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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 Designer, IKEA Home Smart,
IKEA of Sweden, Älmhult
Would you like to be a part of the exciting future of smart homes?
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 developing solutions that make a better everyday life for the many people. Right now, we are looking for a User Experience Designer for IKEA Home Smart.
As a User Experience Designer at IKEA Home Smart, you will:
Define and control user interaction paradigms for IKEA Home smart products.
Steer external agencies for project-based UX design assignments.
Drive insight-based decisions through data and evidence as well as empathy.
Support UX Leader in creating future UX Strategies.
Create aspirational concepts for future devices.
Use early prototyping as an everyday tool for perfecting experiences.
Connect the needs of design, engineering and business in a great balance.
Ensure a clear synergy between user behavior, technology, and IKEA needs.
Challenge existing solutions by driving meaningful innovation and creativity throughout the development.
To excel at this job, you must have experience of designing interactions for 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 including Agile and Lean.
Needless to say, you are skilled in storytelling, user flows, wireframing and usability with a magical ability to make complicated technology friendly to the many people.
We believe you have a University-level education in the areas of;
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 designer working on innovative digital solutions.
In the UX Team, we would like to work with people that are passionate about creating innovative solutions and a great user experience in the area of the smart homes. This is a team that requires energetic team players who are driven and committed to delivering stellar results in a high paced environment. We have a high entrepreneurial drive. always stretching boundaries, challenging what already exists and always striving to develop better products and solutions. We are driven by our 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.
Please send us your application – CV, motivational letter & portfolio – in English. 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.
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.