Senior Software Engineer, Growth - Wikimedia Foundation



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The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for product software engineers to join the Growth 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 half a billion pages accessed per day, and you get to do it at a place that believes we're all more successful when everyone has a good work-life balance.

On the Growth team, we work to help new people start editing Wikipedia by introducing new editing workflows that are a fit for more people on more devices all around the world. We build a cohesive experience for newcomers, helping them find a place in our communities, connect with others, and start contributing their knowledge. Our main projects have focused on machine-learning driven task recommendations and volunteer mentorship.

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You are responsible for:

  • Improving the Wikipedia new contributor experience by building new functionality primarily in the GrowthExperiments extension and fixing bugs for code that our team maintains
  • Collaborating with product managers, designers, and other teams on shared projects
  • Writing multilingual and accessible software using JavaScript, PHP and CSS
  • Building on top of existing APIs in our ecosystem and writing new ones when needed, working with other engineers to reduce technical debt
  • Instrumenting components to monitor user behavior and performance characteristics

Skills and experience:

  • 5+ years related professional experience in frontend and backend programming
  • Experience building user-friendly features and software components using well-documented and readable code
  • Focused software engineering: you enjoy writing unit and integration tests, proactively addressing security and code review feedback, and thoughtfully balancing architectural trade-offs

Qualities that are important to us:

  • A desire to make meaningful contributions to knowledge equity, free culture, and open access
  • An emphasis on communicating clearly in both synchronous and asynchronous channels
  • Interest in mentoring, or teaching and sharing technical knowledge

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Additionally, we'd love it if you have this:

  • Experience working with internationally distributed teams or organizations
  • Familiarity with Wikipedia / wikitext / markdown editing or content management systems (e.g., MediaWiki, Drupal, WordPress)
  • Experience working with projects or communities in languages other than English
  • Experience working with large, legacy codebases
  • Bachelor's in a relevant field or equivalent experience

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