Jobs Vacancy In Wikipedia; Open Until 26 June 2009

This morning, I went to the wikipedia site, finally I get information about the job and in fact, they are in need of a software developer, this is the description that I quoted from the site :

"From the Wikimedia Foundation
We are looking for creative, motivated people who like to work in a highly-collaborative environment. If you want to be part of a growing and successful non-profit organization that’s making a difference everywhere around the world - this is the place for you.
We are hiring in the following areas:

Software Developer - Wikipedia Usability Project - OPEN until June 26, 2009
Communications Intern - OPEN This is a rolling deadline and the position will remain open until filled.
The Wikimedia Foundation is active around the world. Although these positions are intended to be based in our San Francisco headquarters, we are open to the possibility of a few people working remotely unless otherwise noted in the job posting itself. If you are not currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and are not willing to relocate there, please make that clear in your cover letter.
We are also likely to continue to expand our technical team in the coming year. If you are interested in working for us, please review our past Software Developer and System Administrator openings, and send a cover letter and resume to While we do not have any technology openings right now, we would like to engage in dialog with people who are as passionate as we are.
Except as noted above, please only apply for positions labeled as OPEN: if you apply for positions that are not yet open, your application will probably never reach the right person.

Job Title
Software Developer
Employment Duration
June 1, 2009 to April 16, 2010
About the Wikipedia Usability Initiative
The Wikipedia Usability Initiative was realized by a grant from the U.S.-based Stanton Foundation. The goal of this initiative is to measurably increase the usability of Wikipedia for new contributors by improving the underlying software on the basis of user behavioral studies, thereby reducing barriers to public participation. This position is part of the program team for the initiative.
For more information, please see the press release.
Job Purpose
The core responsibility of this position is to design, develop, test and deploy new features and improvements of the MediaWiki software for the the Wikipedia usability initiative by working closely with the interaction designer and peer developers of MediaWiki.
Reports to
Program Manager
Job Summary
Propose software design solutions and obtain consensus from senior and peer tech teams
Create implementation prototypes based on design concepts
Develop, test, and deploy new features and improvements to the MediaWiki core and to MediaWiki extensions
Collaborate in designing and implementing QA processes including multi-lingual and performance tests
Work closely with operations staff to ensure proper integration with testing and production systems
Required Qualifications
Computer Science degree or equivalent work experience
5+ years experience as a software developer is required
Experience with PHP development is required
Extensive experience with AJAX/HTML/CSS is required
Experience with cross-browser compatibility testing is required
Experience with security implications of JavaScript/PHP software is required
Experience with LAMP is a major plus
Experience with testing and analyzing usability and accessibility is a major plus
Experience with MediaWiki is a major plus
An understanding of internationalizing and localizing software products a major plus
Any other free/open software development experience highly welcome
Comfortable in a highly collaborative, consensus-oriented environment
Experience with wikis and participatory production environments is a plus
Understanding of the free culture movement is a plus
The ideal candidate will be creative, highly motivated, and able to operate effectively in multiple cultural and language contexts
The salary is in the range of $75,000 to $85,000 plus benefits, commensurate with experience.

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