Senior Software Engineer (Product Infrastructure)


We’re looking for a full stack software engineer who can build amazing technology that serves over half a billion pages per day. Are you ready to write open source code that powers one of the most popular websites in the world? 


Responsibilities:



  • Create and maintain scalable, performant, well-designed services to expose content and business logic for our Product teams

  • Author readable, well tested, performant and maintainable code to support the Wikipedia experience

  • Review and discuss code from your colleagues and volunteers

  • Collaborate with engineers across the Product and Technology departments to determine our infrastructural needs

  • Write specifications for technical projects based on product and engineering use cases

  • Mentor other engineers and advocate for best engineering practices

  • Maintain a suite of APIs and software components used by our Product teams


Skills and experience:



  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, management information systems, or STEM field; or equivalent professional experience

  • 5+ years related professional experience

  • Technical leadership, including involvement in definition of software architecture

  • 3+ years of experience developing scalable web services

  • 1+ year of experience utilizing scalable persistence


Qualities that are important to us:



  • You are not scared to dive in and change code you did not write

  • Empathy for your users and collaborators

  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly

  • A love for open knowledge and open source


We’d like you to have these skills: 



  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, management information systems, or STEM field; or equivalent professional experience

  • 5+ years related professional experience

  • Technical leadership, including involvement in definition of software architecture

  • 3+ years scalable web development

  • 2+ years of scalable RESTful services development

  • 1 year scalable persistence (e.g., in-memory database) usage

  • A knack for modernizing code

  • API architecture

  • A penchant for traversing structured and not-so-structured markup and data

  • Interest in the intersection of performance and user perception

  • A love of knowledge and open access

  • Focused software engineering: you enjoy writing unit tests, reviewing code and responding to code reviews, and discussing architectural approach

  • Familiarity with HTML5, CSS, modern web standards 


Additionally, we’d love it if you have:



  • Experience evolving and improving working code

  • API design and architecture skills

  • Familiarity with HTML5, CSS, and modern web standards

  • Experience with technologies like PHP, Node.js, Express.js, Python, Puppet, Docker, MySQL, Postgres, etc.

  • Experience working in a Linux server environment

  • Experience using CI tools like Jenkins

  • A history of open source contribution

  • Specialized knowledge in parsing HTML and semi-structured documents


U.S. Benefits & Perks*



  • Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)

  • The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more

  • The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary

  • Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 19 paid holidays - including the last week of the year.

  • Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room.

  • For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program

  • Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses

  • Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available

  • Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax

  • Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people


*Eligible international workers' benefits are specific to their location and dependent on their employer of record


More information


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