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Domain Architect Learning | IKEA Franchise

Delft, South Holland - Explore location IT & Digital Solutions Full Time

Job description

You see things a little differently. So do we! Are you ready to make a difference and grow? Come see things a little differently with us. Find more IKEA jobs here

About you 
You are an experienced domain architect, used to work in complex and multi-national business environments. You can simplify complex technical concepts for general understanding. You have a drive to establish next-level domain architecture. You are used to working cross-functionally. You find creative solutions that are desirable, feasible and viable. You are pragmatic.  

You’re sharp on all relevant factors which influence the architecture, like business processes, information security, metadata structures, cost of ownership, data privacy, ways of working etcetera. You see requirements as inspiration for gracefully designed solutions, you understand that we cannot change all at once, nor can we start from scratch. You see the bigger picture and have a great drive for user experience, potential future system capabilities and want to achieve short- and long-term results. 

You have the formal qualification or similar level of working, thinking and knowledge of a master in computer science, information science, or related field. More specifically you are knowledgeable about IT architecture, TOGAF, ArchiMate, content management systems, knowledge management systems, talent management systems, learning experience platforms, as well as – to a relevant extent – of specialised and related fields such as IT security, information architecture, metadata, search, globalization, accessibility, UX roles, UX deliverables, UX process/user centered design (UCD), web technology, web 2.0 and 3.0 including semantic web stack. 

About us 
Our vision, to create a better everyday life for the many people, influences everything we do. It’s a vision that lives in the everyday efforts of all co-workers, all over the world.  

Fulfilling the IKEA vision requires a strong, efficient, and sustainable business setup. That's why it's built on a franchise system. The IKEA Franchisor, Inter IKEA Systems B.V.,  is the worldwide owner of the IKEA Concept, and has the responsibility to ensure that the IKEA Concept stays attractive and competitive while enabling growth and a profitable business for IKEA franchisees. 

Take time to explore the IKEA Franchise system here, and read more about us here

About the role 
We’re looking for a curious domain architect to join us in creating solutions for a better tomorrow. At Inter IKEA Systems we are transforming our ways of integrating business and technology further to enhance our digital landscape. You will be shaping the architecture of People and Culture solutions that help deliver IKEA’s strategy and plans, with a strong focus on our Knowledge and Learning infrastructure. 

IKEA is an omnichannel home furnishing retailer. We believe that our culture, combined with competent IKEA co-workers brings about better business. For this to happen, we need an infrastructure which enables all IKEA co-workers around the world to benefit from our rich knowledge and learning offer. We have a good base, but recognise this requires constant improvement.  We want an infrastructure which enables a great experience and supports lifelong learning for all. We must ensure that all co-workers can apply the knowledge in our unique concept every day in their work. We call it learning in the business. 

The Domain Architect we are looking for will contribute to our learning ecosystem by designing and improving the architecture as a part of the total digital architecture of IKEA. The work includes identification of relevant business processes, proposing what digital capabilities are needed to support these processes and what solutions and integrations need to be improved or developed for these capabilities. 

As domain architect you can expect the following: 

  • Lead the design and specification of the architecture blueprint for the domain, including business-, solutions- and IT architecture aspects and in the dimensions of applications, data and integration, for improving and amplifying the co-worker experience. 
  • Document views and changes of current and future architectural state in the domain for operational, tactical and strategic decision making 
  • Contribute to the development, maintenance and implementation of roadmaps and action plans, based on business and user needs and aligned with the digital technology landscape and our architectural principles 
  • Contribute to architectural efficiency and synergies across, improving utilisation of existing capabilities and simplification of the total digital infrastructure 
  • Guide the implementation of architecture standards in the domain 
  • Contribute with architecture knowledge and expertise in domain portfolio, roadmap, plans and projects 
  • Contribute to the total digital transformation scope 

A few more details for you 
This position is full-time (40 hours per week), for one year with intended renewal and is located in Delft, the Netherlands. Some travel may be required. You report to the Business Solution Area Manager. A behavioural assessment will be part of the recruitment process. 

Please send your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English by 30 April 2022. 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.