Design Technologist, IKEA Home smart

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

IKEA Home smart is a new Business Area within IKEA Range & Supply, where our entire product range is developed for customers all over the world. We explore opportunities throughout the home, meaning we work closely with other Business Areas. Through this approach, we are able to drive the digital transformation of the IKEA range, improving and transforming existing businesses and developing new ones to bring smart products to the many people. We are just getting started, are you ready to join us?

In the UX Team, we would like to work with people that are passionate about creating innovative solutions and great user experiences. This is a team built upon energetic and friendly team players, who are driven and committed to delivering great results in a dynamic environment. We have a high entrepreneurial drive, always stretching boundaries, challenging what already exists and always striving to develop better products and solutions. We love the diversity of human nature and we hope that you do, too.

Job Description

There are people who design things, and people who build them — at least that’s the way it’s traditionally done. We are looking for a true maker who has the passion for prototyping in physical and digital, to be the bridge in between. Is it you?

As a Design Technologist, you will be a key member of the UX team, creating compelling experiences for smart home products and our eco-system that can reach a wide variety of people. You will be our prototype guru with a main assignment to help with early testing of ideas, for both physical and digital experiences, as well as late stage concepts. Your responsibility will be to secure a seamless transition, from ideas to technology, throughout the process. You will work in close collaboration with Designers, Engineers, SW Architects and Leaders secure the right prerequisites for you to be the bridge between design and technology.

 Moreover, you will:

  • Use creative problem solving to help translate technology into easy-to-use products that simply just work
  •  Be a wizard with both the soldering iron and screen-based UI prototyping tools.
  • Learn new prototyping tools with lightning speed and enjoy playing with anything from Home Automation to Arduino, from custom PCBs to Node-RED


You are a creative with solid technical experience from digital and physical product development of consumer products. You know how to make sure everything works together through prototyping, testing and research. Previously you have worked with developing interactive products/solutions that include software and electronics in an agile environment. Furthermore you have solid knowledge in digital solutions and digital interfaces for the IoT Industry/Market. The environment, we are working in, are dynamic and passionate and we are sharing a deep interest about life at home and customer needs. We hope that you can share this with us, at the same as you come with high entrepreneurial drive and a strong will to find new ways together. Our corporate language is English, so you need to be fluent in English, both verbally and in writing.

Additional Information

The position is placed in Älmhult. If you are having questions regarding the process contact Recruitment Specialist Maria Fröberg Larsson +46 (0)766 190 996.  We look forward to receiving your application, at the latest 1st of November. 

GROWING TOGETHER IKEA of Sweden is a vibrant culture where ideas are heard, where there is opportunity to learn new skills and where the goal always is "to create a better everyday life for the many people". We give down-to-earth, straightforward people the possibility to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles. We offer this position in a fast paced, truly global environment with an endless supply of challenges and development opportunities.

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