HERE

  • Sr Creative Technologist m/f/x

    Job Locations DE-Berlin
    Requisition ID
    2018-21000
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Who are we?

    Ever checked in somewhere on social media? Ever tracked your online orders? You might be using HERE Technologies every single day without even realizing it. You can find us everywhere: in vehicles, smartphones, drones or third-party apps. We believe that with the right people, we will continue to be a game-changer in the technology industry and improve the daily lives of people around the world. Find out more by clicking the video below or going 360.here.com.

     

     

    HERE enables people, enterprises and cities around the world to harness the power of location and create innovative solutions that make our lives safer and more efficient. We transform information from devices, vehicles, infrastructure and other sources into real-time location services that play a key role in how we move, live and interact with one another.

     

    HERE is packed with smart people from around the world. Our offices foster an open environment where good ideas are encouraged and embraced. There's also plenty of flexibility within the company, options for achieving an ideal work/life balance and various other extras on offer.

     

     

    What's the role?

    We are looking for a Senior Creative Technologist to join our Product Design team in Berlin. Our team sits at the intersection of business and technology and it is our responsibility to understand and champion user needs and translate concepts into tangible and meaningful experiences.

     

    Your primary focus will be to craft compelling narratives, storyboards, pre-sales prototypes and demo applications that clearly communicate how Open Location Platform can be harnessed to solve complex challenges for HERE’s customers and partners. You strive to remove the unnecessary, simplify and communicate the meaningful, and understand how to create experiences that are inherently usable and delightful.

     

    You are capable of working independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams including; senior executives, designers, product marketing, engineering, customers and partners as well as taking the lead with external vendors and contractors. This role will involve lots of communication and regular travel for meetings and industry events, therefore you should be comfortable with building relationships, as well as giving presentations and demonstrations.

     

    You are equally passionate about design and development. You have strong understanding of prototyping and front-end development frameworks, a creative problem solver at the core and have a keen eye for world class design. You push the design team forward, set a standard for what’s possible in the realm of interactivity, and build upon UX and visual designs into dynamic experiences.

     

    You are comfortable with working with technical topics, are proactive and know instinctively where to take the lead and prioritise efforts in order to get the best results.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Creative and conceptual thinker with a strong attention to detail when crafting narratives, storyboards, and developing concepts.
    • Communicate, present to and collaborative with executives, product managers, marketing, technical pre-sales teams, as well as external contractors/vendors.
    • Manage projects by planning and delivering of proof of concepts, prototypes and demo applications.
    • Provide project status updates, plans, milestones, and outcomes to team and stakeholders as required.
    • Self-motivated and self-directed, able to work both independently and collaboratively with small, cross-functional teams, owning the end-to-end process and deliverables from a design and technical perspective.
    • Regular travel for meetings and presentations with internal teams, customers or give demonstrations at industry events will be required.
    • Ability to achieve results with a high-level of autonomy in a fast moving, dynamic environment while remaining flexible and able to adapt to changing priorities.

    Who are you?

    • BS/MS in computer science, technology, design, or equivalent professional experience
    • At least 6 years of experience in a similar role
    • Good understanding of interaction design principles and process with an ability to simplify complex problems into intuitive and elegant experiences.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, present to and collaborative with cross-functional teams, customers as well as external contractors/vendors.
    • Excellent communication skills. You can get your visual and non-visual ideas across to a variety of audiences.
    • Strong ability to generate and explore concepts through sketches, story boards and storytelling.
    • A strong portfolio with demo applications and prototypes.
    • Manage multiple projects/tasks of varying complexities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
    • Knowledge of front-end prototyping tools such as Invision, Framer.js, Zeplin, front-end frameworks and best practices desired.
    • Experience with Unitay and/or Unreal Engine desired.
    • Familiarity with creative tools e.g. Photoshop, After Effects, etc; you must be able to handle designer assets.

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