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Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. With about 120 employees and about 70.000 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.

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.

We are currently seeking a Working Student UX (m/f/d) up to 20 hours per week to join our software development team working in our Berlin office. 

What you will perform

  • 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

What we expect

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education
  • 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
  • Basic knowledge in HTML and Javascript is an asset
  • 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

Interested?

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.