Software Engineer (Release Engineering)
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

San Francisco, CA or Remote

Software Engineer


Wikimedia's technology department is tasked with building, improving, and maintaining the infrastructure of the Wikimedia sites. The Release Engineering team's role is to enable confident code deployment and optimal delivery to production for all services that make up our production infrastructure.

As a software engineer on the Release Engineering team you'll be at the intersection of developer productivity and site reliability for Wikipedia and our other wikis. Our team is geographically distributed in 3 countries and 5 different time zones.

The Release Engineering team is a part of the larger Engineering Productivity group at the Wikimedia Foundation, with expertise on everything from testing practices to web performance.


The Software Engineer in this role will be responsible for increasing developer productivity and enabling new features to hit production quickly.  Other responsibilities will include:


Preferred Qualifications

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

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Posted about 3 years ago