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Software Engineer (Code Wrangler) – Remote

Full Time Remote
  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Remote

Website Automattic

We are the people behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Simplenote, Longreads, VaultPress, Akismet, Gravatar, Crowdsignal, Cloudup, Tumblr, and more. We believe in making the web a better place.

What have we worked on recently?

  • Gutenberg is a new block-level editor with clean abstractions for users, too, not just developers.
  • Jetpack is a plugin that brings cloud-scale features to self-hosted sites and our latest addition is Rewind, think git for WordPress sites.
  • WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce platform on the web.
  • To view more of our recent work, check out our longer product list on Automattic.com.
How do we work?
  • We’re kind to each other and our users – we strive to build a positive, supportive, and inclusive culture of cohesive teams focused on delivering value to our customers.
  • We work as a global and distributed workforce resulting in a unique way of working built around our creed.
  • We offer flexible work arrangements allowing our team members to work when they feel best.
  • We open-source! We’re cool with open-sourcing everything except passwords, or secret keys.
  • We ship often, deploying many times daily with the help of peer code review, continuous integration, and our global workforce in over 70 countries.
  • We welcome collaboration, and you can be involved in any discussion across our many communication channels.
Enough about us, let‘s talk more about you. The Software Engineer position might be a good fit if you:
  • Have production experience with several programming languages. We mostly use PHP and JavaScript at Automattic – you should either be familiar with them already or the idea of using them on a daily basis should not be a blocker for you.
  • Have experience working on a large-scale system. Making it faster, more scalable, and fault-tolerant.
  • Know about systems architecture.
  • Are highly collaborative and you love participating in code reviews and discussions about architecture, or design.
  • Are passionate about and experienced in software development; in particular, advanced PHP knowledge is a plus.
  • Are knowledgeable about design patterns and testability; having experience with testing frameworks, performance testing and unit testing is very welcome.
  • Are thoughtful about product design, with good user experience instincts.
  • Are open and able to travel 3-4 weeks per year to meet up with your teammates in person.
Extra credit:
  • WordPress programming experience.
  • Open source contributions or contributions to programs designed to help underrepresented people enter the tech field.
  • Experience working on accessibility.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript.
  • Data analysis experience, and understanding of how analytics can help with product decisions.
  • Knowledge of tooling and build systems.
Speaking of interests and skills, here are some areas in which you can grow and have further impact in the future at the company:
  • Leadership – we offer a variety of leadership options to those who have interest, including becoming a team lead and managing releases.
  • Learning and development – we have a generous personal development budget and encourage you to grow your skills through courses, books and conferences.
  • Architecture – we encourage developers to develop expertise in the systems they work with, guide their evolution and mentor other developers working on them.
  • Engineering effectiveness – we believe in helping other developers become more effective through tools, practices, cross-team collaborations, and process improvements.

These are exciting times at Automattic and you’ll have a unique opportunity to shape the future of our products. Join us! We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply for this job please visit automattic.com.

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