Product Manager, Common Voice (Parental Leave)

  • Mozilla
  • Berlin Office, Remote Germany, Remote UK, Remote
  • 19 Jan, 2023

Job Description

Mozilla Common Voice (MCV) is the flagship intervention to mitigate bias within AI - in particular by making it possible for speakers of the world’s 7000+ languages, and traditionally marginalized demographic communities, to be represented in AI training sets, and meaningfully engaged in building AI. MCV is a data crowdsourcing platform that supports 100+ communities around the world, and to which half a million people have contributed. The dataset is used by these communities, and also in technology companies and research organizations all over the world.

About this role

This role is a chance to be part of a small and exciting team within the Mozilla Foundation. Your job as the Product Manager is to make sure the multi-disciplinary team that works on Common Voice is supported, enabled and empowered to serve all our collaborator communities.

Note* this position is initially for 2.5 days per week, from March 15th 2022 until 30th September 2023 - with the possibility of extension to becoming a permanent position depending on performance and organizational need. It might suit someone with care responsibilities, further study or other projects that they wish to support alongside employment.

Location: Most of the Product team are based in Europe, so the UK, Germany, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya are most compatible time zones. The US and Canada are possible if the candidate is willing to work earlier in the daytime to overlap with the rest of the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead product processes and ceremonies such as sprint planning, retros, community triage and backlog grooming
  • Set sprint priorities in consultation with design, community and engineering
  • Advance the roadmap set by the current Product Lead (on parental leave), but show excellent judgment in iterating and adapting it in response to situations as they arise.
  • Provide project leadership and support to the two part-time community manager roles
  • Coordinate contractors working on in-country growth efforts for at least 2 languages
  • Work on Product Requirements Documents as needed - shaping product requirements through sophisticated user research, and deep collaboration with design, community and engineering
  • Dotted-line manage 2 x software engineers, in collaboration with the Web Platform Manager
  • Represent MCV publicly as needed, for example through interviews
  • Be the coordinator for the Africa Mradi team, and in particular the Senior Programme Officer who is leading mobilization efforts around Kiswahili
  • Report directly to the VP of Advocacy during the Product Lead’s leave - if the position becomes permanent, you would report to the Product Lead.

You need:

  • 3+ years of progressively senior Product Management experience, ideally within a small, agile team - experience in a start-up context or early stage tech project would be a significant advantage
  • Fantastic communication skills are required - the team is global and distributed. You will be required to communicate with internal collaborators, all of whom have very different perspectives, backgrounds and contexts.
  • Excellent judgment, and proven in triaging a lot of inbound signals and needs
  • Self motivated and driven - a proactive problem solver - this is a small team
  • Strong affinity for research and metrics - ideally experience delivering user research plans and interfacing directly with communities, users and collaborators
  • Some experience working directly and closely with software engineers, data scientists and designers
  • Some experience in Machine Learning- driven projects, or some academic training in ML/AI would be useful - knowledge of Voice / Speech AI would be a strong advantage

Salary and Benefits Information:

The Mozilla Foundation is dedicated to fair and equitable compensation for our staff. We aim to pay a competitive and market-based salary that takes into consideration the responsibilities and requirements of the role. We aim to offer at the midpoint of our salary ranges for the purposes of inclusivity and fairness of our offer process and ensuring internal equity. We do not ask for, or take into account, salary histories in our offer process.

The base salary ranges, along with mid-point, for this role in each of the key countries in which we employ staff is listed below.

We target the 75th percentile of market pay as a salary band midpoint for all levels, with 10% either side of the midpoint to create a salary range.

  • Germany: €38,987 - €47,650 (mid-point: €43,319)
  • UK: £23,442 - £28,651 (mid-point: £26,047)
  • Canada: $44,833 - $54,796 (mid-point: $49,815)
  • US: $42,154 - $51,522 (mid-point: $46,838)

Depending on the successful candidate’s location, we may also add in a geographic differential to this base salary that accounts for local job market weighting. This differential is applied to the above ranges. Below are some of the common cities in which we hire staff along with representative examples of salary ranges, mid-point, and the geographical differential applied:

  • Inner London: £25,552 - £31,230 (mid-point: £28,390)
  • Toronto: $48,375 - $59,125 (mid-point: $53,750)
  • New York: $46,706 - $57,086 (mid-point: $51,896)

The range for your specific location will be discussed in screening conversations if your application is successful.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance + Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement Plan contributions
  • 20 Paid Time Off days per year (prorated) + your birthday
  • Company Holidays + Shutdown
  • Wellness budget
  • Professional Development budget
  • Top up program for Parental leaves

Benefits are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Mozilla Foundation.

Mozilla Foundation Hiring Practices:

Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich the company’s core mission. We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at accommodation@mozillafoundation.org.

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