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Head of UX (m/w/d) Full-time

Published at 2023-01-25 - Viewed: 1734 times - Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. in Berlin, Germany

At Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. we help create, collect and distribute free knowledge.

In 2004, volunteer Wikipedia activists founded the non-profit association Wikimedia Deutschland in Berlin, which now consists of over 100,000 members and 160 full-time staff.

Free knowledge leads to a fairer world. Wikipedia is the most important online knowledge collection of our time. The German Wikipedia alone records almost 1 billion page views per month for a total of 2.6 million articles. We - Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. - support the volunteers of Wikipedia and its sister projects, develop free software, such as Wikidata, and advocate for free access to knowledge, the opening of education and research, and more common good orientation in data policy.

For our UX Team, based in Berlin, we are looking for a Head of UX (m/w/d) (permanent contract), full-time or part-time, as soon as possible.

About the position & the team:

You will be leading the diverse team of designers and researchers working to make Wikidata, Wikibase, and Wikipedia more user-driven and user-friendly. 

The mission of the UX team is to deliver quality open source tools that empower users to contribute to the Wikimedia movement, regardless of their background or ability.

What you'll be doing:

Empower the UX team to deliver accessible and inclusive experiences for a diverse, complex audience.
Shape the UX team vision and bring it to strategic conversations within the department and organization.
Manage design resources and coordinate budgets across teams. 
Support and encourage UX designers and researchers in their professional development. 

What we offer:

A participative collaboration guided by our values: participation, diversity, free and open access, equity, sustainability and respectful collaboration
Benefits: 30 vacation days and additional time off on Dec. 24th and New Year's Eve, public transport ticket, access to our company pension scheme allowance, continued salary in the event of sick children
All overtime is recorded and converted into compensatory time off
An office located in the center of Berlin and hybrid work options
In-house training and continued professional development as well as free external life coaching (professional advice and coaching on job-related and private issues)

What makes you right for this role:

You have comprehensive knowledge of UX design and research practice, demonstrated by several years of experience in the software industry.
You have previous experience managing a design team. You are skilled in people management and build trust by generating mutual understanding.
You are comfortable defining and executing strategic design direction.
You can resolve complex situations involving many stakeholders through effective decision-making.
You have proficient written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of German is a plus but not a requirement. Ideally, you have an interest in learning it over time.

Then apply now! Send us your detailed application documents (Resume & Motivational Letter (yes, we read them) via our job portal. Our HR 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 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.

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