Senior Quality Engineer

  • Location
    San Francisco, USA
  • Type
    Full-time candidate
  • Salary
    $25 (hourly rate for a trial in the hiring process)
  • Budget
    $25 (hourly rate for a trial in the hiring process)
JavaScript Developer
About the role

We’re the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, and more! We are looking for Senior Quality Engineers to help us bring the dream of democratizing the web to life.

What have we worked on recently?

- WordPress.com is our flagship product. 38% of the web is built on WordPress.

- 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 Backup, think git for WordPress sites.

- WooCommerce is the most popular e-commerce platform on the web.

- WordPress, Simplenote, and other native apps for Android and iOS.

To view more of our recent work, check out our longer product list on Automattic.com.

Our QE’s are embedded in multi-functional product teams to advocate quality and continuous improvement at every stage of the software development process. Currently, we are looking to expand our team and hire 4 Senior Quality Engineers across Jetpack, WordPress.com, Mobile Applications, and WooCommerce.

Let‘s talk about you. The Senior Quality Engineer position might be a good fit if you:

- Deeply understand test methodologies, such as functional, integration, regression, globalization, localization, and performance testing.

- Comfortable designing, developing and maintaining reliable automated test suites that run as part of the project CI and/or nightly build system. Our test suites are

primarily in Javascript, Swift, Java, and Kotlin.

- Are disciplined, with an eye for detail, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Triage efficiently, prioritizing issues by the highest impact and scope. You know how to get the right bugs fixed.

- Are comfortable in a collaborative, agile, and distributed development environment.

- Are unabashedly customer focused.

- Are an evangelist for quality who is willing to spread proven methodologies and quality mindset to the rest of the engineering org. You are always looking for a better way to do things.

- Can quickly assimilate whatever technologies are needed for a project.

- Have the ability to objectively evaluate overall release quality and advise on go/no-go decisions.

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

- 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. Important note: at the moment all company travel has been suspended due to COVID-19. Automattic is monitoring government and health agency reports closely and responding however possible to prioritize safety and well-being for our team and communities.

Extra Credit
- WordPress programming experience.
- Are familiar with mobile testing, both iOS and Android.
- Open source contributions or contributions to programs designed to help underrepresented people enter the tech field.

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.

We’re improving diversity in the tech industry. At Automattic, we want people to love their work and show respect and empathy to all. We welcome differences and strive to increase participation from traditionally underrepresented groups. Our D&I committee involves Automatticians across the company and drives grassroots change. For example, this group has helped facilitate private online spaces for affiliated Automatticians to gather and helps run a monthly D&I People Lab series for further learning. Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Automattic, though our dedication influences far more than just Automatticians: We make our products freely available and translate our products into and offer customer support in numerous languages. We require unconscious bias training for our hiring teams and ensure our products are accessible across different bandwidths and devices. Read more about our dedication to diversity and inclusion.

Does this sound interesting? If yes, click the Apply button below and fill out our application form. In your cover letter, let us know what you can contribute to the team. Proofread! Make sure you spell and capitalize WordPress and Automattic correctly. We are lucky to receive many applications for this position, so try to make your application stand out.

About the company
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. We’re a distributed company with 1,284 Automatticians in 77 countries speaking 95 different languages. We’re committed to diversity and inclusion, and our common goal is to democratize publishing so that anyone with a story can tell it, regardless of income, gender, politics, language, or where they live in the world. We believe in Open Source and the vast majority of our work is available under the GPL. We strive to live by the Automattic Creed. Come work with us.
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