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Curious on the future of life at home for the many people? Come join us in exploring and creating it… User Experience Researcher, IKEA Home Smart,IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult Would you like to be a part of the exciting future of smart homes?At IKEA Home Smart, is a rapidly growing group with big ideas and a sharp focus on users. Our collective vision is to transform home furnishing with the help of meaningful technology that solves real problems for “the many people” – people with thin wallets and big dreams. We are powered by IKEA through an endless source of optimism and the unending curiosity about life at home. In our home base Älmhult, where the whole global IKEA range is developed, we are creating the next chapter in smart homes by designing solutions that make a better everyday life for the many people. Right now, we are looking for a User Experience Researcher for IKEA Home Smart.As a UX Designer at IKEA Home Smart, you will:Design, arrange and steer user research and testing activities.Define and filter the right user insights for the development of range. Drive insight-based decisions through data and evidence as well as empathy.Include necessary stakeholders and manage timelines.Steer external agencies for user-centric activities like probes, workshops.Drive insight-based decisions through data and evidence as well as empathy.Support UX Leader create future UX Strategies.Use early prototyping as an everyday tool for perfecting experiences.Ensure a clear synergy between user behavior, technology, and IKEA needs.Champion a user-centric process and works with stakeholders to keep culture and processes up-to-date.Challenge existing solutions by driving meaningful innovation and creativity throughout the development. QualificationsTo excel at this job, you must have experience of research for the development of products/solutions that include software and digital interfaces for consumer products. You should be experienced and motivated in working in a rapidly changing environment. You must have deep passion and a deep interest about life at home and customer needs. You should ideally possess a good level of knowledge about modern digital and physical product development processes like Agile and Lean.Needless to say, you are skilled in research methods, storytelling, and usability with a magical ability to make complicated technology friendly to the many people. You communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.We believe you have a University-level education in the areas of;- Psychology,- Anthropology,- Interaction Design,- Industrial Design,- Product Development,Ideally, you have the equivalent knowledge and experience in product development from global organizations together with leadership experience plus, a proven track record as a UX professional with minimum 5 years of experience as a researcher working on innovative digital solutions.As a UX Researcher, you are passionate about creating innovative solutions and a great user experience in the area of the smart homes. You are energetic, driven and committed to delivering results in a high paced environment. You are a solution-oriented team player. You have a high entrepreneurial drive; stretching boundaries, challenging what already exists and always striving to develop better products and solutions, driven by your passion about user needs, sustainability and Inclusive Design. We love the diversity of human nature and we hope that you do, too.Our corporate language is English, so you need to be fluent in English, both verbally and in writing. The position is placed in Älmhult and might require some long distance travelling.Additional informationSounds interesting? The position will be based in Älmhult.Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English no later than 8th July 2019. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you are interested in this role, and why you would be a good fit for this role. You do that under message to hiring manager. Please note that we will review applications as they come through so do not delay, send in your application today!