At BESTSELLER, we are more than 17,000 people in 38 different countries working for over 20 fashion brands such as VERO MODA, JACK & JONES, and ONLY. We are a family-owned company with a strong foundation and values to build on, empowering us to think outside the box and pursue the ideas we believe in to take BESTSELLER forward.
BESTSELLER IT – that is 300 Developers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Analysts, IT Supporters, and many more with the ambition to digitize BESTSELLER’s value chain with simple and innovative solutions. We are driven by enabling our colleagues around the world to excel in what they do best: design, buy, and sell fashion. We work cross-functionally and are proud of our collaborative, international, and informal culture.
We are on our way to becoming agile in our approach and are organized in a circle structure, spanning across Products, Customers, Operations, Retail, Business Intelligence, Workforce, Technical Engineering Services, and Frontline Support Services. We are a flat organization and our teams are empowered with end-to-end ownership for our solutions. We have implemented rapid decision-making processes and we move fast from idea to execution. This way of working together has proven to be value-adding, fun, and rewarding for us and our company.
Our application landscape is diverse. We have a policy of selecting the best solution for the problem at hand. Therefore, we have a mix of standard systems (ie. SAP and Navision), adapted standard systems (ie. MPOS), and fully home-grown solutions (ie. our main ERP based on an Oracle stack with PL/SQL and Java). We have a best-of-breed philosophy when it comes to selecting new software. We usually choose to develop our own applications, if we believe we can add to our competitive advantage.
When we are building our own systems, we often use components such as RabbitMQ, React, microservices, Kubernetes, Azure, and Google Cloud. We are open to all new technologies that can make a positive contribution to the value we create for BESTSELLER.
We are constantly looking to improve our value contribution to BESTSELLER. Therefore, each team is constantly evaluating its tech stack and experimenting with other possible approaches that can create even more value for BESTSELLER. Through this, we have the possibility to replace and rebuild significant parts of the system landscape at any given time.
You are a backend developer? Or a frontend developer? A system engineer? Your title isn’t important. Your mindset is. As a person, you have a strong desire to learn and you are open to analyzing and understanding existing systems and interdependencies. Being part of a small, agile team, it comes naturally to you to share your knowledge and to inspire and support your colleagues. You contribute constructively to team discussions, and you enjoy collaborating in building creative solutions to complex problems. With your sense for detail, you deliver quality solutions and take ownership and feel accountable for the team’s results and business impact.
We are looking for new colleagues with a broad set of development and technical skills. You have experience in taking responsibility for the full stack lifecycle of your team’s products – from coding to understanding user requirements and anything in between (such as quality assurance, deployment or release management, application maintenance, and user support). You enjoy working in a system landscape with many moving parts and with a focus on continuous value delivery.
Meet Lars, Product Owner
“There is room to grow. And I think that room is created also by the leadership that is surrounding our employees. But it is more about enabling the capabilities in each and every person. Making them able to be the best version of themselves, and just create a fundament for them to go explore in that regard. And I think that’s why the BESTSELLER company has grown so much…”
View Lars’ full story here.
Meet Lise, IT Business Partner
“When thinking about the possibilities of personal development at BESTSELLER IT, I always say: The sky is the limit. People take your ideas seriously here, and you have plenty of opportunities to take on responsibility and deliver results. After six years of developing and implementing IT finance solutions for different parts of BESTSELLER, I got the chance to take on a new role as an IT Business Partner. I am focusing on deepening the collaboration between the teams in BESTSELLER IT and the various parts of the business, ensuring that our brands locate exactly the right team in BESTSELLER IT to help them solve their problem and move ahead. For me personally, that means looking outside the world that I know best and start building up close relationships with our partners, making sure we are adding even more value to the business in the future.”
Meet Morten, Scrum Master
“I am Scrum Master in the Digital Media and Marketing Team of BESTSELLER IT. Our vision as a team is to create an outstanding digital customer experience. From a customer’s perspective, pictures are an essential part of shopping fashion online and our team works among others with improving the whole process of pictures on our different platforms. We help our brands storing and sharing pictures with customers in the best possible quality, at the right time. At work, I like to have the feeling of being part of something bigger and also have the possibility to contribute to it. It is a huge motivation to know that we as a team can help to become more sustainable as a company by delivering a high-quality picture instead of a sample, meaning we don’t need to produce a piece of cloth somewhere in the world and then ship it to our customers. In our team, we actually make a difference and that makes me want to come to work every day.”