Here's the description/requirements for one of the available positions:
Are you a leader in Data Engineering who is bored working with million row data sets? Would you love to be in charge of building a brand new data warehouse for a top 20 website? How does this sound?
We’re one of the largest websites in the world and we’d like you to take the lead on managing our data. With 1.8 billion pageviews a month and a data warehouse of over 13TB, the role of Director of Data Engineering opens you to a vast, growing, dynamic social universe. We want you to help us better understand and serve the biggest, most knowledgeable fans on the planet.
Understand business needs and translate to data requirements
Enhance and maintain our current Data Warehouse and ETL infrastructure
Lead the design and implementation of our new Data Warehouse & ETL infrastructure
Perform ad-hoc SQL-based analysis against MySQL & PostgreSQL data warehouses
Translate analysis results into digestible tabular or graphical reports
Experience maintaining and using relational databases(MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc.)
Experience building Hadoop systems and migrating data into them
Strong knowledge of Hadoop components and how they work together (Hive, HBase, Oozie, Sqoop, Impala, etc)
Knowledge of Dimensional modeling and performant data loading strategies
Scripting experience (preferably Perl/Python and bash)
Grasp of basic statistics concepts
Self-starter with appropriate attention to detail
2-5 experience managing engineers
5-10 years of web-based software engineering, preferably some using PHP
BS Computer Science or equivalent
Bonus points if you...
Have experience wrangling terabyte-sized datasets
Know the R statistical package
Have implemented Tableau or MicroStrategy (we use Tableau)
Set up lambda architecture-based systems (eg Storm)
All employees of Wikia have accounts on the site (like this one), allowing us to communicate with users, get involved in editing, and test features. Some users had accounts long before they were employed with Wikia, and subsequently became flagged as Staff.
The only way you can become 'Staff' is if you get a job with Wikia, via the Careers page (linked above and in the site footer).
I'm not sure where the confusion is. Being staff means you are paid by Wikia. You're questioning about a user not wanting to be staff anymore. This is akin to someone working at Wal-Mart and not wanting to work there anymore.
They have a choice to quit, keep working, etc as any person with a job would have. If a worker at Wal-Mart wishes to no longer work there, but keep shopping there, they can simply quit and buy stuff at their leisure with no issues.
Hi Kirkburn, I don't know if you seen me while you were working with SPOTTRA over on the Clash Of Clans wiki, but my friend created a wiki called ChiefDrewClash Test Wiki. And I am an Admin on his wiki, but I can't seem to get the community message working, you know what I'm speaking of right? The message you can send out when a new member joins your wiki, can you help me with this?
Hey, I just wanted to apologize again for the mixup regarding accidentally sending a partially completed bug report contact form before the full one. I replied with all the relevant data on the incomplete one you replied to me with, and on the full one that hasn't yet been answered to by Staff, I sent a reply asking whoever gets it to forward it to you with the request number of the one you replied to. Hopefully you guys can sort it out with too much headache and confusion :)
Would it be possible to update the Special:Contact pages to NOT send the report when the Enter key is pressed (accidentally in my case) in a field such as the URL one? Furthermore, would it be possible to provide the Request number of a sent request in the "request received" email instead of only the official response that comes later? I'm sure incidents such as mine are fairly rare, but having a concrete number to send to a staff member in the case of a mixup/development would help make these things a little less confusing to you guys when a certain someone accidentally presses a wrong button :)
Hi George. I noticed that I cannot view the left part of the preview, and the page to upload photos into a page, though I can still view most of the page. I noticed this when I am editing a page in GTA Wiki using my mobile. Because of this, I can't upload photos into the wiki, as well as can't totally read what I had changed in a page. If you can fix this, I'll be very thankful. Please reply me on my message wall.
Ah, thank you for the screenshots (though I would still have recommend sending this in to Special:Contact rather than here.
We don't support the use of the full site skin on smaller mobile devices for exactly this kind of reason: it's simply not possible for the site interface to scale that small. We're continuously working on improvements though - it's possible this issue will go away in the future.
The reason why I use the "full site" option is because the mobile version, especially in GTA Wiki, was terrible. The "Desktop" or "Full site" version seems to be better, but this would prevent me from uploading photos into a page, since that button is located at the extreme-left. Anyway, thanks for taking into consideration of trying to fix this bug. :)
The new breakout and typography layout is too small on bigger desktop users. The word texts are too big, the infoboxes are too big for bigger desktop users and the navigation boxes shrunk unnecessarily. That design is pathetic and stupid. You need to make some of the changes for bigger desktop users a priority as well, not just mobile users as well. You need to correctly balance desktop and mobile users because you can't keep balance mobile users more than desktop users.