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  • Posted: Aug 3, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and our other free knowledge projects. We want to make it easier for everyone to share what they know. To do this, we keep Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites fast, reliable, and available to all. We protect the values and policies that allow free knowledge to thrive. We build new features and tools...
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    Partnerships Specialist


    The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Partnerships Specialist to join our team, reporting to the Wikipedia Library Product Manager.  As the Partnerships Specialist, you will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining The Wikipedia Library’s partnerships with external organisations who provide free access to Wikipedia editors. In this role, you will work closely with the Wikimedia community to identify, prioritise, and secure new library partnerships, focusing your efforts on high impact databases and requests from underserved communities.

    You are responsible for:

    • Identifying and prioritising partnership opportunities for The Wikipedia Library by evaluating community requests, potential for impact, and gaps in existing coverage.

    • Using available data and resources to develop and maintain engaging pitch materials.

    • Pursuing new partnerships with leading publishers/aggregators of reliable sources of information by creating and enacting outreach strategies.

    • Coordinating with external stakeholders including Wikimedia affiliates and user groups to support regional and topical needs from the community.

    • Maintaining ongoing partnerships, ensuring organisations remain engaged with the program and access downtime and waitlists are minimized.

    • Sharing data with external partners to communicate successes of the program.

    • Writing blog posts and other communications to highlight the library’s partnerships for both internal and external audiences.

    Skills and Experience:

    • Mission-driven individual with a passion for reducing barriers to knowledge for the Wikimedia community and alignment with Wikimedia’s values

    • Partnerships and/or business development experience: ability to formulate business cases, and cultivate and manage relationships with external organizations 

    • Familiarity with the scholarly publishing space and/or libraries

    • Problem-solving skills and flexibility to work cross-functionally with multiple internal teams and stakeholders (e.g., Legal, Marketing/Communications, Partnerships).

    • Capable of managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

    • Excellent communication and presentation skills to pitch and secure partnerships opportunities for local and global audiences.

    • Be a true team player; enjoying working with a small and highly collaborative team in a highly transparent, collaborative, and remote/distributed environment.

    Qualities that are important to us:

    • Experience working in a global business environment and/or openness to learning global business practices and cross-cultural contexts.

    • Experience working with multilingual and multicultural online communities; passion for online collaboration and constructive public discussion.

    Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

    • Experience contributing to Wikimedia projects, particularly writing content for Wikipedia

    • Experience using The Wikipedia Library

    • Familiarity with multiple languages

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    Software Engineer


    The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a software engineer to join our team, reporting to the release engineering team. Software engineers on the Release Engineering team steward the developer experience for our technical community.

    We build development environments, maintain CI/CD infrastructure, and design tools and processes to support our technical community. We believe in integrity, quality, collaboration, and free and open source software. Release Engineering is a remote team with six people spanning nine time zones.

    You are responsible for:

    • Deploying Wikipedia and our other wikis
    • Helping design our continuous delivery system in GitLab
    • Using Docker to build development environments
    • Building our automated deployment pipeline
    • Upgrading and maintaining Release Engineering tools for our large developer user base:
    • CI/CD infrastructure: Jenkins, Zuul, Docker, GitLab
    • Code review: GitLab/Gerrit
    • Issue tracking: Phabricator 
    • Deployment tooling: Kubernetes/Helm
    • Being a role model for Wikimedia's values 

    Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related work experience
    • Written and verbal English communication skills
    • Collaboration and consensus-making skills
    • Experience with systems/DevOps engineering and software
    • Experience with continuous integration/delivery (CI/CD) systems
    • Familiarity with server configuration management software (e.g., Ansible, SaltStack, Chef, or Puppet)
    • Familiarity with container image maintenance

    Qualities that are important to us:

    • Professional experience with one or more of the following: Python, Go, PHP
    • Experience with Puppet
    • Experience with GitLab administration  

    Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

    • Free culture/Free software experience
    • Remote work experience
    • You are inspired by our guiding principles and our mission
    • Familiarity with/involvement in the Wikimedia community
    • Located within UTC+3–UTC-8 time zones

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    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Associate

    Job Description

    This person will work closely with key stakeholders across the organization to implement policy and process changes that maximise equity, inclusion, and justice. They will be responsible for developing initiatives and collaborating with the DEI team to drive accountability internally. Additionally they will be responsible for delivering training programmes that promote an inclusive culture and drive cultural change. Below is a summary of key areas they will focus on:

    Employee Resource Groups

    • Build effective partnerships with the Employee Resource Groups, ensuring impactful activity, supporting them in their annual plans ensuring alignment to the Global DEI strategy.

    • Support and collaborate with employee-led cultural groups  and communities.

    • Be responsible for managing and supporting ERG leadership with stipends and budgets. 

    • Keep the ERG Framework up to date and make improvements/updates collaboratively.

    Planning & Communications

    • Support organisation-wide diversity initiatives, such as coordination of diversity celebration events as well as internal communications and engagement.

    • Be responsible for creating and distributing the monthly diversity bulletin that pulls together key information on DEI activities and initiatives. 

    Research & Awareness Raising

    • Keep up to date with the latest developments and market best practice in Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

    • Raise awareness about diversity and inclusion activities happening across the organization by publicizing events, ensuring the Global DEI team incorporates feedback provided by stakeholders, and providing updates to partners across the organization 

    Data & Metrics

    • Analyse and report on key diversity metrics to track progress against the DEI targets and commitments.


    • Support the DEI team in new initiatives as they are created and  work collaboratively with the VP of Global DEI to support team-building activities that enable effective working (e.g. team events; team learning activities etc.) for effective working.


    • At least two years of experience supporting DEI projects and initiatives (either full time or part time).

    • Ability to build collaborative relationships with others inside and outside the Global DEI Team.

    • Work proactively, and independently, flagging opportunities and risks.

    • Genuine passion, commitment, and knowledge of the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    • Understanding of anti-racist, feminist, and/or disibility justice movements

    • A good grasp of Excel or another data analysis tool

    • Ability to work collaboratively through a global distributed organisation

    • Cultural awareness regarding diversity, equity and inclusion with non-US markets

    • Bachelor’s Degree (4 Year Degree) + 1-2 years of experience or Equivalent Experience/Trainings (example: community organizing or steady volunteerism)

    Would be great but not necessary….

    • Speak a second language

    • Have a basic knowledge of Wikimedia projects 

    • Have a basic experience working with open source communities 

    • Are collaborative and enjoy environments that aren’t hierarchal

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    iOS Software Engineer

    You are responsible for:

    • Writing clean, concise code in Swift

    • Working with other engineers through discussions, code review, and more

    • Collaborating with designers, product managers, and other engineers to iterate on new features

    • Ensuring the quality of the app through thoughtful code architecture decisions and automated testing

    Skills and Experience:

    • At least 1 year of iOS development experience. (Our iOS engineers are excited to share knowledge and tips they’ve picked up over the years - and also look forward to learning from you!)

    • At least one app in the iOS App Store that you’ve contributed to. (We’d love to see what you’ve been working on.)

    • Familiarity with the iOS Human Interface Guidelines and their implementation. (We’re creative, while staying true to best iOS practices.)

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Our team is remote, but we still enjoy close collaboration!)

    Qualities that are important to us:

    • A desire to learn and discover - about iOS development, about what the root cause of an obscure bug is, about how the Wikipedia communities operate, and more.

    • Constantly improving your craft in pursuit of creating the best possible user experiences and solving complex problems

    • Proactively finding and reporting potential bugs or user experience issues for discussion with the team

    • We are a global organization with flexible work schedules, but we’re also collaborative. To ensure there are enough opportunities to communicate, this role needs at least four hours of your work day to occur between 14:00 UTC and 0:00 UTC.

    Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

    • Some Objective-C experience. Like many apps that have been around for a while, the Wikipedia app is a mix of Swift and some legacy Objective-C code. While you don’t need to be an Obj-C expert, you shouldn’t be terrified if you end up in an Objective-C class while tracking down the source of a bug.

    • Written unit and UI tests

    • Built web services or APIs

    • Built frontend web applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

    • Experience collaborating with a globally distributed team

    • Contributed to Wikipedia or other open projects

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    Group Product Manager

    You will be responsible for: 

    • Setting the vision and product direction for our new user experiences

    • Setting the vision and helping teams transition to creating feature-sets that feed contributor and consumer experiences

    • Partnering closely with other directors whose team initiatives intersect your domain

    • Partnering with Program Management to manage communications for your area among the product teams and the broader cross-functional organization to ensure stakeholder alignment

    • Working closely with Wikipedia and other project community members as part of product development

    • Equipping direct reports with the perspective and information they need to collaborate effectively with volunteers from across the Movement

    • Managing, mentoring and advocating for a team of Product Managers, especially regarding the strategic use of data and community interactions

    • Partnering with PMs to develop potential new product directions that emerge from within the specific contexts in which they work

    • Defining and tracking key performance metrics for strategic product areas and connecting these metrics to overall Foundation goals

    • Creating the conditions for direct reports to collaborate effectively/align their work with other teams


    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or the equivalent in relevant work experience

    • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in Product Management

    • Experience managing or mentoring Product Managers

    • Experience developing products in a strong community setting

    • Experience with new user growth

    • Robust analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills with the ability to deliver on detail as well as strategy

    • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and develop effective working relationships with all levels of management, staff and communities, including non-technical staff

    • Capable of managing a diverse range of responsibilities in a dynamic and results-oriented environment. Must be comfortable with evolving requirements and priorities.

    Qualities that are important to us:

    • Have excellent relationship building and persuasion skills

    • Alignment with our mission and values

    • Resilience—we work on new and interesting problems in public and collaborative ways

    • Be open, curious, and inquiring

    • Have internal motivation and high standards

    • Share in a culture of constructive criticism and respect

    • Natural inclination for team collaboration and for helping colleagues succeed 

    Additionally, we would love it if you have:

    • Experience editing Wikipedia or with the Wikipedia, Wikidata, or Wikimedia Commons communities or other collaborative enterprises

    • Open source software development experience

    • Familiarity with MediaWiki

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