Job Title: Junior Software Developer – Wikimedia Foundation Uganda Jobs 2022

Organization: Wikimedia Foundation

Duty Station: Remote



Wikimedia Foundation Profile

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an American foundation headquartered in San Francisco, California. It owns and operates the Wikimedia projects. It was established in 2003 by Jimmy Wales as a way to fund Wikipedia and its sibling projects through non-profit means.



Job Summary:

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Junior Software Developer to join our team, reporting to the Governance Committee Strategist. As a Junior Software Developer, you will be responsible for development and maintenance of the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal (WADP), which serves as a central portal for organizations and groups working in the Wikimedia movement (e.g. Wikimedia chapters, Wikimedia thematic organizations, Wikimedia user groups) to report on their activities.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Upgrading and maintaining the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal (WADP)
  • Converting existing data surveys into reporting forms that simplify data entry and collection
  • Automating and reporting on WADP usage analytics
  • Monitoring portal for outages and fixing errors and bugs as necessary
  • Writing queries to extract data for reporting



Minimum Qualifications

Skills and Experience:

  • Expertise in Javascript/Java and Lua programming languages and OOUI library
  • Experience working on Mediawiki
  • Experience using PHP scripting language
  • Ability to work independently and be resourceful in solving problems
  • Ability to stay accountable to deliverable requirements deadlines

Qualities that are important to us:

  • The ability to problem solve, learn quickly, and apply new technologies
  • The ability to flourish in a highly transparent and collaborative environment
  • Proven ability to adhere to deadlines and to seek out learning and support
  • Interest in or knowledge of Wikimedia projects, the free knowledge movement, global education and/or international development

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Experience working in MySQL/MariaDB
  • Strong value and mission fit with the Wikimedia movement and Foundation
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience with open-source tools
  • Statistical training and experience



How To Apply for Wikimedia Foundation Uganda Jobs 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates can submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Deadline: Open until filled



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