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Software Engineer (Fundraising Team) (m/f/d) Full-time

Published at 2022-06-29 - Viewed: 936 times - Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. in Berlin, Germany

We are looking for a Software Engineer (m/f/d) (Full time / Part time (min. 30 hpw)) to join and support one of our agile development teams.

About the position:

You will be working with the team that develops and improves the software in the Fundraising project. This includes developing and maintaining the existing Fundraising app and infrastructure, as well as supporting the annual fundraising campaign (e.g. implementing banner designs). The position is full-stack (including backend and devops tasks), but has a focus on Frontend development.

You will be developing open source software that puts user needs first and increases users’ satisfaction. Our Fundraising efforts fuel our continued work for the Wikipedia community, our large-scale software projects such as Wikidata and Wikibase, and our efforts to help secure access to free knowledge around the globe, to name but a few examples.

What we offer:

  • Flexible working hours adjusted to the team and people needs
  • A diverse and inclusive bi-lingual organisation where people are the first priority
  • Work in cross-functional teams towards a common goal
  • A working culture that supports releasing a good product over releasing in order to meet a deadline
  • We dedicate one day per quarter in the department to work on any non-work-related project you want
  • A yearly learning budget that you choose how to spend to support you in your personal and professional development
  • You can attend local user groups during working hours
  • Opportunity to go to conferences, both as participants and contributors
  • The possibility of working from home as well as a modern and centrally located office space in Berlin
  • 30 days of holidays, public transport allowance, access to complementary pension benefits, continued salary in the event of ill children, free-of-cost external life coaching;
  • This is a permanent contract

Learn more about our team by visiting our Wikimedia Tech News Blog.

About you:

  • You are passionate and care about software
  • You have some experience with object oriented programming and web development
  • You like being in a team working towards a common goal, learning together, and supporting and lifting up your peers
  • You are interested in learning about our software architecture and how we maintain code quality
  • You are happy to work on legacy code just as much as on new projects
  • You like to participate in technical discussions and are open to new ideas
  • You want to keep learning and developing yourself
  • You are able to communicate fluently in English

Technologies we use:

Knowledge and experience in the following technologies (except for PHP and JavaScript) is not a requirement. We believe they all can be learned on the job and WMDE, your team, and your line manager will support you in this learning. We list only a few of them here.

Most of our server side code is written in PHP and the Symfony Framework. We use Vue.js and TypeScript for our modern frontends, but have some Vanilla JavaScript and Preact code as well. For version control we use Git and GitHub. We use Ansible for deployment.

We also keep migrating our legacy code into these and newer technologies. Also, testing is important to us; we use testing frameworks and practice continuous integration across our projects.


Then apply now! Send us your detailed application documents via our job portal. Our personnel team will be happy to answer your questions. We kindly ask you to refrain from application photos and information on date of birth, marital status and parents. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wikimedia Germany is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of, for example, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or belief, political or other convictions, gender, age, disability or sexual identity or orientation.

In light of an underrepresentation of women in our engineering teams, we very much welcome a broad diversity of candidates.

Due to the current COVID – 19 situation, job interviews will only take place digitally.

About us:

Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. With over 150 employees and about 100,000 members, it is the oldest and largest of about 40 independent chapters of the international Wikimedia movement. The best known Wikimedia project, the free online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, is used by millions of people across the world every day and is continuously updated and improved by millions of users.

Wikimedia Deutschland promotes these ideals even beyond the free encyclopaedia; it is our aim to establish and advocate for the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. The Wikimedia vision is to create a world in which the sum of all human knowledge is freely accessible for everyone. The main focus of our activities is the support of volunteers, the development of technology and software, and the cooperation with cultural and scientific institutions. Furthermore, we advocate on both the national and EU-level a legal framework which allows for free knowledge to become part of our everyday life.

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