At XWiki you'll work with us in a fast-paced, international environment, building the next generation of enterprise software. With our unique Open Source product and through our competitive offerings we strive to improve the way people work together. Our commitment to Open Source values is reflected in our company's culture. You’ll get a chance to learn from a wide community of smart developers. XWiki fosters a collaborative work environment in which innovation and initiative are highly appreciated.

Software Development Engineer
Paid internship at XWiki · Starts after academic term
  • – Business Software Development
  • – Web
  • room Iași

Learning Goals

By the end of the internship you will have learned:

  • How to work in an Open Source company and interact with a worldwide community
  • How to integrate in a multidisciplinary team with engineers and managers
  • What the software development lifecycle of a product is
  • How to contribute to an extensible platform
  • How to manage shared code ownership and code reviews
  • How to test and deliver cross-browser implementations
  • Informal details about build, development best practices and quality checks (backward compatibility, test coverage checks; unit, integration and functional tests)

Responsibilities & Projects

  • Spoken and written English skills that the communication with our remote team
  • Identify issues and areas of improvement for the product, and report them in our bug-tracking tool
  • Design, implement and publish prototypes, improvements and fix bugs for our XWiki products, extensions and recommended applications
  • Respect deadlines and deliver good quality projects to the Open Source community
  • Be proactive and contribute to the improvement of the XWiki Open Source platform and of the development of best practices across the teams


  • XWiki
  • Languages: Java, JavaScript, Velocity, Groovy, HTML, CSS
  • Frameworks / Libraries: Bootstrap, JQuery, WebJars, RequireJS, AspectJ, LESS
  • Testing: unit testing (e.g. JUnit, Jasmine), mock objects (e.g. Mockito, JMock), automated UI testing (e.g. Selenium2/Webdriver), coverage (e.g. JaCoCo)
  • Database: MySQL, SQL with Hibernate
  • Tools: GitHub, JIRA, Maven, Eclipse, Jenkins, Riot/Matrix, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge

Training & Meetings

  • An introduction to the XWiki company
  • An introduction to the XWiki open source project
  • Training on how to contribute an extension
  • On the job training while testing the product, reporting issues and implementing them
  • Regular meetings with the mentors
  • Mid term and final evaluation; assessment of the internship’s success


  • The chosen candidate can expect a full-time internship during summer
  • The daily schedule: 8 h/day in the 8-20 bracket.

Payment & Benefits

  • Paid internship, with an internship contract
  • Open plan office with fun activities (Table Football, WII / video games, board-games, etc.)
  • You will work on the latest generation of technical equipment
  • Open and collaborative environment where your ideas are heard
  • Casual dress code
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Work on an Open Source product and extensions that are used by users all over the world
  • The majority of your work will be publicly available, so you can reference it in your portfolio
  • Mentorship by experienced engineers that will help you develop your IT potential
  • Possibility to join as a full time or part-time employee after the internship