Hi all, Earlier this week Amy Elder -- our head of recruiting -- has shared a preview of the CTO role with the staff and I would like to share it with you early as well, before the job description is posted and the process starts. I am very grateful to our technical staff and leaders here at the WMF for collaborating on both the description and the process.
If you have any nominations or recommendations, which I hope you will please email Amy directly. Thank you all for engaging. Lila ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Amy Elder <ael...@wikimedia.org> Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 3:53 PM Subject: [Wmfall] CTO Search | Status To: Staff All <wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org> Hi Everyone, We are excited to announce the launch of our search for a Chief Technology Officer, and proud to confirm this search is being handled internally by our very own WMF Recruiting Department. As we greatly value and respect your opinion, we are contacting you for your candidate nominations/referrals. We are also open to hearing any related suggestions or comments in general on the job description as minor changes can still happen (this is not a call for mass edits). Please see the below link for a preview of the job description. The entire technical team has been deeply focused on collaborating and contributing to this (nearly finished) draft. If you have nominations please let me over the next few days. With appreciation, Amy -- Amy Elder Director of Recruiting Wikimedia Foundation (415) 999-8140 Join Us: WorkWithUs <https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us> Connect with me on LinkedIn <https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyelder> Follow us on Twitter @wikimediaatwork *Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. **That's our commitment and you can help continue to make it a reality: *https://donate.wikimedia.org/ _______________________________________________ Wmfall mailing list wmf...@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wmfall Responsibilities[edit <https://office.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Job_descriptions/Chief_Technology_Officer&veaction=edit&vesection=5> | edit source <https://office.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Job_descriptions/Chief_Technology_Officer&action=edit§ion=5> ] - Oversee development of key performance metrics such as site availability and responsiveness, bug response time, code review response time, etc., and ensure consistent improvement along these metrics. - Lead, transform, and grow complex technology infrastructure and high performance cross-functional technology teams. Foster projects and future product ideas that will lead to innovations in the years to come. Broker and drive to resolution, key architectural and technology implementation decisions. Foster an energetic culture and an ownership of, and commitment to, shared product development goals. - Develop, inspire, and coach the technology leadership team across software engineering, technical operations, research, and product development. Support technical managers and directors in operationalizing technical vision into specific objectives, products, and services, to deliver high quality software in support of our global mission. Regularly review and update organizational goals, formalize budgets, and balance priorities. Work cross-functionally with the rest of the executive team and the ED, to develop and communicate top-level goals. - Enable Wikimedia engineering efforts to expand its technical community to be comparable to the Wikimedia editing community, growing its reach and influence far beyond paid Wikimedia Foundation staff. - Design and implement an effective organizational structure, that supports maximum communications and effective execution of technology initiatives. Work closely with project management to transform priorities and requirements, into plans that optimize resources and set appropriate expectations. - Own and drive technical organization integrity: achieve status as a recognized technology leader by using proven and scalable execution processes (e.g. agile) in development, technical operations, and architecture. Work closely with product management to transform requirements into technical specifications and software designs. - In collaboration with the ED and the Technology group, own and advance the overall architectural roadmap, setting the vision and long-term strategy for technology at the Foundation. - Contribute to that strategy by qualifying and prioritizing infrastructure efforts. - Grow and build highly complex technology infrastructure. Anticipate technology scale and capability challenges, and communicate clear proactive plans to address these challenges. Work closely with tech leads and operations to resource key technology initiatives, and drive them to completion for existing and future technology expansion. Required qualifications[edit <https://office.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Job_descriptions/Chief_Technology_Officer&veaction=edit&vesection=6> | edit source <https://office.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Job_descriptions/Chief_Technology_Officer&action=edit§ion=6> ] - Experience stepping into established technical organizations, and quickly gaining respect, and methodically implementing, a robust and effective development practice. Ability to build teams quickly. An effective coach and guide for technical and product talent. - Experience with large-scale, global internet technologies. - Understanding of the open source ecosystem product lifecycle, with an ability to source and seed innovation and to produce quick results. - Proven ability to set the vision and strategy for technology and operations, and to produce an effective roadmap. Comfortable with technology scale and associated architectural challenges, and experience proactively addressing them. - Familiarity with a broad range of open source technologies and how they interrelate to solve big data, mobility, and collaboration problems (e.g. Varnish, Apache, Memcached, MySQL, PHP, Node.js, Python, Hadoop, Elasticsearch and a broad range of open source components). - A proven track record in leading teams to build APIs and analytics into platforms, as well as development and integration of Mobile. - _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>