Software Engineer, iOS

  • Wikimedia Foundation
  • Remote
  • 30 Apr, 2024

Job Description

Software Engineer, iOS

Come build the premier mobile Wikipedia experience! The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an iOS Software Engineer to join our team, reporting to the Mobile Apps Engineering Manager. You will work closely with the rest of our small, collaborative group to iterate on new ideas for the award-winning Wikipedia iOS app. In this role, you will create new features, fix bugs, and define the future of Wikipedia on mobile devices. 

Each day, millions of people use the open source Wikipedia app in over three hundred languages. Help us thoughtfully craft user experiences that empower and delight our users as they read and contribute to the world’s largest resource for free knowledge.

You are responsible for:

  • Writing clean, concise code in Swift
  • Working with other engineers through discussions, code review, and more
  • Collaborating with designers, product managers, and other engineers to iterate on new features
  • Ensuring the quality of the app through thoughtful code architecture decisions and automated testing
  • Triage issues reported by our users and debug, track or resolve them 

Skills and Experience:

  • At least 1 year of iOS development experience in Swift. (Our iOS engineers are excited to share knowledge and tips they’ve picked up over the years - and also look forward to learning from you!)
  • At least one app in the iOS App Store that you’ve contributed to. (We’d love to see what you’ve been working on.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Our team is remote, but we still enjoy close collaboration!)

Qualities that are important to us:

  • A desire to learn and discover - about iOS development, about what the root cause of an obscure bug is, about how the Wikipedia communities operate, and more.
  • Constantly improving your craft in pursuit of creating the best possible user experiences and solving complex problems
  • Proactively finding and reporting potential bugs or user experience issues for discussion with the team
  • We are a global organization with flexible work schedules, but we’re also collaborative. To ensure there are enough opportunities to communicate, this role needs at least four hours of your work day to occur between 14:00 UTC and 22:00 UTC.

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • At least 2 years of experience in software development
  • Some Objective-C experience. Like many apps that have been around for a while, the Wikipedia app is a mix of Swift and some legacy Objective-C code. While you don’t need to be an Obj-C expert, you shouldn’t be terrified if you end up in an Objective-C class while tracking down the source of a bug.
  • Familiarity with the iOS Human Interface Guidelines and their implementation. (We’re creative, while staying true to best iOS practices.)
  • Written unit and UI tests
  • Built web services or APIs
  • Built frontend web applications using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience collaborating with a globally distributed team
  • A history of open source contributions
  • Contributed to Wikipedia or other free knowledge projects

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge freely. We host Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. 

The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive donations from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

The Wikimedia Foundation is a remote-first organization with staff members including contractors based 40+ countries*. Salaries at the Wikimedia Foundation are set in a way that is competitive, equitable, and consistent with our values and culture. The anticipated annual pay range of this position for applicants based within the United States is US$85,925 to US$134,289 with multiple individualized factors, including cost of living in the location, being the determinants of the offered pay. For applicants located outside of the US, the pay range will be adjusted to the country of hire. We neither ask for nor take into consideration the salary history of applicants. The compensation for a successful applicant will be based on their skills, experience and location. 

*Please note that we are currently able to hire in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uruguay.  Our non-US employees are hired through a local third party Employer of Record (EOR). 

We periodically review this list to streamline to ensure alignment with our hiring requirements. 

All applicants can reach out to their recruiter to understand more about the specific pay range for their location during the interview process.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at recruiting@wikimedia.org or +1 (415) 839-6885.

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