Oct 13, 2020

Full Stack Software Engineer

Full-time

Remote

✓ Cause-Driven

Summary:
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for product software engineers to join our team, reporting to product engineering management. As a product software engineer, you will be responsible for software engineering for our product user experiences. In this role, you will work in a mostly-remote environment, where we value teamwork and a consensus-oriented approach. You get to write open source code for collaborative experiences supporting over a half a billion pages accessed per day, and you get to do it at a place that believes we're all more successful when everyone has a good work-life balance.

You are responsible for:
Improving the Wikipedia product experience
Iterating on new products and features through collaboration with designers and product managers
Writing multilingual and accessible JavaScript, CSS, and PHP
Creating and maintaining internet APIs with server scripting languages
Instrumenting components to monitor feature and quality characteristics
Leveraging caching and persistence technologies

Skills and experience:
4+ years related professional experience in functional programming or OOP
Experience building user-friendly features and software components with good performance
Focused software engineering: you enjoy writing unit and integration tests, proactively addressing security and code review feedback, and thoughtfully balancing architectural tradeoffs


Qualities that are important to us:
A desire to make meaningful contributions to knowledge equity, free culture, and open access
An emphasis on communicating clearly in both synchronous and asynchronous channels


Additionally, we'd love it if you have this:
Fluency in one or more regional languages in Africa or Asia
Practical skills with Vue.js or React
Project work in data science, machine learning, AI
A history of open source contribution
Familiarity with Wikipedia / wikitext / markdown editing or content management systems (e.g., MediaWiki, Drupal, WordPress)
Bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree in computer science, management information systems, or STEM field (or equivalent certification)

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Wikimedia Foundation

The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.

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