Crossposting is tricky – Sue's answer didn't reach wikimedia-l as far as
I can see. From
Hi K. Peachey,
Generally speaking, the WMF posts and boards for every vacancy. (I
think there's a policy document somewhere to that effect --
regardless, it's been our practice for years.) Sometimes we skip the
posting & boarding process if there's a sufficiently compelling
reason, but mostly we post and board every position.
And so yes, indeed, we will post and board the head of Engineering
vacancy, because it's a newly-created position, and it's vacant. We
won't be posting and boarding the head of Product, though, because it
is not a newly-created position and it's not a vacancy. Even though
the responsibilities and scope of the role are shifting, it is an
existing position, and it has an incumbent (Erik).
K. Peachey, 06/11/2012 20:30:
(Double Post, Since this was crossposted in the first
place, and to
make sure I hit both lists, Sorry Wikitech)
On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Erik Moeller <erik(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
The way we’d get there:
I’m prepared to resign from my engineering management responsibilities
and to focus solely on my remaining role as VP of Product, as soon as
a successor for VP of Engineering has been identified. We would start
that hiring process probably in early 2013. I’m recommending to Sue
that we seriously consider internal candidates for the VP of
Engineering role, as we have a strong engineering management team in
So realistically we'd probably identify that person towards the end of
the fiscal year.
Due to the nature of the foundation and to ensure continued growth and
prosperity I would be hoping that the foundation ensured both
positions became "vacant" and the person/s are chosen on the merits of
their applications to ensure the continued and best growth.
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