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Senior Product Manager, Wikimedia Enterprise

Remote

As the Senior Product Manager, you will get to work with an amazing (and uniquely global) team of engineers, designers, and operations folks to craft and build out the roadmap of Wikimedia Enterprise. In this role, you will have the opportunity to think through some of the problems facing external reusers of Wikimedia content and create solutions that drive product results that directly reach billions of people across the globe. Your work will directly support the financial sustainability of the Wikimedia movement and help the projects thrive for years to come.

Senior Regional Partnerships Manager (LATAM)

Remote (Latin America)

The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that oversees Wikipedia, is committed to providing free knowledge for every single person on the planet. Strategic partnerships in emerging markets can increase Wikipedia’s reach and accelerate the growth of our free licensed content in multiple languages and cultures. This role will be crucial to design and implement a partnerships strategy for LATAM, with a special focus on increasing usage, access, and awareness of Wikimedia projects, as well as the availability of locally relevant content, supporting the overall goals of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia movement. Join us and help grow the number of people who can freely share and participate in the sum of human knowledge.

Communications

Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist (Latin America)

Remote (Latin America)

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist for Latin America. 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 Latin America. We are looking for an experienced communicator, campaigner or community organiser with extensive experience working across Latin America. Someone who is passionate about bringing people together around a common cause.

Finance and Administration

Enterprise Risk Management Principal

Remote (United States)

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Enterprise Risk Management principal to join our team. The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer. The ERM Principal will facilitate the next stage of development of our new ERM program, expand and integrate the usage of our GRC tool to create a holistic ERM program with the leadership of the organization.

IT Service Desk Manager

Remote

As we rapidly scale worldwide, the Wikimedia Foundation is seeking an IT Service Desk Manager who will oversee all daily technical support activities. You will supervise and serve as back up of the IT Service Desk team’s activities. Along with tactical activities, you will plan, analyze and implement workflow processes based on ticket analytics, business operations and Foundation priorities. You will assist in operationalizing IT policies and governance. Functions include, but are not limited to hardware/software support, on/offboarding activities, asset management, procurement/equipment deployment, training, documentation and reporting. The ideal candidate will be a service-oriented problem solver with strong communication skills who embraces collaboration and consistently strives for improvement. You will play a key role in shaping technical support activities and processes that will ensure staff & contractors based globally are supported. This is a remote position.

IT Systems Specialist

Remote

Wikimedia Foundation is seeking an IT Systems Specialist to co-lead our efforts in developing, implementing and managing our enterprise systems. You will play a key role in the hands-on implementation, integration and automation of these systems, while maintaining optimization and efficacy of current systems. Your goal will be to optimize services and support by leveraging information 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.). 

Legal

Legal Fellow Spring ’22

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 (US)

Remote (United States)

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Lead Public Policy Specialist for the United States to join our growing Public Policy Team. As the Lead Public Policy Specialist, you will be responsible for increasing Wikimedia’s ability to influence public policy debates, in Washington DC and at state level, and to promote a legal framework that supports free knowledge. In this role, you will expand Wikimedia’s network and relationships, 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.

Manager, Trust and Safety (Disinformation)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Manager, Trust & Safety Disinformation to join the Legal department 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. 

Community Facilitator, Movement Strategy and Governance – Japanese Language (Contractor, 20 hrs/week)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking three Community Facilitators fluent in Japanese to support multiple programs from the Movement Strategy and Governance team. These Community Facilitators will promote volunteers’ and affiliates’ participation in the Movement StrategyBoard elections, and programs like the Universal Code of Conduct. Wikimedia experience is welcome but not required. Join this team and help the Wikimedia movement implement their strategy and collaboratively improve their governance!

 

Movement Strategy and Governance – Russian Language (Contractor, 40 hrs/week)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking three Community Facilitators fluent in Russian to support multiple programs from the Movement Strategy and Governance team. These Community Facilitators will promote volunteers’ and affiliates’ participation in the Movement StrategyBoard elections, and programs like the Universal Code of Conduct. Wikimedia experience is welcome but not required. Join this team and help the Wikimedia movement implement their strategy and collaboratively improve their governance! 

Trust and Safety Specialist (Policy)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Trust and Safety Specialist (Policy). A successful Trust and Safety Policy Specialist will collaborate respectfully with others, encourage collegial engagement, treat private information with discretion, be creative and open to new solutions, be supportive of other Specialists, and be flexible in assignments. The Specialist will also step into difficult discussions and situations, including those that may involve child protection and graphic imagery, and explain the details and context as needed to promote effective resolution, mutual understanding and civil communication. This is a sometimes chaotic and challenging environment that offers best opportunities for those who thrive working both independently and with others. 

Product

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. 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.

iOS Software Engineer

Remote

Come build the premier mobile Wikipedia experience! The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an iOS Software Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Apps Engineering Manager. You will work closely with the rest of our small, collaborative group to iterate on new ideas for the award-winning Wikipedia iOS app. In this role, you will create new features, fix bugs, and define the future of Wikipedia on mobile devices.

Lead UX Designer

Remote

The Product Design and Strategy Group at Wikimedia is looking for a Lead UX Designer with an expert understanding of user experience and product development processes to work within one of our multi-disciplinary product teams. You will lead all aspects of the user experience, partnering with the other product leads to conceive and execute upon the product strategy for your product team.

Senior UX Designer (Design Systems)

Remote

The Product Design and Strategy Group at Wikimedia is looking for a Senior UX Designer with a solid understanding of user experience and product development processes to work within our design systems team. You will be influential in helping shape our design system, working with engineers, UX designers embedded in product teams, and a visual designer to develop, unify and maintain our design language and system.

Senior Product Manager, Structured Data/Content

Remote

Wikimedia is looking for an experienced and collaborative Product Manager to join our Product team to enable our communities to achieve our Vision: a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. You will work with experienced teams of designers, content engineers, data engineers, data scientists, analysts, and product managers to develop and execute a roadmap, delivering on our mission. In doing so, you will learn from and partner with stakeholders across community relations, program and product, as well as Wikimedia volunteers. This is an opportunity to ‘do good’ while having a high level of impact on a large-scale media property.

Talent and Culture

Director of People Experience

Remote

This role is accountable for performance and talent management including talent development strategies, high potential and succession planning and partnering with the Director of Training and Facilitation to develop traditional leadership and learning programs that contribute to achieving overall WMF’s  goals and objectives. In addition, this role is also accountable for organization development strategies encompassing culture and engagement. For optimum success in this role, business acumen, a strategic mindset and building team strength through vision and purpose will be essential.

Human Resources Business Partner

Remote

The WMF vision is to “imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” The Human Resources Business Partner (“HRBP”) will collaborate with Lead HRBPs and across teams to develop, implement and align people processes and performance to drive continuous growth and knowledge sharing across the Foundation.The HRBP is an accomplished connector who collaborates, problem solves, and gets results, celebrating wins while learning from mistakes. The position requires a balance of strategic vision and tactical implementation, experience in the intersection of change management and international human resource development, serving as a consultant to employees on human resource-related issues.

Technology

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.

Developer Advocate (Tools and Cloud Services)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Developer Advocate to join our team, reporting to the Manager of Developer Advocacy in the Technology department. As a Developer Advocate, 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, provide support to tool maintainers and users of our cloud services, run workshops, produce sample codes and tutorials, and help create a fun, inclusive and productive environment. 

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.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our team, reporting to the manager of the Search Platform team. As the Site Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for maintaining the platforms and services of the Search Platform team. In this role, you will maintain, upgrade and scale our Elasticsearch clusters, our RDF Graph endpoint and their supporting data infrastructure.

Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering (Traffic)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Engineering Manager to join our SRE team, reporting to the Director of Site Reliability Engineering. In this role, you will be managing the Traffic team, a remote-first, globally distributed team responsible for designing and operating a private and privacy-protecting global CDN for Wikipedia and related sister projects.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Infrastructure Foundations

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.

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

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a software engineer to join our team, reporting to the release engineering team. Software engineers on the Release Engineering team steward the developer experience for our technical community. We build development environments, maintain CI/CD infrastructure, and design tools and processes to support our technical community. We believe in integrity, quality, collaboration, and free and open source software. Release Engineering is a remote team with six people spanning nine time zones.

Software Engineer

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Software Engineer to join the Technical Engagement group within the Technology Department. You’ll work remotely with a full-time distributed team, with members spread between Europe and North America, and need to overlap (UTC-4 to UTC+2) working hours.  Some examples of the type of work you’ll be doing include helping develop a community-authored catalog of Wikimedia tools, built by and for the Wikimedia technical community.

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. 

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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Learn more about our Applicant Privacy Policy.

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