Wikimedia’s Mobile team is looking for a stellar engineer to build, scale, and optimize our global access programs. Success means your work will be used prominently: By billions of new users in the developing world. By billions of phones with no data plans. By hundreds of our global partners. By developing world users who otherwise would not have access to a free encyclopedia. We think that everyone should be able to reach Wikipedia regardless of financial or technical obstacles, and we hope you do too.
What you'll do:
Write software in multiple languages (Python, Java, PHP, etc) to serve billions of mobile users who don't have fast internet connections
Travel and meet with our partners to build solutions that scale to billions of users
Change the world
Know the web stack in and out (HTTP, HTML, JS, CSS, etc)
Thrive working with our partners (Orange, Telefonica, Digi, and many more)
Love to travel
You get extra points for:
Knowing what USSD is
Recovering from jetlag quickly
About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Our commitment: Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. According to comScore Media Metrix, Wikipedia and the other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive more than 482 million unique visitors per month, making them the fifth-most popular web property world-wide (comScore, January 2012). Available in 282 languages, Wikipedia contains more than 21 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of more than 100,000 people. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) charity that is funded primarily through donations and grants. The Wikimedia Foundation was created in 2003 to manage the operation of Wikipedia and its sister projects. It currently employs 150 staff members. Wikimedia works with local chapter organizations in 39 countries or regions to advance the mission of the Wikimedia movement.
San Francisco, CA, US
Omidyar Networks - 18 months ago