Automattic

Business Development Wrangler

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is looking for an exceptional candidate to help develop its business and enable the world’s most popular online publishing platform to scale from its current share of 27% of the web to 51% and beyond.

Do you have a passion for open source technology and experience working in corporate development, partnerships, and/or consulting? Do you enjoy assessing the ROI of new business opportunities? Are you a team player, with experience working cross-­functionally and with remote colleagues?

As a Business Development Wrangler, you will: Conduct market and user research to identify, assess, and prioritize new business opportunities, and to inform build/buy/partner decisions; evaluate and recommend partnerships and acquisition targets; and execute deals and oversee their long­-term success. There may be also be some projects that involve optimizing pricing, bundles, and purchase flows for paid products.

Requirements:

  • Technical background with an understanding of CMS and hosting environments.
  • Experience negotiating deals and working with partners and engineers to scope and build integrations.
  • Experience doing market, competitive, and user research.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to model business opportunities and assess trade-offs.
  • Highly self-­motivated and able to work with significant autonomy.

How to Apply

Does this sound interesting? If yes, please send a short email to jobs @ this domain telling us about yourself and attach a résumé. Let us know what you can contribute to the team. Include the title of the position you’re applying for and your name in the subject. Proofread! Make sure you spell and capitalize WordPress and Automattic correctly. We are lucky to receive hundreds of applications for every position, so try to make your application stand out. If you apply for multiple positions or send multiple emails there will be one reply.

If you’re reading this on a site other than automattic.com please make sure you visit automattic.com/work-with-us for the latest details on applying.

Want to increase your chances of standing out? If so, please include answers to each of the following question in your email application:

  • Tell us about a time you made a decision regarding whether or not to pursue a business opportunity, such as an acquisition, partnership, expansion into a new market, or new product launch. What decision did you make and how did you make it?
  • When you set prices for consumer-facing products, how would you set up a test to assess the optimal price?
  • Tell us about an accomplishment in your life, personal or professional, of which you are particularly proud.

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All Jobs Require

  • Great communication skills. We’re a distributed team, so frequent and clear written communication is a must.
  • Self-driven work ethic. You need to be a self-starter who loves taking initiative and seeing things through to completion.
  • Curiosity and the desire to learn. Our business is changing and growing fast, who knows what will be the skills of tomorrow? Flexibility is key.