At Business Area (BA) IKEA Home Smart you will join an amazing group of talented, passionate people with an entrepreneurial mindset who are set on democratizing the smart home. 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 realize their dreams.
As a Product Engineering Manager – Apps, your assignment is to lead and organize a group of Software Engineers within BA IKEA Home Smart, as well as leading cross topics and secure excellence in operations. You do this by allocating the right competence at the right time in software development. You also use your seniority and experience in guiding our Engineers in hands-on software development and architecture.
To be successful in this role, we believe you:
Are a proven leader with extensive experience leading frontend (mobile apps) engineering teams at user-focused companies and you feel at home discussing complex Engineering issues within your field with the team.
Have been working with Android or iOS development and knowing how to motivate people and make them perform and deliver towards set goals and on time.
Have an interest and ability to coach team members during the development journey and get inspired by improving ways of working.
Understand the importance of communication and enjoy operating in a global arena
Have an ability to explore different perspectives, welcome innovation, and dare to challenge when needed
We believe that you have a thorough knowledge and proven hands-on experience in software development, and how to create preconditions for an efficient development that will reach our targets. At BA IKEA Home smart, we work with a wide range of digital products, diverse requirements and have a high focus on creating user value for many people.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Contribute to the Business Area strategies and business plan, in alignment with Software Engineering Manager
Succession planning and recruitment of software engineering competence
Develop and secure the right competence level for each co-worker
Secure preconditions for efficient software development and deployment of plans and strategies
Secure deployment and efficient usage of aligned working methods and solutions
As a Product Engineering Manager, you will lead:
Alignment of working methods across teams in the BA dimension
Identify and bridge gaps in working methods and system solutions with a cross-functional perspective
Contribution to a knowledge-based development
You have a strong drive to make things happen and lead complex matters in a global context with energy and curiosity. Leadership comes naturally to you, and you have a proven track record of leading, coaching, and developing a group of Software Engineers.
You are always guided by the IKEA key values you have the ability to lead through communication and create strong and trustful networks and relationships in collaborative processes.
This role is a full-time position based in Älmhult or Malmö office. Please apply through the link with your CV and letter of motivation, in English. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the recruitment process.
At IKEA, we do things a little different. We think, differently. Act, differently. And work differently as well. We like to break things. Like rules. And then make things. Like music-playing lamps. And beds disguised as sofas. Even plantballs that help us look after our planet. It’s all part of our vision - to create a better everyday life for the many. And it’s been keeping our co-workers going for over 75 years. By 2030, we hope to help millions more look forward to going home.
IKEA of Sweden, or IoS, is responsible for developing the IKEA range and making it available to stores and customers all over the world. IoS is based in Älmhult – the heart of IKEA and the center of IKEA range development.