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2014-04-30 06:39



The Wikimedia Foundation’s Team Practices Group is looking for a ScrumMaster to help our teams uncover better ways of developing software; someone who is a natural teacher, leader, and collaborator who eschews dogmatism and embraces the spirit of the agile manifesto and its underlying principles.

You will join the newly formed team practices group dedicated to helping our engineering teams iterate towards excellence, in service of realizing a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all human knowledge.


  • Act in a ScrumMaster (or similar) role with 1-2 engineering teams
  • Work with the Team Practices Lead and other coaches to conduct development process workshops
  • Coach and mentor within the Team Practices Group and with other engineering teams
  • Assess and track the health and success of teams and projects
  • Advise on, facilitate discovery of, and document engineering best practices that help us build better software (eg TDD, BDD, team-level metrics, CI, QA, working as a distributed team, working with our communities, etc.)


  • 4+ years of experience with technical project management, ScrumMaster role, and/or comparable team leadership roles
  • Deep understanding of agile philosophy and common frameworks such as Scrum
  • History of success facilitating the delivery of high-quality software
  • BS/BA degree (computer science, project management) or equivalent professional experience


  • Agile certification (PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, etc)
  • Background in software engineering
  • Experience in open source/community-driven projects
  • Experience working with distributed teams
  • Familiarity with and experience implementing best practices around software development, testing, integration, and deployment
  • Experience working on large, complex projects with a global audience

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects in 285 languages. Together they receive nearly 500 million unique visitors per month making it the 5th most popular Web property. Wikimedia’s globally-distributed staff of 150 interact with a community of more than 100,000 people worldwide and remains committed to creating a world in which every single human being can freely and easily share in the sum of all knowledge.

More Information: http://wikimediafoundation.org http://blog.wikimedia.org

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