Graph Consultant at Wikimedia Foundation

Remote | Full-time | International
Wikimedia Foundation

Title: Graph Consultant

Location: Remote

Summary

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Graph Engineer Consultant to support our team, reporting to the Engineering Manager, Search Platform. As the Graph Engineer Consultant, you will be responsible for defining a transition strategy for migrating Wikidata Query Service (WDQS) from Blazegraph to a different RDF store and executing this transition. Your work will include understanding and documenting the current state, its limitations and the needs of a future solution in accordance with the needs of the Wikidata community and the engineering constraints identified.

You are responsible for:

  • Documenting the criteria that will be used to evaluate alternative RDF stores to replace our use of Blazegraph.
  • Listing and reviewing potential alternate solutions in light of the criteria defined above. Experimenting with the most promising solutions to validate decisions.
  • Time permitting, implementing a new version of WDQS based on an alternate RDF store.

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong familiarity with Graph databases and / or RDF stores
  • Proven track record of analyzing complex processes and advising on strategy
  • Experience working with large-scale services

Qualities that are important to us:

  • Comfortable making trade-off decisions
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Direct experience working with Wikidata Query Service
  • Understanding of the free culture, free software, or online rights movements

About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that 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 freely. We host Wikipedia and 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 donations 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.

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