Front End Developer
Wikia - San Francisco, CA

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Front End Engineer with an appreciation for open source? Love the idea of creating online communities where millions of people around the world can share their passion on everything from Minecraft to Muppets? If so, get ready to work at massive scale.

Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy, and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest Creative Commons-licensed sites in the world, as we maintain over 300,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle. We are rated as a Quantcast Top 50, ComScore Top 100, and Nielsen Top 10 Social Media Site and are read by over 70 million unique visitors a month.

This will be a groundbreaking year for us as we extend our massive, fast-moving, globally-distributed platform in exciting and profitable new ways. As an integral part of our Front-End Team, you will work closely with the Design and Engineering teams to create functional and beautiful interfaces. Product and business stakeholders will look to you to provide technical guidance on upcoming features. Ideas will come to life through high-quality HTML (with Mustache templates), CSS (using Sass), and JavaScript (with jQuery). Interesting problems to tackle will include cross-site scripting attacks, architecture, and organization of our enormous platform.

You are an accomplished Front End Developer who has a couple of years of experience developing highly-trafficked, dynamic websites. You’re advanced in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and know your way around Illustrator and Photoshop. You work quickly but thrive on pixel-perfect quality and are passionate about contributing to open source. You understand user generated content and like the idea of working on the same platform that Wikipedia was built on. Extra points for MediaWiki experience.

Unlike most startups, our exciting platform is also coupled with a strong work-life balance. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the revenue stream of the company, technology, and products while having fun. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive base pay and full benefits. Our dog-friendly digs are located in San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain) and also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch.

Joining our mission to scale one of the largest and most interesting sites in the world is easy. Inquire within and let’s get you started. Job Location(s) San Francisco, CA, US