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Software Editor - Editor Engagement Full-time

Published at 2012-12-05 - Viewed: 3264 times - Wikimedia Foundation in United States

Software Editor – Editor Engagement

Wikimedia Foundation
San Francisco, CA, United States

What you’ll be doing:

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop new features (such as notifications and messaging) and enhance existing features for Wikimedia sites to improve editor engagement and create a purpose-driven social network
  • Design and develop back-end and front-end components to support MediaWiki extensions
  • Develop MediaWiki core software to support new features and improve existing architecture to improve the efficiency, scalability, and stability of it
  • Conduct design and code review of PHP and Javascript repository commits by other developers working on extensions
  • Work to improve the tools that assist in the above process

The skills and experience you’ll need:

  • 3+ years of experience building web applications
  • 5+ years experience with PHP/MySQL application development, testing and production deployment
  • Experience with Javascript
  • Ability to iterate quickly and meet tight deadlines
  • Familiarity with version control systems (we use Git and Gerrit) and continuous integration systems
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience

Extra points if you have:

  • Extensive experience building large-scale server applications
  • Experience with wikis, or other participatory production environments, and MediaWiki in particular
  • Experience in the Wikipedia community (Please provide your username)
  • Experience contributing to a large open source project. (Please provide URLs to any existing work you may have done.)
  • An interest in free culture, open licenses, etc.
  • Expert knowledge developing and debugging in Linux/Unix (LAMP) environments
  • Expert knowledge of PHP, MySQL, and other relational databases
  • Experience with security implications of PHP and Ajax implementations
  • Experience with cross-browser compatibility testing
  • Experience with operating system internals, file systems, programming language design, compilers, distributed systems, or server architectures
  • Creativity, self-motivation, and a good sense of humor

To Apply:

About the Wikimedia Foundation:

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. According to comScore Media Metrix, Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive more than 482 million unique visitors per month, making us the 5th most popular web property worldwide. Available in more than 270 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 21 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of more than 100,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501©(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants. The Wikimedia Foundation was created in 2003 to manage the operation of Wikipedia and its sister projects. It currently employs 130 staff members. Wikimedia is supported by local chapter organizations in 38 countries or regions.

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