Software Engineer | Mobile
Wikimedia Foundation - Remote, OR

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Job Summary

Wikimedia’s Mobile Web Team is looking for a stellar engineer to build, scale, and optimize our contributory and readership features. Success means your work will be used prominently by brand new editors, first time smartphone users in the developing world, and power users within our own community. With 3.2 billion mobile page views a month we believe that every user should be able to contribute to Wikipedia in some way.

Desired Skills & Experience

You love writing code in multiple languages (JavaScript, PHP, etc.)

You have a strong background in JavaScript, familiarity of javascript frameworks and MVC architectures

You are proficient with object oriented PHP

You see dips in performance graphs as an opportunity for optimizing code

You have a clear understanding of how, together, the web stack and the end users communicate

Working within a self-directed, cross-functional team excites you

BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

As an added bonus, we use Open Source technology exclusively so this is your chance to work on a highly visible fast growing project open for the entire world to see.

Our recent work:
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/02/13/follow-your-favorite-wikipedia-pages-on-the-mobile-web/
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/01/31/geodata-a-new-age-of-geotagging-on-wikipedia/
http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/02/01/wikipedia-mobile-hits-3-billion-monthly-page-views/

If this sounds like you then show us your stuff! Please provide us with information you feel would be useful to us in gaining a better understanding of your technical your background and accomplishments. Links to your own work are essential (e.g. Github, Sourceforge, etc). We especially appreciate pointers to open source projects of which you have actively contributed to.

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation got its start in 2003 and is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia. Based in San Francisco California we currently employ 150 staff members globally. The Wikimedia Foundation is committed to creating a world in which every single human being can freely and easily share in the sum of all knowledge. Wikipedia and our other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive nearly 500 million unique visitors per month making them the 5th most popular web property worldwide. Wikipedia is available in 282 languages, contains more than 21 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of more than 100,000 people. In an effort to continue our mission we are hiring talented and creative individuals to join the team.

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