Wikia

Hiring/Front-end Software Engineer

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To see job openings in Poznan Office visit our career page: http://kariera.wikia.com/

Do you want to be challenged and work with awesome people who you can trust to get the job done? Do you want to work on a product that people love to use?

Wikia is a collaborative publishing platform that enables communities to discover, create, and share content on any topic in any language. Engineers at Wikia do more than just put out fires and fix bugs. They build new and amazing features for one of the largest user-generated media companies (a Quantcast Top 40 site) with 310,000 passionate communities attracting more than 45 million global unique visitors each month.

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

Front-end Software Engineer

The ideal candidate should have deep understanding of JavaScript, HTML and CSS and must show the capacity to work in a passionate programming environment, use source control tools effectively, co-operate with 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 interfaces
  • Write cross-browser and 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)

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)

Benefits & Perks

Wikia offers a competitive salary of 7000-12000 PLN per month (gross), plus stock options. You’ll also get to expand your knowledge and skills with at least two fully paid professional conferences as well as two visits 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 hr-pl@wikia-inc.com and include "Front-end 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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