Cross Platform Engineer

Automattic

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Posted 26 days ago

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WordPress doesn’t try to keep its users inside walled gardens, a rare thing in a world that is dangerously moving away from the open web. Instead, WordPress gives them the freedom to build a business website, an online store, or a personal blog – the way they like it. Big sites or small, using the community-run open source project or Automattic’s WordPress.com, vanilla or customised with hundreds of plugins, WordPress users always get to own and control their data, their expression, and their freedom.

What have we worked on recently?

  • Gutenberg – a new block-level editor, 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.

  • Longer product list is on Automattic.com.

How do we work?

  • We open-source! We’re cool with open-sourcing everything except passwords, or secret keys.

  • We ship often, we deploy many times daily, with the help of peer code review and continuous integration.

  • Our engineering organization is flat, and you can be involved in any discussion across our many communication channels.

  • 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.

Enough about us, let’s talk more about you. The Cross Platform Engineer position might be a good fit if you:

  • Have a solid understanding of Electron.

  • Have experience with PhoneGap.

  • Have knowledge of tooling and build systems.

  • Have fluency in hybrid native/web environments (ideally both desktop and mobile).

  • Have a solid solid understanding of the core JavaScript language, HTML5, and CSS3.

  • Have proficiency developing well-structured web applications using modern JavaScript tools like React and Redux.

  • Are highly collaborative and love participating in code reviews and discussions about architecture, or design.

  • Are thoughtful about product design, with good user experience instincts.

  • Are reliable and self-directed.

Extra credit:

  • Have WordPress programming experience.

  • Data analysis experience, and understanding of how analytics can help with product decisions.

  • Open source contributions, particularly involvement in open source (or other) communities.

  • Experience working on accessibility.

Speaking of interests and skills, here some areas in which you can grow and have further impact in the future:

  • 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 – helping other developers become more effective through tools, practices, cross-team collaborations, and process improvements.

  • Leadership – we offer a variety of leadership options to those who have interest, including becoming a team lead.

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