Design Technologist (FI-Helsinki)

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Primary Location FI-Helsinki

Organization Mobile

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Job Type Experienced

Employee Status Regular

Unposting Date 18/Oct/10

Design Technologist-DES0000006U

Job Description

Help Nokia Design redefine how users interact with Nokia services and devices. If you're someone who's passionate about User Experience and are looking for a rare opportunity to concept and build a new paradigm from the ground up, you're someone we'd like to talk to. We want to create experiences that delight users and help them easily connect with the people and places that matter most.

Nokia Design is seeking a highly motivated creative technologist who will focus on creating working prototypes of detailed user flows, interaction sketches and large-scale experience prototypes. Your work will be used to communicate vision to execs, to put in front of users to collect feedback, and to hand off to dev as a reference. You will collaborate closely with UI designers on prototypes, and feed your learnings back to the MeeGo platform team in the form of detailed feature requests. You'll be expected to help guide UI designers toward solutions that work based on your deep understanding of the technologies at hand, as well as on your understanding of user interaction. You have excellent development skills, an innate ability to work around technical roadblocks and a highly developed level of visual sensitivity. You must be able to work collaboratively with both designers and developers. Its imperative that you be able to create prototypes rapidly, without the aid of overly-detailed specs.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Collaborating with Design and Platform dev to create hi-def working prototypes of design concepts.
  • Achieve fluency in Nokia's internal prototyping tools (Qt Quick, QML, WRT, etc) and related technologies
  • Use your exceptional communication skills to help inform UI design and leadership as to capabilities of the technology.
  • Work with platform team defining and prioritizing the features needed to create great user experiences on devices.
  • Build bridges between platform development, UI design and project management
  • Develop and evolve processes to optimize team efficiency. Participate in strategy development
  • Manage budget for vendors and new hires, as required by new projects
  • Work with visual designers to ensure compliance with key standards
  • Prioritize team tasks and assign resources accordingly.


The candidate for this job will have passion for world-class user experiences, good oral and written communication skills, great customer focus, unwavering commitment to quality and ability to work independently and build bridges with other groups. A BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Engineering and/or equivalent industry experience and 7+ years of software development are required.

About You:

  • Fussy about user interface details and animation specifics (timings, motion, tweeening).
  • A track record of and passion for delivering delightful user experiences
  • Ability to work rapidly, with frequent iterations.

Specific Skills:

  • Experienced Flash/Flash Lite or Javascript developer.
  • Experience in Mobile UI design/development, preferably using Nokia technologies.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies.
  • Strong conceptual and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work closely with UI designers, helping to implement and refine user interactions.
  • Proven ability to innovate within and extend current technology through prototypes.
  • Willingness to work with and advance internal authoring tools.
  • Strong interaction design and design process skills.
  • Good development and design sensibilities.

*Portfolio review and/or work examples required

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