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Graph Consultant

Wikimedia Foundation 21 days ago

Graph Consultant

Location: Remote Work from Anywhere
Type: Contract
Duration: 5 months
Hours: 40 hours/week

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