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Product Manager Technical Wishes (m/f/d) Full-time

Published at 2024-01-04 - Viewed: 2040 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 team Technical Wishes based in Berlin, we are looking for a permanent Product Manager (m/f/d), full-time or part-time (min. 35h/week), as soon as possible.

About the position & the team:
You will be the product manager in the Technical Wishes team. The Technical Wishes are a project of volunteers from the German-speaking community and Wikimedia Deutschland. The Technical Wishes team aims to support active contributors to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects by building new and improved software for those projects.

The Technical Wishes team consists of developers, an engineering manager, a UX designer/researcher and a community communications manager. You will also be part of the product management team, and your supervisor would be a Head of Product.

What you’ll be doing:
- You are responsible for the vision and strategy of the Technical Wishes project
- You define goals and success criteria to measure the impact of the products developed by the team
- You set priorities and closely collaborate with the cross-functional team consisting of UX design and research, engineering and communication
- You define the product roadmap for the Technical Wishes, align on it with internal and external stakeholders and keep stakeholders informed about progress

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, access to our company pension scheme allowance, continued salary in the event of sick children
- € 500 gross one-off payment for home office equipment
- € 300 gross per year (€ 25 per month) Allowance for running costs in the home office
- All overtime is recorded and converted into compensatory time off
- An office located in the center of Berlin and hybrid work options
- WorkingAbroad@WMDE up to 4 weeks per year
- 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 solid software product management experience
- You find it easy to translate complex scenarios into easily understandable problems
- You are impact focused, and are able to translate data and insights into priorities to make solid data informed decisions
- 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 a team player and can collaborate well with a diverse range of people
- You have experience with community-centered projects or volunteer projects
- You speak both German and English at a professional level

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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