The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. We do this by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible can afford them. We operate in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines – and have an ambitious expansion plan to bring a little bit of Sweden to new markets in the region. We are part of the Ikano Group of companies and the only IKEA franchisee owned by the Kamprad family that founded IKEA.
We also develop, own and operate Shopping Centres that are anchored by IKEA and create walkable communities by including residential, office and other types of real estate in our development plans.
We work towards making sustainability a natural part of our everyday work. We are active in our communities, driving and supporting social initiatives that benefit children, women and the environment.
About the job
We are looking for a proactive enthusiast who drives our data infrastructure and shares our overall vision of “creating a better everyday life for the many people”. As a Data Development Manager, you take on regional responsibilities, striving to deliver high quality data products focusing on the following key responsibilities.
Building and maintaining required infrastructure for optimal extraction, transformation, loading and serving of data from various data sources.
Identifying, designing and implementing internal process improvements including re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability, optimizing data delivery, cost efficiency, and automation of manual processes.
Work with stakeholders including data/analytics, design/development, product and executive teams and support and assist them with their data infrastructure needs and data related technical issues.
Collaborate with the Data Architect to ensure our data architecture/infrastructure and data models are scalable, fit the needs of our users, while improving load and cost efficiency on a regular basis.
Define, document and govern coding and visualization standards and data quality principles.
Manage, lead and guide a team of backend and frontend developers, vetting their implementations and coaching them to realize their full potential.
Manage and monitor production pipelines, processes and related SLA’s, to ensure data availability and data accuracy targets are met.
Be a part of a dynamic data team. Together we are putting data into co-workers’ hands and establish a data driven decision mindset throughout the organization.
At least five years’ experience in in managing, designing and maintaining large scale data solutions.
Experience managing engineers and guiding them through project planning, design, development, quality control, and deployment.
Expert knowledge in SQL, data modelling concepts, analytics and implementation methods.
Strong knowledge in cloud computing platforms (preferably Azure) and data related components (Azure Data Factory, Databricks, Azure Synapse).
Able to document pipelines, data models and processes in a structured and comprehensible manner.
You are curious, meticulous, flexible with a positive attitude and equipped with strong problem solving and communication skills.
Excellent analytical and planning skills, with a drive for results and optimization.
A passion to share knowledge and expertise, levelling up fellow junior team members.
High proficiency in English, both written and verbal.