Junior Software Developer (Contract) at Wikimedia Foundation

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The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Junior Software Developer to join our team, reporting to the Governance Committee Strategist. As a Junior Software Developer, you will be responsible for development and maintenance of the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal (WADP), which serves as a central portal for organizations and groups working in the Wikimedia movement (e.g. Wikimedia chapters, Wikimedia thematic organizations, Wikimedia user groups) to report on their activities.

You are responsible for:

  • Upgrading and maintaining the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal (WADP)
  • Converting existing data surveys into reporting forms that simplify data entry and collection
  • Automating and reporting on WADP usage analytics
  • Monitoring portal for outages and fixing errors and bugs as necessary
  • Writing queries to extract data for reporting

Skills and Experience:

  • Expertise in Javascript/Java and Lua programming languages and OOUI library
  • Experience working on Mediawiki
  • Experience using PHP scripting language
  • Ability to work independently and be resourceful in solving problems 
  • Ability to stay accountable to deliverable requirements deadlines

Qualities that are important to us:

  • The ability to problem solve, learn quickly, and apply new technologies
  • The ability to flourish in a highly transparent and collaborative environment
  • Proven ability to adhere to deadlines and to seek out learning and support
  • Interest in or knowledge of Wikimedia projects, the free knowledge movement, global education and/or international development

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Experience working in MySQL/MariaDB
  • Strong value and mission fit with the Wikimedia movement and Foundation
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience with open-source tools
  • Statistical training and experience

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge freely. We host Wikipedia and 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 donations 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. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We 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.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at recruiting@wikimedia.org or +1 (415) 839-6885.

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