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Wikimedia Foundation Uganda Jobs 2021 – Software Engineer (Contractor)

Job Title: Software Engineer (Contractor) – Wikimedia Foundation Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: Wikimedia Foundation

Duty Station: Remote



Wikimedia Foundation Profile

The Wikimedia Foundation’s Education team works with the education sector and a global community of volunteers to ensure that free knowledge projects like Wikipedia make a meaningful impact on global education goals. We are building a world where knowledge is available and equitable for everyone, and people have the skills and information they need to thrive in the digital age.



Job Summary:

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Software Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Engineering Manager, Language team. As a Software Engineer, you will be responsible for building and maintaining our localisation infrastructure and translation tools. In this role, you will be working as a full-stack developer in a distributed product team and writing open-source, peer-reviewed code. Your work will both help developers to write multilingual software as well as support translation and creation of multilingual content.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Developing software in sprints following the team’s development plans and participating in code reviews
  • Maintaining the quality of the software by refactoring and ensuring sufficient test coverage and documentation
  • Monitoring the behavior of the code in production and address production issues
  • Supporting our software translation process to ensure reliable and timely integration of translation updates



Minimum Qualifications

Skills and Experience:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to be able to work in a fully remote, distributed team across various time zones
  • Good command of PHP and JavaScript in order to comfortably develop web applications using these programming languages
  • Ability to perform tasks that require use of command line interfaces
  • Developing with a version control system
  • BS or MS degree, preferably in Computer Science or Linguistics, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience doing code reviews and using code review software is a plus
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks like Vue is a plus

Qualities that are important to us:

  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Collaborative working experience

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Experience working on open source projects
  • Passion for free knowledge and open source
  • Fluency in multiple natural languages
  • Special interest in a software development area, such as performance, security, internationalization or usability.
  • System administration experience



How To Apply for Wikimedia Foundation Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates can submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: Open until filled



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