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Advancement

Major Donor Data Specialist

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Major Donor Data Specialist to join our team. This is a new position and it reports to the Senior Director of Development.  As the Major Donor Data Specialist, you will play a key role on the Major Gifts, Foundations and Endowment teams.  These teams raise funds in support of the annual operating budget of the Foundation and the long-term financial sustainability of Wikipedia and our sister projects.

Communications

Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist (Middle East & North Africa)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist for the Middle East and North Africa. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Global Movement Communications, you will be part of a new sub-team within the Movement Communications team and the wider Communications Department. You will help us build bridges and a shared understanding across our movement with a particular focus on the Middle East and North Africa. We are looking for an experienced communicator, campaigner or community organiser with extensive experience working across the Middle East and North Africa; someone who is passionate about bringing people together around a common cause.

Project Associate, Wikimania Conference (Contract)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Project Associate to join our team, reporting to the Lead Event Strategist. As the Wikimania Project Associate, you will be hired to support Wikimania 2022. The Project Associate will be responsible for the facilitation and coordination of the various Grant and Scholarship Programs that will be distributed globally to facilitate participation at Wikimania. The Project Associate will be supporting the various translation and interpretation components prior and during the event.

Finance and Administration

Travel & Convening Associate (contract)

Remote

The purpose of this position is to support the travel and convening services of the Wikimedia Foundation. This position resides on the Travel & Convening team and will report directly to the Travel & Convening Manager who reports to the Controller. This role is for the administrative professional who can build positive relationships and service delivery by being able to prioritize, hold confidentiality, exercise professional judgement, anticipate needs, deliver professional communications and support with accuracy and confidence. This person must be able to learn new software as well as bring problem solving and a ‘can-do’ attitude to the job. This role will work across time zones in a global environment. The right person will be intuitive, have creative problem solving skills, ability to adjust to differing styles, desire and ability to work with a small close-knit team and enjoy providing excellent service and support. 

Legal

Lead Counsel

Remote

As Wikimedia pursues our global strategic direction, our Legal department is tasked with solving many legal questions, including some that no one has fully considered before. We are looking for a lawyer skilled with litigation, free expression, and privacy issues to join our in-house legal department as Lead Counsel to help advise the Foundation on our growing European Union Legal work. This will include managing various types of formal legal complaints including data requests, defamation complaints, and likely future complaints under the proposed European Digital Services Act. This will also include advising Foundation teams on necessary technology changes to comply with applicable law. Where necessary, it will also include working with local counsel to prepare court filings in multiple jurisdictions. Ideal candidates will have the skills and knowledge to craft holistic and creative legal strategies in a variety of contexts.

Senior Editor (Contract)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Senior Editor, Global Advocacy to join the Legal department on a full-time fixed-term contract to advance the Wikimedia movement’s vision of every human being able to freely share in the sum of all knowledge; as well as its strategic direction – that by 2030, Wikimedia will become the essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge, and anyone who shares our vision will be able to join us. 

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Legal Fellow for Summer 2022. If you’re a current law student or recent law school graduate passionate about free knowledge and open source issues, applying to our legal fellowship program can provide an immersive in-house experience with specific education and training in the areas of Internet law and free knowledge organizations.

Paralegal

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Paralegal to join our dynamic Legal Department. This role reports to the Tech Law Program Manager.  As a Paralegal centered in the Tech Law team, your work will be predominantly within the Litigation and Trademark portfolios. In this role, you will work closely with the Foundation’s attorneys and a variety of legal department professionals, as well as liaising with other departments such as Advancement and Finance. You will be a key player in the vital functioning of the legal department with opportunities to learn and cover additional workflows in legal operations. Must be willing to work with a team in North American & Latin American time zones UTC-8 to UTC-4.

Product

Director, Engineering

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking an experienced engineering leader to serve as a Director of Engineering in the Product Department. Reporting to the VP of Product, you will be a key member of the Foundation’s team and an active participant in strategic decision-making for the Product department. You will play an active role in supporting the sustainability of the Wikimedia movement. As one of three Directors of Engineering in the Product department, you will lead a group of engineering managers across multiple teams.  You will also collaborate with Product Managers, other Directors of Engineering and our volunteer communities as you help shape a better future for the Wikimedia projects.

Engineering Management

Remote

Love Wikipedia and its sibling projects? The Wikimedia Foundation is an inclusive employer, and we are looking for experienced engineering management to join our team, reporting to engineering leadership in Technology and Product Engineering. We’re committed to making knowledge available to everyone globally. This is an opportunity to do good while improving what we think is the best place on the internet. You know how to build a sustainable culture, showing empathy for users and employees, a collaborative mindset, and data-informed systems thinking. You are passionate about growing people, helping software engineers achieve their career goals while also creating amazing opportunities for them to flourish and improve technically.

Design Research Manager

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Product Design Strategy Group is seeking an experienced  Design Research Manager to manage our team of researchers. The primary focus of this role is the well being and productivity of the design research team, that supports research needs across four platforms and twenty-one product teams. The design research team provides all product-related research support from evaluative to generative, and works across multiple geographies to reach our diverse and global community.

Senior Software Engineer – Web Team

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for product software engineer 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 billion users, and you get to do it at a place that believes we’re all more successful when everyone has a good work-life balance.

Talent and Culture

People Analytics and HR Automation Specialist (Contract)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a People Analytics & HR Automation Specialist to join our team, reporting to the  Director of People Operations.  As the People Analytics & HR Automation Specialist, you will be responsible for conducting a review and potential replacement of our current HRIS. Additionally, we are building up our people analytics capabilities. We are interested in meeting applicants who have strong reporting & analytics experience within Human Resources and have excellent understanding of automating HR processes within the HRIS (HR Information Systems) or Human Capital Management (HCM) systems.

Lead, Performance Management and Staff Engagement

Remote

The Lead, Performance Management and Staff Engagement will be accountable for the development, organization, and coordination of the WMF performance management programs to ensure employee understanding of performance measures, job expectations, clarity of goals and objectives and performance results. This role will support initiatives towards the creation of a transformational environment which celebrates all aspects of our employees as people and drives continuous growth and knowledge sharing across the Foundation. 

Lead Learning and Development Specialist 

Remote

The Learning and Development (L&D) team ensures that Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) staff and leadership are equipped with the mindsets and skills required to engage with the complex challenges of pursuing the Wikimedia Foundation mission and vision: to build a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. As Lead Learning & Development Specialist, you are responsible for leading the development of an end-to-end learning experience that spans the entire employee lifecycle; a learning experience that plants the seed of curiosity during onboarding, and nurtures it all the way through departure from the organization.

Technology

Chief Technology Officer

Remote within the United States (willing to relocate to US as needed)

The Wikimedia Foundation is hiring a creative, collaborative, forward-thinking Chief Technology Officer (CTO), strongly committed to the principles of free knowledge, open source, open data, independence, transparency and privacy. As the CTO, you will lead a remote-first, globally distributed department of 140+ individuals, responsible for the development and execution of the technical platform strategy, in close collaboration and partnership with the Foundation’s Product department and our global communities of volunteer editors, developers, researchers, users and Wikimedia affiliates.  You will support the technology leadership team across diverse areas of specialization, including software engineering, site reliability engineering, engineering productivity, technical engagement, research, security, machine learning, and data science and engineering.

Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering (Service Operations)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Engineering Manager to join our SRE Service Operations team, reporting to the Director of Site Reliability Engineering.  As Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the engineers developing our infrastructure platform and the applications and services that depend on it, used by hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Wikimedia Cloud Services

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Engineering Manager, Cloud Services. Cloud Services curates environments that host tools and services utilized across Wikimedia projects. A significant portion of edit traffic on Wikipedia for example, is done by community developed tools we host! Our team maintains Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Data as a Service products. The team works in partnership (our puppet repo is public! And yes, you can contribute to it!) with the larger Wikimedia volunteer community to manage these environments.  Candidates should be comfortable communicating in public and asynchronous ways with volunteers and developers from around the world.

Site Reliability Engineer

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Engineering Manager of the Infrastructure Foundations team. As the Site Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring our global top-15 web site, our public facing services, and underlying infrastructure are healthy and developing further in support of Wikimedia’s mission.

Software Engineer in Test

Remote

As a SET, you are a software engineer with a strong test disposition. You should have coding skills that are on par with the software engineers (SWEs) that you will be working with. You will work closely with development teams to influence testability, taking into account the risks associated with the technology stack being used as well as the design and architecture of the software under test.  You will work to enable software engineers to deliver highly testable and stable code.  

Database Administrator III

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Database Administrator to join our SRE team to build, optimize and support the platform serving the world’s favorite encyclopædia to millions of people around the globe. Wikipedia and its sister projects are a globally distributed architecture powered strictly by Free and Open Source software. The stack has MediaWiki at its core and MariaDB as its data store, surrounded by an ecosystem of microservices in PHP, NodeJS, Python, Go and Java.

Data Engineer

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Data Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Director of Data Engineering. As a Data Engineer, you will be responsible for building, maintaining and expanding the shared data infrastructure that powers a big part of decision making in the Foundation as well as the Wiki Movement. This includes everything from building scalable pipelines using big data technology to defining and creating a suite of datasets which adhere to our privacy principles.

Project Manager (part-time contract)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a part time (20 hours) contractor Project Manager to work with Technology Department committees and be responsible for organizing and reporting on various projects that the committees are exploring and implementing.

Values

We strive for excellence.

We welcome and cherish our differences.

We are in this together.

We engage in civil discourse.

We are inspired.

Learn more about our values.

Diversity, equity and inclusion commitment

Our diversity and inclusion path

We trust our personal and organizational accountability

We envision a world in which every single person can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe knowledge belongs to everyone, and in order to empower people from diverse backgrounds to participate in the collaborative creation of knowledge, we need to build diverse teams that reflect the communities we support and an inclusive culture of belonging that embraces the potential of our diversity.

We believe in co-creating safe, respectful and collaborative work spaces. We aspire to generate a sense of belonging by understanding each and everyone’s differences, contexts and experiences. Through our actions, we ensure that the staff at the Foundation has a healthy work environment where they can flourish.

We acknowledge diversity as a core value that is essential to fulfilling our mission.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate any form of discrimination. This enables us to attract, develop, and retain amazing talent.

We are committed to cherishing our differences, and putting people first. We seek to foster a creative environment that unleashes innovative solutions toward building  a more inclusive and equitable hiring and retention process. This commitment starts at the top of our organization and moves through every level of hiring from managers to individual contributors. We strive to ensure excellence in our work by building this path together.

We have released two Diversity and Inclusion Reports (20182019) to hold ourselves accountable for our actions towards creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. This practice helps us to make visible not only our progress, but also the areas where we know we should and will improve.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 recruiting@wikimedia.org or (415) 839-6885.

United States benefits

Medical benefits

Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for employees and their eligible families.

Family-friendly policies

Includes 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks, plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy.

Wellness program

$1800 annually for fitness memberships, babysitting, continuing education, student loans, and more.

Professional development

We offer course reimbursements, in-house sharing sessions, language program reimbursements, and other opportunities.

Retirement

401(k) retirement plan with matched contributions up to 4% of annual salary.

Time off

Includes vacation days, sick leave, and volunteer time. To make sure there is shared time off every month, we offer 22 holidays per year.

Pre-tax savings plans

For health care, child care, elder care, public transport, and parking expenses. Includes an employer funded HSA option.

Disability & life insurance

Long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.

Optimal remote experience

Equipment including a laptop, monitor, plus a one-time stipend to cover any additional needs to make sure you have the best work from home experience.

On-site in San Francisco

Including snacks to fuel your thinking, monthly massages, gym, yoga classes, weekly farmers market, gender neutral bathroom, monthly staff lunch, and more.

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The Wikimedia Foundation (“Wikimedia“) values your trust and is committed to the responsible management, use and protection of personal information. This Applicant Privacy Policy (“Policy“) describes our practices regarding the information that we collect in connection to your application for a job or internship with Wikimedia.

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