Freelance Software Developer - Wikimedia software

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$250 - $750

Project Description:
Be a part of a newly forming team that will be tasked to entice new authors to WikiBusiness. You will create responsive UI-driven software components in a highly iterative environment to support user engagement experimental features for Wikimedia websites using JavaScript, CSS3, HTML5 and PHP.\r\n\r\nSome of the projects you\'ll work on:\r\nDevelop new experimental editor engagement features for build on Wikimedia software\r\nExtend MediaWiki software to support new experimental features.\r\nParticipate in periodic technology meetings for design, development and testing of experimental features.\r\nScrum master for development team.\r\nRequired Qualifications\r\n\r\n5+ years of web development experience, including front-end development (JavaScript/jQuery/HTML5/CSS3), and server-side development using PHP/MySQL.\r\n5+ years experience with rapid iterative software development processes, ability to quickly grasp requirements, derive UI workflow and develop functionality.\r\n\r\nExperience deploying code into high transaction volume production environments.\r\nExperience with A/B testing, cross-browser testing, debugging.\r\nKnowledge of Agile Methodologies such as Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP). ScrumMaster training preferred.\r\nFamiliarity with version control systems/continuous integration tools (we use Git/Gerrit/Jenkins).\r\nMust be able to meet aggressive timelines, iterate rapidly, and switch rapidly across multiple projects.\r\nStrong communication skills: Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively; have strong written and oral communication skills as well as be able to collaborate easily within a cross-functional team.\r\nB.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field preferred.\r\n\r\nExtra Points if you have:\r\n\r\nExperience with MediaWiki and other open source PHP-based content management systems\r\nExperience in the Wikipedia community\r\nExperience contributing to a major Open Source project\r\nUnderstanding of free culture / free software /open source\r\nExperience working with online volunteers.\r\nExperience with wikis and participatory production environments.\r\nGood sense of humor\r\n\r\nBeing creative, highly motivated, hard-working and ability to work effectively in multiple cultural contexts are great assets\r\nComfortable working in an open, highly collaborative, consensus-oriented environment\r\nPlease provide URLs to any existing open source software work you may have done (your own software or patches to other packages) if possible. We\'d love to see what you can do!\r\n\r\nQuick Facts about WikiBusiness\r\nThe official encyclopedia of small business, top brands and professionals you can edit. WikiBusiness provides information about 122+ million companies Worldwide. Find the knowledge you need to help you start, run and grow your business by using the Category or country index or browse by topics, industry, products or company name.\r\nWikiBusiness is a trusted tool used by millions to explore and seek business-related information.\r\n

Skills required:
MySQL, PHP, Project Management, Software Architecture, User Interface / IA
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