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Senior Data Scientist, Community Growth


The Community Growth team at the Wikimedia Foundation works to improve knowledge equity by supporting our global communities of volunteers through grantmaking, capacity development, and strategic partnership building. We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist, reporting to the Manager of Data, Learning & Evaluation (Community Growth), who will support the strategic work of Community Growth with impactful, accessible, and ethical data and insights.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Sr. Engineering Manager. As the Site Reliability Engineer, you will play a key role in designing, developing, and maintaining reliable, scalable, and highly available infrastructure for our API services. You will contribute heavily to the high impact challenges behind innovating, building, and maintaining Wikipedia’s data feeds for high volume reusers. 

Senior Site Reliability Engineer – Wikimedia Enterprise


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Sr. Engineering Manager. As the Site Reliability Engineer, you will play a key role in designing, developing, and maintaining reliable, scalable, and highly available infrastructure for our API services.


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Finance and Administration

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Lead Counsel (Content Compliance and Strategic Litigation)


As Wikimedia pursues our global strategic direction, our Legal department is tasked with solving many legal questions, including some that no one has fully considered before. We are looking for an experienced lawyer with interest and experience in matters relating to online content and public policy to join our in-house legal department as Lead Counsel.

Product & Technology

Lead UX Designer (Contract – 6 Month)


The designer will work on a variety of different types of design tasks, defined by the needs of the product team and the Principal Designer they are supporting at the time. They will be required to join daily team meetings, conducted remotely, and share their design work with the design team for critique on a regular basis. 

Site Reliability Engineer III, Observability


Wikimedia Foundation is hiring a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to join our SRE team, where we take care of the infrastructure that runs and other Wikimedia Foundation projects. We are responsible for the entire infrastructure stack, from multiple data centers through networking and interconnects to thousands of servers and the application stack that runs on them.

Lead Community Tech Manager


The Wikimedia Foundation is an inclusive employer, and we are looking for a Lead Community Tech Manager with experience of product development,  technical support processes, and user engagement  to join our team, reporting to the Product and Technology leadership.

Senior Data Engineer


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to join our Data Engineering team. As a Data Engineer, you will be responsible for building, maintaining, and expanding the shared data infrastructure that supports insights, research, and new data products, in the Foundation as well as the Wiki Movement. This includes everything from building scalable pipeline infrastructure, and working on the event streaming platform to providing scalable data-serving solutions.

Director of Engineering, Developer Experience


The Director of Engineering, Developer Experience is accountable for the Developer Experience Group in the Wikimedia Foundation and is an active participant in the strategic decision making for the Product and Technology department and across the Wikimedia movement. The Developer Experience Group includes Release Engineering, Cloud Services, Technical Documentation, and Quality & Test Engineering teams. This role shares responsibility with the Director of Product for Developer Experience to develop and execute a holistic strategy for Developer Experience in collaboration with other engineering teams, product management, and the volunteer technical contributor community. The teams in this group develop and deliver software, services, and processes that build and sustain our engineering culture and foster improved collaboration. This role is a people management role responsible for completion of technical objectives and a key partner to their Director of Product counterpart.

Director of Site Reliability Engineering


We are strengthening the team and looking for a Director of SRE to lead our staff and ensure teams achieve our goals. Wikimedia Foundation’s Site Reliability Engineering team is responsible for ensuring our global top-10 web site and other public facing services are healthy, and developing its infrastructure, platform and services further in the enablement of Wikimedia Foundation’s mission. The SRE team comprises over 45 creative and talented staff members who are globally distributed, organized into seven teams each with their own scope and focus area.

Software Engineer, Release Engineering


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a mid-level software engineer to join the Release Engineering Team. Software engineers on the Release Engineering team steward the developer experience for our developer community. We build development environments, maintain CI/CD infrastructure, and design tools and processes to support our developer community. We believe in integrity, quality, collaboration, and free and open source software.

Senior Software Engineer, Abstract Wikipedia


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to support our work on Abstract Wikipedia, a project that aims to improve knowledge equity by enabling more people to share more knowledge in more languages. We’re committed to making knowledge available to everyone globally. This is an opportunity to do good while building new technology at the intersection of machine learning, natural language generation, and computational linguistics.

Senior Software Engineer, Features Engineering


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for product software engineers 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.

Research Manager


We’re hiring a Research Manager strongly committed to the principles of free knowledge, open source and open data, transparency, privacy, and collaboration to join the Research team. As our Research Manager you will be leading a small, highly talented, and ambitious team of research scientists and research engineers to develop models and insights that support the technology and policy needs of the Wikimedia projects across more than 300 languages, and to advance our understanding of the Wikimedia projects.

Site Reliability Engineer III (Traffic)


As an engineer in the SRE team, you will be involved in defining and running the infrastructure and services that form the base of Wikimedia Foundation projects. This will include frequent work with other members of the SRE team to improve our infrastructure in terms of scalability, high availability, recoverability, monitoring and logging. 

Senior Site Reliability Engineer


Wikimedia Foundation is hiring a Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to join our Service Operations SRE team, where we take care of the infrastructure that runs and other Wikimedia Foundation projects. The SRE team at Wikimedia is a distributed and diverse team of engineers with a drive to explore, experiment and embrace new technologies. The SRE Service Operations team focuses on the application layer of our complex infrastructure as well as our developer-facing services. 

Talent and Culture

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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 (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 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.

Time Off

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 Stipend

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 EOR (Employer of Record) to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

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