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Senior Engineering Manager

Wikimedia Foundation · Mar 3rd 2020

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Location: Remote

Senior Engineering Manager

Location: Edina, Minnesota (cowork space) or remote, Americas/EMEA. Timezone compatibility required for core working block 10 AM - 4 PM Central Time US.

Summary

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for experienced engineering management to join our Product Engineering team, reporting to the Director of Engineering who oversees our Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons consumer technology. You will be responsible for coaching highly skilled software engineers, who ship high quality software used by over a billion users, in technical approach and career development.

We’re a mature product organization committed to making knowledge available to everyone. You will collaborate with cross-functional team members in product management, design, data science, project management, and community management. This is an opportunity to do good while improving what we think is the best place on the internet.

Some travel is expected, usually 2-4 times per year.

You will be responsible for:

  • Coaching engineers in the art and science of software engineering and modern software architecture

  • Representing an informed engineering point of view within the organization and publicly

  • Recruiting, hiring, and guiding team members as they chart their career paths

Skills and experience:

  • Deep expertise in consumer-facing internet technology for large and diverse audiences

  • Established track record of managing high productivity engineering teams

  • BS/MS/Ph.D in Computer Science or other relevant technical field or the equivalent in work experience

Qualities that are important to us:

  • User empathy

  • Collaboration

  • Systems thinking and data literacy

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams

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