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Web Front-End Software Engineer

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 day. 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
Wikia is seeking a front-end focused web developer to help build the next generation of Wikia products. Our Front-End team works closely with the Design and Application Engineering teams to create functional, beautiful interfaces. The position will work as part of Wikia's San Francisco technical team and will work closely with the technical team in Poznan, Poland.

Wikia is powered by LAMP + MediaWiki and uses jQuery and Sass to augment Javascript and CSS. We are a top-100 web property and we have a strong focus on efficiency and scalability.

This position is full-time, based out of our San Francisco office.


  • Build rapid prototypes to test interaction and experience.
  • Lend technical guidance to product and sales teams for upcoming features.
  • Bring ideas to life by writing production-ready HTML and CSS.
  • Write Javascript interactions, ranging from basic experience elements to complex client-side applications.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript (jQuery experience preferable)
  • Photoshop or The Gimp

For bonus points, you should be familiar with some of these items:

  • PHP
  • Git
  • Semantic HTML5 architecture
  • MediaWiki experience
  • Image optimization
  • Open source contributor

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.

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

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