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Staff Software Engineer
Wikimedia Enterprise
Posted on 6/29/2022
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Apache Kafka
  • Advanced technical expertise of modern software architectures
  • Being comfortable working in a semi-ambiguous environment, and able to navigate a complex ecosystem
  • Experience in supporting complex web applications running on Amazon Web Services or other comparable cloud platforms
  • Experience working with Kafka or similar distributed event processing systems
  • Experience working with Nodejs and Go applications
  • Comfortable with configuration management and orchestration tools (ECS, Kubernetes), and modern observability infrastructure (monitoring, metrics and logging)
  • Aptitude for automation and streamlining of tasks
  • Comfortable with IaC (Infrastructure as code): Terraform, ansible
  • Good understanding of Linux/Unix fundamentals and debugging skills
  • Strong English language skills and ability to work independently, as an effective part of a globally distributed team
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent in related work experience
  • Able to introduce change into the organization, help others understand the business case for change, and create excitement to drive adoption of the change
  • Experience with non-cloud hosted infrastructure
  • Experience maintaining SLAs for customers
  • Experience working with companies and movements meant to better the world is appreciated
  • Remote work experience with a highly distributed team
  • We are a diverse group of people with diverse backgrounds. Empathy, understanding and receiving/giving constructive feedback is essential
  • Fluency in languages other than English
  • Experience with Wikimedia APIs, Mediawiki
  • Identifying and executing on opportunities that have area/group-wide impact
  • Proactively identifying and helping to refocus team's efforts when projects are off-course or not technically feasible and results aren't moving the needle for our business/team goals
  • Designing scalable systems that work complementary to already existing ones and carve a path for easy migrations
  • Mentoring and supporting less experienced developers on technical and delivery challenges
  • Leading the architectural design of new services and making them operate at scale
  • Incident response, diagnosis and follow-up on system outages or alerts across Wikimedia Enterprise's production infrastructure
  • Sharing our values and work in accordance with them
Desired Qualifications
  • Startup experience is a plus
Wikimedia Foundation

501-1,000 employees

Nonprofit charitable organization
Company Overview
The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.