Junior Software Engineer (Technical Wishes) (m/f/d)

Junior Software Engineer (Technical Wishes) (m/f/d)

Organisation: Wikimedia Deutschland e. V.
Ort: Berlin, Deutschland

At Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. we help create, collect and distribute free knowledge. 

In 2004, volunteer Wikipedia activists founded the non-profit association Wikimedia Deutschland in Berlin, which now consists of over 100,000 members and 160 full-time staff.

Free knowledge leads to a fairer world. Wikipedia is the most important online knowledge collection of our time. The German Wikipedia alone records almost 1 billion page views per month for a total of 2.6 million articles. We - Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. - support the volunteers of Wikipedia and its sister projects, develop free software, such as Wikidata, and advocate for free access to knowledge, the opening of education and research, and more common good orientation in data policy.

We are looking for a Junior Software Engineer (m/f/d) to join and support our Agile development team. The position is based in Berlin and we offer hybrid workplace options.

About the position & the team:

You will be joining the team that is hacking on the core of Wikipedia and its sister projects. We're busy improving and further developing MediaWiki and its extensions in close collaboration with the communities of volunteers based on their feedback and wishes.

The engineering team you will join currently consists of four experienced software engineers who are eager to help and support you in becoming a skilled MediaWiki developer and have a significant impact on our mission.

We program mostly in PHP and JavaScript. New frontend components will use Vue.js and TypeScript and old legacy components will be gradually migrated as well. Besides that, we’re using a variety of other technologies and tools. Prior knowledge and experience in specific programming languages or technologies are not a requirement. We believe they can all be learned on the job and Wikimedia, your team, and your line manager will support you with this.

What you'll be doing:

  • You create open-source software and have a noticeable impact on one of the world’s most visited websites
  • You work in an agile team environment and participate in all stages of software development
  • You work on our codebase, using a variety of programming languages and technologies
  • You write readable, testable, sustainable, and efficient code
  • You review code written by others and provide constructive feedback

What we offer:

  • A participative collaboration guided by our values: participation, diversity, free and open access, equity, sustainability, and respectful collaboration
  • A team member who will act as your buddy during the onboarding and learning phase, and help you have an impact
  • The possibility to visit conferences and Wikimedia events, both as participants and contributors
  • An office located in the center of Berlin and hybrid work options
  • Flexible working hours adjusted to the team’s and individual needs
  • All overtime is recorded and converted into compensatory time off
  • In-house training and continued professional development as well as free external life coaching (professional advice and coaching on job-related, private, and legal issues)
  • Some more benefits: 30 paid vacation days and additional time off on Dec. 24th and New Year's Eve, public transport ticket, access to our company pension scheme allowance, continued salary in the event of sick children
  • This is a permanent contract, with 32 hours/week

What makes you right for this role:

  • You are passionate and care about the impact software makes on the world
  • You have some relevant experience in web development —  not necessarily professional
  • You are open to new ideas, want to keep learning, and constantly developing yourself
  • You like being part of a multi-disciplinary team, working towards a common goal, learning together, and supporting each other
  • You are not afraid of making mistakes and learn from them
  • You are able to communicate fluently in English, which is the team’s working language


Then apply now! Send us your detailed application documents (Resume & Motivational Letter (yes, we read them)) via our job portal. We kindly ask you to refrain from application photos and information on date of birth, marital status and parents. Knowing there is an imbalance in the industry we would like to encourage especially non-male applicants to apply, no matter if you believe you satisfy all requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our HR team will be happy to answer your questions. Please contact us via jobs@wikimedia.de.

Wikimedia Germany is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of, for example, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or belief, political or other convictions, gender, age, disability, or sexual identity or orientation.

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