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Principal Major Gifts Officer
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
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.
Event Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimania (Contract)
Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Event Volunteer Coordinator, Wikimania (Contract). Wikimania is the Wikimedia movement’s annual conference, organized by volunteers and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. Topics of presentations and discussions include Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, other wikis, open-source software, free knowledge and free content, and social and technical aspects related to these topics. This position is remote in Singapore, Indonesia, and Bangladesh, and will need to be on-site the week of the event.
Finance and Administration
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Lead UX Designer
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.
Talent and Culture
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Site Reliability Engineer (Database)
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.
Staff Site Reliability Engineer (Traffic)
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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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 (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 16 weeks of paid new parent leave, plus an additional 8 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 which includes: vacation days, holidays, 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 $600 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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