Wikia

Hiring/Front-end Developer(Poznan)

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Wikia is a collaborative publishing platform that enables communities to discover, create, and share content on any topic in any language. With over 300,000 passionate communities attracting more than 60 million global unique visitors each month, Wikia is the largest user-generated media company and one of the Top 50 websites, according to Quantcast.

For our office in Poznań we are looking to fill the position:

Front-end Developer

The ideal candidate should have deep understanding of software engineering, be an object-oriented JavaScript programming ninja, possess mastery of HTML and CSS, capacity to work in an passionate programming environment, use source control tools effectively, co-work with the quality assurance, product management and project management departments. Skills and experience are equally important as a personality fit.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the team to design new features
  • Create modern and intuitive Web applications, both interfaces and application logic
  • Write cross-browser client side as well as server-side JavaScript code
  • Produce clean, semantic HTML and CSS
  • Work with our quality engineers to develop and automate tests

Required Skills & Experience

  • Relevant work experience
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and reasoning skills
  • High level of proficiency in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience working with popular JavaScript frameworks e.g. jQuery
  • Ability to articulate detailed technology concepts in English (written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of server-side technologies, their functionalities, strong points and limitations

You get bonus points if you...

  • Have experience with the MediaWiki engine
  • Have experience with PHP or other server-side programming technology
  • Are a user (of Wikia, Wikipedia, or any other wiki)
  • Have experience with Agile Software Development methodologies
  • Can pick up new technologies and domain specific knowledge quickly
  • Play fussball (aka table football; yes, seriously)

You are…

  • Open & friendly
  • Well organized and disciplined
  • Able to balance technical solutions with time, cost and human factors
  • Punctual, reliable and able/willing to work a flexible schedule
  • Willing to visit our San Francisco office in Silicon Valley twice a year

Benefits & Perks

Wikia offers a competitive salary of 4000 – 7000 PLN (if junior) or 7000 – 12000 PLN (if senior) per month (gross, depending on experience), plus stock options, MultiSport+ card and Extra Health Care (optional). You’ll also get to expand your knowledge and skills with at least two fully paid professional conferences as well as one visit to our San Francisco office per year, team lunches, company trips and full pantry complete with delicious coffee, coke and cookies.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Agnieszka Chojnowska at hr-pl@wikia-inc.com and include 'Front-end Developer' 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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