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Full Stack Engineer

San Francisco, CA | Engineering & Operations

Job Description

JavaScript Engineer with an appreciation for open source? We’re one of the largest websites in the world, all of our content is user generated, and our platform is completely open source. If those things interest you, then you interest us. 

Like our fans and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy, and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest Creative Commons-licensed sites in the world, as we maintain over 300,000 wikia communities across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, games, and lifestyle. We are rated as a Quantcast Top 30, ComScore Top 100, and Nielsen Top 10 Social Media Site and are visited by over 100 million people a month.  

This will be a groundbreaking year for us as we extend our massive, fast-moving, globally-distributed platform in exciting new ways.  Focused on full-stack front end development you will create functional and beautiful interfaces. Product and business stakeholders will look to you to provide technical guidance on upcoming features. We’re not looking for a designer who can code but rather a hard-core programmer who can bring ideas to life through high-quality HTML (with Mustache templates), CSS (using Sass), and JavaScript (with jQuery). Interesting problems to tackle will include cross-site scripting attacks, architecture, and organization of our enormous platform. 

You are an accomplished engineer who has spent a couple years developing highly-trafficked, dynamic websites. You’re expert in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.  You work quickly but thrive on pixel-perfect quality and are passionate about contributing to open source. You understand user generated content and like the idea of working on the same platform that Wikipedia was built on.  Extra points for MediaWiki experience. 

Your impact will extend far beyond your own team to encompass our business as a media platform, consumer products and even technology. Our exciting fan platform is going to introduce great career challenges for you but is also coupled with a culture that emphasizes strong work life balance. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive salary, stock options, 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.

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