The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a software engineer to join the Trust and Safety Product team. As a software engineer, you will be responsible for building features to keep our communities safe from abuse, harassment, vandalism, and harmful or illicit content. In this role, you will work in a fully-remote, geographically-distributed environment, where teamwork and a consensus-oriented approach are valued. The Trust and Safety Product team is seeking a software engineer to develop technology that helps counteract efforts to harm civil discourse, content integrity, and other users of the projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing, testing, and deploying new features, improvements, and upgrades to various systems and tools
  • Writing multilingual, accessible, and performant user interfaces using PHP, JavaScript, VueJS, and CSS
  • Documenting contributions to the codebase and features' documentation
  • Contributing to projects involving sensitive data and private information, complying with privacy and security regulations
  • Providing support in abuse investigations, identifying sources and proposing mitigation ideas
  • Developing expertise in Trust and Safety areas such as security, privacy, abuse mitigation, and legal compliance
  • Extending the capabilities of the MediaWiki stack to serve community needs
  • Proactively reducing technical debt by refactoring code and updating testing frameworks

Skills and Experience:

  • 3+ years of experience in software engineering roles with backend development emphasis
  • Object-Oriented development experience using PHP and JavaScript
  • Experience in converting design mockups into functional components with performance and accessibility considerations
  • Strong written communication skills and focused software engineering practices

Qualities:

  • Desire to contribute to knowledge equity, free culture, and open access
  • Clear communication, willingness to participate in technical discussions, and eagerness to solve technical problems
  • Effective documentation skills and sensitivity to user problems
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