creating reactive and visually rich UIs with JavaScript/Typescript and React

-Generating data insights, analytics and machine learning models mostly with Python.

-Building and maintaining microservices (containerized workloads, distributed systems, container orchestration) on public and/or private cloud environments.

-Managing and maintaining data ingestion pipelines and tools to enable our machine learning and data science colleagues to build forecasting and optimisation capabilities for our product.

-Following the dev-ops way of working: You write it, you run it, you own it.

-Taking initiative to experiment, prototype new ideas, not be afraid to fail, re-iterate and generate value.

-Applying and adhering to good software engineering practices such as continuous integration, automated tests, pair programming, and code reviews.

-Collaborating in an agile/iterative cross-functional development environment.

-Providing support and guidance as needed to other developers within or outside our product teams

-Encouraging good practices as well as creating an environment based on psychological safety.

-Working closely together with other software engineers and cross functions to produce all required designs and ensure that digital solutions work together, fulfilling business needs.

About this work area

At Group Digital, we set the digital agenda to keep IKEA leading in an ever-evolving and fast-moving environment. We drive the development, provision and operation of our digital products and services through the use of new and existing technology and agile delivery methods to deliver at pace. At the same time, we provide a home for digital skills to both develop and extend the technical, people and business skills needed to ensure continuous development and growth of our digital capability.


At IKEA we strongly believe that we can help people and the planet while creating an affordable and better everyday life at home.

We believe that it is our responsibility together to find a greater purpose and create space to innovate. We believe that innovation comes from daring to fail; these stories inspire us to explore and dare to try again.

We believe that we thrive when meeting incredible people who are on the same mission at IKEA. People who are very humble, supportive, and committed to leading into the future and creating a better life for more of the many people by putting the customer and their homes at the heart of all we do.

Questions and support? Let's connect!

The role is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to Warren Roach -

Please note that we will be interviewing continuously.

We look forward to hearing from you!