Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. With about 120 employees and about 65.000 members, it is the oldest and largest of 37 independent chapters of the international Wikimedia movement. The most well-known Wikimedia project, the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is used by millions of people across the world every day and is continuously updated and improved by millions of users.
Wikimedia Deutschland furthers these ideals even beyond the free encyclopedia: It is our aim to establish and promote the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. Our objective is to create a world in which the sum of all human knowledge is freely accessible for everyone. The main focus of our activities is the support of volunteers, the development of technology and software, and the cooperation with cultural and scientific institutions. Furthermore, we advocate on both the national and EU-level a legal framework which allows for free knowledge to become part of our everyday life.
We are currently seeking a Working Student UX (m/f/d) up to 20 hours per week to join our software development team.
The UX team of Wikimedia Deutschland is part of the Software Engineering department. The three team members work based on user research and best practices and work closely with developers and product managers to ensure usability and usefulness of our products.
See features through from idea on paper through implementation and evaluation
Distill complex concepts into easy-to-understand talking points, graphics or prototypes to effectively articulate and discuss ideas with Product Managers, Engineers and the community
Understand the community, their needs and the usability of our products by gathering, analysing and discussing qualitative and quantitative data
Iteratively improve features by consulting and exchanging with Product Managers and Engineers
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education | Enrolled to a Master's Program
Experience in Interaction Design, UX Design, Human Centered Design, Design Thinking or a similar discipline
Fluent in English to interact in team with people working on design, development, communication and product management
Passion for open source software and culture
Experience with open Knowledge like Open Data, Wikis, Free Culture or open access. open source software/wikis is Any a plus
What we offer:
A job where you can learn and get experience in UX design, research and evaluation
Working in an international as well agile and collaborative environment
Flexible working hours
Responsibilities for the creation of UIs
Personal mentoring to support your learning
Cost-free coaching in our Employee Assistance Programme
Initial appointment is for 2 years.
How to apply:
Then apply now! Send us your detailed application documents via our job portal. Our personnel team will be happy to answer your questions. We kindly ask you to refrain from application photos and information on date of birth, marital status and parents. We look forward to hearing from you!
Wikimedia Deutschland is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of, for example, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or belief, political or other opinion, gender, age, disability or sexual identity or orientation.