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Tech Lead - Insights

Delft, Netherlands IT & Digital Solutions Full time
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Job Description

Job ID: REF16316K

Date posted: 05/04/2024

Company description

You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you value is more important than what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come see things a little differently with us. 

The world is changing and the IKEA business is changing with it. For IKEA though, one thing will always remain the same ─ our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people.

We will strengthen and develop our competences in order to meet the needs and dreams of the many people around the world. And to be accessible and relevant, wherever and whenever they wish to meet IKEA.

About Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

Inter IKEA Systems B.V. owns the IKEA Concept and is the worldwide IKEA franchisor. We are specifically responsible for the IKEA strategic framework, ensuring the IKEA Concept is updated, relevant, implemented and followed-up – together with all IKEA trademark users.

How do we do this? By enabling people across the IKEA value chain, and creating unique content to develop the IKEA business. Here are some examples of our different assignments.

  • We develop solutions that will ensure a unique and successful meeting with IKEA customers.
  • We lead the work around when and how IKEA expands in the world, enabling one common way of working with high impact at a low cost.
  • We create the preconditions to strengthen the IKEA Culture and develop the right competence to meet customer and business needs.

An important part of our success is our unique culture and open working environment. 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. 

Job description

Are you someone who likes to do things differently and wants to be part of a force for positive change for people and the environment? 

We’re looking for a curious Tech Lead to join us in creating solutions for a better tomorrow. You’ll be part of a product team that contributes to Insight products that would help shape IKEA’s experiences, strategy and plans. These products cover:

  • How People Live 
  • Insights Platform
  • Brand and Range Performance
  • Customer Experience
  • Strategic Market Insight 
  • Competitor Insight 

About the role 

As the Tech Lead, you will leave your mark in many ways.

The Tech Lead is a critical role within the digital transformation that IKEA is currently undergoing, so there is no more exciting time to join us than now. As a hands-on Tech Lead you will: 

  • Lead & influence the technical roadmap for a digital insight product in light of overall technology and architecture roadmaps.
  • Be responsible for the architecture of the product, making sure that technical and non-technical components work together in the product to deliver the customer needs.
  • Lead and contribute to the hands-on Development and operations of the product. (60/40) split
  • Steer the technical excellence of the application and consistency with relevant digital frameworks,  best practices and standards.
  • Coach, influence and enable other product team members to deliver best in class products.
  • Ensure reusability of product components and contribute to relevant tech communities across IKEA.
  • Work closely with product owner, data engineers, data scientists, or architects across IKEA as well as in your Agile product team.


If you want to be part of a curious, creative environment that’s open to taking risks, this may be your new home.

As Tech Leader, you will have solid skills across full stack development, with a track record of developing, maintaining and operating digital analytics products. Experience around data processing, integration, modelling and visualization will be highly regarded. 

You’ll bring a minimum of 3+ years of experience in leading teams (directly or indirectly) and demonstrate a breadth of knowledge across digital technology, digital infrastructure, IT services and digital steering frameworks. 

You will apply what you know, bringing your Python and ETL systems (like Snaplogic, Airflow, Azure Databricks) experience in a Microservices & DevOps-focused environment. You'll create business Insights products by combining Data and Web technologies (React or Angular) with the help of architecture frameworks and tools like Github, Docker, Kubernetes, AKS. Ideally, you will have experience working with cloud-based and advanced analytics technologies (like MS Azure, Terraform, or others) and will be comfortable working in an agile environment. 

We see leadership as an action, not a position. We’re looking for a hands-on, creative team player who can lead by example while finding simple solutions to complex Insights problems. Someone who can share their competence as well as mentor and lead others. 

More Information

This position is full-time (32-40 hours per week) and is located in Delft (NL). Some travel may be required and in this role and you will be reporting to the UX & Technology Chapter Manager.

Please send your application (CV) in English to us by Sunday 14th April 2024. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you want to work at IKEA and why you would be a good fit for this role.

At IKEA, we always recruit based on values, competence, potential and diversity.