User Experience (UX) Designer | IKEA Home smart

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Business Area (BA) IKEA Home smart you will join an amazing group of talented, passionate people with an entrepreneurial mind-set who are set on democratizing the smart home. We develop smart products to enable a smarter life at home for people all over the world. We are curious and passionate about creating solutions that solve real-life problems and help people realize their dreams. All on their terms. Because we believe everyone deserves a smart home. To succeed, we look for new ways of integrating technology and digital solutions into furniture and life at home. We explore opportunities throughout the home and we work closely together with other Business Areas to both drive transformation of the existing range and develop new smart products to attract new customers to IKEA. We’re still at the beginning – there is lots more to come.

Job Description

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.

Right now, we are looking for a mid-to-senior level User Experience Designer for IKEA Home smart.

As a User Experience Designer, you will create compelling experiences for smart home products and our eco-system that can reach a wide variety of people. For this, you will define and control user flows and interaction paradigms for IKEA Home smart products and systems. You will occasionally lead external agencies for project-based UX design assignments and drive insight-based decisions through data and evidence as well as empathy. Furthermore, you will connect the needs of design, engineering and business in a great balance. You will do this by ensuring a clear synergy between user behavior, technology and IKEA needs and by challenging existing solutions by driving meaningful creativity throughout the development process.

Moreover, you will:

  • Support UX Manager in creating future UX Strategies and create aspirational concepts for the future of smart home
  • Use early prototyping and research as everyday tools to refine the experiences
  • Challenge existing solutions by driving meaningful innovation and creativity throughout the development.
  • Encourage stakeholders to prioritize solutions that are beneficial for the user, the society and the planet

Qualifications

We think you have a University-level education in the areas of Interaction Design, Industrial Design or Software Engineering. You have a proven track record as a UX professional, with ideally 5 years of experience as a designer working on innovative digital solutions, including interfaces for consumer products. Furthermore you have experience about modern digital and physical product development processes from global organizations, including Agile and Lean. You are skilled in storytelling, user flows, wireframing and usability with an ability to make complicated technology friendly to the many people. 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 and might require some long distance travelling.

If you are having questions regarding the process contact Recruitment Specialist [email protected]

Please submit a portfolio of your work either as a link or as a PDF, so that we can get to know your work. Applications with a portfolio is mandatory.

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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