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Teknologia & innovaatiot

Technology Architect, Omni Channel

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Malmö, Sweden Suunnittelu & teknologia Kokoaikainen
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Työpaikan tunnus: 229720

Julkaisupäivämäärä: 12/06/2024

Why we will love you

You have a passion for technology and innovation, it makes you appreciate the mix of actions and strategic thinking, turning architecture into practice. You have a product-centric mindset, are open to change and get energized working both independently and interdependently. You share and live the IKEA culture and values.

To be successful as Technology Architect you have proven advanced education in information technology, computer science or equivalent. We believe you have a minimum of 5 years of experience from product and engineering organizations where you have had proven a Domain Architecture responsibility stretching across multiple products and coexisting with legacy in the Technology Landscape. You are experienced in developing service architectures that are cloud-native, event-driven and applies an API First approach. You have worked with Open Source and automation in delivering software. In addition, we also believe you have a deep understanding of Enterprise Architecture and how to keep a technology architecture together across a Product Area in the Technology landscape within the retail business and how to modernize its existing legacy.

We see that you have a strategic and holistic mindset being able to define the future state of assigned domain as well as:

- You will be able to synthesize and incorporate key cross functional perspectives – customer experience, operational efficiency, regulatory, security and privacy considerations while designing solutions.
- Influence decisions at several levels the company – from Sub-domain to engineering by providing clarity on what tools, patterns, and directions to accelerate delivery.
- Drive architecture work in a technology landscape that has multi-generational legacy products - Reduce waste through rationalization and standards.
- Develop architectures for massive internet scale.
- Solve deep technical problems in a landscape transforming with several business models.
- Drive common purpose across diverse stakeholders.
- Set long term strategic direction and manage its trade-offs.
- Deep knowledge of Enterprise Architecture, omnichannel, and retailing
- Work outcome-led, across application and infrastructure architecture
- Experience in agile development practices
- Experience having worked with domain architecture in a product and engineering organization.
- Prior experience and deep working knowledge of ML pipelines and its operation.

As a person you are a good collaborator, have strong leadership skills leading architecture work and work with diverse stakeholders. You pay attention to detail and actively acquire new knowledge, skills and champions new methods to improve performance in deliveries. You possess knowledge across a range of different technology stacks, ideally applied within a retail sector, and can change direction based on new ideas, approaches and strategies.

Your responsibilities

As a Technology Architect, you will develop the technology architecture landscape across IKEA and be part of setting the course with sound engineering/architecture through principles and standards that enable guidance for teams. By influencing decisions across multiple levels, you make sure to set and drive the future architecture across both legacy and digital products (at scale). Your personality allows you to balance a common purpose amongst a diverse set of stakeholders to ensure reaching both short- and long-term goals.

In this role, you are:

- Responsible for driving and developing the system architecture across design, build, engineering and implementation of technical solutions and capabilities, providing technical leadership, and long-range planning to align technology to business objectives ensuring the best fit within the larger IKEA ecosystem.
- Responsible for defining the future architecture direction for the assigned domain, the coexistence with legacy, and leverage domain-driven design to define boundaries of the products and its respective capabilities.
- Responsible for defining the information flow between products and legacy within an area and across the landscape.
- Resolve architecture topics in significant landscape changes affecting the sub-domain.
- Provide the architecture perspective on prioritizations in a sub-domain context, its consequences and impact to reach the Sub-domain strategies and outcomes.
- Drive and develop to the architecture roadmap view for the sub-domain as well as drive the execution.
- Develop the Enterprise Architecture practices, and architecture guardrails used in our product teams along with being a champion of innovation and engineering excellence culture
- Document and communicate architectural vision, technical strategies, enterprise solutions, critical decisions, and trade-offs to gain buy-in
- You participate in acquisition activities including technical guidance and assessments from a technology landscape perspective.
- Deep understanding and working experience in the Omni channel retailing from the context of Brick-and-Mortar stores to enable business-to-business and business-to-customer experiences.
- Deep knowledge in implementing high-performance distributed application architecture that connects to cloud-based federated services.
- Able to work with cross-location teams distributed in different regions and time zones in the most efficient ways.

About this work area

We set the digital agenda to keep IKEA leading in an uncertain 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.

In our team, we love puzzles and are always looking for ways to make things smarter, safer and more user-friendly. We all come from different backgrounds and together we enable efficient product development and production through innovative engineering. Of course we also make sure that our products live up to the highest standards of quality, design, function, price and sustainability. In this role you will report to the Enterprise Architect.

Questions and support? Let's connect!

You might have questions regarding the role, the recruitment process or other practicalities please get in touch with Annette Björkquist-Åhstedt at

We will be interviewing continuously and are looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank you!

Studies show that members of underrepresented communities don’t apply for jobs unless they’re 100% “qualified”.
If this is part of the reason you hesitate to apply, we like you to reconsider and give it a chance.
Maybe your profile fits our needs much better than you think. We look forward to receiving your application.

From: “Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified” by Tara Sophia Mohr, August 2014”

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