Miraheze Vacancies

This page lists the current volunteer positions that are needed at Miraheze. The absence of a position/role does not at all mean that volunteers are not needed for that role or area. This list is also not set up in terms of any priority.

Site Reliability EngineeringEdit

Site Reliability Engineers (Infrastructure/MediaWiki)Edit

Miraheze is looking for Site Reliability Engineers to join its Infrastructure and MediaWiki Teams to support the delivery and maintenance of our virtualised and physical environment. As a Site Reliability Engineer, you will be expected to monitor and maintain a wide range of software and services, ensure the uptime of the wider cluster and provide support to the MediaWiki Team in deploying to the infrastructure stack.

What will I be responsible for? You will be responsible for...

  • maintaining the virtualised environment, physical hardware and services deployed to ensure routine security fixes are deployed and uptime is maintained.
  • performing day to day work as brief by the relevant Engineering Manager.
  • triage and resolve incoming Phabricator tasks.
  • maintaining configuration deployment systems (Puppet).
  • taking control during incidents and working as a team to mitigate, resolve and prevent future outages.

What experience are you looking for? We are looking in particular for anyone who has experience in any of:

  • Graylog
  • MariaDB
  • Varnish
  • Grafana/Prometheus
  • NGINX
  • Proxmox


How can I apply? Please contact a member of the Infrastructure or MediaWiki Team to discuss your experiences who will advise you further. Join IRC on Libera.Chat - #miraheze-sre Email:

  • Infrastructure: sre-infrastructure miraheze.org or john miraheze.org
  • MediaWiki: sre-mediawiki miraheze.org or reception123 miraheze.org

Security Engineers (Infrastructure/MediaWiki)Edit

Miraheze is looking for a Security Engineer to join our Infrastructure and MediaWiki Teams to develop and implement effective security practices to be engrained within our work.

What will I be responsible for? You will be responsible for...

  • build, design, implement and monitor highly effective security processes and protocols that will affect how the we work.
  • analyse and prioritise incoming security alerts including CVEs and user reports.
  • work with Trust and Safety ensure a collaborative and unique approach on security/privacy.
  • manage with Security Reviews for MediaWiki extensions and Content Security Policy requests
  • leading on security incidents, including post mortem follow-up and liaising with Trust and Safety to establish impact and cause.

What experience are you looking for? We are looking for volunteers with a background in security. This can be in software development in any language (PHP and Python are preferred) or working in an industry in a security capacity.

How can I apply? Please contact a member of the Infrastructure or MediaWiki Team to discuss your experiences who will advise you further. Join IRC on Libera.Chat - #miraheze-sre Email:

  • Infrastructure: sre-infrastructure miraheze.org or john miraheze.org
  • MediaWiki: sre-mediawiki miraheze.org or reception123 miraheze.org

Data Engineer (Infrastructure)Edit

Miraheze is looking for Data Engineers to join our Infrastructure Team to build and maintain infrastructure to allow teams to investigate, analyse and utilise data to drive decision making. We are also looking for Data Engineers to support in creating tools to allow both technical and community volunteers to utilise data to support their own projects.

What will I be responsible for? You will be responsible for...

  • building and maintain data infrastructure, having complete control over the direction and software used.
  • collaborate with other teams and design pipelines that deliver effective statistics and metrics to inform product/service delivery.
  • build and maintain publicly accessible metrics wherever possible.
  • monitor the quality and accuracy of data, alerting relevant teams where possible of discrepancies.

What experience are you looking for? As the role is building infrastructure from scratch, we are looking for volunteer with relevant experience in managing or building big data infrastructure or working with big data in any capacity.

How can I apply? Please contact a member of the Infrastructure Team to discuss your experiences who will advise you further. Join IRC on Libera.Chat - #miraheze-sre Email sre-infrastructure miraheze.org or john miraheze.org

MediaWiki Engineer (MediaWiki)Edit

Miraheze is looking for MediaWiki Engineers to join our MediaWiki Team to support day to day maintenance of the MediaWiki software stack, triage and resolving incoming requests for support and assist software engineers and site reliability engineers in their work.

What will I be responsible for? You will be responsible for...

  • triaging and resolving incoming support requests from the community, internal teams, stakeholders and third party providers to ensure they are resolved in a timely manner.
  • maintaining the MediaWiki application stack, working with other teams where necessary to ensure the stack remains operational and performant.
  • keeping all software deployed up to date, arranging maintenance windows with and for other teams to maximise uptime.
  • supporting general operations of the service where possible and requested.

What experience are you looking for? We are looking for people who have experience working with MediaWiki, ideally in a multi-server setup and running wikis in the quantity of thousands. Any experience in multi datacentre setups is also welcomed.

How can I apply? Please contact a member of the MediaWiki Team to discuss your experiences who will advise you further. Join IRC on Libera.Chat - #miraheze-sre Email sre-mediawiki miraheze.org or reception123 miraheze.org

Software Engineer (MediaWiki)Edit

Miraheze is looking for Software Engineers to join our MediaWiki Team to develop code to improve the user experience of Miraheze users, build tools that allow communities to grow, and tools that support our valuable volunteers in managing a dynamic and active global community.

What will I be responsible for? You will be responsible for...

  • building tools to support volunteers, allow communities to grow, and improve the user experience on the platform.
  • maintain existing software we deploy, and support upstream in maintaining software that our users find important to them.
  • build quality assurance and continuous integration pipelines to support high quality software being deployed to our servers.
  • write performant code which utilises modern caching techniques.

What experience are you looking for? We are looking in particular for anyone who has experience in, and can demonstrate working extensively with:

  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • CSS

How can I apply? Please contact a member of the MediaWiki Team to discuss your experiences who will advise you further. Join IRC on Libera.Chat - #miraheze-sre Email sre-mediawiki miraheze.org or reception123 miraheze.org