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Advancement

Senior Software Engineer – Wikimedia Enterprise

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Sr. Engineering Manager. As the Senior Software Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and executing on the long-term engineering strategy in collaboration with the product team. You will contribute heavily to the high impact challenges behind innovating, building, and maintaining Wikipedia’s data feeds for high volume reusers. In this role, you will foster cross team collaboration where necessary to address business goals, keep the team moving quickly by designing and implementing necessary tools and services, and guide the team on best practices for software engineering and infrastructure reliability.

Major Gifts Stewardship Manager

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Major Gifts Stewardship Manager, reporting to the Senior Director of Development. This is a new role that will play a critical part in the maturation of the Wikimedia Foundation’s major gifts program.  In this role you will lead a team of 3 specialists and will be responsible for ongoing, at-scale stewardship of our major donors and securing annual support from this donor cohort.  As a result of your team’s efforts, our major donors will feel more connected to our mission and will choose to continue their support at increased giving levels and for longer periods of time. 

Senior Director, Digital Fundraising

Remote

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. Wikipedia’s fundraising campaigns are the most visible direct communication the Foundation has with its reader audience, reaching hundreds of millions of people around the world through multilingual campaigns in nearly 40 languages. The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Director to lead the Digital Fundraising program, reporting to the Vice President of Advancement.

Staff Software Engineer – Wikimedia Enterprise

Remote

Wikimedia Enterprise is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Sr. Engineering Manager. As the Staff Software Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and executing on the long-term engineering strategy in collaboration with the product team. You will contribute heavily to the high impact challenges behind innovating, building, and maintaining Wikipedia’s data feeds for high volume reusers. In this role, you will foster cross team collaboration where necessary to address business goals, keep the team moving quickly by designing and implementing necessary tools and services, and guide the team on best practices for software engineering and infrastructure reliability.

Senior Product Manager, Fundraising Technology

Remote

You will be joining as a Senior Product Manager with the Fundraising Technology team, the team responsible for the donation-supporting infrastructure that enables the rest of the Advancement department to raise the funds needed to power Wikipedia and its sister projects (Wiktionary, Wikispecies, etc). Notable services the team provides include our self-hosted CRM, our payments processing library, and the banner display service. Your primary customers will be internal (including the payments team, everyone who uses the CRM, data analytics, and others) but you should also be comfortable with supporting our community of users in some limited circumstances.

Communications

Senior Project Manager (Communications)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join the Communications department, reporting to the Manager of Program Management. We are looking for an experienced project manager who is a systems thinker—someone who listens closely and well, who understands the importance of being a thought partner to a project team as well as a mediator. If you excel at working with a range of creative teams to identify possible solutions, know how to celebrate team accomplishments, and help to negotiate through differences in order to find perfect team alignment on goals, then this job is for you!

Integrated Marketing Specialist

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Integrated Marketing Specialist to join our team, reporting to the Senior Manager of Integrated Marketing. As the Integrated Marketing Specialist, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and executing global multi-channel marketing campaigns, from objective-setting to evaluation, including go-to-market and messaging strategy, time and budget planning, as well as reporting. In this role, you will also coordinate and facilitate goals between multiple teams to advance better collaboration processes and build connected plans that help to showcase an understanding of Wikimedia work and brand recognition. You will forge strong, ongoing working relationships with internal partners and external vendors, and educate internal and external stakeholders on Wikipedia’s marketing practices.

Web Manager

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Web Manager to join our team, reporting to the Senior Manager of Communications (Digital). This role requires a mix of technical and project management expertise, as well as an ability to build collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, solve problems quickly and creatively, and balance multiple assignments at the same time. As Web Manager, you will serve as the lead strategist and advisor on all websites owned and operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, primarily the Foundation’s public website, wikimediafoundation.org.(Please note that this role is not responsible for the management of Wikipedia and other free knowledge Wikimedia projects.)

Finance and Administration

Senior IT Systems Engineer

Remote

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.

Legal

Lead Counsel

Remote (United States)

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 an experienced lawyer with interest and experience in compliance and public policy to join our in-house legal department as Lead Counsel

Community Facilitator, Movement Strategy and Governance (Japan) (Contract)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Community Facilitator for Japan, with written and spoken fluency in Japanese, to 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!

Legal Fellow (Spring 2023)

Remote

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. 

Product

Data Visualization Specialist (Contract)

Remote

We’re looking for an expert in data visualization who will advance our team’s mission of informing decisions by providing impactful and accessible insights and narratives. In this role, you will design data visuals to communicate key insights, help develop a cohesive visual identity for our team’s data visualizations, and promote best practices.

Senior Product Manager, Platform

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Design Systems, Platform Senior Product Manager to join our recently formed Platform Product management team, reporting to the Director of Platform Product Management. As a Platform Senior Product Manager, you will be responsible for working closely with our engineering teams across the foundation to build and deliver technical capabilities that create value, support our mission, and positions our technical stack to sustainably grow and scale to empower the free-knowledge community. Platform Product Managers possess deep expertise in various areas of technology, serving as Subject Matter Experts to development and non-development audiences alike.   

Senior Software Engineer – Structured Data

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a product software engineer to join our Structured Data 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.

Senior Software Engineer – Growth

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for product software engineers to join the Growth 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.

Senior Software Engineer – Metrics Platform

Remote

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.

Principal UX Designer
Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting Wikipedia and other Wiki projects. The Foundation operates one of the world’s top five websites and has global reach and impact.  Technology and innovation are critical in our quest to support every human in freely sharing knowledge.  The Product Design and Strategy Group at Wikimedia is looking for a Principal UX Designer with a masterful understanding of user experience and product development processes to work within one of our multi-disciplinary product teams, whilst also providing some design direction to a small group of UX designers in other product teams. You will be an expert on user experience, continually driving and executing upon product strategy. In addition, you will play a key role mentoring and supporting less experienced designers in other product teams, influencing the overall design direction across their teams.

Talent and Culture

Specialist, Global Compensation and People Analytics (Contract)
Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Specialist, Global Compensation and People Analytics to join our Global People Operations team. This global role is critical for our salary and compensation planning process across more than 40 countries and serves as an escalation point to support the recruiters and staff. Additionally, the role is responsible for the development and maintenance of the HR metrics and People Analytics dashboards specifically targeted at providing people insights to the organization.

Technology

Data Center Engineer (contract, part-time)

Carrollton, Texas, United States

Wikimedia Foundation is hiring a part-time Data Center Engineer to work out of our data center site in Carrollton, TX.  This position will be maintaining and providing hands-on support across the hardware fleet of Dell, HP, and Juniper products.  The onsite presence will be a requirement, but the working hours can be flexible.  The majority of tasks will be worked out of Phabricator, and there will be a regular collaboration with remote colleagues in SRE and Finance via Coupa, Slack, and IRC channels.  A basic understanding and use of Linux will be necessary.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (ServiceOps)

Remote

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.  

Technical Community Program Manager

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Technical Community Program Manager to join our team, reporting to the Manager of Developer Advocacy in the Technology department.  As the Technical Community Program Manager, you will be part of a multifunctional team supporting our global communities of Free and Open Source developers. You will work closely with our technical community and staff, and help run programs, events and initiatives to foster technical community and capacity building and a fun, inclusive and productive environment. 

Senior Software Engineer

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking an emotionally intelligent and impact-driven engineer to join its Performance Team. This role will directly support our application platform serving the world’s favorite encyclopedia to millions of people around the globe. We expect our developers to be proactive and collaborative partners with product and engineering managers. 

Senior Site Reliability Engineer – Platform 

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join its Platform Engineering Team. This role will directly support our application platform serving the world’s favorite encyclopædia to millions of people around the globe. Wikipedia and its sister projects are powered strictly by Free and Open Source software, with MediaWiki at its core, surrounded by an ecosystem of microservices in PHP, NodeJS, Python, and Go. We are a distributed, remote and diverse team of engineers with a drive to explore, experiment, and embrace new technologies. The Platform Engineering team is responsible for core infrastructure, systems, services and platforms that power Wikimedia sites.

Site Reliability Engineer – Data Engineering

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to join our team, reporting to the Director of Data Engineering. As an SRE on the Data Engineering team, you will be responsible for building, maintaining and operating the shared data infrastructure that empowers the use of data at the Foundation as well as the Wiki Movement. You will be part of a larger community of SREs where you’ll have plenty of space and opportunities to learn and get familiar with our tech. For more details about our stack see: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Data_Engineering.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (ServiceOps)

Remote

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.  

Senior Manager, Site Reliability Engineering

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Manager to join our SRE team, reporting to the Director of Site Reliability Engineering.  In this role, you will be responsible for supporting 1-2 teams of engineers developing our infrastructure platform and the applications and services that depend on it, used by hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Staff Site Reliability Engineer (Traffic)/DevOps

Remote

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.

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.

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 +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 $450 per quarter 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.

Time Off

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 Stipend

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.

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