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Wikia is committed to delivering a fast & clean ad experience to our users, while providing great value to our many advertisers. And we need you to help us make ads better.

We're looking for an

Advertising Software Engineer

This position is based in Poznan, Poland


At Wikia you will get a chance to work on many different things. Here are some of the projects you'll work on within your first 6 months, just to give you a sense of what the job is about.

The Borg Initiative: within your first three months you will integrate one or more 3rd party ad systems with Wikia's ad serving platform (including video and mobile-specific ads). Skills & tools: PHP, JavaScript, an eye for performance, talking to humans (internal stakeholders).

Faster & Furiouser: make our JavaScript ad serving layer at least 5% faster and 10% smaller. Skills & tools: JavaScript, AMD, JSLint, pizza & Coca-cola.

Sherlock: improve our ad logging by identifying and adding missing logging information to make decision-making and debugging easier & faster. Skills & tools: JavaScript, data analysis, funny British accent.

Benefits & perks

Salary of 7000–13000 zł per month (gross) · stock options · 2+ paid conferences per year · 1 trip to San Francisco office per year · MuliSport+ Card · Extra Health Care · company trips · team lunches · full pantry complete with delicious coffee, coke and cookies.

How to apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Agnieszka Chojnowska at and include “Advertising Software Engineer” in the subject line. Please send your CV in English.

Also, include the following legal gibberish somewhere in your CV:

Wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie moich danych osobowych dla potrzeb niezbędnych przy realizacji procesu rekrutacji zgodnie z Ustawą z dn. 29.08.97 o Ochronie Danych Osobowych (DZ.U. nr 133, poz. 883).

If you're an active Wikipedia or Wikia editor, please include your username in your resume. Principals only. Agency and recruiter resumes will be considered unsolicited resumes that are not subject to placement fees.

About Wikia

Wikia is a collaborative publishing platform that enables communities to discover, create, and share content on any topic in any language. Community-created wikis cover everything from the latest games, anime, music and TV shows to eco-friendly living and the world's best chocolate chip recipes.

With over 400,000 enthusiast communities attracting more than 145 million global unique visitors each month, Wikia is the largest user-generated media company and is a Top 25 site, according to Quantcast. Wikia was founded in 2004 by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, and is headquartered in a brightly colored SOMA office in San Francisco, CA.

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