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Wikia is seeking a front-end focused web developer to help build the next generation of Wikia products. Our Front-End team works closely with the Design and Application Engineering teams to create functional, beautiful interfaces. The position will work as part of Wikia's San Francisco technical team and will work closely with the technical team in Poznan, Poland.

Wikia is powered by LAMP + MediaWiki and uses jQuery and Sass to augment Javascript and CSS. We are a top-100 web property and we have a strong focus on efficiency and scalability.

This position is full-time, based out of our San Francisco office.

Responsibilities

  • Build rapid prototypes to test interaction and experience.
  • Lend technical guidance to product and sales teams for upcoming features
  • Bring ideas to life by writing production-ready HTML and CSS
  • Write Javascript interactions, ranging from basic experience elements to complex client-side applications

Desired Skills & Experience

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript (jQuery experience preferable)
  • Photoshop or The Gimp
  • For bonus points, you should be familiar with some of these items.
    • PHP
    • SVN
    • Semantic HTML5 architecture
    • MediaWiki experience
    • Image optimization

Benefits & Perks

Wikia offers a competitive salary package including stock options, health benefits (medical and dental), PTO, and a 401K. Our San Francisco office is located within walking distance to South Park, AT&T Stadium, and the CalTrain station, and is only blocks away from Market Street and BART. Our dog-friendly digs also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to hiring@wikia-inc.com and include "Web Front-End Software Engineer" in the subject line.

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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