STAFF SOFTWARE ENGINEER, TRUST AND SAFETY TOOLS
The Trust & Safety Engineering Team at Wikimedia Foundation is looking for Staff Software Engineers to help build features that protect our users’ privacy and safety on all of our Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia. This role is full-time, 100% remote, and global.
The T&S Engineering Team is a new, interdisciplinary product team developing tools that help our T&S staff and the volunteer admins they work with to enforce policy, procedure, and laws across our projects and communities. This includes some light data analysis tools and some enforcement tools.
The daily work will include contributing new patches or pull requests for existing features, generating requirements and prototypes for new features, estimating new work, collaborating with a designer, or helping a volunteer engineer get their code shaped up. The stakeholders will be Trust & Safety experts that cross disciplines from Legal to Security as well as all the users impacted by these topics.
Stopping harassment on our projects is a pillar of our Foundation’s strategy and planning for the future. This team will work alongside the Anti-Harassment Team, which has been around for a few years. This team will be focused on tools that help protect and empower the most vulnerable people in our communities. This is important, highly visible work.
Because of the sensitive nature of the tools we build, our work is highly collaborative and heavily tested. We interact with database administrators, security engineers, and other teams on a regular basis. We value communication, enthusiasm, and eagerness to learn as much as certificates or degrees.
Nice to Haves
Show us your stuff!
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 GitHub, etc. are exceptionally useful. This is optional and your candidacy will not be negatively impacted if you don’t have public work to share.
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.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.
If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or (415) 839-6885.
U.S. Benefits & Perks*
*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.
Posted Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Staff Software Engineer, Trust and Safety Tools on May 14, 2021 via
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