Wikimedia developer to the fastest growing "wiki" site for business and professionals

Wikimedia developer to the fastest growing "wiki" site for business and professionals


Job Description

Be a part of a newly forming team that will be tasked to entice new authors to WikiBusiness. You will create responsive UI-driven software components in a highly iterative environment to support user engagement experimental features for Wikimedia websites using JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5 and PHP.

Some of the projects you'll work on:

Develop new experimental editor engagement features for build on Wikimedia software
Extend MediaWiki software to support new experimental features.
Participate in periodic technology meetings for design, development and testing of experimental features.
Scrum master for development team.

Required Qualifications

5+ years of web development experience, including front-end development (JavaScript/jQuery/HTML5/CSS3), and server-side development using PHP/MySQL.
5+ years experience with rapid iterative software development processes, ability to quickly grasp requirements, derive UI workflow and develop functionality.
Experience deploying code into high transaction volume production environments.
Experience with A/B testing, cross-browser testing, debugging.
Knowledge of Agile Methodologies such as Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP). ScrumMaster training preferred.
Familiarity with version control systems/continuous integration tools (we use Git/Gerrit/Jenkins).
Must be able to meet aggressive timelines, iterate rapidly, and switch rapidly across multiple projects.
Strong communication skills: Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively; have strong written and oral communication skills as well as be able to collaborate easily within a cross-functional team.
B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field preferred.

Extra Points if you have:

Experience with MediaWiki and other open source PHP-based content management systems
Experience in the Wikipedia community
Experience contributing to a major Open Source project
Understanding of free culture / free software /open source
Experience working with online volunteers.
Experience with wikis and participatory production environments.
Good sense of humor
Being creative, highly motivated, hard-working and ability to work effectively in multiple cultural contexts are great assets
Comfortable working in an open, highly collaborative, consensus-oriented environment