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PHP Engineer

Engineering & Operations | San Francisco, CA

Job Description


You’re an experienced engineer searching for your next challenge. How does this grab you?


We’re one of the largest websites in the world, all of our content is user generated, and our platform is completely open source. If those things interest you, then you interest us. 


Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy and collaborative. Think of Wikia as the encyclopedia of pop culture, as we maintain over 300,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle. Wikia is the top global video game publisher on the Web today, with over 70 million unique visitors a month. Wikia was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.


We are as open source as a company can get and you will work to understand and extend our code base, which is seen by millions of unique users every day. This role is centered on creating interesting new user features and working on various initiatives that will change the way users interact with the pop culture content they love. All the while you will be working alongside the best of the best engineers based both in the US and Europe. A passion for quality and great engineering will be the key to success in this role. 


You are a highly-skilled LAMP developer who has 5+ years of experience developing highly-trafficked, dynamic websites. You’re probably an expert in PHP or similar technologies but more importantly you’ve developed some amazing web-based apps and software. You work quickly but thrive on quality and are passionate about contributing to open source. You understand user generated content and like the idea of working on the same platform that Wikipedia was built on.  Extra points for MediaWiki experience. 


Unlike most startups, our exciting platform is also coupled with a strong work life balance. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the revenue stream of the company, technology, and products, while having fun. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive base salary, full benefits, and big play on equity. Our dog-friendly digs are located in San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain) and also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch. If you enjoy pop culture and gaming, working for Wikia will allow you to work on what you love.


Ready to put your open source money where your mouth is on a truly massive scale? 

Inquire within and let’s get you started. 


Principals only. Agency and recruiter resumes will be considered unsolicited resumes that are not subject to placement fees.