Dec 22, 2020

VP, Product Engineering



✓ Cause-Driven


At the Wikimedia Foundation, we operate the world’s largest collaborative project: a top ten website, reaching a billion people globally every month, while incorporating the values of privacy, transparency and community that are so important to our editors, readers and donors.

The VP of Product Engineering will manage the 50+ software engineers and managers in the Product department to create experiences that support the editors and readers of a global free-knowledge movement in a way that’s consistent with our values of privacy, community, inclusivity, multilingualism and sustainability. You will partner with the platform engineering and service engineering leadership in the Technology department to implement a multi-year plan to modernize our experiences and reach new people to ensure that the projects are sustainable forever.

This role supports front end development for Wikipedia and its sister sites. This includes core web editing and reading experiences, native app iOS and Android applications, structured data, multimedia, discussion workflows, anti-vandalism and anti-harassment, and community wishlisted enhancements. The tech stack is composed of PHP, JavaScript (client and server), and high scale caching and persistence layers. We are in the midst of refactoring our stack and integrating new technologies such as Vue.js, machine learning, and structured and linked knowledge to make our engineering and user experiences better.

We are committed to creating and furthering a supportive, welcoming engineering culture that extends not only to our global engineering staff but to the extensive network of community developers who are a crucial part of the Wikimedia movement worldwide. You will play a key role in fostering this culture and ensuring that the Product and Technology departments share a common cultural vision. We would like our engineers and managers to feel supported by the organization with career and personal development opportunities.

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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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