Software Engineer

Ends 15 Mar 2018 (in 3 months)

Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote
Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a talented Software Engineer to join the Contributors department working to resolve complex challenges in creative ways.
You will join the Contributors Department, where we build collaborative, inclusive tools for creating and editing free knowledge. You’ll be working on exciting products, such as features for editor collaboration, discussion, and multimedia contribution. These teams are working on ambitious projects that are transforming the way users are able to contribute to Wikipedia and other projects.
Help develop tools that empower users to create, curate, and collaborate on content
Take ownership of multiple areas of both back-end and front-end code
Review code changes made by staff and community members
Document software, and help the team specify and document user-facing behavior, supporting the work of QA Engineers
Participate in cross-departmental engineering projects
Maintain production software, including deployed legacy codebases
Deploy software and configuration changes to production environments
B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or equivalent experience
Comfortable working in a highly collaborative, consensus-oriented environment
Comfortable working in a partly remote, distributed team across various time zones
Willing to travel occasionally - sometimes internationally - for team and organizational meetings
Proficient English speaker 
Front-end technologies including JavaScript, jQuery, HTML and CSS targeting desktop and mobile browsers
MySQL or other relational database experience
Experience with building highly-scalable server applications
Experience using and contributing to Wikimedia or MediaWiki projects
Experience with Node.js
Knowledge of developing and debugging in Linux/Unix (LAMP) environments, especially with Puppet (or similar tools)
Experience working on open source, collaborative development projects
Understanding of free culture / free software / open source principles
Fluency in languages other than English
Benefits & Perks *
Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)
The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more
The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary
Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 19 paid holidays - including the last week of the year.
Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room.
For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program
Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses
Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available
Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax
Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people
* for benefits eligible staff, benefits may vary by location
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