Dec 18, 2020

Director of Product Management

Full-time

Remote

✓ Cause-Driven

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an experienced and collaborative Director of Product Management to structure our content across Wikimedia products, unlocking a new class of functionality.  This position also includes leading the Search team in developing Search functionality across Wikimedia Foundation products.

This role is responsible for unlocking product value by making our content machine readable, adding metadata, and linking concepts across languages and projects.  It addresses creating structure from a Wiki Page, including breaking that content into meaningful parts for repurposing in various use cases.  It also involves utilizing structured linked open data systems such as Wikidata or topical ontologies as connective tissue across Wikimedia products.

The Wikimedia Foundation values diversity and recognizes that employees from a broad range of perspectives is essential to creating a knowledge source that benefits everyone. We are committed to inclusion, diversifying tech, and advocating for diversity in our employees, their experiences, and the people we serve.

Our teams build products that enable our communities to achieve our Vision: a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.  

Directors of Product Management support their Product Manager teams and work with researchers, engineers, product managers and designers to set strategic direction. This is an opportunity to ‘do good’ while having a high level of impact at a large-scale media property.

You will be responsible for:

Setting the vision and product direction for Structured Data, pulling together disparate projects to form a cohesive vision and program, working closely with engineering and architecture teams
Ensuring the Structured Data program delivers incremental but clear value to our end users
Building relationships, leading planning, alignment and collaboration in developing product roadmaps regarding Wikidata with our affiliate in Germany
Participating in writing grant reports to grantors who fund Structured Data projects at WMF
Aligning with product, technology, analytics and research teams on use cases for structured data
Guiding the Search Platform team for both Wikidata Query service as well as Search across Wikimedia Foundation projects
Managing and mentoring a team of Product Managers focused on Structured Data and Search
Defining and tracking key performance metrics for product initiatives and connecting these metrics to overall Foundation goals
Managing communications for your area among the product teams and the broader cross-functional organization to ensure stakeholder alignment

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or the equivalent in relevant work experience
Minimum of 5 years of work experience in Product Management
Experience developing a Structured Data ecosystem including structured content, knowledge graphs and taxonomies
Experience with Search Platforms
Robust analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills with the ability to deliver on detail as well as strategy
Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and develop effective working relationships with all levels of management, staff and communities, including non-technical staff
Capable of managing a diverse range of responsibilities in a dynamic and results-oriented environment. Must be comfortable with evolving requirements and priorities.

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