Development and Operations Engineer, Wikipedia
August 28, 2011 7:58 AM

The Technical Operations team in Wikimedia Foundation is embarking on a new project to build a flexible and scalable lab infrastructure for our community and volunteers, to support their effort to prototype, develop, test and deploy their tools and extensions. Some of the uses of the infrastructure are for:

* Prototyping and staging of WMF-developed MediaWiki code
* Prototyping and staging of volunteer or chapter-developed MediaWiki code
* Deployment of volunteer-created tools which are independent of MediaWiki, e.g. edit counters, mentoring database, geographic information about articles etc. (essentially the kind of things currently running on the toolserver)
* Development and deployment of new site architecture by staff and volunteers in a code-reviewed, devops oriented environment
* Access for researchers (WMF or external) to live database replication or large datasets, as well as computing resources, for the purpose of running analyses
* Serve as an execution and hosting space for bots, so that bots can be more systematically developed and tracked

Wikimedia is looking for a contractor who will support the Technical Operations team in developing, maintaining and administering the Wikimedia Lab virtualization project and its infrastructure. The position is based in the San Francisco area, preferably.

As a Development & Operations Engineer (Contractor), your job is to assist in the design and enhancement of the Labs Virtualization Project using OpenStack technology. You will also be integrating with our backend infrastructure such as LDAP, Puppet and MediaWiki.

Background Information

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.

Scope of Work

Duties include developing, integrating and deploying tools to provision and manage large networks of virtual machines, creating a redundant and scalable cloud computing platform. It includes the following:

* Develop, integrate, test and deploy using OpenStack Compute stack and KVM as the platform
* Integrate with current production infrastructure e.g., LDAP, MediaWiki
* Integrate & deploy OpenStack Object Storage to provide file storage for images and multimedia content

More information, including Outcome and Performance Standards, Term of Contract, Payments, Incentives, and Penalties, Contractual Terms and Conditions, and contact information, available at the Wikimedia Foundation job posting.

payscale: Competitive. Rate will be determined by level of experience and expertise.
job type: contract
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