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Principal Major Gifts Officer

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Principal Major Gifts Officer, reporting to the Senior Director of Development. The person in this role will play a critical part in the maturation of the Wikimedia Foundation’s major gifts program.  Succeeding in our global and distributed environment requires taking a hands-on approach to connecting with a broad array of donors one-on-one and in groups, using traditional development methods and online engagement. The ideal candidate will be located with convenient travel into US East Coast or West Coast major metros and travel frequently.  

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.

Communications

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Finance and Administration

Principal Investment Manager

Remote (United States)

The Wikimedia Endowment is a permanent fund formed to support Wikipedia and its sister projects in perpetuity.  Launched in 2016, we met our initial goal of raising $100 million for the fund last year.  Currently, we are developing a new strategy for the next phase of continued growth for the Wikimedia Endowment. Learn more about the Wikimedia Endowment at www.wikimediaendowment.org.

The Principal Investment Manager will develop and implement the investment strategy for the Wikimedia Endowment. In addition, they will serve as the Treasurer of the Wikimedia Endowment and partner with the Finance Department of the Wikimedia Foundation to oversee financial operations for the Wikimedia Endowment.  

The Principal Investment Manager will report to the CFO of the Wikimedia Foundation with a dotted line to the President of the Wikimedia Endowment.

Legal

Legal Fellow (Summer 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. 

Lead Public Policy Specialist (North America)

Washington, D.C, USA

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Lead Public Policy Specialist for North America to join our Global Advocacy Team. As the Lead Public Policy Specialist, you will be responsible for increasing Wikimedia’s ability to influence public policy debates primarily in the United States and Canada, and to promote a legal framework that supports free knowledge. In this role, you will expand Wikimedia’s public policy network and relationships, deepen the team’s collaboration with affiliates and volunteers in the Wikimedia Movement, be in charge of direct outreach to lawmakers and agencies, engage in public policy processes, and monitor current developments in the US to help the Public Policy Team promote people’s ability to participate in knowledge online.

Product

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Talent and Culture

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Technology

Project Manager (Contract)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Project Manager to join our team, reporting to the Business Intelligence Manager on the Global Data & Insights team in the Technology Department. The role of the team is to support Wikimedia Foundation staff, leadership and board  in using social data and analytics to learn from their work and improve decisions. As the Project Manager, you will be responsible for organizing and scoping various data projects and shepherding them from inception to completion. You will help set project management standards for the Global Data & Insights team and play an integral role in project planning, scheduling, facilitating meetings, managing workload within the GDI team and with other teams, resourcing, and reporting for key data initiatives at the Wikimedia Foundation.

Engineering Manager – Platform Engineering

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. In this role, you will work in a distributed remote environment, where we value teamwork and a consensus-oriented approach as we build fully open source software. You are a proactive and collaborative partner with product management, design, quality & test engineering, technical program management, and community relations. You will manage highly skilled engineers, who ship quality software used by over a billion users, empowering them to do their best work. Travel is not currently required due to the pandemic. During normal non-pandemic times, some travel is expected, usually 3-4 times per year.

Site Reliability Engineer (Database)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer (Database) 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.

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.

Staff Site Reliability Engineer (Traffic)

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.

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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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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