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 38 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 looking for a Product Manager (f/m/d) to join our Software & Development Department in the heart of Berlin. This role will focus on developing the strategy for Wikibase the software behind Wikidata and driving from there the feature development for the identified market segments and users. Since the project practices community-centered software development, not only the technical aspects but also the social and collaborative aspects of software development are important. The role will report to the Head of Product Development, and is part of a team of product, program, and project people.
What you will perform:
You will work as part of a cross-functional team consisting of UX, Engineering, and Community Communications, and take care of developing a compelling product vision for Wikibase and its ecosystem. You will drive the roadmap and prioritize features and product components.
You are responsible for:
As Product Manager you have/are:
What we offer:
All software we develop is Open Source, and we contribute back to various projects we use. Many of our components are published in a format that allows to re-use them beyond our own projects.
In addition to your salary we offer:
Initial appointment is for 2 years.
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 submitting 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 opinion, gender, age, disability, or sexual identity or orientation.
In light of an underrepresentation of women in our Software Development Department, we strongly encourage qualified women to apply.
Apply online here.