Product Manager Wikibase Suite (m/f/d)

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager (m/f/d) (fulltime or part time min. 35 hours per week) to join our Software & Development Department.

In this role you will be responsible for the Wikibase Suite product line. The Wikibase Suite allows institutions to create and host their own linked knowledge base with maximum customizability. The Wikibase Suite is currently used by GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums), research groups, and the public sector alike (example). Amongst others, it is used by flagship institutions, i.e. institutions that are so influential in their sector, that they attract other institutions to become part of the ecosystem as well.

As product manager of Wikibase Suite, you will be part of an interdisciplinary team and the product team, and work closely with a broad variety of stakeholders in the Wikibase Ecosystem.

If you want to take a closer look at how this is connected to creating an open, collaborative linked knowledge base, take a look at the strategic direction developed for the Wikibase Ecosystem and our vision of a Linked Open Data Web.

Your Responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for the vision and strategy of the Wikibase Suite product line.
  • Together with the Product Manager, you will drive the strategy for Wikibase products outside of the Wikimedia context.
  • You will understand the landscape in which the Wikibase Suite exists and the different user segments with their needs and problems to solve.
  • You will define and prioritize product initiatives in close collaboration with partners, stakeholders and the emerging communities within the Wikibase Ecosystem.
  • You will define objectives and success criteria, in order to determine if the created products and features are indeed having the desired impact.
  • You will develop the product in collaboration with UX, Engineering, Partnerships and Community Communications.
  • You will align, structure, and communicate the Wikibase Suite product roadmap and do progress and status reporting to internal and external stakeholders.

About you:

  • You have product management experience in the tech sector
  • You are experienced in working in an interdisciplinary team with e.g. product managers, UX designers, community communication managers and engineers
  • You have strong product strategy skills, and experience with a variety of product management methodologies
  • You are used to user- and data-informed decision making
  • You are a team player and can communicate well with a diverse range of people
  • You are eager to learn, collaborate across institutional boundaries and work within a volunteer movement
  • You do not shy away from difficulties, but find ways to solve them where necessary
  • You are fluent in English
  • Ideally, you have experience with cultural and/or scientific institutions and/or the public sector

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.

In light of an underrepresentation of women in our engineering teams, we very much welcome a broad diversity of candidates.

Due to the current COVID – 19 situation, job interviews will only take place digitally.

About Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.:

Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. With over 150 employees and about 100,000 members, it is the oldest and largest of about 40 independent chapters of the international Wikimedia movement. The best known Wikimedia project, the free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, is used by millions of people across the world every day and is continuously updated and improved by millions of users.

Wikimedia Deutschland promotes these ideals even beyond the free encyclopaedia; it is our aim to establish and advocate for the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. The Wikimedia vision 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.