We have an eight-person engineering team and over 100 million users. That’s more than 12 million users per engineer! Everything you build will make an immediate impact on millions of people.
Some of the problems wikiHow engineers are working on:
Building user-facing features for our volunteer editing community that are fun enough to gather mass usage, while simultaneously making sure the output of the work produces high-quality educational information. It’s easy to get people to upload funny cat memes on the Web; the real challenge comes when you want them to create and curate the world’s best instructional content.
Creating features to bring in new content contributors. To keep growing and achieve our goals, we solve how to enable contributors from mobile devices, as well as continuing to gain new desktop community members.
Scaling, scaling, scaling. We get more users before 10 AM than most start-ups will get in their entire existence.
Big data. Lots of usage creates lots of data that we work with to further improve our products.
Mobile and tablets. The majority of wikiHow users will soon be on portable devices, but they don’t practice typical behavior patterns. We are rethinking wikis and collaboratively created content for the mobile era.
Reader delight features. Better software means happier readers. We’re inventing new ways to make learning pleasant and more efficient.
Your awesome idea! We value our employees’ ideas and opinions, and most of our projects originate from people on the team.
How to apply
We’re looking for full-stack engineers, and are hiring people with a variety of experience levels and technology interests.
Apply at email@example.com
wikiHow is the only company in the Comscore top 150 that has under 25 employees.
wikiHow helps 100 million people every month, in 17 languages. We have ambitions to push our mission much further.
wikiHow is located in a homey office in downtown Palo Alto, California, just 3 blocks from the Palo Alto Caltrain Station. We also have satellite offices in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.
We value our mission over short-term goals: We take our mission very seriously.
Our team consists of a rare breed: humble, high-performers.
Each of us is insanely productive. Our small team of 24 people is competing with mega corporations with hundreds of employees. And beating them!
Huge number of users + Small team = Your work will make an immediate, noticeable impact on millions of people.
We love coming to work every day. Working with intelligent people to accomplish something globally ambitious is intrinsically satisfying.
We are profitable and growing. We are self-funded. We refuse VC money on a regular basis. Investors don’t make our decisions, we do.
Our small, cohesive team is gender balanced: 50% female, 50% male.
We’re often wrong (and that’s OK). Making mistakes show that we are innovating. We love to innovate.
We like walking. We even have a few treadmill desks.
Or find us working outside on a sunny California day overlooking our own organic garden, with fresh seasonal vegetables ready to be picked or taken home.
We all work from home once a week. We don't think working long start-up hours is productive or healthy. We work hard and productively, then go enjoy rich lives outside of work.
We like to share. We develop open source software and Creative Commons licensed content.
We pay top performers well.
We are better in person than on TV. We're delightfully quirky (but you probably figured that out already).