Jobs at Wikimedia Foundation

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Web Manager

You are responsible for:

Managing, maintaining, and enhancing wikimediafoundation.org

  • Developing the roadmap and strategic vision for wikimediafoundation.org, the Foundation’s public website, aligned with Communications Department objectives
  • Serving as the main point of contact for website content updates, including standing up new webpages and adding content to existing pages, occasionally during time-sensitive situations
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders with design, technical, and editorial expertise to create or update web content
  • Monitoring and ensuring website usability, health, performance, and security
  • Troubleshooting website as needed, identifying and solving issues through collaboration with colleagues and vendors
  • Creating and maintaining documentation about website practices

Leading special website projects

  • Managing projects from conceptualization to implementation, including: closely coordinating with colleagues and vendors for editorial content, design, and technical support; overseeing project timing and costs; proactively identifying project needs and solutions; and ensuring successful execution
  • Driving upcoming projects, which may include a refresh of the content on the wikimediafoundation.org homepage, microsite integrations, new campaign page development, and feature enhancements

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Serving as a strategic advisor on Foundation web channels

  • Developing a unified approach for the strategy and maintenance of all web channels owned by the Wikimedia Foundation, with a focus on streamlining resources, improving processes, and achieving impact
  • Providing subject matter expertise for all initiatives related to wikimediafoundation.org and other Foundation-owned websites
  • Fostering relationships with internal stakeholders, helping raise awareness and understanding of our website best practices and processes
  • Identifying ways to advance our commitments to diversity, equity, and belonging within Foundation-owned websites
  • Guiding decisions on web standards, compliance, and improvements
  • Producing regular metrics reports and sharing insights to evaluate our impact and guide our strategy

Overseeing website resourcing

  • Managing relationships with external web vendors, and collaborating with vendor strategists, business analysts, UI/UX designers, and front and backend developers to improve and expand the Foundation’s websites
  • Shaping and monitoring the Foundation’s website budget, as well as making recommendations on how to prioritize projects
  • Proactively identifying website opportunities and resource needs

Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in website management
  • Experience and thorough understanding of WordPress, HTML, and CSS
  • Track record of successfully leading complex web projects with several stakeholders
  • An understanding of and passion for the web as a strategic communications channel
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to resolve a wide range of challenges in creative ways

Senior Software Engineer

You are responsible for:

  • Sharing our values and working in accordance with them
  • Understand, propose and pursue success metrics
  • Being impact driven and able to align with the Foundation’s priorities
  • Work together with management to define high-level timelines, solve blockers and avoid delays
  • Being open and able to ask for help from your teammates and learn from your own and other’s mistakes
  • Mentoring and supporting other engineers in the Foundation
  • Being able to change your opinion and compromise when presented with new evidence or product input.
  • Is able to propose solutions considering a complex array of inputs and needs
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Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to give and receive feedback in a constructive and honest manner.
  • Familiarity with observability tools (such as Prometheus, or Logstash)
  • Basic knowledge about main performance metrics and tests
  • Ability to communicate well across different teams, roles, and contexts
  • At least 2 years of development experience in at least one language – PHP, python, Nodejs
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the equivalent in work related experience

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