Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. With over 150 employees and about 100,000 members, it is the oldest and largest of about 40 independent chapters of the international Wikimedia movement. The best known Wikimedia project, the free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, is used by millions of people across the world every day and is continuously updated and improved by millions of users.
We are looking for an experienced Researcher (m/f/d) (full-time or part time) to join our Software & Development Department. The position is based in Germany, and we offer (hybrid) workplace options in our office in the heart of Berlin or on agreement remote setups. In this role you will focus on doing research activities for a worldwide community of users for one of Wikimedia Deutschland’s main products: Wikidata.
Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that provides human and machine readable information about the world. Similar to Wikipedia, all its content is created by a world-wide community of volunteer editors. If you want to take a closer look at what’s to come in the next years, take a look at the strategic direction developed for Wikidata and our vision of a Linked Open Data Web.
The role will report to the Head of Design and is part of the design team that currently counts 7 total UX designers and researchers.
Please send us your resume, cover letter (yes, we read them) and your portfolio via our job portal. We kindly ask you to refrain from application photos and information on date of birth, marital status and parents.
The hiring process for the Researcher position typically follows three stages. We start with a remote interview, then send out a task to work on at home and later present it to the teams in a second interview meeting setup. The third step follows the format of an insight day that is intended for you to get a better understanding of how we work and for all of us to get to know each other in a less formal way.
Wikimedia Germany is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of, for example, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or belief, political or other convictions, gender, age, disability or sexual identity or orientation.
In light of an underrepresentation of women in our software teams, we very much welcome a broad diversity of candidates.
Wikimedia Deutschland promotes these ideals even beyond the free encyclopaedia; it is our aim to establish and advocate for the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. The Wikimedia vision 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.