IKEA Accelerator Program 2021

IKEA Accelerator Program 2021 - Junior Software Engineer

Join us to solve the big challenges!

IKEA is looking for co-workers of tomorrow! Do you want to kick-start your career and join our Accelerator Program for Software Engineers in the Customer Domain at IKEA Digital in Malmö Sweden? Our goal is to find people who are passionate about software engineering, and who have high ambitions to learn and develop. We offer you a unique chance to experience and grow with us at IKEA.

We are looking for engineers within; Frontend web, Frontend mobile, Fullstack web, Fullstack mobile and Backend/API who are early in their career – either fresh graduates or those who have a few years of job experience – and are excited about new technology, innovative ways of working and want to be a part of shaping the future of IKEA!

What you become a part of

You will be part of a group of new recruits, get trained together to quickly get up to speed and get into your new role. You’ll learn how we do things here at IKEA as well as gaining in-depth knowledge of the company and our digital engineering practices. The program will give you the grounding to develop in your role and future career at IKEA. Beyond the support from the Accelerator Program you will belong to a product team from day one and your time will be divided between engineering work in your team and attending program activities.

Your product team is part of the Customer domain who develop digital solutions for the many people visiting the IKEA stores, IKEA.com and the IKEA App. We use modern technologies and ways of working (e.g. cloud native microservices, CI/CD, Agile, DevOps). We strive to be highly data driven in decision-making and we constantly explore new technologies like machine learning and AR/VR. To read more about the technologies we use, please visit our Techradar.

Sounds exciting? Keep reading!

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for problem solvers who have a humanistic approach. You are curious, you see failure as a way of learning and innovating, pushing your skills and feeling safe with a leader and a team that you trust. You see an ever-changing environment as a constant flow of opportunities and learning. You see the greater joy in sharing your success but also the strength in sharing failures. Just like us, you’re inspired to create magical, digital experiences for the IKEA customers and co-workers.

The IKEA culture and values are very much a part of our business and day to day work life. For you to thrive and grow with IKEA it’s important for us that you share our values! You can read more regarding those and life at IKEA on our culture and values website.

What's the icing on the cake

You will be a part of a great culture as well as our vision “to create a better everyday life for the many people” – for customers and co-workers. You will work and thrive in a truly people and planet positive work environment. Some of the perks that we offer:
  • A workplace where you can be yourself
  • Equal pay (our salaries are set independently of race, gender, age or other individual characteristics)
  • Continuous opportunities for learning
  • Co-worker discount
  • World’s greatest colleagues
  • And much more…

Words from the domain manager

IKEA is a name that is recognised around the world for its great furniture and more recently its position on topics such as climate change and sustainability, but what about its technology? Our mission in Customer is pretty simple actually, build a technology foundation and engineering capability that can match this level of expectation and then surpass it. We are building a new digital IKEA that will build on the values that has driven much of our success, whilst also recognising the need to embrace the next wave of disrupters, challengers and bold thinkers. We want you to join us and define the new IKEA!

Your development within IKEA

We are a purpose led company that people choose for what we stand for, sharing a vision and values where people can be themselves. With our holistic view, fostering togetherness and an entrepreneurial spirit; you will have the opportunity to do what you love and develop your skills. We depend on you as our co-worker, when you grow - IKEA grows.

Covid-19 may have changed our lives overnight, but our willingness of being stronger within digital has remained. Working remotely is not new to IKEA, neither is working across locations. This is why we have continued to welcome new colleagues, but just in a different way, and yes, within IKEA we like to do things a little bit differently as long as it has a meaning, and this definitely has a meaning.

LET’S START OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER!


We have one common vision at the IKEA Group: To create a better everyday life for the many people. With over 700 million visitors to our stores and over 1 billion visitors to our website every year, we take our vision very seriously.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Timeline

25 May
Application open

June
Application reviews

June/July/August
Interview
Day

Aug/Sep
Offers

1 Nov
Accelerator
program
starts

What it is like to work at IKEA

FAQ

Anyone who is living in Sweden with relevant education or equivalent. We are looking for engineers within; Frontend web, Frontend mobile, Fullstack web, Fullstack mobile and Backend/API who are early in their career – either fresh graduates or those who have a few years of job experience.

You will be employed by IKEA IT AB. The program as such will be in Malmö. The role can be based in either our office in Malmö or Helsingborg, Sweden. It is a full-time position. During the pandemic we work remote from home.

You will have the job title Junior Software Engineer.

You will report to one of the Engineering Managers within Customer Domain. You will also be in close contact with a Buddy in the team. Along the way you will also have contact with a Mentor.

You will get trained to quickly get up to speed and get into your new role. You’ll learn how we do things here at IKEA as well as gaining in-depth knowledge of the company and our digital engineering practices. The program will give you the grounding to develop in your role and future career at IKEA.

This year’s Accelerator Program will be focused on people living in Sweden.

If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to Petra Lindberg at petra.lindberg@ingka.ikea.com (Product Engineering Manager), or Therese Niklasson therese.niklasson@ingka.ikea.com (Learning Developer).

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to Igor Micanovic at igor.micanovic@ingka.ikea.com, or Martina Wickström at martina.wickstrom@ingka.com.

Please, note that we will be interviewing continuously. We look forward to hearing from you!