Job Description

Wikimedia’s Internationalization team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us to help build internationalization and localization features for Wikimedia websites to support 300+ languages. Your work will directly impact billions of people who use Wikipedia every day.  You’ll be joining an established agile engineering team which is globally distributed.

Responsibilities

  • Develop features for Wikipedia and sister websites using Javascript and PHP
  • Focus on scalable internationalization (i18n), localization (L10n) and translation
  • Build software with a first-class multilingual user experience in mind

Skills & Requirements

  • Solid software development experience using Javascript and/or PHP
  • Experience building web-scale, performance oriented features 
  • Use open source tools for code review, bug tracking, CI
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related fields like mathematics, linguistics

Pluses

  • It’s great to be multilingual! Tell us about languages you are fluent in
  • Having edited Wikipedia in languages beyond English
  • Experience working with MediaWiki software
  • Familiarity with Web internationalization standards e.g. Unicode, CLDR, ICU
  • Experience collaborating effectively within a globally distributed team
  • Mobile first responsive design and multilingual UI design awareness
  • Contribute to i18n or L10n open source projects
  • Large-scale internationalization and localization software development experience
  • Demonstrable track record of code contributions to open source projects

Show us your stuff! Please share any of your personal or collaborative project(s) or contributions you feel would be helpful to us in understanding your technical prowess. Links to your open source pet projects, GitHub, your technical blogs, publications would be great.

About Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation got its start in 2003 and is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia. Based in San Francisco California we currently employ 150 staff members globally. The Wikimedia Foundation is committed to creating a world in which every single human being can freely and easily share in the sum of all knowledge. Wikipedia and our other projects operated by the Wikimedia Foundation receive nearly 500 million unique visitors per month making them the 5th most  popular web property worldwide.  Wikipedia  is available in 282 languages, contains more than 21 million articles contributed by a global volunteer community of more than 100,000 people. In an effort to continue our mission we are hiring talented and creative individuals to join the team.

Additional Information:

http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Language_portal
http://blog.wikimedia.org/?s=internationalization&button=
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki
http://blog.wikimedia.org/c/technology/features/internationalization-and-localization/

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Software Engineer | Internationalization at Wikimedia Foundation