The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia – one of the most popular websites in the world, serving nearly half a billion users every month. It is the only non-profit in the top 50 websites, supported by a community of millions of individual donors around the world. The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Manager, Campaigns to join the Online Fundraising team, reporting to the Vice President of Advancement. The Senior Manager, Campaigns will be a part of the leadership cohort within the Advancement Department. In this role, you will lead a team of Email and campaign specialists to deliver innovative campaigns that inspire our global community of readers to support Wikipedia. Succeeding in this role will require strong people management skills and a creative, data-driven mindset to help us get to the next level of innovation to drive the continued growth of Wikimedia’s fundraising program
This role will be responsible for marketing and communications at Wikimedia Foundation, developing strategy for the Foundation’s global external communications, and directing execution across all paid, owned and earned media channels, to maximize impact. This includes integrated marketing, digital communications, media relations, executive communications, and integration with the insight and analytics capability that supports all of these disciplines. To maximize the positive impact of External Communications on the Foundation as a whole, success in this role will necessitate close collaboration with other specialists in the Department. These include Movement Communications, Foundation Communications, Project Management, and Brand Studio (the internal brand guardianship and creative capability), and an effective partnership with other Departments.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist for the European region. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Global Movement Communications, you will be part of 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 European region. We are looking for an experienced communicator, campaigner or community organizer with extensive experience working across the European region; someone who is passionate about bringing people together around a common cause.
The Wikimedia Foundation seeks a highly collaborative and analytical audience & market impact professional to track the progress, trends and success of our strategies and campaigns. This work is critical to growing Wikipedia usage worldwide. In this role, you will work with the Foundation communications, product, advancement, community, partnership, and research teams to monitor and report on overall global growth and engagement initiatives. Lead implementation of the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy by providing insights, thought leadership and guidance to leadership teams as well as operational teams. You will create high-level and detailed impact reporting and views for up-to-date sharing with partners, compiled from a variety of source reporting systems.
Finance and Administration
Wikimedia Foundation is seeking an IT Systems Specialist to co-lead our efforts in developing, integrating and managing our enterprise systems. You will play a key role in the hands-on integration and automation of these systems, while maintaining optimization and efficacy of current systems. Your goal will be to improve service and support workflows by leveraging data from our systems & current state analysis, reporting and ticket trends. You will co-lead in the process improvements of key workflows (onboarding/offboarding, equipment deployment, etc.).
Wikimedia Foundation is seeking an experienced IT Systems Engineer to own solutions development, implementation, maintenance, and day to day operations surrounding our IDP systems and their integrations. This role will be heavily involved in both software and user lifecycle management, developing, and enhancing our standards and operations in those areas. You will be responsible for planning, assessing and operationalizing the technical process improvements of key workflows related to our IDP system as well as assisting our technical leads with our ERP systems. Our ideal candidate will be excited to play an integral role during the Foundation’s most rapid growth period transforming our business tools. This role will be a member of the Information Technology Services Team within the Finance and Administration Department.
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. Each fellow will receive individualized projects that they will be expected to spearhead under the supervision and guidance of an attorney from the Legal Department. Fellows will work closely with their supervising attorney – attending and participating in internal and external meetings, collaborating on projects, receiving feedback and support, and generally learning about the practical dimensions of practicing law in-house at a web-based company.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Community Facilitator to join our team, reporting to the Manager, Movement Strategy Facilitators. As a Community Facilitator for the Middle East and North Africa region, with fluency in Arabic, you will support multiple programs from the Movement Strategy and Governance team. The Community Facilitator will promote volunteers’ and affiliates’ participation in the Movement Strategy, Board elections, and programs like the Universal Code of Conduct to ensure equitable participation. Wikimedia experience is welcomed, but not required. Join this team, and help the Wikimedia movement implement their strategy and collaboratively improve their governance!
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 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.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior API Platform Product Manager to join our newly formed Platform Product management team, reporting to the Director of Platform Product Management. As the Senior API Platform Product Manager, you will be responsible for working closely with our engineering teams across the foundation to build and deliver the WMF API Gateway, API portal, and API Management services.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Software Engineer to join the Metrics Platform team to build various metrics capabilities on top of the Mediawiki Platform that powers Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary, and several other Wikis. As an engineer on this team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Mediawiki enables feature teams to add instrumentation and metrics that allow them to understand how their features are being used and how to make them better. You will also build A/B experimentation capabilities that will aid the Product department in choosing between different variants of features and make data-driven decisions.
Talent and Culture
In collaboration with a team of dedicated HR professionals, your impact will be to support a growing global workforce that can deliver on our audacious mission and vision by cultivating a scalable culture of curiosity, increasing employee effectiveness and experience, and fostering deep professional growth. We are looking for a seasoned professional who will bring in operational management experience with solid HR business partnering skills, and experience working with people in an international setting.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Junior Software Developer to join our team, reporting to the Governance Committee Strategist. As a Junior Software Developer, you will be responsible for development and maintenance of the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal (WADP), which serves as a central portal for organizations and groups working in the Wikimedia movement (e.g. Wikimedia chapters, Wikimedia thematic organizations, Wikimedia user groups) to report on their activities.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Machine Learning Engineer to join a small team spread across UTC -7 to UTC +3 (Americas, Europe, and Africa) and will report to the Director of Machine Learning, Chris Albon. As a Senior Machine Learning Engineer, you will be responsible for planning, developing, training, documenting, deploying, and managing production machine learning models. In this role, you will work with product teams, SREs, researchers, and the volunteer community on machine learning models making Wikipedia and similar projects better. One day you might work on deploying a model predicting whether an edit is vandalism, the next day you might be helping volunteers contribute to our machine learning models.
Wikimedia Foundation is hiring a Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to join our ServiceOps SRE team, where we take care of the infrastructure that runs wikipedia.org and other Wikimedia Foundation projects.
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.
We are looking for a Staff Site Reliability Engineer to support and develop the platform serving the world’s favorite encyclopedia to millions of people around the globe. Wikimedia’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team is principally responsible for ensuring our global top-15 website, our public-facing services, and underlying infrastructure is healthy and developing further in support of Wikimedia’s mission.
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.
The Wikimedia Endowment team is seeking candidates for At-Large Director seats.
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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 (2018, 2019) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (415) 839-6885.
United States Benefits and Perks
Health Care Benefits
Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for employees and their eligible families.
New Parent Leave
We provide a total of 7 weeks of paid new parent leave, plus an additional 5 weeks of paid pregnancy leave.
Wellness Reimbursement Program
We provide $150/month up to $1,800.00 a year for reimbursement for staff wellness expenses, such as gym fees, educational expenses, and more!
Professional Development Program
We offer reimbursement of conferences, college/university classes, online programs, and books related to work that supports the Wikimedia Foundation.
401(k) Retirement Plan
401(k) retirement plan with matched contributions up to 4% of annual salary.
Generous paid time off policy of over 45 days, which includes: vacation days, at least one observed holiday a month, sick leave, and volunteer days.
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.
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.
*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO (Professional Employee Organization) to ensure alignment with local labor laws.