iOS Software Engineer

Organization
Wikimedia Foundation
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
08/31/2021
How to Apply
Apply through Greenhouse
Where to Apply
https://grnh.se/ff67a1b31us
Tags
Full-time

Summary

Come build the premier mobile Wikipedia experience! The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an iOS Software Engineer to join their team, reporting to the Apps Engineering Manager. You will work closely with the rest of their small, collaborative group to iterate on new ideas for the award-winning Wikipedia iOS app. In this role, you will create new features, fix bugs, and define the future of Wikipedia on mobile devices.

Each day, millions of people use the open source Wikipedia app in over three hundred languages. Help them thoughtfully craft user experiences that empower and delight their users as they read and contribute to the world’s largest resource for free knowledge.

You are responsible for:

Writing clean, concise code in Swift
Working with other engineers through discussions, code review, and more
Collaborating with designers, product managers, and other engineers to iterate on new features
Ensuring the quality of the app through thoughtful code architecture decisions and automated testing
Skills and Experience:

At least 1 year of iOS development experience. (Their iOS engineers are excited to share knowledge and tips they’ve picked up over the years – and also look forward to learning from you!)
At least one app in the iOS App Store that you’ve contributed to. (They’d love to see what you’ve been working on.)
Familiarity with the iOS Human Interface Guidelines and their implementation. (They’re creative, while staying true to best iOS practices.)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Their team is remote, but they still enjoy close collaboration!)
Qualities that are important to them:

A desire to learn and discover – about iOS development, about what the root cause of an obscure bug is, about how the Wikipedia communities operate, and more.
Constantly improving your craft in pursuit of creating the best possible user experiences and solving complex problems
Proactively finding and reporting potential bugs or user experience issues for discussion with the team
They are a global organization with flexible work schedules, but they’re also collaborative. To ensure there are enough opportunities to communicate, this role needs at least four hours of your work day to occur between 14:00 UTC and 0:00 UTC.
Additionally, they’d love it if you have:

Some Objective-C experience. Like many apps that have been around for a while, the Wikipedia app is a mix of Swift and some legacy Objective-C code. While you don’t need to be an Obj-C expert, you shouldn’t be terrified if you end up in an Objective-C class while tracking down the source of a bug.
Written unit and UI tests
Built web services or APIs
Built frontend web applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
Experience collaborating with a globally distributed team
Contributed to Wikipedia or other open projects

The Wikimedia Foundation is a nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Their vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. They believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to their shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. They encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. They 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 them at recruiting@wikimedia.org or (415) 839-6885.

U.S. 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 22 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
Paid travel to Wikimedia Foundation events all around the world!
Equipment including a laptop, monitor, plus a one-time stipend to cover any additional needs to make sure you have the best work experience
Great colleagues – diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people
*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., they defer to their PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.