VP of Engineering at Wikia, Inc. in San Francisco, CA
Come run the Wikia SF engineering team! If you are a natural influencer who has worked hard to stay on the cutting edge of technology and have experience working across international teams, then we want to talk to you. If working on a top 50 website and one of the world’s largest truly open source platforms interests you, then you should talk to us.
Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest "creative commons" sites in the world, as we maintain over 300,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle. We are rated as a Quantcast Top 50, ComScore Top 100, and Nielsen Top 10 Social Media Site and are read by over 70 million unique visitors a month. Wikia was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
You will mentor and manage the San Francisco Engineering team of approximately 20 people (and growing!), as well as partner with the VP of our Polish Engineering team (and visit them on occasion). Back home in San Francisco, you’ll be a senior leader for all of Wikia and work closely with product management and executive staff to keep the business humming. Building best practices that enable us to scale and execute on time, while remaining creative will be essential to the success of the team. You will also help us recruit more engineering rock stars like yourself.
Your ability to influence others and your better-than-excellent communications skills have led you to manage teams and managers over your 7+ year career. Management hasn’t dulled your technical expertise (LAMP stack development, and Agile processes). You’re still technically strong enough to roll up your sleeves and contribute to projects from time to time. You’ve supported high-availability systems and large scale websites in the past (1mm page views/day are child’s play!). And of course your resume includes a BS or MS in Computer Science.
Unlike most startups, our exciting platform is also coupled with a strong work-life balance. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the revenue stream of the company, technology, and products, while having fun. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive base pay and full benefits. Our dog-friendly digs are located in San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain) and also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch.
Joining our mission to scale one of the largest and most interesting sites in the world is easy. Inquire within and let’s get you started.