Product Manager

Job Description

The Wikimedia Foundation seeks a Product Manager to join the Core Platform Team, focusing on developing the next generation of APIs for internal teams and third-party developers.

As the Product Manager, you will collaborate with partners to create roadmaps and goals, ensuring progress is made. You’ll work closely with various departments, including Engineering, Communications, Legal, and Community Engagement, and keep the Foundation’s teams and community informed about the team’s work and project status.

Product Managers at Wikimedia collaborate with engineers, designers, researchers, and user communities to develop features, products, and services used globally. This role offers a significant opportunity for positive impact worldwide.

Description:

  • Collaborate with key partners to develop and execute strategies and goals for MediaWiki software.
  • Build and track progress towards long-term roadmaps.
  • Communicate goals, statuses, and findings throughout development to internal and external partners.
  • Identify and address blockers and other issues with senior management.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of Product Management experience
  • Experience delivering developer-focused products and APIs
  • Experience working with skilled engineering teams
  • Familiarity with monolithic code bases and service-oriented architectures
  • Effective development process implementation and execution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for increasing participation in Wikimedia projects
  • Experience with open-source software development

Pluses:

  • Experience with the Wikipedia and Wikimedia community
  • Familiarity with MediaWiki software and deployment
  • Knowledge of PHP and Node.js
  • Experience creating public documentation for third-party developers
  • Experience with wiki communities or user-generated content communities

About the Wikimedia Foundation:

The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world where everyone can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe everyone can contribute to our shared knowledge and should have access to it without interference. We support the Wikimedia projects, build software for reading, contributing, and sharing content, support volunteer communities and partners, and advocate for policies enabling free knowledge to thrive. We are a charitable organization relying on donations, receiving support from millions of individuals and institutional grants. The Wikimedia Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and eligible families
  • Wellness Program reimbursement for activities like fitness memberships, babysitting, and continuing education
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching contributions
  • Generous time off: vacation, sick, volunteer days, and 19 paid holidays, including the last week of the year
  • Family-friendly policies: 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks, additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible phase-back options, and a fully equipped lactation room
  • Long and short-term disability, life insurance (2x salary), and employee assistance program for emergencies
  • Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation, and parking expenses
  • Flexible work schedules and telecommuting options
  • Pantry with snacks and monthly massages for staff relaxation
  • A diverse, passionate, and mission-driven team with global colleagues speaking multiple languages