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About the job
In Inter IKEA we are on a journey of creating long term success for IKEA, together, through the development of digital capabilities. This is a transformation journey which requires a new technology foundation to make it easier to better serve our franchisees, customers and co-workers, at any time or place.
We have started the work to set up the technical services needed to support an IT landscape that will be developed and operated in a hybrid multi-cloud model. The technical services we deliver will enable the IT landscape to transform and take leverage on cloud computing services. We will contribute to IKEA direction by making it possible for any 'XaaS' to be translated into an affordable, accessible and sustainable product.
These services will enable us to create a better IKEA. We are looking for people that take responsibility to make sure that we deliver together as a team. Our teams are groups of great colleagues, all with a strong belief in the IKEA vision and with curiosity, drive and technical competence to make a difference.
As Platform Owner – Cloud for the Chinese market you will bring together the digital development software, cloud deployments, application programming interfaces, data integrations and more into practical, tested and deployable ways of working according to country and provincial regulations. You will enable business capabilities in the IKEA value chain through cloud solutions, services and ways of working together with internal and external stakeholders in the IKEA digital eco-system, authorities and partners.
You will be part of enabling a strong and relevant IKEA franchise offer and customer experience on the Chinese market by:
Contribute to the implementation of the Inter IKEA technology direction and strategy around cloud adoption
Being a main contributor to building the overall platform roadmap and to take platform decisions and prioritisations within set guardrails specific to local requirements.
Leading the development and management of cloud platforms based on Azure and AWS, in China, meaning design, implement, deploy and maintain the cloud environments from development to production
Engage with consumers of the cloud services to provide hands-on support, expertise and guidance (technical AND non-technical) to enable them to leverage from the cloud in best possible way.
Develop capabilities in our cloud platforms to support a self-serve delivery model
Work with automation and infrastructure pipelines (Infrastructure as code)
Drive continuous improvements of platforms, tools and processes connected to the cloud services
Ensure security aspect of the cloud services in order to protect and secure IKEAs brand
Stay up to date with latest digital trends and cloud services that IKEA can benefit from
You are a curious, driven team player eager to join us in the exciting journey towards a cloud based technology foundation for IKEA. As a person you like challenges, strives for continuous improvements and have the ability to see the high level picture as well as the detailed. You thrive to work in a DevOps setup. You are appreciated by colleagues and stakeholders for your great communication and collaboration skills.
Most of all, the IKEA values are close to your heart and you truly want to take part in creating a better everyday life for the many people.
In addition to this we also see that these technical qualifications will make you succeed in the role of Platform Owner. You have knowledge and experience of:
Cloud services including Azure/21ViaNet or/and AWS/Sinnet/NWCD cloud platforms in China
Leading and supporting hands-on the deployment of customer facing products to the Chinese market with your versatile leadership
Cloud Centre of Excellence concept
Working according to a hybrid multi-cloud model and from developing cloud solutions using containers & serverless architecture
Implementing a landing zone concept
Building infrastructure automation (orchestration, provisioning and configuration) through code
Implementing policy driven governance in Azure and/or AWS
Implementing solutions complying with CCL (Chinese Cybersecurity Law) and MLPS (China's Multi-Level Protection Scheme) requirements
Cost optimization practices in cloud
IT Service Management & ITIL in relation to Cloud Management
The following supporting solutions: ServiceNow, Azure DevOps, GitHub, Terraform, Confluence and Jira
Inter IKEA Systems (Core Business Franchise) 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.
This is a full-time position and it is located in Shanghai, China. You will be employed by our legal entity Inter IKEA Management Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. (Learning Centre Shanghai). You are going to be part of our Digital & IT unit, mainly based in Europe and you will be the bridge to the Chinese market.
Please send your application – CV and cover letter – in English by January 6, 2021.
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.