Women Impact Tech

Test Engineer


Full Time

About the Role:

As a Test Engineer (TE), you are the testing heart of the development team that you work with. You look to ensure that the development team has a sound testing strategy and is following effective testing methodologies. You work with engineering managers and product managers to ensure that testing is included in development plans and that the Quality and Test Engineering team is also planning accordingly. You provide a clear and concise view of the results of the testing activities. You will work closely with your Quality and Test Engineering  peers to ensure that common approaches are used where there is clear benefit. You will also lend your expertise to your peers in order to build a strong test engineering culture throughout the Wikimedia Foundation.

You are responsible for:

  • Work closely with development teams in defining their test strategy, including coverage goals, test plans, and test execution prioritization.
  • Work closely with development teams in instrumenting their workflow to build a comprehensive picture of test coverage and results in order to help assess risk.
  • Work closely with development teams during the design phase to ensure the usability of the product or feature. .
  • Test new features and improvements to verify that the software we create is reliable, usable and works as intended.
  • Identify test automation candidates and work with Software Engineers in Test and developers to develop automated tests.
  • Be an ambassador and educator of good testing practices.
  • Participate in the development team planning process to provide feedback on new features and estimation.
  • Participate in the development team retrospectives in order to identify test improvement opportunities.

Skills and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience working as Test Engineer.
  • Deep understanding of software testing strategies and tradeoffs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of test methodologies, writing test plans, creating test cases and debugging.
  • Experience with SDLC and Software Quality principles

Qualities that are important to us:

  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel for team meetups, including international travel.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Additionally, we'd love it if you have this:

  • Experience with test automation using Selenium and/or Cypress.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following languages - PHP, Javascript, Python, Lua.
  • Familiarity with FLOSS.
  • Experience working asynchronously in a globally distributed organization.
  • Experience working with other Test Engineers on a centralized testing team.
  • Experience contributing to Wikimedia projects
  • Working knowledge of a language other than English

The Wikimedia Foundation 

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at recruiting@wikimedia.org or (415) 839-6885.

U.S. Benefits & Perks*

  • Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)
  • The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more.
  • The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary.
  • Flexible and generous time off – vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 22 paid holidays – including the last week of the year.
  • Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room.
  • For those emergency moments – long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.
  • Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses.
  • Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available.
  • Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax.
  • Paid travel to Wikimedia Foundation events all around the world!
  • Equipment including a laptop, monitor, plus a one-time stipend to cover any additional needs to make sure you have the best work experience.
  • Great colleagues – diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people.

*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

More information

Wikimedia Foundation
Wikimedia 2030
Wikimedia Medium Term Plan
Our Commitment to Equity
This is Wikimedia Foundation
Facts Matter
Our Projects
Our Tech Stack

Meet Wikimedia Foundation

The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.