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Principal UX Designer
Posted on 7/20/2022
Experience Level
Desired Skills
UI/UX Design
  • Communication: Is thoughtful and skilled at determining the right communication channel and approach to persuade other team members to continually evolve their ideas and processes, whilst ensuring other stakeholders and the communities are fully engaged
  • Collaboration: Can steward and coordinate complex collaborative group workshops and events with colleagues in their own product team as well as across different teams and areas
  • Feedback: Plans and facilitates feedback/critique sessions for the team, modeling best practice techniques for giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Curiosity: Has a contagious curiosity to try new things, inspiring others to explore with them
  • Empathy: Advocates for others and intervenes in situations where a colleague needs help
  • Initiative: Consistently explores and proposes new ideas and approaches to evolve the team's design practice and skills
  • Work Experience: 12+ years of experience contributing on design teams
  • Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or Masters degree, or equivalent in related work experience
  • Background in content consumption, publishing, education, or news
  • Experience acting as a researcher, both in-person and with remote participants
  • Familiarity with Free Knowledge and/or Open Source communities
  • Speak more than one of the nearly 300 languages of the users you'll be designing for
  • UX Design & Processes: Champion the user-centered design process across the organization, demonstrating innovative approaches to complex UX problems that deliver impactful solutions. Provide design leadership by example, role modeling for others the standards expected across the team
  • Guidelines & Accessibility: Have an influential role in evolving the design system over time, staying up-to-date with design guidelines and accessibility standards across the web and influencing the overall direction and development of our systems
  • Research & Testing: Have extensive experience with evaluative and generative research methods and able to mentor other designers to determine when and how to conduct research, support them to interpret their findings and apply the findings to their designs
  • Problem Solving: Consistently demonstrate the ability to proactively tackle complex problems, including those outside of your known area of expertise
  • Direction & Mentoring: Formally direct and mentor designers in other product teams supporting them to develop their design skills and processes
  • Vision and Exploration: Have an influential vision for how the overall user experience is developed across product teams and the ability to think strategically about how to work with other designers to deliver this vision
Wikimedia Foundation

501-1,000 employees

Nonprofit charitable organization
Company Overview
The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.