Product Manager Wikibase Cloud (m/f/d)

Full-Time / Part-Time | Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.

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Berlin, Germany | November 29, 2023

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 team product team, based in Berlin, we are looking for a permanent Product Manager Wikibase Cloud (f/m(d), full-time or part-time (min. 35 h per week), as soon as possible.

About the position & the team:

You will be the Product Manager of Wikibase Cloud. Imagine a versatile digital platform that acts as a knowledge hub, allowing you to organise and share various types of data effortlessly. At its core, Wikibase is like a powerful toolbox that offers a collaborative space for individuals and groups to contribute, edit, and curate data in a structured way. With Wikibase, we are enabling the co-creation of the world’s largest knowledge graph of free and open data which will be used to open up new knowledge pathways for the world.

The Wikibase Cloud team is composed of engineers, a UX researcher and a UX designer, as well as a mix of stakeholders concerned with community and partner management. You will be the sole Product Manager for this team, collaborating closely with the Engineering Manager and the Wikibase Suite Product Manager. You will also be a part of the Product Management team, and report to a Head of Product.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You are responsible for the product vision and strategy of Wikibase Cloud
  • You will understand the landscape in which Wikibase Cloud exists, as well as become an expert on the desires and problems of Wikibase users
  • You will define objectives and success criteria, which you will then use to measure the impact of the team’s initiatives
  • You will closely collaborate on tasks and prioritise on a day-to-day basis with the agile team comprised of UX research, design and engineering 
  • You will align, structure and communicate the product roadmap for Wikibase Cloud and keep internal and external stakeholders updated on progress and status

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 (25 for working students) 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 strong software product management experience
  • You are excellent at translating complex scenarios into easily understood problems to solve
  • You have strong communications skills which allow you to understand needs from users, internal and external stakeholders, and align and explain product decisions from their perspective
  • You are impact focused, and are able to translate data and insights into priorities to make solid data-driven decisions
  • You are a team player and can collaborate well with a diverse range of people

Interested?

Then apply now! Send us your detailed application documents (Resume & Motivational Letter (yes, we read them)) via our job portal. We kindly ask you to refrain from application photos and information on date of birth, marital status and parents. 

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