Director or VP of Engineering
Wikia - San Francisco, CA

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Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy and collaborative. You’ll have the opportunity to shape company, technology and product directions.

We offer the opportunity to have an impact on an exciting product used by tens of millions of people while working with a fun, multicultural team.

Responsibilities

You will manage the San Francisco Engineering team reporting to the SVP of Engineering and Operations. The team is approximately 12 now and will grow approximately 50% this year. This is a senior leadership position, requiring superior communication skills and an always positive attitude.

You will partner closely with the VP of Engineering of our Polish Engineering team, Product Management and the Executive Staff.

Other responsibilities:
Lead and mentor our growing engineering team

Build processes and practices that enable us to scale, execute on time, and maintain creativity and excitement within the team.

Build and maintain relationships with partners in the rest of Wikia.

Recruit

You will likely travel to our European office 2-4 times/year.

Desired Skills & Experience

You must be technical and hands-on enough to contribute to the technical direction and leadership of the company. Recent hands-on development experience is preferred. Coding is not a significant part of this role but you should be willing and able to pitch in if needed.

Other requirements:
7+ years of total software engineering experience, 3+ in Web-based environments

4+ years of engineering management experience, some of which must be managing managers (Director or VP level)

Excellent communications skills (every job lists this; for us it’s the one thing you cannot do without)

Experience developing and supporting high-availability (99.95%) systems

LAMP stack development and operation

Experience implementing and executing Agile development practices

Experience with large scale web sites – 1mm-100mm page views / day.

Experience in a Linux environment

BS or MS in Computer Science or related field.

We don’t expect you to have all of the following, but the more the better:

Experience with DevOps practices.

Global software development experience. Our Poland engineering team is an inseparable part of Wikia engineering.

User-generated content and the communities that produce it

Experience using and contributing to Open Source projects in general. Experience with MediaWiki or other wiki or user-generated content platforms is a plus.

Benefits & Perks

Wikia offers a competitive salary package including stock options, health benefits (medical and dental), PTO, and a 401K. Our San Francisco office is located within walking distance to South Park, AT&T Stadium, and the CalTrain station, and is only blocks away from Market Street and BART. Our dog-friendly digs also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to hiring@wikia-inc.com and include "Director or VP of Engineering" in the subject line.

Principals only. Agency and recruiter resumes will be considered unsolicited resumes that are not subject to placement fees.
Openings in the U.S.

All U.S. positions are located in our San Francisco office unless otherwise noted.

Engineering & Operations

Advertising Engineer

Data Analytics Engineer

Director or VP of Engineering

Sr. Project Manager

DevOps-Systems Engineer

Web Application Software Engineers

Web Back-End Software Engineers

Web Front-End Software Engineer

Community Support

Community Support Manager

Community Support Specialist - German/Deutschsprachiger Support

Marketing

Marketing Solutions Manager

People Operations

Office Manager

Product & Design

Director of Product Management, Consumer

Interaction Designer

Revenue/Advertising Operations

Ad Operations Campaign Manager

Sales

Online Advertising Planner - West Coast

Poland

All Polish positions are located in our Poznan office unless otherwise noted.

Advertising Software Engineer

Community Engineer

Data Analytics Engineer

Front-end Software Engineer

iOS Developer

MySQL DBA

Systems Administrator

Software Engineer

Software Test Automation Specialist

Web Back-End Engineer

International

All positions are remote unless otherwise stated.

French Community Volunteer

French Content Editor Internship

Italian Community Volunteer

Portuguese (Remote)

All positions are open remote in Portugal or other Portuguese-speaking countries

Portuguese Community Volunteer

Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy and collaborative. You’ll have the opportunity to shape company, technology and product directions.

We offer the opportunity to have an impact on an exciting product used by tens of millions of people while working with a fun, multicultural team.

Responsibilities

You will manage the San Francisco Engineering team reporting to the SVP of Engineering and Operations. The team is approximately 12 now and will grow approximately 50% this year. This is a senior leadership position, requiring superior communication skills and an always positive attitude.

You will partner closely with the VP of Engineering of our Polish Engineering team, Product Management and the Executive Staff.

Other responsibilities:
Lead and mentor our growing engineering team

Build processes and practices that enable us to scale, execute on time, and maintain creativity and excitement within the team.

Build and maintain relationships with partners in the rest of Wikia.

Recruit

You will likely travel to our European office 2-4 times/year.

Desired Skills & Experience

You must be technical and hands-on enough to contribute to the technical direction and leadership of the company. Recent hands-on development experience is preferred. Coding is not a significant part of this role but you should be willing and able to pitch in if needed.

Other requirements:
7+ years of total software engineering experience, 3+ in Web-based environments

4+ years of engineering management experience, some of which must be managing managers (Director or VP level)

Excellent communications skills (every job lists this; for us it’s the one thing you cannot do without)

Experience developing and supporting high-availability (99.95%) systems

LAMP stack development and operation

Experience implementing and executing Agile development practices

Experience with large scale web sites – 1mm-100mm page views / day.

Experience in a Linux environment

BS or MS in Computer Science or related field.

We don’t expect you to have all of the following, but the more the better:

Experience with DevOps practices.

Global software development experience. Our Poland engineering team is an inseparable part of Wikia engineering.

User-generated content and the communities that produce it

Experience using and contributing to Open Source projects in general. Experience with MediaWiki or other wiki or user-generated content platforms is a plus.

Benefits & Perks

Wikia offers a competitive salary package including stock options, health benefits (medical and dental), PTO, and a 401K. Our San Francisco office is located within walking distance to South Park, AT&T Stadium, and the CalTrain station, and is only blocks away from Market Street and BART. Our dog-friendly digs also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to hiring@wikia-inc.com and include "Director or VP of Engineering" in the subject line.

Principals only. Agency and recruiter resumes will be considered unsolicited resumes that are not subject to placement fees.

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