Wikimedia Deutschland – Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V. is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin, Germany. With 140 employees and about 74.000 members, it is the oldest and largest of about 40 independent chapters of the international Wikimedia movement. The best known Wikimedia project, the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is used by millions of people across the world every day and is continuously updated and improved by millions of users.
Wikimedia Deutschland promotes these ideals even beyond the free encyclopedia: It is our aim to establish and advocate for the creation, collection, and distribution of free knowledge in all parts of society. Our objective is to create a world in which the sum of all human knowledge is freely accessible for everyone. The main focus of our activities is the support of volunteers, the development of technology and software, and the cooperation with cultural and scientific institutions. Furthermore, we advocate on both the national and EU-level a legal framework which allows for free knowledge to become part of our everyday life.
We are looking for a Full Stack Developer (m/f/d) to join one of our agile development teams in our office at the heart of Berlin. You will either be working on the software behind the Wikidata project or on the software that powers our fundraising application and possible cross-department projects.
We’re interested in candidates from any background, as long as you have a solid understanding of object oriented languages and basic experience with web development.
Most of our server side code is written in PHP. A lot of our projects have a HTML 5 and Vue.js frontend, which interact with server side backends via web APIs. In some projects we also maintain and migrate from the legacy JQueryUI front-end. We test our code with PHPUnit, Mocha, and QUnit, and with browser tests written in Node JS. Some of our code is written on top of the MediaWiki framework, some of it is entirely in-house and for newer projects we use libraries such as Symfony components and Doctrine.
An list of technologies we're currently using:
Initial appointment is for 2 years.
Then apply now! Send us your detailed application documents via our job portal. Our personnel team will be happy to answer your questions. We kindly ask you to refrain from application photos and information on date of birth, marital status and parents. We look forward to hearing from you!
Wikimedia Germany is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of, for example, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or belief, political or other opinion, gender, age, disability or sexual identity or orientation.
In light of an underrepresentation of women in our Software Development Department, we very much welcome a broad diversity of candidates.
Due to the current COVID - 19 situation, job interviews take place only digitally at the moment.
(Picture:Steffen Prößdorf, Gruppenfoto WikiCon2017 IMG 9159 LR10 by Stepro, CC BY-SA 4.0)