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  • Posted: Sep 3, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference.
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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 

    Qualification, 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

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Wikimedia Foundation on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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