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PHP Web Application Software Engineers

Engineering & Operations | San Francisco, CA

Job Description

About Wikia
Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest "creative commons" sites in the world. We maintain over 200,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning virtually all aspects of popular culture. Wikia is the top global video game publisher on the Web today, with over 70 million unique visitors a month. You’ll have the opportunity to shape company, technology and product directions.  Wikia was founded in 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, and is headquartered in a brightly colored SOMA office in San Francisco, CA. .

The Position
You will be a part of the team designing, developing, and deploying Wikia’s industry-leading wiki platform in addition to developing new technologies for mobile, user-generated content, advertising technology, etc.

We have openings at several levels, from roughly 5 years of experience to 20+ year veterans. These positions are full-time, based out of our San Francisco office.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Excellent software engineering skills and judgment.
  • You live to deliver high-quality excellent software products to end-users.
  • PHP experience strongly preferred but not strictly required.
  • Some of your experience must be in web-based applications.
  • Some of your experience must be in small, fast-moving, high-growth teams.
  • Experience scaling large-scale consumer web sites. You think 10M pages/day is a good start.
  • Experience using JavaScript, preferably including jQuery, as well as experience with Ajax, HTML, and/or CSS.
  • Excellent communication skills. International collaboration is critical to success.
  • Experience contributing to or maintaining a wiki. (If Yes, please include a link).
  • MediaWiki or other CMS development experience.
  • Hard-working and pro-active. Passionate. Team-oriented.
  • Desire and excitement to work with international teams a must, as well as willingness to travel occasionally to Europe.
  • Degree in CS or related discipline.
  • Have contributed to an open source project.

If you're an active Wikipedia or Wikia editor, please include your username in your resume or cover letter.

Benefits & Perks
Wikia offers a competitive salary package including stock options, health benefits (medical, dental and vision), PTO, and a 401K. Our San Francisco office is located within walking distance to South Park, AT&T Stadium, and the CalTrain station, and is only blocks away from Market Street and BART. Our dog-friendly digs also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch.

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