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Senior Data Analyst (Contract)
The Fundraising Operations team is looking for an experienced Senior Data Analyst to join our team, to support the process of making data driven decisions to improve the effectiveness of our fundraising strategies, while staying true to our values of openness, transparency and respect of user privacy. This will be a full time (40 hours/week) contractor position. As the Senior Data Analyst, you will be reporting to and work closely with the Lead Data Strategist to support, optimize and enhance the real-time reporting structure that powers the Fundraising Analytics team - as well using that infrastructure to generate powerful insights that inform the strategy of the Fundraising team at large.
Senior Engineering Manager, Wikimedia Enterprise
Wikimedia Enterprise is a new cross-departmental project of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) to build fast, comprehensive, reliable, and secure data ingestion to organizations that wish to repurpose Wikimedia content in other contexts. As the Senior Engineering Manager, you will be a leader managing the technical roadmap and talented team of engineers behind our new Wikimedia Enterprise product. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to architecting, building, and maintaining Wikipedia’s data feeds for high volume reusers. You will work alongside the product and sales teams to define the long term strategy for Wikimedia Enterprise and support the financial sustainability of the Wikimedia movement.
Senior Program Officer, Community Resources
The Senior Program Officer is charged with co-designing and implementing a grantmaking strategy to 1) Grow our communities of volunteers, especially in places in the world that are just coming online, 2) Empower our existing communities to be more effective in their work and 3) Ensure that community investments are made more equitably around the world.
Senior Manager, Movement Communications
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Manager of Global Movement Communications to join our team, reporting to the Director of Movement Communications. This new sub-team is a part of the Movement Communications team and the wider Communications Department. As the leader of the sub-team you will help us build bridges and a shared understanding across our movement. We are looking for an experienced communicator, campaigner or community organiser with extensive experience working internationally. Someone who is passionate about bringing people together around a common cause. Apart from managing specialists around the world in different regions, this role will also have a focus on our movement in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Remote (U.S. based)
We are growing the free knowledge movement.
We are looking for a Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director to join us.
Please share nominations or submit a resume and cover letter to:
Finance and Administration
Lead Technical Accountant
Remote (United States)
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Lead Technical Accountant to join our team, reporting to the Controller. As a Lead Technical Accountant, you are responsible for providing technical accounting advice and guidance which includes evaluating and implementing new changes, requirements and improvements. You will also provide advice on the potential implications of any regulatory changes. In addition, you will lead all the technical accounting preparation for the team, advise the business arrangement review team and prepare accounting policies in line with accepted industry practices.
San Francisco (remote during pandemic)
The Senior Accountant is a member of the accounting team and responsible for assisting with the execution of daily accounting processes, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, month-end close, and year-end tax preparation and audit processes in a fast paced, agile environment. Under the supervision of the Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant will partner with the Accounting team and other teams within the foundation to ensure that there are sufficient systems and procedures in place to provide effective support to existing and new program implementation.
VP, Global Advocacy
The Wikimedia Foundation seeks a Vice President (VP) of Global Advocacy. A newly created role, the VP of Global Advocacy will provide strategic leadership and direction to a currently three-person and growing team of public policy and advocacy experts on the Public Policy team. The Public Policy team works to establish and defend a legal and regulatory landscape that is essential to Wikipedia and other free educational projects, and to enable the Foundation to advance its mission amidst political, technological, and societal challenges. How to Apply Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, or resumes with cover letters please see the website of Isaacson, Miller, Wikimedia’s search partners, at
Lead Counsel (Employment)
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a lawyer to join our in-house legal department as Lead Counsel to provide critical advice and counsel on a variety of matters. The position will be responsible for advising on employment matters relating to our global workforce, as well as the Foundation’s efforts relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The attorney will provide support to other areas of the Foundation’s legal operations, including our transactions workflow.
Advocacy Audience Manager
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Advocacy Audiences Manager to join the Public Policy Team reporting to the Vice President of Global Advocacy. As the Advocacy Audiences Manager, you will develop and execute a plan to advance Wikimedia's values and policy advocacy based on Wikimedia's positions on
crucial issues for Wikimedia's mission
, including copyright, intermediary liability, freedom of expression, access to knowledge, privacy, censorship, competition, communications and computing law.
Lead Program Manager, Legal Department
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Legal Department Program Manager to join our in-house legal department to help ensure strong programs based on coordination and strategic alignment across our Legal Affairs, Public Policy, and Community Resilience & Sustainability (including Trust & Safety) verticals. This professional will help our department deliver on strategic programs, streamline ongoing workflows, optimize resources, improve collaboration and knowledge sharing, and measurably improve our collective impact.
Trust & Safety Disinformation Specialist (Farsi language)
The Trust & Safety Specialist (Disinformation) will work closely with others on the Trust & Safety Disinformation team to help protect knowledge integrity on the platform, thoroughly investigating and responding as directed to threats to knowledge integrity. The Specialist's key focus in this regard will be for the Farsi language project.
Lead Privacy Program Manager
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Lead Privacy Program Manager to join our in-house legal department to help coordinate and evolve Wikimedia’s Privacy program. This will include managing, triaging and supporting our privacy workflows. Ideal candidates will not only have the skills to manage a privacy portfolio, but will also connect with Wikimedia’s mission and understand the importance of privacy in our unique context.
Legal Fellow Fall ' 21
If you’re a current law student or recent law school graduate passionate about free knowledge and open source issues, applying to our legal fellowship program can provide an immersive in-house experience with specific education and training in the areas of Internet law and free knowledge organizations.
We are seeking emotionally intelligent engineering managers who are able to craft a fulfilling work environment for each engineer. We expect our managers to be proactive and collaborative partners with product, design, and other functions to lead effective teams where everyone is empowered to do their best work. We believe that a human-centered leadership approach is key to a high performing team, and that these two go hand-in hand.
The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting Wikipedia and other Wiki projects. The Foundation operates one of the world’s top five websites and has global reach and impact. Technology and innovation are critical in our quest to support every human in freely sharing knowledge. The Product Design and Strategy Group at Wikimedia is looking for a Design Manager with a solid understanding of how to support and challenge designers to grow and evolve. You will manage a group of designers who are responsible for creating the engaging and delightful experiences for all Wikimedia products. You will be responsible for supporting and facilitating their professional growth, whilst working closely with the Senior Design Manager to manage the day-to-day needs of the team, prioritise design resource requests and encourage a positive team spirit.
Love Wikipedia and its sibling projects? The Wikimedia Foundation is an inclusive employer, and we are looking for experienced engineering management to join our team, reporting to engineering leadership in Product Engineering. In this role, you will work in a distributed remote environment, where we value teamwork and a consensus-oriented approach as we build
fully open source software
. You are a proactive and collaborative partner with product management, design, quality & test engineering, technical program management, and community relations. You will manage highly skilled engineers, who ship quality software used by over a billion users, empowering them to do their best work.
Product Manager, Data
Wikimedia is looking for an experienced and collaborative Product Manager to join our Product team while working closely with our analytics engineering team, data engineering team, and numerous other teams at Wikimedia to strengthen our data and analytics products. You will work with experienced teams of data engineers, data scientists, analysts, and product managers to set and execute a strategy and roadmap for improving our end-to-end data infrastructure to make collecting data, processing it and using it to make decisions as efficient as possible. In doing so, you will learn from and partner with stakeholders across data science, research, design and product as well as academics and Wikimedia volunteers.
Senior Technical Program Manager
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager to work with 2-3 feature teams within the Product department. We are looking for someone who will become a trusted partner and a key member of the Product department, as well as someone who is passionate about making operational excellence a prominent part of our daily work.
Staff Software Engineer, Trust and Safety Tools
The Trust & Safety Engineering Team at Wikimedia Foundation is looking for Staff Software Engineers to help build features that protect our users’ privacy and safety on all of our Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia. The daily work will include contributing new patches or pull requests for existing features, generating requirements and prototypes for new features, estimating new work, collaborating with a designer, or helping a volunteer engineer get their code shaped up. The stakeholders will be Trust & Safety experts that cross disciplines from Legal to Security as well as all the users impacted by these topics.
Senior Software Engineer
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for product software engineers to join the
, reporting to product engineering management. As a
software engineer, you will be responsible for software engineering for our product user experiences. In this role, you will work in a mostly-remote environment, where we value teamwork and a consensus-oriented approach. You get to write
open source code
for collaborative experiences supporting over a
half a billion pages accessed per day
, and you get to do it at a place that believes we're all more successful when everyone has a good work-life balance.
Talent and Culture
Technical Recruiter (Contract)
The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a contract Technical Recruiter to join our global recruiting team in supporting hiring across all technical functions of the organization. This is a high touch position requiring a passion for developing strong internal and external relationships, providing flawless candidate experiences, utilizing creative sourcing strategies and critical thinking skills when assessing talent. We value, and have made progress in, building a diverse team at Wikimedia and would like to intentionally grow our team to continue fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace across the foundation.
People Operations Associate
At the Wikimedia Foundation, we on the Talent & Culture team are committed to supporting our mission-driven and brilliant staff, and we deeply care about improving the lives of our employees. We’re looking for a compassionate and thoughtful human resources professional with an ability to coordinate multiple projects, with an attention to detail and confidentiality, to support the People Operations team and our people processes.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a great engineer who wants to help our team: modernize the underlying infrastructure of Wikipedia and make it scalable and sustainable, ensure our non-profit fundraiser becomes more accessible worldwide, protect Wikipedia and our other projects, and ensure that the development team has a sound testing strategy and is following effective testing methodologies.
Associate Project Manager (Part-Time Contract)
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a part time Associate Project Manager to work with our Engineering Productivity team and be responsible for organizing and reporting on various engineering productivity-related projects that include technologies and processes ranging from Kubernetes and Gitlab to software deployment pipeline changes and unit testing formalization.
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our team, reporting to the manager of the Search Platform team. As the Site Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for maintaining the platforms and services of the Search Platform team. In this role, you will maintain, upgrade and scale our Elasticsearch clusters, our RDF Graph endpoint and their supporting data infrastructure.
Engineering Manager, Site Reliability Engineering (Traffic)
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Engineering Manager to join our SRE team, reporting to the Director of Site Reliability Engineering. In this role, you will be managing the Traffic team, a remote-first, globally distributed team responsible for designing and operating a private and privacy-protecting global
for Wikipedia and related sister projects.
Principal Database Architect
Wikimedia is looking for a Principal Database Architect to join our SRE team to design, build, optimize and support the platform serving the world’s favorite encyclopedia to millions of people around the globe. Wikipedia and its sister projects are a globally distributed architecture powered strictly by Free and Open Source software. The stack has MediaWiki at its core, surrounded by an ecosystem of microservices in PHP, NodeJS, Python, Go and Java.
Site Reliability Engineer
We are searching for a Site Reliability Engineer with source code control and CI/CD implementation experience to support our new Gitlab project. We are a distributed and diverse team of engineers with a drive to explore, experiment and embrace new technologies. During the past few years we have been transitioning our platform from a monolith to a hybrid, microservices architecture, and started migrating our microservices onto Kubernetes. We’ve adopted Elastic Stack and Prometheus as our de facto logging and monitoring platforms and are improving our automation (we ❤️ automation).
Staff Site Reliability Engineer, Infrastructure Foundations
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Engineering Manager of the Infrastructure Foundations team. As the Site Reliability Engineer, you will be responsible for ensuring our global top-15 web site, our public facing services, and underlying infrastructure are healthy and developing further in support of Wikimedia’s mission.
We strive for excellence.We welcome and cherish our differences.We are in this together.We engage in civil discourse.We are inspired.Learn more about our values.
Diversity, equity and inclusion commitment
Our diversity and inclusion path We trust our personal and organizational accountability We envision a world in which every single person can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe knowledge belongs to everyone, and in order to empower people from diverse backgrounds to participate in the collaborative creation of knowledge, we need to build diverse teams that reflect the communities we support and an inclusive culture of belonging that embraces the potential of our diversity. We believe in co-creating safe, respectful and collaborative work spaces. We aspire to generate a sense of belonging by understanding each and everyone’s differences, contexts and experiences. Through our actions, we ensure that the staff at the Foundation has a healthy work environment where they can flourish. We acknowledge diversity as a core value that is essential to fulfilling our mission. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate any form of discrimination. This enables us to attract, develop, and retain amazing talent. We are committed to cherishing our differences, and putting people first. We seek to foster a creative environment that unleashes innovative solutions toward building a more inclusive and equitable hiring and retention process. This commitment starts at the top of our organization and moves through every level of hiring from managers to individual contributors. We strive to ensure excellence in our work by building this path together. We have released two Diversity and Inclusion Reports (2018, 2019) to hold ourselves accountable for our actions towards creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. This practice helps us to make visible not only our progress, but also the areas where we know we should and will improve.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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 email@example.com or (415) 839-6885.
United States benefits
Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for employees and their eligible families.
Includes 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks, plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy.
$1800 annually for fitness memberships, babysitting, continuing education, student loans, and more.
We offer course reimbursements, in-house sharing sessions, language program reimbursements, and other opportunities.
401(k) retirement plan with matched contributions up to 4% of annual salary.
Includes vacation days, sick leave, and volunteer time. To make sure there is shared time off every month, we offer 19 holidays per year.
Pre-tax savings plans
For health care, child care, elder care, public transport, and parking expenses. Includes an employer funded HSA option.
Disability & life insurance
Long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.
Optimal remote experience
Equipment including a laptop, monitor, plus a one-time stipend to cover any additional needs to make sure you have the best work from home experience.
On-site in San Francisco
Including snacks to fuel your thinking, monthly massages, gym, yoga classes, weekly farmers market, gender neutral bathroom, monthly staff lunch, and more.
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