Senior Software Engineer
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team, reporting to Product Manager. As the Senior Software Engineer, you will be a core member of the Wikimedia Enterprise engineering team and will contribute heavily to some of the high impact challenges behind innovating, building, and maintaining Wikipedia’s data feeds for high volume reusers. You will also be a leader in the long term strategy of the project, working with tech leadership to propose infrastructure that meets goals of our movement and the needs of our customers. In this role, you will become an expert on AWS and the tradeoffs of different infrastructure setups for short and long term sustainability of large scale data products. You will work directly with tech and product leadership to craft strategy, and directly with the engineering team to build better software that will meet requirements from our customers.
We are a distributed and diverse team of engineers with a drive to explore, experiment, and embrace new technologies. We act sort of like a startup within the Wikimedia Foundation: we build quickly, deploy often, and our work has a very high impact on the global knowledge ecosystem.
If you are up to the challenge of working on something fast paced, of creating services that will revolutionize the systems distributing our knowledge for billions of people across the world, and enjoy the idea of working with a globally distributed team, you might be just the person we need.
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The Wikimedia Foundation is...
...the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.
If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or (415) 839-6885.
U.S. Benefits & Perks*
*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.
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