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Added Sep 14 from Jobspresso

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We’re looking for developers who want to help us build software that serves the world. Our team is hiring for two roles: the first role is for frontend web software engineering (full-time position) and the second role is for test engineering (contract). Both roles are great work for developers earlier in their professional software engineering career who want to become full stack software engineers building systems that scale. You will help make Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons better products for our users.

The frontend web software engineering (full-time position) position entails work on user experiences for the Multimedia team. You will write JavaScript, CSS, and frontend PHP that helps power experiences on sites like Wikimedia Commons.

The test engineering (contract) position will focus on test automation, manual testing, and in some cases building user experiences with the Web team.

Are you ready to write open source code that helps to create “a world in which everyone can freely share in the sum of all knowledge”, provides value in people’s lives, and happens to power one of the most popular web destinations in the world?  We are a family friendly and remote friendly employer and have a great benefits package. We look forward to your application.

When applying, please specify which role(s) you are interested in.

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If you have any existing open source software that you’ve developed (these could be your own software or patches to other packages), please share the URLs for the source. Links to your projects on GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, etc. are exceptionally useful.

The Wikimedia Foundation is… 

…the nonprofit organization that supports 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. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply

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