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The Wikimedia Foundation seeks a dynamic Multimedia Designer excited to bring to life the work and stories of the free knowledge movement. The Multimedia Designer will play a critical role in supporting the Brand Studio in connecting global audiences and lifting up the narrative of the future of free knowledge in the world. This is a highly collaborative role for a conceptual creative, with regular opportunities to create dynamic, resonant work that communicates our big picture thinking for key initiatives and campaigns. This role will work in close partnership with peers and colleagues in the Brand Studio, Communications team, across the Wikimedia Foundation, volunteer community members, organisational partners, movement leaders and other figures working in partnership toward Wikimedia’s mission of free knowledge for all.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join the Communications department, reporting to the Senior Program Manager. As a Senior Project Manager in the Communications department, you will liaise regularly with and across several creative teams, acting as a strategic partner to writers, designers, marketers, and movement communications specialists. Our work often touches upon different departments across the Foundation with varying degrees of interdependencies. Part of your role will be to manage project plans, define schedules, lead meetings, track progress, schedule and facilitate cross-team and cross-departmental projects, support our collective work, and help us to explore possible futures.
Finance and Administration
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Controller reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. The Controller will be a key member of Wikimedia’s finance leadership team and partner to the CFO and the executive leadership team. You will report to the CFO and be a strategic and operational business partner who ensures the timely and accurate delivery of financial and statutory reporting requirements. You will also develop effective financial reporting processes, accounting systems, and internal controls to ensure the financial integrity of reported results.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Junior Business Analyst to join our team, reporting to the Senior Manager with day to day guidance and oversight by the Lead Business Analyst. As the Junior Business Analyst, you will be responsible for supporting and contributing to a range of business operations initiatives and projects of varying scope and complexity.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Project Officer to join our team, reporting to the Senior Manager with day to day guidance and oversight by the Lead Project Manager. As the Project Officer, you will be responsible for supporting a range of business operations initiatives and projects of varying scope and complexity.
Join the Wikimedia Foundation in our ambitious project to empower people to create and share the sum of all human knowledge. We are looking for an experienced Sr. Financial Analyst (or Sr. Finance Business Partner) to join our Financial Planning & Analysis team, reporting to the Sr. Manager, Finance. As the Sr. Financial Analyst, you will be the primary point of contact for our legal and other departments within the Foundation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the investment programs of the departments that you support to provide analytical insight into the financial data for different managers and program owners.
We are looking for a Sr. Program Manager to help the Foundation improve our overall performance and become a model for strategic & operational planning and monitoring of those plans. This position will report to the Director of Financial Planning, and directly support Foundation´s cross-functional Planning team. Working with the Planning team, Sr. Program Manager will coordinate all aspects of the Foundation’s core strategic process: annual planning and quarterly monitoring cycles. The Sr. Program Manager will help the Planning team design process improvements to our planning and monitoring cycles and activities, and lead the implementation of those improvements. In addition, the Sr. Program Manager will be responsible for supporting the change management and internal communication to leadership and the wider Foundation.
The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Community Facilitator fluent in any Serbo-Croat-Bosnian variant to support multiple programs from the Movement Strategy and Governance team. This Community Facilitator will promote volunteers’ and affiliates’ participation in the Movement Strategy, Board 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!
We seek a Lead Program Manager to serve as the “chief operating officer” for the Global Advocacy team. Reporting to the VP for Global Advocacy within the Wikimedia Foundation’s Legal Department, our ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with experience running programs or organizations at the intersection of technology, human rights, and open knowledge. You will help us manage rapid team expansion, drive strategic planning, track and evaluate impact, support the VP in managing our budget and resources, and help the team set appropriately ambitious yet realistic goals. You will help us improve systems and processes to manage our work with other teams and departments, improve our coordination of advocacy campaigns with affiliates and volunteers across our global community, and refine our approaches to collaborating effectively with external partners.
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.
Remote (United States)
The Technology Law and Policy Fellow position is designed for a lawyer or other individual who typically has up to two years of legal or public policy experience and is passionate about free knowledge and the open internet. This position provides an immersive in-house experience with specific education and mentorship in the areas of Internet regulation and technology law and the operations of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the creation and sharing of free knowledge and maintaining Wikipedia and its sister projects).
The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting Wikipedia and a suite of other wiki projects. We operate one of the world’s top ten websites and have global reach and impact. Innovation is critical to our mission to support every human in sharing knowledge. We are looking for a Program Manager, someone who will become a trusted partner for our distributed team, someone who is comfortable working and communicating in a highly collaborative, open environment, as well as someone who is passionate about making operational excellence a prominent part of our daily work and about connecting people. You’ll work remotely with a distributed community-facing team, and need to overlap working hours (UTC-7 to UTC+1).
The Education Team is seeking a Program Assistant to contribute 30 hours a week for 6 months to supporting the Education Team’s core work. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in education and technology, and a background managing programs and projects. The Education Team at the Wikimedia Foundation is a dynamic and multidisciplinary team that supports the integration of Free Knowledge in education.
Wikimedia is looking for an experienced product manager for the Growth team in our Product department. As the product manager with the Growth team, you will work with community members, researchers, engineers, and designers to drive the strategy for inspiring new people to start and continue editing Wikipedia. You will also be an important part of defining a broader strategy for our Product department.
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
The Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team sits within the Talent & Culture department and serves as the centre of excellence for all things related to creating an equitable and inclusive workplace environment. The Programmes Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will lead the Programmes sub-team. They will partner closely with leadership and staff in each department to lead Foundation wide cultural transformation initiatives.
The Wikimedia Foundation is a people-first organization, and the Talent and Culture department supports and empowers staff. The Talent and Culture team partners with our leaders to build an organization capable of meeting our vision and operating within our values. We are seeking a Senior Manager of People Operations who will help us grow and manage a diverse range of human resources programs, with a focus on managing the operational aspects of the employee life-cycle. This is a full time position that is based remotely. The scope of this role is global and the job will require flexible working hours with specific time commitments to working office hours in the GMT or later time zones.
As a contract Recruiter at the Wikimedia Foundation, you’ll be supporting a globally distributed recruiting team to fulfill the hiring needs of our growing organization. This is a hands-on role with a strong focus on building relationships – both internally and externally, humanizing the candidate experience, and applying innovative and inclusive strategies to fuel talent pipelines that represent the world. In this role, you’ll have a part in helping shape the organization to reflect the diversity of who we serve everyday: all human beings.
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.
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.
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.
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 Foundation is looking for a Graph Engineer Consultant to support our team, reporting to the Engineering Manager, Search Platform. As the Graph Engineer Consultant, you will be responsible for defining a transition strategy for migrating Wikidata Query Service (WDQS) from Blazegraph to a different RDF store and executing this transition. Your work will include understanding and documenting the current state, its limitations and the needs of a future solution in accordance with the needs of the Wikidata community and the engineering constraints identified.
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.
As a Test Engineer (TE), you are the testing heart of the development team that you work with. You look to ensure that the development team has a sound testing strategy and is following effective testing methodologies. You work with engineering managers and product managers to ensure that testing is included in development plans and that the Quality and Test Engineering team is also planning accordingly. You provide a clear and concise view of the results of the testing activities. You will work closely with your Quality and Test Engineering peers to ensure that common approaches are used where there is clear benefit. You will also lend your expertise to your peers in order to build a strong test engineering culture throughout the Wikimedia Foundation.
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.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Analyst to help advance the Wikimedia movement’s vision — 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. As a Senior Analyst, you will be part of the Global Data & Insights team in the Technology Department. The role of the Global Data & Insights team is to support Wikimedia Foundation staff in using data to learn from their work and improve decisions. Reporting to the Business Intelligence Manager, you will define critical metrics to measure organizational effectiveness and support the internal evaluation of the organization’s key capacity-building activities through analysis, reporting, insights generation, and the development of data tools using both Foundation data and Movement data.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Analyst to help advance the Wikimedia movement’s vision — 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. As the Analyst for Community Data & Evaluation, you will report to the Business Intelligence Manager as part of the Global Data & Insights team in the Technology Department. The role of the Global Data & Insights team is to support the intentional use of data and insights to inform decision-making about strategy and programs. Our overall vision is to foster a culture of evaluation, reflection, and learning so that the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Movement are equipped to create meaningful social change.
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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.
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United States benefits
Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for employees and their eligible families.
Includes 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks, plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy.
$1800 annually for fitness memberships, babysitting, continuing education, student loans, and more.
We offer course reimbursements, in-house sharing sessions, language program reimbursements, and other opportunities.
401(k) retirement plan with matched contributions up to 4% of annual salary.
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.