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Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. With about 120 employees and about 70.000 members, it is the oldest and largest of 37 independent chapters of the international Wikimedia movement. The most well-known Wikimedia project, the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is used by millions of people across the world every day and is continuously updated and improved by millions of users.

Wikimedia Deutschland furthers these ideals even beyond the free encyclopedia: It is our aim to establish and promote the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. Our objective 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.

We are looking for an Engineering Manager (m/f/d) to join our agile development teams in our office at the heart of Berlin. You will be responsible for having your eye on the big picture that guides the development of our complex software products.

What you will perform

  • Support, invest in and develop the team with clear expectations via practices such as face-to-face feedback and orientation, and goal setting
  • Create growth opportunities for team members and address gaps through non-technical and technical skill mentoring and ongoing performance management
  • Create a high performing and positive work environment based on open communication, agile principles, accountability, and trust
  • Instill a spirit of continuous improvement in the team’s code, architecture, and processes
  • Connect with other teams to unblock dependencies, provide visibility and transparency to team progress on product initiatives
  • Support the Product Manager and Tech Lead in project planning and continuous process improvement for an optimal flow of value
  • Build a team culture that is collaborative, inclusive, and respectful, but that also drives to deliver.
  • Work closely with the team and the Human Resources Team to hire high potential engineers from diverse backgrounds

What we expect

  • 3+ years of leadership experience in the internet industry
  • 3+ years of experience working in an agile software development environment
  • 1+ years of experience managing a software engineering team
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

What we offer

  • A friendly and open-minded team that looks forward to working with you
  • The opportunity to promote Free Knowledge in an unique movement
  • Varied and interesting challenges in a future-oriented and international environment, with a highly engaged global community
  • A modern and centrally located office space
  • An agile and dynamic organization with room for professional and personal development
  • In addition to your salary we offer: Public transport allowance, access to complementary pension benefits, continued salary in the event of ill children, free coffee, tea, soft drinks and organic fruits 

Initial appointment is for 2 years.


Then apply now! Send us your detailed application documents via our job portal. Our personnel 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 opinion, gender, age, disability or sexual identity or orientation.