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Senior Product Manager, Wikimedia Enterprise

Remote

Wikimedia Enterprise is a new cross-departmental project of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) to build fast, comprehensive, reliable, and secure data ingestion to organizations that wish to repurpose Wikimedia content in other contexts. Wikimedia Enterprise builds and supports commercial-grade services that improve the user experience of Wikimedia’s readers beyond our own websites; increase the reach and discoverability of Wikimedia content; and improve awareness and ease of attribution and verifiability by the organizations that reuse Wikimedia content the most. Read more about the project in WIRED and Insider.

Communications

Advocacy Communications Specialist

Remote

This is a highly collaborative role in which you will work closely with the Communications and Public Policy teams to create and execute advocacy campaigns to drive our public policy agenda, which is focused on opening access to free knowledge around the globe. You will use communications to educate and connect lawmakers and public audiences to our public policy work in the areas of knowledge access, privacy, internet regulation, online censorship, and copyright.  You will build advocacy strategies that leverage communications tactics, develop key policy communications materials including blog posts, op-eds, and social media content, and measure the impact of these efforts in furthering our policy goals. 

Finance and Administration

Controller, Senior Director

San Francisco

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.

Sr. Program Manager, Planning & Monitoring   

Remote

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.

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

Lead Program Manager – Thriving Movement and Community Resilience & Sustainability

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Thriving Movement and Community Resilience & Sustainability Lead Program Manager to join our in-house legal department to help ensure strong programs based on coordination and strategic alignment across the programs for Thriving Movement, a medium-term priority, and Community Resilience & Sustainability (including Trust & Safety) verticals. Working with professionals and volunteer contributors around the world, this professional will help our organization deliver on strategic programs, streamline ongoing workflows, optimize resources, improve collaboration and knowledge sharing, and measurably improve our collective impact. 

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.

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!

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.

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.

Software Engineer

REMOTE

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.

Talent and Culture

Programmes Director, Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Remote

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. 

Technology

Database Administrator III

Remote

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.

Machine Learning Engineer

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Machine Learning Engineer to join a small team spread across UTC -7 to UTC +3 and will report to the Director of Machine Learning, Chris Albon.  As a Machine Learning Engineer, you will be responsible for planning, developing, training, documenting, deploying, and managing production machine learning models. In this role, you will work with product teams, SREs, researchers, and the volunteer community on machine learning models making Wikipedia and similar projects better. One day you might work on deploying a model predicting whether an edit is vandalism, the next day you might be helping volunteers contribute to our machine learning models.

Graph Consultant (Contract)

Remote

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.

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.

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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