Ready to create a scalable infrastructure for one of the largest open source web properties in the world?
Like our wikis and communities, Wikia is passionate, high-energy, and collaborative. Wikia is one of the largest Creative Commons-licensed sites in the world, as we maintain over 300,000 wikis across an impressive array of subjects, spanning all aspects of entertainment, gaming, and lifestyle. We are rated as a Quantcast Top 50, ComScore Top 100, and Nielsen Top 10 Social Media Site and are read by over 70 million unique visitors a month.
Imagine rebuilding a 747 while it’s flying…that’s the challenge of this role as we are continually growing our platform. Your work will be seen by millions of unique users every day. Our technology was built on the open source MediaWiki stack and customized to scale in ways that other companies have yet to imagine. You will continue to work on this scaling process alongside some of the best of the best engineers in the world in a truly open sourced environment where you’ll get to explore technologies like Hadoop, Scala, and NoSQL (to name a few).
You are a Senior Engineer who is very familiar with large, high-traffic web services that have ideally been running on MySQL. The LAMP stack is the foundation of your knowledge and you can write solid, scalable code (PHP, Python, or Perl). Your experience includes how to deploy code and optimize service across hundreds of nodes. We will also need your SQL expertise, as a big part of your role will be moving data as part of the scale and load balancing challenge. It will be critical that you have employed and enhanced front and back end caching strategies to achieve measurable gains.
Unlike most startups, our exciting platform is also coupled with a strong work life balance. You’ll have the opportunity to shape the revenue stream of the company, technology, and products, while having fun. For your expertise, we will offer a competitive base salary, full benefits, and big play on equity. Our dog-friendly digs are located in San Francisco (between BART and CalTrain) and also come with a stocked pantry and gaming room, where some employees practice yoga at lunch. If you enjoy pop culture and gaming, working for Wikia will allow you to work on what you love.
Joining our mission to scale one of the largest and most interesting sites in the world is easy. Inquire within and let’s get you started.
San Francisco, CA, US