Staff Software Engineer
- Wikimedia Foundation
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The Anti-Harassment Tools Team at Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Staff Software Engineer to work with them to build features that help identify and stop harassment on all of their Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia. This role is full-time, 100% remote, and global.
The Anti-Harassment Tools Team is an interdisciplinary product team developing tools that help administrators and staff in their efforts to combat these people who would use their projects to harm civil discourse, the integrity of the content, or other users of their projects. This includes some light data analysis tools and some enforcement tools.
They are seeking a software engineer to join them in this fight to protect their users and their projects. Stopping harassment on their projects is a pillar of their Foundation’s strategy and planning for the future. This is important, highly visible work. Currently, they are working on a broad set of tools related to user privacy and protection. You can see more details in their backlog.
Your daily work will include contributing new patches or pull requests for existing features, generating requirements and prototypes for new features, estimating new work, collaborating with a designer, or helping a volunteer engineer get their code shaped up. The team is fully staffed with a Product Manager, Engineering Manager, Product Designer, Research Analyst, Data Analyst, Community Liaison, Test Engineer, and several Software Engineers, of course.
Because of the sensitive nature of the tools they build, their work is highly collaborative and heavily tested. They interact with database administrators, security engineers, and other teams on a regular basis.
Develop, test, and deploy new features, improvements and upgrades to various systems and tools used by administrators and staff
In addition to the basic skills needed for being successful, these skills could set you apart from the pack!
Experience with MediaWiki development or as a contributor to Wikimedia projects
If you have any existing open source software that you’ve developed (these could be your own software or patches to other packages), please share the URLs for the source. Links to GitHub, etc. are exceptionally useful. This is optional and your candidacy will not be negatively impacted if you don’t have public work to share.
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.
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U.S. Benefits & Perks*
Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)