Our small team is passionate about making knowledge discoverable. We are responsible for Wikidata Query Service (a graph database that allows users to run arbitrary SPARQL queries on Wikidata) and for the search engine used on Wikipedia and its sister projects.
We are looking for a software engineer to help us bring the Search Platform team to the next level.
We use open-source tools as much as possible, and always open source our own work. Java, Python, PHP, and Scala make up most of our code, but we value using the right tool for the job. Our world is vast and can be complicated, so we value communication, enthusiasm, and an eagerness to learn.
You are responsible for:
Skills and Experience:
Additionally, we’d love it if you have:
Show us your stuff! If you have any existing open-source software that you've developed (this could be your own software or patches to other packages), please share the URLs for the source. Links to GitHub, etc. are especially useful.
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. 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.
U.S. Benefits & Perks*
*Eligible international workers' benefits are specific to their location and dependent on their employer of record
Posted Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Software Engineer, Search Platform on July 10, 2019 via
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