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Software Engineer at Wikimedia Foundation

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 to make it easy to read, edit, and share from the Wikimedia sites. Above all, we support the communities of volunteers around the world who edit, improve, and add knowledge across Wikimedia projects.


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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