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Software Engineer, Fundraising Tech at Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. () (allows remote)


We are searching for an experienced full-stack web engineer to join the Wikimedia Fundraising Engineering team.  Each year, small donations from hundreds of thousands of individuals constitute the majority of the budget for the Wikimedia Foundation. This money is used primarily for projects, such as Wikipedia, and operational costs. We are looking for someone who wants to help Wikimedia’s non-profit fundraiser become more accessible worldwide, while maintaining integrity and scalability across changing markets and over numerous device types.

We'd like you to do these things:

  • Support Wikimedia’s online fundraising goals worldwide by integrating with new payment providers and implementing new payment methods

  • Help the team surface important patterns and trends by improving internal visibility and reporting capabilities

  • Share the ongoing responsibility of maintaining the security and integrity of the existing donation infrastructure

  • Provide an increased level of engineering support during particularly high-traffic or critical campaigns

We'd like you to have these skills:

  • Three years experience developing in PHP or similar web scripting language(s)

  • Experience developing, deploying, and debugging in LAMP environments

  • BS in Computer Science or the equivalent in relevant work experience

  • Knowledge of MySQL and other relational databases

  • Comfortable working with JavaScript/HTML/CSS for front-end development

  • Expertise integrating with third-party web APIs, and maintaining those integrations

  • Highly collaborative work style

  • Passion for working in open source

And it would be even more awesome if you have experience with:

  • Previous experience working with the following:

    • Open-source software architecture and development

    • Payments-related code

    • Device-specific / mobile code

    • CiviCRM or other fundraising software

    • MediaWiki, Drupal and other open source PHP-based CMS systems

  • Experience working remotely, or with a distributed team

  • Ability to develop and maintain software with high security and accuracy requirements, at scale

  • Familiarity with cross-browser compatibility testing

Show us your stuff!

If you have any existing open source software that you've developed (these could be your own software or patches to other packages), please share the URLs for the source. Links to GitHub, etc. are exceptionally useful.  We would also like to see any technical blogs to which you contribute.

The Wikimedia Foundation is... 

...the nonprofit organization that supports 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, free of interference. We host 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 financial support 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.

The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply

Benefits & Perks *

  • Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)

  • The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more

  • The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary

  • Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 19 paid holidays - including the last week of the year.

  • Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room.

  • For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program

  • Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses

  • Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available

  • Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax

  • Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people

* for benefits eligible staff, benefits may vary by location

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