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.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Lead Program Officer to join our team, reporting to the Manager of Regional Programs. As the Lead Program Officer for North Western Europe (NWE), you will be responsible for managing the region’s Wikimedia Foundation Fund programs, which primarily support movement affiliate programming. The Lead Program Officer will also facilitate and support the work of the NWE Regional Fund Committee and manage a portfolio of approximately $3.5M USD. There are two rounds of funding annually which are run through a participatory grantmaking process. In addition, you will engage regularly with members of the Wikimedia Movement and serve as a bridge to understanding the communities in the region. As a member of the Community Resources team, you will support various projects on the team as well as collaborate with different teams at the Foundation to support grantee partner programmatic work.
In the role, you will be responsible for 1) outreach to the grantee partners supporting their application, reporting and learning pathways, 2) manage the participatory decision making process and facilitating the NWE regional fund committee, and 3) work with the Community Resources team to review, iterate and adapt to meet its goals of moving towards a trust based philanthropy approach.
This is a remote role. Interested applicants from Europe and with French or Spanish language skills are encouraged to apply.
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Finance and Administration
Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst (Reporting Processes) to join our Financial Planning & Analysis team, reporting to the Senior Manager, Finance. This individual will be a central resource to the Strategic Finance team, responsible for designing, implementing and executing processes to streamline our internal reporting and forecasting and to optimize our system integrations and data workflows. This role requires a mix of analytical, technical and project management skills, as well as an ability to build collaborative relationships across teams, communicate effectively, and balance multiple assignments at the same time.
The purpose of this position is to support the travel and convening services of the Wikimedia Foundation. This position resides on the Travel & Convening team and will report directly to the Travel & Convening Manager who reports to the Controller. This role is for the administrative professional who can build positive relationships and service delivery by being able to prioritize, hold confidentiality, exercise professional judgment, anticipate needs, deliver professional communications and support with accuracy and confidence. This person must be able to learn new software as well as bring problem solving and a ‘can-do’ attitude to the job. This role will work across time zones in a global environment. The right person will have creative problem solving skills, the ability to adjust to differing styles, and the desire and ability to work with a small close-knit team and enjoy providing excellent service and support.
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Web: We focus our efforts on the overall web user experience of the various Wikimedia projects, with a particular emphasis on Wikipedia on the desktop and mobile websites. We’re currently working on a refresh of the desktop web experience and are exploring a future focused on growing our platform capabilities and working with our communities to improve the flexibility and consistency of the user experience across the desktop and mobile web.
Talent and Culture
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The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Database Reliability Engineer 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 Staff Software Engineer to join our Platform Engineering Team, reporting to The Engineering Manager. As a Staff Software Engineer on this team, you will be responsible for working closely with our product and engineering platform teams as well as technology teams across the foundation to build and deliver the Wikimedia API Platform which includes an API Gateway, an API Developer Portal, and full lifecycle management of Wikimedia API services. The staff software engineer will develop innovative solutions that create value, support our mission, and position our technical stack to sustainably grow and scale, while also mentoring and growing Junior Engineers.
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 Director of Product Security to help develop, cultivate, and progress the security and privacy of our product services and systems. You will be leading a team responsible for ensuring and improving the security and integrity of our software systems and technical operations, including open source applications developed in house and off the shelf, with a wide variety of technologies and stack components, hosted in colocated data centers around the world and in the cloud. This position will report to the Vice President of Engineering.
The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking an engineer with a strong capacity to cultivate and manage interpersonal relationships to join its Performance Team. This role will directly support the open-source MediaWiki application platform, serving the world’s favorite encyclopedia to millions of people around the globe. We expect our developers to be proactive and coordinate with product managers and engineering managers.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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